EDITORIAL | The media must challenge stereotypes, not uphold them

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EDITORIAL | The media must challenge stereotypes, not uphold them

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A year ago we expressed outrage about the deaths of dozens of women who were stabbed, shot, beaten or suffocated. We shared our anger on social media in the #aminext campaign, took to the streets and burnt candles in honour of those gone too soon.

Then there was a lull as keyboard activists found something else to tweet about and it fell to non-governmental organisations, who deal with gender-based violence, to continue their tireless efforts to raise funds and awareness to protect society’s vulnerable.

Until the past week, that is, when a wave of brutality again shocked us into action about the inescapable reality that women living in this country are not safe, even from the people who claim to love them...

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