NUJ Scotland welcomes Engender’s Gender Matters Roadmap for Scotland and its work tackling the impact of sexism on all women regardless of ability, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or background.
“The media has an important role to play in shaping public attitudes and is hugely influential in maintaining stereotypical views about women,” said Fiona Davidson, women’s project worker, with NUJ Scotland, a project to improve the representation of women working in the media and how women are portrayed by the media.
“The public’s stereotypical attitudes about gender roles are often perpetuated and reinforced by the media. This is particularly blatant when it comes to reporting violence against women and the prevalence of ‘victim blaming’. Continue reading