Women Muzzled in US Media’s Coverage of Reproductive Rights


Women may make their voices heard in street protests, but not so much in mainstream media. (photo: Reuters)
Women may make their voices heard in street protests, but not so much in mainstream media. (photo: Reuters)

 

teleSUR | Reader Supported News | January 24, 2016

Men’s voices dominate the reporting around issues such as abortion rights, contraception, and family planning.

 

en apparently have more to say about women’s health issues than women do, especially in the media.

According to a new study, men have written 52 percent of all articles relating to reproductive rights in the U.S. Women journalists, on the other hand, only penned 37 percent of these articles.

“When it comes to stories about abortion and contraception, women’s voices are systematically stifled – as writers and as sources,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center, which conducted the study.

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