When the media says a cop is no more than a woman
Posted on 08:00, December 31st, 2011 by Anita
If Hayden Donnell of the Herald didn’t have a head full of preconceptions about policewomen and women fighting this is how his article would start
Female cCop bashed, loses hair
woman officer has head wounds and clumps of hair missing after being assaulted while attending a domestic dispute near Huntly.
– one male and one female – were set upon by four people soon after arriving at an alcohol-fuelled dispute at a Glen Afton property at about 1:30am this morning.
the femaleone officer was hit in the head and had clumps of her hair pulled out by a womanperson at the house.
The media has a lot of power in setting social norms, effectively in telling us stories about ourselves. This is yet another example of the low-level ingrained sexism it exhibits.