๐Ÿ“‘ The cost of reporting while female

Bookmarked The cost of reporting while female (Columbia Journalism Review)
Over the course of nearly 200 years, female journalists have been under threat because of their gender, race, beat, views, and coverage.
Anne Helen Petersen documents a number of examples where women have been threatened while working as journalists. This includes a series of historical cases. This reminded me of Lindy West’s confrontation of troll and why he chose to do what he did. I am always left wondering what the answer is, sometimes fearing that such thinking creates more problems than solutions. Maybe there is something in Sherri Spelic’s suggestion to ‘think small’:

Sometimes it pays off to think small. Think next door, down the hall, at the next meeting. Act large in small spaces. Notice whoโ€™s speaking and who isnโ€™t. Practice not knowing and being curious. Be kind. Welcome warmly and mean it.

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