‘Noble’ Media Effort Still Reinforces Domestic Violence

Guest blogging at Women In Media & News (3/25/09), professors Jamii Claiborne and Susanne Gubanc write that, while most “mass media voices had good intentions” and “seemed genuine in their desire to make the alleged February domestic violence incident between the seemingly perfect young celebrity couple, singers Rihanna and Chris Brown, into a ‘teachable moment,’” for this “noble effort” they still “are not applauding.” By focusing the majority of attention on what Rihanna could have done differently before the alleged attack or should definitely do now after the violence has come to light, this loud, mass media echo chamber has […]