Our activism gets noticed and changes a headline!
Quite often, we tweet news organisations and journalists to complain about headlines used - our main issues are with terms such as 'sex crime' when what they actually mean is rape or sexual assault. Yesterday, we had a great result from a Guardian journalist.
We tweeted @Claire_Phipps in response to a Guardian article about the trial of William Roache:
The headline was changed to more accurately reflect the case in question AND to ensure no conflation between consensual sex and rape!
Later during the day, we spotted another headline (with the help of our twitter followers, thank you!) and we this was noticed by Claire Phipps again:
This is the first time that we have been acknowledged - we have noticed the BBC changing headlines after we have complained about them, but without any public acknowledgement. Usually, we are ignored or told that character limits mean headline writers have to use 'sex' when they mean 'rape'.
Thanks to Claire and The Guardian for being responsive, and thanks to our twitter followers for supporting us.
We can't do this without you!
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