Everyday Victim Blaming

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Once again, the BBC ignores journalistic guidlines on responsible reporting

TW: Sexual assault including full details.

Once again, the BBC ignores guidelines on the responsible reporting of VAWG in favour of a titillating headline.

Andrew Smart admits stripping drunk woman in Glasgow pub

What this headline should read is

Andrew Smart admits a charge of sexual assault

but why report responsibly when you can get clicks by talking of "stripping"?

In the text, the BBC continues

CCTV then captured Smart taking advantage of the girl when she was too drunk to sit up by herself.

because "taking advantage" is such a nice euphemism for "assaulting" and the BBC loves its out-dated and insulting euphemisms.

Please sign this petition and help stop such irresponsible reporting by the very organisation that should be leading the way.

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