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Grace Millane’s trial exposes a dark trend in media coverage of violence against women

The murder of Grace Millane in 2018 seized front pages of media outlets worldwide, with article after article fixated on details of her personal history.

These details implied that the sexually violent nature of Millane’s death was somehow a product of her own actions, and this treatment is itself part of a much larger media trend in how violence against women is represented.

  • Daisy Richards
  • The Conversation

From the day that her family reported her missing on December 5 to the discovery of her body on December 9, media outlets reported unremittingly on …

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