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What will it take to cause a shift in how violence against women is reported in Italy?

By GIULIA NICOLINI. The out-dated nature of the mass media in Italy is among the country’s least well-kept secrets. But for a brief moment, it looked as if negative attention from the international press might finally provoke some much-needed change. In the midst of reporting on the seemingly endless stream of accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein last month, some news outlets also commented on how differently Weinstein’s victims were being treated around the world. In particular, the actress Asia Argento, one of the first survivors to break her silence, was said to have felt ‘doubly crucified’ following the response of some of the Italian media, who questioned her allegations, accused her making the claim only to seek attention, and blamed her for Weinstein’s behaviour.
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Shame and fear need to switch sides

By ORIANE. Wherever she goes, however she looks, whoever she is, when a women is being harassed by a man, the fault is the man’s. Never the woman. Victims should not feel bad about themselves. It is the male habit of seeing women as sex objects, which must be broken instead.
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