By Deb Waterhouse-Watson
Since footballer sexual attack grew to become most sensible information in 2004, six years after the 1st case used to be stated, a lot has been written within the information media approximately person situations, footballers and girls who've intercourse with them. Deb Waterhouse-Watson finds how media representations of modern sexual attack situations regarding Australian footballers quantity to "trials via media", trials that bring about acquittal. The tales advised approximately footballers and ladies within the information media evoke stereotypes reminiscent of the "gold digger", "woman scorned" and the "predatory woman", which forged doubt at the alleged sufferers’ claims and recommend that they're mendacity. Waterhouse-Watson calls this a "narrative immunity" for footballers opposed to allegations of sexual assault.
This ebook information how renowned conceptions of masculinity and femininity tell the way in which footballers’ our bodies, crew bonding, ladies, intercourse and alcohol are portrayed within the media, and connects tales on the subject of the instances with activities reporting regularly. Uncovering related styles of narrative, grammar and discourse throughout those distinctive but comparable fields, Waterhouse-Watson exhibits how those discourses are naturalised, with studies at the instances intertwining with broader discourses of soccer reporting to supply immunity. regardless of the superiority of news that discredit the alleged sufferers, Waterhouse-Watson additionally examines makes an attempt to counter those pervasive rape myths, articulating winning concepts and elucidating the constraints equipped into journalistic practices, and language itself.
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