Misogyny in the media: Media Storm goes to Parliament!

This week, Media Storm spoke in Parliament! 

Helena & Mathilda were in the halls of Westminster to speak to MPs and Parliamentarians about misogyny in the media: how the media can responsibly report on domestic abuse and gender-based violence, and why lived-experience should be at the heart of reporting. 

Media Storm were invited by Hacked Off (@hackedoffcampaign), the group calling for reform of UK press self-regulation. They were joined by Impress (@impress_org), a self-regulatory body for UK publishers, The Fawcett Society (@fawcettsociety), the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights, and Melanie Skyes (@msmelaniesykes), TV presenter and Editor-in-chief of the The Frank Magazine. You can buy Melanie's new book 'Illuminated', which charts her history with the press.

In this episode, you can hear from the amazing women who spoke in Parliament, and then listen back to part of Media Storm's third ever episode - where Helena & Mathilda spoke with two gender equality activists, Dr Leyla Hussain and Gina Martin, about how the mainstream media upholds misogyny and depicts victims of sexual assault - and what we should do about it. 

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