Category Archives: Journalism Ethics

Objectification of Women

A frequent complaint we hear from women’s groups is about the “objectification of women.” Wikipedia, the soporific go-to for the lazy and incurious, says, “Objectification more broadly means treating a person as a commodity or an object, without regard to their personality or dignity …. The concept of sexual objectification and, in particular, the objectification of women, is an important idea in feminist theory and psychological theories derived from feminism.” I disagree. Continue reading Objectification of Women

The greatest threat to civilization

If you remember Watergate, then you recall the press of the ’70s was oriented against the government. When the press orients itself with the government, some examples in history show that they and the fearful masses turn against people that disagree (or may someday disagree) in vicious ways. The extremes are remembered as Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Hitler, each of which used the media to excoriate its detractors before the mass killing started.

The media today is becoming known for its brutal, partisan attacks Continue reading The greatest threat to civilization