Spot the difference
Posted on March 22, 2009
This is from page 3 of Saturday’s Daily Mail:
That headline again: Date rape at 19 was my own fault, admits Ulrika
And the headline for the online version of the same story: I blame myself: Ulrika Jonsson speaks about her date rape.
Note to the linguistically challenged editors of the print version. When a woman talks about blaming herself for being a victim, when she puts this self-blame down to an inability to assert herself in a frightening situation, that is not, I repeat NOT the same as “admitting” the abuse she suffered was her “own fault.”
The Press Complaints Commission can be contacted here.
Hat tip to bellamack for pointing this one out to me.