How violent sex helped ease a reporter's PTSD
Female reporter Mac McClelland deals with the trauma of reportage. May include triggers.
Sydney radio station 2dayFM
earned the ire and backlash of the Australian public - rape counsellors
, Australian media
, and Community Services ministers
- after an on-air stunt by morning crew Kyle and Jackie O
went horribly wrong. During their regular "lie detector" segment, a 14-year-old girl was interrogated by the hosts and her mother over her sexual history, against her will, and revealed that she had been raped at 12 on air
(warning: possibly triggering audio clip embedded in news article). [more inside]
"The Associated Press
, which usually does not report names of sexual assault victims, stopped identifying the girls by name after authorities said they had been raped. The AP resumed reporting Marris' name Friday after she came forward and used Brooks' name after she appeared on national television Monday." Richard Roeper
and the Los Angeles Times
cover the media decision to cover rape differently than other crimes.