Who speaks on footballers and sexual assault? A gender analysis of sports reporting
Toffoletti, Kim 2005, Who speaks on footballers and sexual assault? A gender analysis of sports reporting, in Annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association : community, place, change, Australian Sociological Association, Sandy Bay, Tas., pp. 1-11.
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The recent spate of sexual assault allegations made against Australian Football League (AFL) players has generated intense media scrutiny and public concern. Following from similar highly publicised allegations directed at the National Rugby League, these incidents have engendered significant debates around sexism and football culture in the popular press. It is the media’s response to allegations of sexual assault made against AFL footballers that will be analysed here. This study offers a content analysis of articles from the sport sections of two major Australian newspapers, The Age and the Herald-Sun, with the aim of assessing the prevalence of women’s perspectives on the issue of player misconduct and whether the gender of the reporter has any bearing on gender stereotyping in sport reporting. By assessing how the phenomenon of player misconduct has been covered in sport news, this paper evaluates the media’s role in changing dominant attitudes and perceptions of gender relations in Australian society.
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