2021 年 99 巻 p. 49-56
At present, the media are being scrutinized for their gender-biased expressions. One example of this can be seen in crime reporting. Gender-biased expressions were once common when it came to the depiction of female victims and suspects. However, at least in newspaper reporting, the style has been changed in such a way so that more consideration is given to the parties involved. Meanwhile, the Internet has become an arena where personal information is leaked, privacy is breached, and people are defamed and slandered. The media’s misogynistic tendencies can be observed in the ways in which women are attacked. In order to eliminate gender bias in the media, it is necessary to deepen our understanding of gender issues and discuss them thoroughly. It is hoped that gender bias will be eliminated as media companies begin to tackle these issues.