It’s an important question, especially in light of what we have been seeing on the news these days: targeting and vilifying women, whether as a distraction from actual news or just because they are one part of a story.
It’s not surprising if put in the context of the all the pervasive sexism that has existed in our society since time immemorial. It is still surprising though because the news, the press, the fourth estate, is expected to work with an inherent need to pursue the truth, the facts, be inclusive and most importantly ask the right questions, to the right people.
And since news is in the service of janta janardhan, perhaps we also need to ask more of it.
Because if we don’t, who knows, we may end up falling into a trap of not being worried about things that actually matter, of not asking why journalists are indulging in high speed car chases, of believing that just…