Media slants coverage of Muslim women
This is the conclusion from Rochelle Terman, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford who conducted a study of New York Times and Washington Post coverage between 1980 and 2014.
Are Muslims inherently misogynist? Many Americans seem to think so. Public opinion data reveal anxiety about whether Islam is compatible with Western values. A big part of that unease comes from the perception that Muslim societies are sexist and patriarchal….American public opinion about Muslim women’s rights may come in part from an imbalance in media portrayals….U.S.