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Don't glorify violence against women

Don't glorify violence against women

I'm writing you to express concern over how the media has covered the death of South African Reeva Steenkamp ("Pistorius breaks down in first court appearance," Feb. 16). She has been sexually objectified, and her loss of life has been trivialized. I ask that you please avoid sexualizing her in this publication, avoid glorifying the man who stands accused of her murder, and be more acutely aware of how you report violence against women generally — an issue that impacts at least a billion women worldwide every year. Connie Mitchell, Baltimore

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