Target:
Sky News
Region:
United Kingdom
Website:
innerbrat.livejournal.com

In an interview conducted on behalf of Sky News, reporter Kay Burley asked Pamela Wright, whose ex partner Steve Wright had just been jailed for murdering five prostitutes in 2006:

"Do you think if you'd had a better sex life, he wouldn't have done this?"

The implication that she should accept responsibility for his actions through not providing him with sex is a disgusting display of misogyny that is unacceptable from a reporter of either gender. No one, male or female, should be expected to perform sexually as some sort of 'duty' to anyone, and to imply that having a sexual choice leads to murder is unforgivable.

A video of the interview can be seen here: http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1306608,00.html


We, the undersigned, call on Sky News to recognise that attempting to assign blame for Steve Wright's actions on his ex-lover was unnecessary and offensive; to issue an apology to everyone who was offended by clearly sexist reporting; and to let Kay Burley go as a consequence of her deeply insensitive questioning.

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