“Save the pretty white woman!”
Posted by Jack Stephens on August 4, 2007
Ann blogs on the media’s disproportionate coverage of pretty white women who have gone missing:
(MWWS), also known as missing pretty girl syndrome, is a term used to describe disproportionate media coverage of white female victims. The individual may be missing, murdered, captured, or even have faked her own abduction; the essential element of the syndrome is that her gender, race, prettiness, age, or social background is to have extended the media coverage and public interest in her case. And many people who want to face reality know that black women, and other women of color, do not rate the respect to receive the PMWWS treatment.