A recent Time headline:
"Why Are French Women Killing Their Babies?"
The title suggests a nationality- and gender-based spate of baby-killing, no?
The reality, if we read the article, is that 5 mentally-ill French women have killed their infants since 2003.
Horrific, yes. But hardly a trend.
Unfortunately, these five, 5, instances are offered as proof of the "spreading phenomenon of pregnancy denial — and the infanticide it can lead to."
Meanwhile, the mainstream media fails to ponder similar nation- and gender-based answers to the question "Why do American men keep killing people?"
In this way, is male violence normalized, presented as natural and expected; while female violence is exaggerated, presented as especially heinous and far more frequent than it is.