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Posted by ESC on August 11, 2003

In Reply to: One question posted by Celia on August 11, 2003

: Hi,

: Could anyone help me with the clause in brackets? Thank you very much.

: For some feminists seeking to uphold objectivity as a journalistic ideal, [the problem is one of male norms, values and beliefs being allowed to subjectively distort what really took place.]

That's a tough one. I don't know what it means either and I was a "feminist journalist." Whatever THAT means.

From Merriam-Webster online:

Subjective -- modified or affected by personal views, experience, or background.

Objective -- expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations.

The journalistic ideal is that the journalist reports the facts objectively. But it would be difficult for a feminist journalist not to try and correct distortion caused by this being a male dominated world.

Like it would be difficult for a Jewish journalist to write with total objectivity about the Holocaust?