The "story" of Bati on the pages of La Stampa is the worst example of narration.
“What is the need to give this visibility to a piece of writing that does not pay respect to that woman and that offends all of us? Why did the newspaper directed by Giannini give him space?” asks Antonella Veltri, President of D.i.Re - Women on the Net against violence “We ask for all of this because it is true that the culture must change but it does not mean that we must never start. Let's start here too."
An offensive and violent story that appeared on the inside pages of the newspaper The print, Sunday 20 November 2022, a few days before International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
It is the story of a man who finds space in the columns of a national newspaper, narrating the details of the meetings - numerous - he had with one of the three women victims of feminicide in Rome. It certainly crosses the prurient curiosity of a certain audience, also through theuse of a language that – we are tired of repeating – is the vehicle of a subculture that nourishes and fuels violence against women.
A story that offends everyone for the ways in which the woman's life is reported, for the description of the setting, the details of the woman's physical traits and lifestyle habits. By placing himself outside the story he tells, absolving himself, making a fact of which he himself is a part ineluctable, he is an accomplice.
Just the day before, in Verona, the national event of D was held.i.King The word of women. One of the themes concerned - precisely - the narration of violence by the media and the extreme need for a rapid and decisive change of approach. The publication of this article brings out even better the urgency of a work of profound change of the culture that persists in identifying the women's body as an object of pleasure, of the possession of men.