Missing White Woman Syndrome: It’s Not a Media Myth

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Missing and Murdered Women, Canada 2008. Illustration by Renegade98 via Flickr

What seemed a shocking statistic out of Washington D.C last month spurred an outcry over the attention (or lack thereof) to missing-persons cases that involve girls and young women.

The statistic, which suggested 14 girls had gone missing in the span of 24 hours, was wrong. In fact, according to Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department,  which called the figure exaggerated . . .

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