The gendering of victimhood: Western media and the Sinjar genocide

@inproceedings{Buffon2016TheGO,
  title={The gendering of victimhood: Western media and the Sinjar genocide},
  author={Veronica Buffon and Christine Allison},
  year={2016}
}
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