The mainstream media (MSM) show heavy biases towards feminism and are highly gynocentric. As a result of this mainstream media use many euphemisms to excuse negative behaviour in women. In cases where they must make initial reports on alleged domestic or intimate partner violence perpetrated by women due to the severity, they will normally state at the man and woman are known to each other rather than a more conventional statement concerning the nature of their relationship. It is also notable that the mainstream media will normally refer to men as 'people' and women as 'women'. This phenomenon is not exclusive to the mainstream media, however. Eg,
In the Sunday attack, the militants “gathered the people, shot dead over 30 people and took away more than 100 women and children in two open top trucks," Maina Chibok, who visited family in the village after the kidnappings, told Reuters.