News Discourse Analysis of Sexual Violence Causing Women to Commit Suicide in Online Media

Sexual Violence, Women, Suicide, Sara Mills


  • Agustina Haryani Putri
    Master Study Program Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Tadkiroatun Musfiroh Lecturer of the Master's Program Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
November 7, 2022


The study discusses cases of sexual violence causing women to commit suicide in online media news discourse based on Sara Mills's perspective. This research uses a descriptive qualitative approach. The research data is in the form of linguistic units in news discourse on sexual violence in online media. The source of the research data is several online media that discuss the discourse of news of sexual violence to the point of causing victims to commit suicide. The collection of research data is started by reading news discourses related to research topics. Recorded data was found from reading the discourse on sexual violence news in online media. Next was constructing data, reducing data, and validating data. The results of the analysis of the four discourses on news of sexual violence that cause victims of suicide in online media show that the author and the authorities as subjects who tell, the perpetrator and the victim are shown as objects told in each of the news discourses. The reader's position on news discourse 1 and news discourse 2 is shown partiality to the victim. The reader's position on news discourse 3 and news discourse 4 is not clearly displayed, so the author can identify for himself the position in the news discourse. In addition, it was found that some linguistic units contain certain meanings that are needed in research.