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Courtroom Sexism, from Marcia Clark to Now

While the O.J. Simpson trial was perhaps best known for its fraught racial politics, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson demonstrated, via prosecutor Marcia Clark’s ongoing struggle to be treated fairly in the courtroom, that misogyny also played a major role. Sarah Paulson powerfully portrayed Clark being torn apart by the media for seemingly irrelevant criteria such as her hair and being penalized in the courtroom for…

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