Debra Lafave: Why We Can’t See Women as Sexual Predators, and Why It Matters

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anna dorn
Sep 12, 2017 · 7 min read
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anna dorn

Written by

anna dorn

vagablonde (unnamed press, may 2020); bad lawyer (hachette books, spring 2021); read my newsletter www.patreon.com/annadorn

All Rise
All Rise
All Rise

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All Rise

Many fetishize the law as a universe based entirely on logic and reason and insulated from emotion and bias (despite that human conflict is at the heart of all legal disputes). Thankfully, books like The New Jim Crow and documentaries like 13th have begun to shed light on the widespread racial injustices in our legal system, but fewer have recognized the patriarchal underpinnings upon which the law rests. In this column, Anna Dorn explores how misogyny steeps into our criminal justice system by examining a range of defendants.

Many fetishize the law as a universe based entirely on logic and reason and insulated from emotion and bias (despite that human conflict is at the heart of all legal disputes). Thankfully, books like The New Jim Crow and documentaries like 13th have begun to shed light on the widespread racial injustices in our legal system, but fewer have recognized the patriarchal underpinnings upon which the law rests. In this column, Anna Dorn explores how misogyny steeps into our criminal justice system by examining a range of defendants.

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