Saturday, 5 December 2009

Amanda Knox and the demonisation of women in the cjs and media

Philippa Willitts writes on the fword blog about the treatment of women in the legal system compared to men, in relation to the conviction of Amanda Knox in Meredith Kercher’s murder.

Amanda Knox has been convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, and if you weren’t paying attention, you might believe that she did it alone.

In fact, two men have also been convicted of the murder - one last night and one last year, but they are very much secondary to the story, even though, as far as I can tell, it has never been decided who did the actual killing.

Now, I have not studied the trial or the evidence, and I do not know whether Amanda Knox did or did not kill Meredith Kercher, but I do know that this is seeming to be another legal case where the woman involved is demonised to a degree rarely seen in male defendants.
For the rest of this blog and to read the responses click here.


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