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Men and women must be equal in guilt

by on Dec.07, 2009, under Posts>Opinions>Society>Crimes

“Friday’s verdict, delivered in a court in Perugia, has dominated the media, with much emphasis on the contrast between her wholesome, sporty image and the grim sentence. But I wonder how differently we would feel if we tried the following experiment: what if it had been a man standing in the dock, declared guilty of sexually assaulting Meredith Kercher, stabbing her to death and abandoning her partly clothed body in a pool of blood? In fact, it need not be an experiment – Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s former lover, and Rudy Guede have also been convicted, prompting barely a whisper compared to the furore over Knox.” – from “Amanda Knox: whatever sympathy we feel, a girl is still dead“.

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