This just in – Jodi Arias has been found guilty of the premeditated murder of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Genderratic discussed this case earlier with special attention on the way Arias and one of her expert witnesses were relying on gander stereotypes favorable to Arias to portray the murder as self defense against abuse.
So now the jury has rendered its verdict. They apparently didn’t buy Arias’ and La Violette’s narratives. I wonder what the gender ratio on the jury was and what difference that made. In public commentary it seemed like women were leading the pack in decrying her lies and manipulations. Good for them; now if the men would just wise up too.
Is the culture coming to a tipping point? Did disgust over the Casey Anthony acquital figure in this? We won’t know unless the tipping keeps tipping to a point where the tilt becomes obvious, the point where the courts look at facts instead of relying on gender stereotypes. But this looks like a start
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