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Archive for July 8th, 2007

Prostitution: Economic Savvy or Economic Slavery?

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 8, 2007

Bridget Crawford writes about the debate between feminists who call prostitution slavery and third wave feminists who view it as just simple economic savvy:

Third-wave feminists for the most part ignore or gloss over the social and economic conditions that lead to prostitution…For third-wave feminists, it is the prostitute, not the john who has the morally (and perhaps economically) superior position in the relationship. Yet the voices of the third wave are the voices of privileged women who have the time, education and economic ability to write for publication.

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“Did the defendent…uh…Ape-ray you?”

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 8, 2007

Bean, at the blog Lawyers, Guns and Money, writes a bout a recent court case in Nebraska:

I couldn’t help but think of that scene reading Dahlia Lithwick’s most recent article today. Lithwick reports on a Nebraska state judge who is presiding over a rape trial and who granted a defense motion to bar the attorneys from saying the words “rape,” “rape kit,” “victim,” “sexual assault,” or “sexual assault kit.” The prosecution responded by seeking to have the words “sex” and “intercourse” banned, as those words seem to suggest consent in the same way as the use of the word “victim” connotes lack of consent. The judge denied the prosecution’s motion, noting that without those words, there’d be nothing left to describe the alleged rape. And the jury has been kept in the dark the whole time – they don’t know that the attorneys have been prohibited from using these words.

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“Did the defendent…uh…Ape-ray you?”

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 8, 2007

Bean, at the blog Lawyers, Guns and Money, writes a bout a recent court case in Nebraska:

I couldn’t help but think of that scene reading Dahlia Lithwick’s most recent article today. Lithwick reports on a Nebraska state judge who is presiding over a rape trial and who granted a defense motion to bar the attorneys from saying the words “rape,” “rape kit,” “victim,” “sexual assault,” or “sexual assault kit.” The prosecution responded by seeking to have the words “sex” and “intercourse” banned, as those words seem to suggest consent in the same way as the use of the word “victim” connotes lack of consent. The judge denied the prosecution’s motion, noting that without those words, there’d be nothing left to describe the alleged rape. And the jury has been kept in the dark the whole time – they don’t know that the attorneys have been prohibited from using these words.

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