A great article on conceptions of sexuality and a slightly different take on “missing white woman syndrome.”
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Where Are All the Feminists? Amanda Knox’s Story Is about More than Murder
By Lisa Marie Basile
Amanda Knox is innocent of murder.
As a reader, you may have already chosen a side, since some have made this a battle of culture and evidentiary ping pong. Either you agree with my assertion of innocence or you don’t, but there’s a bigger social issue at play here: People’s lives are being ruined by sexism and lies.
I am making an appeal to all feminists and people of rational thought: We need to speak out, regardless of our beliefs. Beyond the fact that no credible or realistic evidence places Knox or her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito at the scene of Meredith Kercher’s murder, Knox’s very average sexual behavior and our sexualization of her image should not be spearheading the campaign against her.
When I ask people what they think…
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