The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal - I Remain Amazed
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I Remain Amazed|
|Date:||April 24th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow, way to miss the point.
It doesn't actually matter that you, one singular, specific male, would have voted to convict rather than acquit on that case. What matters is that the men (and, presumably, women) who were actually on the jury did not. What matters is that, as society stands now, that acquittal is not only possible, it is a not unexpected outcome. As a woman, I spend my entire life aware that these things not only could but are extremely likely to happen to me. Telling me that, when some guy I wouldn't know from adam propositions me on the street, I'm free to just ignore him and walk away, trivializes and dismisses the very real fear that act causes me.