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Unformatted text preview: way which it treats rape cases. Pointing out how rape cases commonly put the victim on trial in an attempt to “prove non consent,” Estrich argues that the American value of letting ten guilty men go before convicting one innocent man has released thousands of rapists into the streets without a wince of punishment. Estrich’s argument that the legal system is set up in a way which puts women at a disadvantage in multiple cases can be easily connected to Engle Merry’s piece. Both in the cases of battered women and rape victims, there are clear parts of the legal system, be they the intimidation factor for first time legal system facing women, or the tendency of the courts to put rape victims on the spot....
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- Winter '08
- Psychological abuse, Intimidation, Noah Greenberg Lawso