I love Hoda Afshar's portraits and videos from Manus Island (it's Australia's Refugee Devil's Island - you go in but you n...
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
The Seven Deadly Narratives of Women Criminals
In Media and Crime, Yvonne Jewkes identifies seven standard narratives to describe women who commit serious crimes
• Sexuality and sexual deviance
• (Absence of) physical attractiveness
• Bad wives
• Bad mothers
• Mythical monsters
• Mad cows
• Evil manipulators
Which just about covers everything (with the exception of Bad Mother) Amanda Knox has been accused of in Italy - more on the Amanda Knox trial in Will Knox find Justice in Perugia? .
The above taken from Ashley Tya Austin's dissertation, The Denial of Agency.