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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

These are:

• 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.

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