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Sexism and the American Justice System

November 19, 1996
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Segment Summary:
In light of recent rape/sexual harassment allegations against members of the Army and their subsequent dismissal, Lorraine Dusky discusses discriminatory practices and attitudes in the justice system. Dusky points to a log history of leniency toward the abuse of women in American law, including tolerance of domestic violence as a viable social practice in the early years of the nation. Such attitudes continue to affect everything from domestic violence cases and rape trials to harassment of female employees in law offices.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Sex discrimination, domestic violence, American Judicial System, Lorraine Dusky, "Still Unequal: The Shameful Truth About Women and Justice in America"

Guest Names: Lorraine Dusky, author of "Still Unequal: The Shameful Truth About Women and Justice in America"


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