Sociology Of Sex And Gender Article Review
The conversation between a lawyer and Mr. Smith a victim of the rape highlight the weaknesses of the judiciary and the society by creating a notion of victimization of the victims rather than the assailant. The lawyer was concentrating in cornering up the victim of the rape (Mr. Smith) instead of helping him. The lawyer asked the victim why after being attacked by the robber he decided to be submissive to the robbers. This point to the idea that the lawyer was not interested with the criminal himself but the victim. In the real sense there was no way the victim could have struggle with the robbers or scream out because that could have cost him to lose his life.
The lawyer asked the victim if he had ever been held up before or given money is a mere trap to the victim and not away to help him from what he encountered. The lawyer has conclusively attributed the holding up of the victim by the robbers because he admitted that he had given money before. The essence that the victim had before given money away is ambiguous because it does not relate to the scenario in the context. The lawyer should not have seen that the victim was contriving to have his money taken by force. Such kind of the questions and statements of the lawyer clearly indicate the legal bias of the rape in the judicial system. The odd hours in which the victim was walking in the street should not be an issue to be address. The odd hours are not the causation of the insecurity but those who are causing insecurity should have been a matter to be addressed. Likewise the wearing of the suits at such odd hours by the victim is not a criminal in itself but the subject which should have been addressed is robbery at those wee hours.