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Arias returns to witness stand for juror questions


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  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    Arias’ behavior prior to the murder was that of an opportunistic stalker
    While I agree there are battered women - there are also murdered men. The latter is more permanent
    Arias does a disservice to all women everywhere by playing the “I get to perpetrate because I am a victim” card. Such justification is as morally bankrupt as arguing that a man can do whatever he wants with his wife/chattel: The battered woman defense is the inverse feminist version of rationalizing wife-beating because she didn’t act right – It is a manipulative mentality that does not empower women, it merely ultimately backfires on women who are truly wronged (and are NOT stalkers and murderers).
    Imagine a man arguing that he was justified in killing his girlfriend because she repeatedly humiliated him. Where is all the equal and non-sexist feminist sympathy?

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 7, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    Stabbed him 30 times and cut his throat as well as shot him in the head? Battered woman defense is right out the door with that level of destruction.