An Open Letter to the Good Guys: It’s in your power to punch holes in rape culture in ways we cannot.
Three years ago, I asked a judge to release me from jury duty on a sexual assault trial. I had my reasons, and they were personal.
Please select from the following categories which should be deemed “legitimate” and which should be deemed “forcible” Show your work.
Nobody wants to do it. I certainly didn’t, especially after enduring the first few hours of jury selection, a process (called “voir dire“) which is so insistently repetitive, so oppressively tedious as to produce a powerful narcotic effect in us trapped, helpless potential jurors awaiting the resumption of our lives. I actually heard someone say,…