Sexism and the Single Murderess

Frank Bruni writes in an opinion piece for The New York Times: “‘Sex game gone wrong,’ ‘sex game gone awry,’ ‘sex-mad flatmate,’ ‘sex-crazed killer.’ That’s from just the first three minutes of the ABC News special on Amanda Knox last week, a veritable drumbeat of sexual shaming that leaves no doubt about what elevated a college student accused of murder into an object of international fascination, titillation and scorn.”