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Resource ID: #14071
Subject: Women
Source: MS. Magazine
Date: May/June 1997


Ms. Magazine investigates rape, sexism, justice, and the woman's place in Mexican society. The story focuses on the trial of Claudia Rodriguez, a Mexican woman who shot and killed an acquaintance trying to rape her. Prosecutors charged Rodriguez with murder despite evidence supporting her self-defense claim. Prosecutors also kept her in jail for a year and a week with the argument that Rodriguez should have known her attacker's intentions because Rodriguez was sober and her attacker was drunk.

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