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One of the most perverse and unnecessary spectacles in our society is when a woman is put on trial for killing her husband and then carted off to prison. I am not defending murderers, but I don’t understand the point of locking away women like this for the rest of their lives. There are times when that Lady Justice statue needs to take off her blindfold, put down those scales, and use some common sense. In every murder case, I think the primary question that jurors should be asking themselves before sending someone to prison is: “Is the defendant any danger to society?” In the case of a woman who killed her husband, the answer is a hard “no.” To whom is she a danger? Maybe, just maybe, her next boyfriend. If you want to force a convicted killer to get...

Nominated For Best Picture, Phantom Thread:****

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