Unlike most of the population of planet earth I don’t know for sure whether or not Amanda Knox was involved in the murder of Meredith Kircher. I wasn’t there and I wasn’t at the trial.
The thing is I’m really uncomfortable with the tone of the discourse emanating from the ‘guilty’ brigade. It appears that Knox, who seems to have a healthy sexual appetite and is a bit of a corker in the appearance department, ‘looks’ guilty. Ergo she is. Terms that have been used, like ‘she-devil’ and ‘witch,’ bring nothing to the discussion.
Daily Mail notions of correct feminine behaviour have been allowed to take the place of any hard evidence in order to establish Knox’s guilt. Knox hasn’t been sufficiently demure and many columnists seem to think you can establish a genuine causal relationship between sexual adventurism and being some kind of wild homicidal maniac.
Italian justice has been made to look pretty ropey, but I don’t think commentators in Britain or America are in a position to offer Italians advice as to how to run their legal system. At least they aren’t executing innocent people.
The article referred to in the title is here. A really good piece that fleshes out in far more eloquent language the issues I have just raised, and the right-wing trollery in the comment section underneath is a good laugh.
Maybe some time soon I will write a few words on the odious loudmouth Amanda Platell.