What if Lorena Bobbitt Were On Trial Now? How Perception of Abuse Has (Or Hasn't) Changed

"If Lorena Bobbitt had cut off anything else, we might not know her name. But on the night of June 23, 1993, she severed her husband's penis with a kitchen knife, sending her marriage to John Wayne Bobbitt into the national spotlight.

Twenty-five years later, Oscar winner Jordan Peele’s four-part documentary series on Lorena Bobbitt, out on Amazon Feb. 15, brings renewed attention to the sensationalized story. With it comes questions about how much the public understood then about domestic violence. And now.

Public views on marital rape and domestic violence have changed since the early '90s, but despite the #MeToo movement, advocates and legal experts say we may not have come as far as we think."


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