Rape And The Death Penalty Feminist Analysis

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Rape, and the death penalty have a very connected history in the United States. The feminist criticism of the death penalty as a sentence for rape starts with the epidemic of lynchings— foremost in the South and primarily of African American men—in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is evaluated that there were 4,743 deaths by lynching between 1882 and 1968, with the overwhelming majority happening between 1889 and
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