"All Men are Created Equal" (05:51)
Aristotle bases his ideas about men and women on natural law; men rule and women are ruled. Despite the inequality, a woman holding a scale is the symbol for justice. In 1979, the "Treaty of New York" recognizes many women's rights.
Credits for "All Men are Created Equal" (00:48)
Credits for "All Men are Created Equal"
"Someone Must be Trusted"
Act 1: The Family Wage (02:24)
A man and a woman compare their wages for the same cleaning job. The woman writes to the Industrial Tribunal challenging the inequality. The tribunal decides that the woman is lucky to be paid at all.
"Someone Must be Trusted" Act 2: Virgin or Whore (02:42)
A woman is picked up while hitch-hiking. Judges decide that a woman has no authority. They also say that the plaintiff was asking to be raped and the court case was a total waste of time. (Graphic image)
"Someone Must be Trusted" Act 3: Fallen From Grace (01:40)
A woman is accused of killing her husband. Several images show the juggling act the woman performed throughout her life before "falling from grace."
Credits for "Someone Must be Trusted" (00:35)
Credits for "Someone Must be Trusted"
"Murders Most Foul" (07:17)
A man goes to trial for killing his wife. With a lawyer's coercion, he explains the provocation that lead to her death. He receives a commuted sentence. Voices reflect on similar verdicts occurring across the country. (Credits)
"Some Protection" (09:15)
A teenage girl is repeatedly sent to corrective institutions "for her own protection." The voice of the girl provides an angry dialogue of the choices she makes and what she endures. (Graphic language; Credits)
Credits: Blind Justice: Women and the Law (00:20)
Credits: Blind Justice: Women and the Law
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