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By Audrey Andrews

January 21, 1995: Dorothy Joudrie is arrested for trying to homicide her estranged husband. quickly after, Audrey Andrews starts to put in writing her ebook. Audrey and Dorothy had identified one another as childrens, however the identity of Andrews with Joudrie is going past simply the twist of fate of a youth acquaintance. It has to do with being subjected to an identical societal constraints put on women and girls throughout the years instantly following international battle II, the years during which that they had ready for his or her grownup lives. expectancies, placidly accredited then, are actually obvious as unrealistic and unreasonable. Did those expectancies have a few half in inflicting the tragedy in Dorothy Joudrie’s lifestyles?

whilst Andrews tried to appreciate why Dorothy Joudrie had attempted to kill her husband, and to jot down Joudrie’s tale, she started to learn her personal lifestyles, her personal expectancies ― these she had of herself and people others had of her. She additionally discovered that telling the tale of a person is an elaborate and sometimes ephemeral pursuit. Any tale she wrote may purely be her model of Joudrie’s adventure. however, it was once very important to be as sincere as she may perhaps approximately her interpretation of that existence. She made up our minds to teach rigorously and properly the wear and tear that were performed to at least one girl ― harm that continues to be being performed to many others ― via prejudice, attitudes, traditions and the associations which are nonetheless the root of our society, and of our lives, daily.

the result's a desirable account of occasions best as much as the trial, the trial itself and the impression of Joudrie’s trial at the lifetime of Audrey Andrews.

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What was his purpose here? Dorothy seemed to be very nervous, not sure where she should sit as she waited. For a few moments she sat directly in front of me and she made a rather derogatory but humorous comment about Mr. Sali. Suddenly the clerk was present, we rose while the judge entered, Dorothy took her place in the prisoner's dock, and Earl, accompanied by his "bodyguard," was entering the room. The expression on his face at that moment seemed almost triumphant. All of us turned to watch his entrance, and the grandiosity exuded by the presence of this corporate executive was extraordinary.

She couldn't face the embarrassment of cancelling it, and the inevitable scorn and pity. She worried about Earl's reaction, if she were to reject him. Also, she loved Earl, and thought that she knew him better than her parents did. She was sure that when they were married he would change. Above all, she wanted, as almost all young women did in those days, to be married. She couldn't possibly have imagined that her marriage would end as it did. And as I write this, the image of Earl walking through the door of the courtroom during Dorothy's preliminary hearing is vivid in my mind.

Her name was called first and her charges were presented so quickly and quietly that some people, distracted for a moment, would not even have noticed that she was there. Memories On the mountain stands a lady, Who she is I do not know, All she wants is gold and silver, All she wants is a very fine man . . Skipping song (Coventry, 1970)26 Women have often felt insane when cleaving to the truth of our experience. Our future depends on the sanity of each of us, and we have a profound stake, beyond the personal, in the project of describing our reality as candidly and fully as we can to each other.

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