Today's books are:
Here's my review:
A couple notes/corrections:
I think I said Jack "Mitchum" when I meant to say Ketchum. Here's a link to his book on Amazon:
The Girl Next Door
I also say "Batress" instead of "Mattress" because I'm getting over a cold.
Here is a picture of Gertrude in 1985 when she was paroled:
Her daughter Paula tried to turn her life around but has been unable to shake the stigma of her adolescent actions.
Here's the trailer for An American Crime, which tells a version of Sylvia Likens' ordeal. I did not agree with some of the directorial choices--I think Gertrude's sexual motivation was downplayed or ignored and her medication was played up-- but a lot of viewers found it moving. Since I wasn't there, my version would be as speculative as this one....but of course, I think I'm right.
I suggest you read the book first and draw your own conclusion.
Here are some other important related links:
Definition of "Slut shaming"
Info on Kate Millett
Info on Second Wave Feminism