The penis was subsequently surgically reattached. Incident The incident occurred on June 23,in Manassas, Virginiaand the legal case surrounding the incident subsequently took place during and Lorena stated in a court hearing that, after coming home at night on June 23,her husband raped her. After her husband had gone to sleep, Lorena grabbed a knife from the kitchen, entered their bedroom, and removed her husband's penis at its base.
The story is well known: Lorena Bobbitt said her husband abused her over a prolonged period of time and that, on the night in question, he raped her.
In a moment of what she claimed was temporary insanity, while her husband slept, she went to the kitchen of their apartment, grabbed a knife, returned to the bedroom, and proceeded to cut off most of his penis. She then hopped in her car, penis in hand, and drove off.
As she sped by a field, she tossed the severed appendage out the window. The organ was later recovered and, miraculously, reattached to its owner. The Bobbitt affair was appalling and reprehensible, and not just because of the gruesome act of mayhem at the heart of it.
It was all the more despicable because of the inexplicable glee expressed by large segments of the American population, mostly women, who luxuriated in the vile mutilation of a lower class nobody — a man who had difficulty even holding onto a job as a manual laborer.
Media pundits, looking to advance a narrative, ignored the grays in the story and treated it as a bright line morality play, a watershed moment in the battle of the sexes — even a justifiable assault on maleness.
Before a single scrap of evidence was considered by a jury, the trial was over even before it had begun. Oppressor or False Rape Claim Victim? It was not self-defense. Ample evidence showed that both Mr. Bobbitt abused each other during their marriage. There is no evidence that anything stopped either of them from leaving the other.
By any measure, Mrs. Bobbitt had raped her earlier in the evening, as she claims. Bobbitt rape his wife? When the legend becomes fact, old cowboys and gender warriors alike insist on printing the legend.
In the Bobbitt case, the legend quickly took hold that of course John Bobbitt raped his wife! At the time of her arrest, according to the New York Times, she told police: Catharine MacKinnon of the University of Michigan and the writer Andrea Dworkin long ago pointed to the institution of marriage as a legal cover for the act of rape and the permanent humiliation of women.
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The mutilation of John Wayne Bobbitt by his wife, Lorena, twenty years ago today — June 23, , to be exact — marks one of the most shocking chapters in the modern annals of gender relations.
Lorena Bobbitt’s life has been a poignant. Oct 18, · News about Lorena Bobbitt, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Bobbitt gets that question a lot.
In Saturday’s episode of Scandal Made Me Famous, the year-old answers the question by recalling an incident that happened about a week after his surgery, when he got an encouraging sign that the surgery had been successful.
Tom Jarriel of ABC's "20/20" offered an exclusive interview with Her--in prime time. Nancy Glass of the nationally syndicated "American Journal" offered an exclusive interview with Him--in two parts! Together, Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt made the cover of People magazine.
Vanity Fair devoted 10 pages to her story. Court TV covered her trial. Lorena Bobbitt's lawyer, James Lowe, refers to it in his courtroom questioning simply as "the Cutting," a decorous if somewhat awkward description that makes it sound as if he is talking about a major made-for-TV movie--which doubtless it will soon be.