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Couldn't Possibly Be More Sexist if He Tried
on April 29, 2015
I loved the first book, The Color of Law. There were pieces of the book that were racist and sexist, but it seemed to fit the story; however, those elements are not justified in Accused. I was excited to see this series continue and to know what happens with A. Scott, Boo, Pajame, etc. Now I just feel insulted and disappointed. I feel like I'm stuck in Mark Gimenez's ridiculous and pathetic male fantasy world. As a female legal professional, it's very offensive to read that every single male legal professional is described as honorable and dedicated to his profession. Every female character is an over-sexed, ex-cheerleader slut who cares nothing about the practice of law, but only wants money and sex. More than one female character wears this ridiculous "uniform" of tight black slacks and a fitted white blouse that her ample breasts are fighting to break free from. Give me a break! As a female attorney/judge in a "man's profession", I would never demean myself or my qualifications by wearing inappropriate, unprofessional, sexy clothing in a professional setting. The most beautiful of my female colleagues feel the same way. I know it may be difficult to grasp Mark, but we do not exist in the legal profession to be your eye candy. It's difficult enough to be taken seriously. The idiotic mischaracterization of female legal professionals and other female professionals in this book adds fuel to the fire. Do better, Mr. Gimenez. I gave this book 3 stars because it is a good story line, though poorly executed.