The dominitrix of Abu Ghraib has apparently decided to base her legal defense on her victimhood within the Evil Patriarchy, and the fear and terror she experienced in Iraq, alleging that if she had disobeyed her evil boyfriend's orders, then she would have been at extreme risk.
This is a very clever variation on the Battered Woman Defense, straight out of the feminist DV Industry, seeking to paint dear Ms. England as a victim of male oppression and an abused woman who reacted out of self-defense.
In other words, she tortured Iraqui men because an American man forced her to, through psychological coercion and as yet undefined dire threats.
In other, other words, she had no choice.
What is N.O.W.'s position on this legal defense strategy that defines a female soldier as an infant and a moron?
"FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Lynndie England's lawyer said the Army private was a lovestruck woman who posed for photos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison to please her boyfriend, an older soldier who outranked her."
Story at -- http://edition.cnn.com/2005/LAW/09/22/abuse.england.ap/index.html