This case provides the Court an opportunity to advance the ability of women to free themselves from being subject to another’s ill will and to counter the commonly-held prejudice that women are “easier targets” simply because of their gender characteristics. Violence against women in the United States is endemic, often deadly, and most frequently committed by men superior in physical strength to their female victims.
M. Carol Bambery
Brief of amicae curiae 126 women state legislators and academics in support of respondent.
[“God made man but Samuel Colt made them equal” comes to mind as more succinct but that probably wouldn’t be as appropriate for a Supreme Court brief.–Joe]