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Would recognizing corporate crime legally solve the problem of women's victimization by corporations?


C. No, recognizing the crimes legally wouldn't solve the problem because there is a deeper problem in women's naive faith that the society will protect them.

Reasonable choice! But C is not the best choice. Try Again!

This answer is inadequate because it assumes that if women were not naive, and had less faith in the system, then they couldn't be victimized by corporations wanting to sell them painkillers, cures, and beauty aids. We call this in sociology "blaming the victim." Yes, women do need to be taught to be more critical, and less naively accepting of the goodwill of all corporations and institutions. But this answer suggests no need for corporations to take seriously their responsibility for the safety of the products they sell, or of the duty of the society to demand such responsibility.

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