The “legitimate rape” discussion made its way onto The Good Wife this Sunday night.

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“Rape: A Modern Perspective”– Judge Parks (David Fonteno) discusses the case of a girl who accused a classmate of rape with Jared Andres (John Glover), Will (Josh Charles) and Alicia (Julianna Margulies), on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday April 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: David M. Russell/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In “Rape: A Modern Perspective” a lawsuit ends up putting the rape victim in jail for going public during the case, while the rapist was headed to Princeton. (“From Prison to Princeton” would have been a bloggers dream headline if this were a real case we’re talking about.)

Legitimate rape got in the game when the expert witness for the defense was exposed as someone who had once written an unpublished paper stating he thought women could block unwanted pregnancies during trauma.

All in all, it was a smaller issue in an episode packed with everything from the hacker group Anonymous, “rules” of prayer, Jason Biggs, social media and Alicia shivering in a cold dark light from her pent up sexual tension with Will. (Can anyone explain that?)

There are only a few more episodes of The Good Wife season 4, so don’t miss any. And stay tuned to Small Screen Scoop for recaps of each episode.

For those who need clarification: Was Kalinda “Anonymous”? Yes, she was clearly a part of them.



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