Lorena Bobbitt - The Cut Heard Around the World


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On June 23, 1993, between 3:30 and 4:30 A.M., Lorena Bobbitt, cut off the penis of her sleeping husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, in Manassas, Virginia. The case was an immediate sensation. How could it not have been? Hyped up by both journalists and comedians, her trial in January of 1994 was the world’s number one media event. Had Lorena murdered her sleeping husband, her name would not be a household name.

How did the penis of John Wayne Bobbitt end up in a grassy field across the street from a 7 Eleven? How did it change the public views on marital rape and domestic violence in the early 90’s. Only one month before, martial rape was outlawed in all 50 states.

Today, we are joined by Joleen Lunzer, who hosts the Married To Bravo Podcast that is available on iTunes and Spotify. She also has a popular YouTube recapping guilty pleasures of ours like 90 Day Fiancé, Big Brother, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and MTV the Challenge. You can follow her across all social media @JoleenLunzer.

Join us as we discuss the cut heard around the world.

For this episode’s charity, we recommend making a contribution to the Lorena Gallo Foundation. Their mission is to expand domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education, emergency response resources and community engagement activities that will improve outcomes for survivors and their children. Check them out at https://lorenagallofoundation.org. As always, send us a screenshot of your donation receipt and we’ll match it.

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