Once a woman is seen as more innocent, her testimony is more valued, which leads to prosecutors offering the woman the plea bargain in crimes committed jointly by a woman and a man And if a district attorney is up for reelection, the chivalry – factor allows him to look like a hero when his office prosecutes a man, or a bully if he should put a woman behind bars. Moreover, he soon discovers it is easy to portray the man as the mastermind, whereas if he prosecutes the woman, her attorney can use the Svengali defense. . .