I usually don’t reblog, but I think this post gives some interesting facts and discusses a sadly real issue.
I would have liked to include a “cartoon” from Sinfest, but I don’t want to violate any copyrights – so you can check directly at the source:
(the story has more episodes and begins at http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-10-03)
When women are killed, we remain just as dead as any man in similar circumstances. It cannot be argued that we have not really died, that the bullet that went through our skull didn’t really hurt us. Our death is an objective truth. It’s just the years leading up to it – all those experiences, thoughts and feelings – that can never quite be verified. For how does one know whether a life has validity unless it was lived by a man?
A man’s story belongs to him. He is more than “just the women”. As Judge Thokozile Masipa said of Oscar Pistorius, not guilty of murder despite firing four shots through a locked bathroom door, “the accused is the only person who can say what his state of mind was at the time he fired the shots that killed the deceased”. His experiences are inviolable. And…
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