Monday, February 15, 2010

A Rough Summary of Murders by Dads with Child Visitation/Custody Rights for 2010 « Battered Mothers-A Human Rights Issue

A Rough Summary of Murders by Dads with Child Visitation/Custody Rights for 2010 « Battered Mothers-A Human Rights Issue

It is far more frequent than any of us realize- very frequently, these preventable murders are NOT reported in any media, and if they are, they are treated as a stranger murder- and do not impact the public awareness of the extent of what is called "domestic" violence. Rather , I think, these acts of violence should be termed "murder" -with extenuating circumstances (i.e. WORSE) because the murderer was known to the victims and/or in a position of trust.

Because we use the word "domestic" in connection (often) with warm , furry, loving pets- the use of the word in the context of violence and murder- tends to put a fuzzy feeling to the crimes- kind of like- "crime of passion" - . Murder is murder. Period.

Another example of what I term- wilful blindness to facts- is- the excuses -that are often used in persons known to victim who murder. The murderer lost his job. etc. Okay- then- WHY doesn't one see- in a report of a murder - man A murders man B- outside a bar- WHY don't we see in reports of THESE murders- oh well- you know- the murderer (man A) had lost his job.

Gives the impression that women and children are far less important than men. (and before a few men get their boxers in a twist- I am discussing the criminal elements in our society- not humans in general- not men in general-or women- or children- only the CRIMIMAL elements in our society)(so don't get upset- unless you are one - a criminal)

Or- could it be ????? That the media reports ,in fact reflect societal attirudes that are widely held but infrequently spoken or otherwise acknowledged ????

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