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To wish the media would just for once name the fucking problem?

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IfyouseeRitaMoreno Mon 18-Dec-17 21:57:43

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/18/suspect-arrested-over-death-of-british-diplomat-rebecca-dykes-in-beirut

Another woman raped and murdered by a man.

Another day another dollar.

But the guardian says it “wasn’t politically motivated”.

Ok maybe not but it was motivated by hatred of women. If every news outlet consistently called these incidents what they are, gender based violence, and accompanied them with stats on rape then maybe people would start to join the dots and realise the enormity of this global problem.

Or maybe it wouldn’t make a jot of difference because people see VAW as inevitable.

IfyouseeRitaMoreno Mon 18-Dec-17 21:58:50

www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/18/suspect-arrested-over-death-of-british-diplomat-rebecca-dykes-in-beirut

Clicky link sorry.

Pumperthepumper Mon 18-Dec-17 22:12:23

YANBU.

AdalindSchade Mon 18-Dec-17 22:12:55

YANBU angry

MaidOfStars Mon 18-Dec-17 22:16:24

Sex-based violence.

But your main thrust is not unreasonable at all.

Piratesandpants Mon 18-Dec-17 22:17:11

YANBU

ladyballs Mon 18-Dec-17 22:17:26

YANBU

SmileEachDay Mon 18-Dec-17 22:20:40

Yup. It’s almost as though men don’t do 98% of sexual violence, if you listen to the meedja.

It should say “Man rapes/kills/assaults woman. Every. Single. Time.”

Nyx1 Mon 18-Dec-17 22:30:41

Yanbu

scatterolight Mon 18-Dec-17 22:33:24

A little learning is a dangerous thing.

Is this what we do with our education these days? Make the shallowest, most pointless observation possible? Here OP I can top your effort.... The biggest common denominator is that all violent crimes are committed by human beings. Do I get a gold star from the sociology department?

AsMenDclaredWomenTheirInferior Mon 18-Dec-17 22:34:41

Yes YANBU and all these crimes males commit against females should be registered as hate crimes.
So why aren't they?

NSEA Mon 18-Dec-17 22:35:38

@scatterolight you have missed the point no?

Nicketynac Mon 18-Dec-17 22:35:44

As far as I know, she was a diplomat, so when they say "not politically motivated" I assume they mean not related to her job.

HumphreyCobblers Mon 18-Dec-17 22:36:49

There is nothing pointless about the observation that it is mainly men who kill women.

skopu Mon 18-Dec-17 22:37:39

YA totally NBU

<SmileEachDay> that would be so much better/more accurate too.

I'm in Cape Town (alone) for a few weeks and keep being told to be careful, don't use public transport, use Uber!!

I'm thinking, if I got attacked - because I do take the train and walk around but am sensible about it - how would the media spin the motive?

The only people I feel threatened by are men (of whatever race). But in the media it would be 'white woman attacked '. And black women no doubt get attacked here a lot but it would never make headline news.

SmileEachDay Mon 18-Dec-17 22:38:03

So why aren't they?

Because women aren’t a minority. Yup.

So it ^totally fine* to do whatever the fuck you like to us.

AsMenDclaredWomenTheirInferior Mon 18-Dec-17 22:42:11

@scatterolight
nope
"Why don't we just say, people rape, instead of men rape?
I mean just because men are responsible for 98% of all rapes, why the focus on men?"
men ask?

Nickynackynoodle Mon 18-Dec-17 22:46:30

It’s so fucking tiring.

and this leaves me speechless

WhatWouldGenghisDo Mon 18-Dec-17 22:47:29

YANBU

If misogyny was a hate crime they'd have to start taking it seriously, and that would be very expensive because it's an epidemic angry

KarlosKKrinkelbeim Mon 18-Dec-17 22:52:24

I’ve read your link Nickynacky and now my blood is boiling. How dare these fuckers tell us feminisms Work is done, women have nothing to complain about, equality has gone too far? The epidemic of violence continues year on year unabated.

ShoesHaveSouls Mon 18-Dec-17 22:57:13

Yanbu. I haven't even the energy to say any more - just... YANBU.

ChancellorBercow Mon 18-Dec-17 22:59:48

YANBU

SisterLocation Mon 18-Dec-17 23:01:31

Yanbu

WoTmania Mon 18-Dec-17 23:05:39

YANBU

BottleBeach Mon 18-Dec-17 23:06:04

If misogyny was a hate crime

I genuinely do not understand why it isn’t?

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