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Victims of Violence

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Treats Tue 19-Oct-10 12:57:05

So - this is the first thread I've started within the Feminism section, but I'm a long-time lurker and occasional poster.

I've been motivated to start a thread by this story from last week, and then also by this both in the last few days. (There was another one too but i can't find the link at the moment).

Every few weeks, it seems to me from reading the newspapers, a woman is killed by her husband or lover. Sometimes her children are harmed too.

My DH would like to argue that every single murder is an isolated incident, and caused entirely by factors only relevant to that one man. I argue that these cases are manifestations of misogyny, and that these are not isolated examples, but are all linked. He finds this an uncomfortable point of view, because of what it suggests about him, about us, about our friends.

I think that misogyny is similar to an epidemic - say, swine flu. It's infectious. It affects a significant proportion of the population, but not all. Of those affected, only a minority are severely affected. But it can be fatal - not for the sufferer, but for those close to them.

I don't know how many others here agree with me, but I do see a number of posts from some people who most definitely wouldn't. So the thread I want to start is to collect examples of victims of misogynist violence - women who were killed because they subverted their husbands and boyfriends desire to control them. I want people who visit this board with doubts about why feminism is necessary and justified to read my thread with its examples of victims and to start joining the dots for themselves.

Those posters who think that misandry is equivalent to misogyny are free to post their examples too (of women killing men).

If this thread (or something like it) already exists, then please point me to it and I will post there.

AnyaKnowIt Thu 27-Dec-12 18:35:42

Charmaine MacMuris Mother of 3 children was murdered on christmas day

ElephantsAndMiasmas Sun 30-Dec-12 08:36:54

Julia Thurgaland a 70 year old churchwarden from Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire, found strangled on Friday. Her husband has been arrested.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Sun 30-Dec-12 08:49:41

Rebecca Sessacar a 25 year old from Croydon, stabbed to death. Her 6 year old daughter was also hurt. Her husband has been arrested.

KRITIQ Sun 30-Dec-12 22:08:26

Judith Anne Brierley in Ealing, West London.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Sat 05-Jan-13 10:10:54

A man has been arrested for the murder of Janelle Duncan-Bailey who disappeared following a "domestic incident" at her former partner's address.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 09-Jan-13 10:14:38

Anastasia Voykina was found beaten to death. Her boyfriend has been arrested.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 18-Jan-13 14:27:34

Suzanne Newton

AnyaKnowIt Tue 29-Jan-13 18:21:27

Annette Creegan

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 06-Feb-13 21:07:15

Lynda Brown

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Thu 14-Feb-13 22:24:34

Reeva Steenkamp


ElephantsAndMiasmas Sat 16-Feb-13 19:51:00

Gillian Andrade

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 19-Feb-13 17:35:27

Samantha Medland

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Tue 19-Feb-13 21:17:58

I didn't know about Samantha Medland. So sad.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 20-Feb-13 11:13:11

Barbara Yates

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 20-Feb-13 11:14:19

Sabrina Bebb-Jones whose husband has finally admitted killing her and her dumping her body in 1997 sad

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 22-Feb-13 22:13:27

Sarah Shields

ElephantsAndMiasmas Sun 03-Mar-13 23:42:17

Unnamed woman in Devizes

AbigailAdams Thu 07-Mar-13 12:20:43

Unnamed 16 yr old girl stabbed on the way to school. Tragic.

The woman in Devizes was Victoria Rose.

EmmelineGoulden Fri 08-Mar-13 18:26:13

Eileen Callaghan

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Sat 23-Mar-13 13:18:47

Carmen (Gaby) Miran Buchachra

ElephantsAndMiasmas Sat 23-Mar-13 14:35:39

The judge gave the man who killed Gaby just seven years because she had "emotionally abused him" by saying she would leave him due to his irresponsible behaviour (out drinking all day leaving her with a tiny baby and who knows what else). I would be astonished if he hadn't hurt her before this - who goes straight to murder? She even said "please" when asking him to stop killing her - if anyone was scared it wasn't him sad

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Sat 23-Mar-13 14:49:48

The justice system fails victim of male violence again.

DaffodilAdams Thu 28-Mar-13 15:36:29 This is a really excellent article about domestic violence. 112 women were killed last year due to domestic violence.


DaffodilAdams Thu 28-Mar-13 15:36:51

Counting Dead Women

KarenIngalaSmith Mon 01-Apr-13 09:27:20

Thank you DaffodilAdams for the link to my blog and your comment.

You may also be interested in this link to a list of the names of 112 women killed through male violence against women in the UK in 2102:

This is a list of the 22 women killed so far this year (January - March 2012) in the UK through male violence against women:

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