Another woman murdered

(15 Posts)
BlooperReel Fri 22-May-20 08:49:24

Just seen the news that a lady in Wigan was stabbed to death, in front of her 13 year old daughter, by an ex partner who smashed into her home with a golf club before murdering her.

I despair, I really do. No real debate to be had, how it is still not seen as an epidemic, all these women murdered by ex partners I don't know. I just didn't want it to go unmentioned. RIP Melissa Belshaw.

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 22-May-20 08:50:45

That's so sad. Her daughter will need a lot of help to get through this.

NotAGirl Fri 22-May-20 09:12:49

So many women lately sad

Cuntysnark Fri 22-May-20 09:20:20

Poor woman and her poor child.

happydappy2 Fri 22-May-20 09:24:09

What would society do if women murdered men at the same rate?

SarahTancredi Fri 22-May-20 09:55:35


CurbsideProphet Fri 22-May-20 10:02:38

I feel the same despair.

Domestic violence is at an all time high in Wigan at present.

ThePankhurstConnection Fri 22-May-20 11:12:38

Thank you for mentioning her and her name, so we can remember her - RIP Melissa Belshaw, this is one woman who will think about you a lot.

You are right this is an epidemic.It needs to be called out as such.

Ereshkigalangcleg Fri 22-May-20 12:41:22

RIP thanks

ScapaFlo Fri 22-May-20 12:46:03

Is Lisa Nandy Wigan? Wonder what she has to say about this very obviously male-pattern violence.

Gwynfluff Fri 22-May-20 13:27:08

It’s the rage, the awful rage. They’ve split up and still not free, in fact more vulnerable.

Antibles Fri 22-May-20 14:55:55

Male violence. Endemic.

I think men see men's violence levels as the norm and women's as lower (if the comparator is bothered with at all).

If society viewed women's violence level as 'the norm', men's would look as shockingly high as it in fact is.

RIP Melissa flowers

Xpectations Sat 23-May-20 12:06:14

RIP Melissa and condolences to her family, especially her young daughter.

RaveOnThisCrazyFeeling Sat 23-May-20 12:21:56

Thank you for putting that so well, Antibles. I hadn't heard it articulated that way before and it's a useful reframing of the issue.

So sorry for Melissa, her daughter and all who loved her. Thinking too of the brave man who was also stabbed while trying to help Melissa and is now fighting for his own life in hospital. Wishing him a full recovery.

AskingQuestionsAllTheTime Sat 23-May-20 13:15:41

I do want to give a word of praise for the two men who tried to save her, tried to help, and did keep her daughter from also being injured or killed.

Not all men are mindless, violent thugs: some behave decently and even bravely -- thank the deity of your choice.

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