Why the hierarchy of dead women and girls?

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10/01/2014 by syrbal-labrys


jharrisonart2So many dead women, and society seems blind, deaf, and dumb…and the gruesome news is?  That little image, actually from a sardonic art site?  Somewhat sadly represents the fate of some of the dead women that the media ignores.

If you are black, old, and poor…it doesn’t even matter if your significant other beheads you! (Click on the title to read all about it.)

Karen Ingala Smith

Like anyone else, I am saddened to wake up to the news that a body has been found in the search for 14-year-old Alice Gross, and that her disappearance has now become a murder inquiry; similarly, I felt sickened to hear about the rape and  murder of 23-year old Hannah Witheridge, just two weeks ago.

But since Alice went missing – and in addition to Hannah – at least ten other UK women have been killed through suspected male violence.  Why don’t we all know the name of Leighann Duffy, 26, stabbed to death in Walthamstow? What about Glynis Bensley, 48, who witnesses said was pursued by two masked men on bikes before she was killed? Perhaps some people will recall the name of Pennie Davis, 47, found dead in a field, stabbed as she tended her horse.  What about Serena Hickey, Dorothy Brown, 66

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