I am not sure if it right to write this post, but I have nagging feeling in my body that is demanding that I write.
I am very uncomfortable that a tiny minority of women who do commit extremely violent crimes are justify by some feminists, when their crimes are inexcusable.
I do believe the vast majority of women who use violence are pushed into it. I believe it understandable to kill a man who has battered you for long period. I understand girls joining gangs for identity and protection.
But I believe to be a feminist it sometimes important to see that woman are capable of crimes that are inexcusable. That they are responsible for their actions.
Otherwise we infanticides women.
I am uncomfortable with the excuses made for Mrya Hindley especially.
I would never make an excuse for any man who kidnapped and took part in the torture of children. I would not care if he claimed he was manipulated.
I would not take his word as the truth.
But I am told to believe the word of a women who kidnapped and take part in the torture of children.
I am told I should sorry for her.
But every day women and girls are mentally, physically and sexually tortured by men. The vast majority of those women and girls do not torture children.
I do believe she was manipulated by Ian Bradley. But I do not think that is an excuse for her actions.
Part of my abuse, was hearing the tapes from the Moors Murders.
I heard the child being tortured. I heard the coldness from both Ian Bradley and Myra Hindley.
She was no outsider to those murders.
I believe all abusers will play the pity card. Their word has no importance.
I do not think feminists should fall into the trap of making women like Myra Hindley into a cult heroine.
It is important to say if we say that men who rape, batter, torture cannot be excused. Then we should not make another rule when women kill or torture the innocent.
I feel very strongly the focus should on why the majority of women and girls who do not turn to extreme violence.
I had so much anger in me, I imagine many ways of murdering. But I like many women and girls was non-violent.
I suppose there was a conscious in me that said there be would no excuses for violence.
For when reasons are given for violence they are all excuses to get away with the crime.
“I was abused, so I know no better.”
Utter rubbish. Most people that are abused never want to inflict that misery on another.
“I was drunk/drugged/mentally ill.”
Rubbish, you choose to abuse.
“What’s the harm. It is just society doesn’t understand my needs”.
Your needs for raping children, torturing prostituted women. Yours needs to mentally damage all that you come in connect with.
Hell, society is so backward.
I can on and on and on with excuses abusers make.
I feel as feminists we need a clear eye.
99.9999% of abusers who do extreme violence are men. But the tiny minority that are women who are not innocent.
They did plan their crimes. They did pick on the weaker.
They do use manipulation and lies like men to get away with their crimes.
I will always stand up for those who are abused or tortured.
I have no feelings or time for abusers and torturers.