There is always a route we can navigate that will take us along the path of a killer. It is a view into that killers workings and although we cannot condone his or her actions we can see why they did what ever they did. Even in the foulest of crimes we can see what drove them and as such feel a measure of sympathy as we turn the key to their cell door.
However, there is one crime (aside from child murder)that I do not understand and no matter how hard I try to negotiate the turbulence that drives these people I cannot come to terms with honor killings. What over inflated sense of privilege gives a father mother or brother the right to murder female family members for some antiquated ridiculous notion of honor? Aside from the fact that no individual has the right to take another’s life how could family turn on their own in such a vile manner.
Recently in my sedate area of Canada a man his wife and son condemned to death three daughters and an ex wife then dumped the car complete with bodies into the canal. It is not certain if they were alive when they went into the water. The trial was reported on daily and with each hideous report I was left with one question hovering around the periphery of my thoughts. If they believed that what they were doing was right why was it necessary to hide the bodies?
The only reason they hid the bodies was because they knew what they were doing was wrong. Having lived in Canada for twenty years or more they knew that murder is against the law. They knew that Canadian law would not allow them to kill anyone for any reason regardless of ancient misguided notions and traditions from their birth country. They knew they were committing a crime yet went ahead with it anyway because women, not men, had caused them shame.
Up until a few weeks ago this would have been an end to this article. I have since then stumbled upon an infestation of MRA sites. Places where men can vent their spleens over the injustices women have wrought upon the innocent and unsuspecting males.
One such site asked why it is expected that men should leap in and shield a woman from a mad gunman’s bullet? It was asked why do we never read of women taking the blow for men? Then added that the men that died shielding their women in Colorado are not heroes they are just dead.
Another such site said it would be better for a few women to die rather than abort their babies for that is the primary purpose of a woman, to reproduce. Deny this function and they have become something less than woman.
I knew a guy years ago that because he had endured three divorces used to say “There is nothing worse than a woman that is no good to a man.”
So here I am again struggling to find that navigable river that will allow me to understand these people, and yes I do readily lump these examples into one insidious group, and I am sad to conclude there is not one avenue that will allow me into the hearts and minds of fools that think like this. I imagine that the inside of their minds is a truly dark and inhospitable place, who could look too closely? Even so the question has to be asked why do women need to be so oppressed? Women are the other half of us, what factual, and I stress factual not anecdotal nor conspiratorial, evidence does anyone have that clearly puts women in the position of our enemies? There is plenty of evidence to suggest that men are the evil pricks but none that I am aware of that suggests women are a threat to the sphincter based life form called Men.
I call on all men to stand on hind legs and support all women on every issue. No need to smother them with oppressive protection but have their backs. . .they play on the same team you know.