Looking For A Few Bad Men

To deepen the sexist implications of UAH shooter Amy Bishop’s unprosecuted fatal shooting of her brother in 1986, ABC News is now reporting that a store owner alleges Bishop turned the murder weapon on him while fleeing police, concocting a story about running from her husband and fearing for her life. Having killed one innocent man with a shotgun, and threatening another, Bishop still managed to push the ironically sexist Damsel-in-Distress narrative by inventing a murderous male to play victimizer to her non-existent victim in an attempt to blame a man to avoid the consequences of her actions.

Before You Comment: We understand full well what the cultural narrative is concerning gender and violence, so don’t bother repeating it. However, please understand the difference between a false cultural narrative buttressed by activist propaganda and one based in reality. The reality is that half of spousal homicide1 and more than half of “severe domestic abuse” (54.8 percent)2 are committed by women. Yet the sexist, Damsel-in-Distress narrative still insists we should punish men more harshly than women.



1 Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Crime in the United States,” Uniform Crime Reports, August 8, 1973. And, if you think those statistics are too old to matter, the FBI’s “Uniform Crime Reports” from 1981 to 1990 revealed an increase of 61.8 percent in violent crimes by women, and their “Crime in the United States” reports from 1987 to 1996 show an increase of 120 percent in violent crimes committed by female juveniles.

2 Murray A. Strauss and Richard J. Gelles, “Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptions to Violence in 8,145 Families,” (1990) and “Societal Change and Change in Family Violence from 1975 to 1985 as revealed by Two National Surveys,” Journal of Marriage and the Family, 48 (August, 1986)

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