Of Cabbages and Kings

August 30, 2008

Killer Reiser confesses

Filed under: Across the Universe, Random musing — Tags: , , , , — Chinmayi @ 10:41 pm

Here’s another very public instance of a man who murdered a woman who displeased him in cold blood. And again I ask, what is wrong with the world that it allows people like Reiser to mushroom all over the place.

As disturbing as the fact of these crimes, is that for every person that commits this kind of crime are a fair share of others who believe that it is justified, that the violence was probably provoked. There are some disturbing comments tailing the Wired article on the Raiser killing for anyone who is interested.

You could also try and talk about with people at your workplace – the last time I tried discussing heinous crimes, more specifically the Fritzl case, with my colleagues, one person commented that the incarcerated daughter probably brought it on herself and was happy to be raped, and the other suggested that the man made a good moral choice in raping his own daughter rather than someone else’s. Are all collections of people peppered with psychopath-endorsers? Is the world going nuts?

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5 Comments »

  1. How can someone be happy about being raped? Isn’t rape, by definition, something you object to?

    Comment by A.Y. Siu — August 30, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

  2. I agree with your post. It is also unforgiveable that society is overlooking the alarming rate of domestic violence crimes done by women against men. Currently, a man is physically attacked by a woman every 38 seconds.

    Comment by manupmen — August 30, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

  3. @ A.Y. Siu
    It is. I think that people are always trying to suggest that ‘she asked for it’ to absolve the rapist. This snippet on rape myths might interest you: http://books.google.co.in/books?id=_qJZD8Ynb6cC&pg=PA98&lpg=PA98&dq=%22she+asked+for+it%22+rape&source=web&ots=JUi_yTrSXm&sig=-9jUy5oP2jFPzM0YojqzUOWe0Es&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result

    @manupmen
    I didn’t know that. Is there some place that I could read more about it?

    Comment by Maya — August 31, 2008 @ 7:24 am

  4. Maya,

    Lots of info at battered men dot com.

    John Bryan Stone

    Comment by manupmen — August 31, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  5. Thanks John. That was very interesting reading.

    Comment by Maya — August 31, 2008 @ 9:08 pm


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