Saturday, December 10, 2016

The murder of women by men in the US and Washington Post's sick obsession with women in India

The Washington Post exhibits the typical signs of colonial feminism: it obsesses about the plight of women in India and yet exhibits no such concern for the plight of women in the US. In fact, to write about women, the Washington Post recruited years ago anti-feminist Kathy Young.  Here is a story by the Post about "honor crimes" in India. It says that 251 women were killed by men in India. The story appeared on the front page.  But India is a nation of 1.29 billion people, and in the US (a nation of 320 million) some 23 women are killed by husbands or boyfriend in ONE WEEK.  And one study talks about "More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year [in the US], New Study Finds".  Why there is no outrage about that? Why is it easy for colonial-minded Westerners to identify with female victims in faraway lands than with women in their own lands?