The glorification of a predator

In DA calls Craigslist slaying suspect a ‘predator, Russell Contreras quotes the police commissioner as saying, “The man accused of fatally shooting a woman who placed an ad on Craigslist was someone who was “preying on people who were in a vulnerable position.” Do we really believe the “Craigslist Killer” killed PEOPLE? Or did he kill women? How many times are we going to be fooled by these deranged misogynist killers who torture & kill ONLY female victims and say they kill “people’?!

Most of these guys do kill prostitutes because they’re vulnerable – but so are pimps, drug dealers, the homeless, the elderly, the disabled, etc. – I’ve yet to see serial killers target them specifically. I don’t think they target prostitutes, I think they target women. If these killers went after any other group – Blacks, gays, etc. – they’d be racist or homophobic. When they go after women, we barely give it any thought that they could be misogynist. It’s almost seen as inevitable that women will be prey in society – we deeply deny the extent of misogyny.

And like Jack the Ripper they think they’re doing society a favor by ridding it of its “dregs” – those immoral evil women that take money from men in exchange for sexual favors. Did you know, murder is the number one cause of death for a prostitute? They also face verbal abuse, rape, violence, disease, etc. Someone once said, “Prostitution is not the world’s oldest profession, it’s the world’s oldest oppression.”   

NBC covered the “Craigslist Killer” yesterday and tallied how many women had posted ads on Craigslist from Friday to Monday. Do they have a clue??? Do they realize that many of these women have PIMPS….and QUOTAS? Do they really think women can quit their job because there’s another lunatic out there? They do a really good job at making women look stupid, now how about making the killer look bad?

(This same news program seemed to take joy in reporting that women, including educated career women, were being forced to work in exotic dancing due to the bad economy – they repeated this story over & over)  

Back to the “Craigslist Killer” (why do killers get such glorified names, any way?). Apparently, he was engaged. In Accused Craigslist killer’s fiancee: He’s innocent, we here such praises as:

“could not hurt a fly”

“a beautiful person inside and out”

“This is a great guy” (said by neighbor)

“outgoing”

“just regular guys … just our neighbors”

Why is it that reporters feel obligated to tell us how great killers are? Why is it that they interview neighbors – do our neighbors really know us? Do we here the praises when the killer is female? when the killer is Black or Hispanic? Why do we give these guys superhero names and praise them for how great they appear outwardly?

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