If this were a mother, the term “mother” or “mom” would be in every headline (and would have made national news).
In this case, a husband/father killed 6 people – his wife and her family – and injured 4 – at their son’s birthday party. Some of the articles blame the woman for not divorcing him or filing a restraining order – but, really, folks, a divorce would not have saved her – this is what angered him (and, indeed research indicates separation and divorce are the height of danger for a woman). And, a restraining order? Maybe – if it was enforced by the police.
Another activist brought this page to our attention. Notice out of the 21 articles, only ONE refer to him as a husband. Six refer to him simply as a “gunman.” Really? The “gunman” was the father of the little boy celebrating his birthday – and then – witnessing his father kill his mother, her family, and then the “gunman” killed himself.
No mention of his relationship to the victims at all =13
Here are the first three:
Grand Prairie shooting victims leave behind families, dreams
Morning News (subscription) – 19 hours
Sunday school, as well as caring for her two children, friends said. She worked
full time doing accounting and grant management at the University of Texas at
Arlington, where she earned a …
Dallas-Fort Worth – Amanda
Guerra – 40 minutes ago
killed five people at Roller World in Grand Prairie planned his attack. Police
say investigators believe the deadly weekend attack at a Grand Prairie
roller-skating rink was …
News – Tracy
DeLatte – 2 hours ago
rampage at a Grand Prairie skating rink are sharing their eyewitness accounts of
what happened. Hoi Ta and his family moved to North Texas from Vietnam nearly
two decades ago in search of a …