Yeah, I know that’s over the top and I sort of apologize. All we’ve heard for the past couple of days is JonBenet all the time. “BREAKING NEWS!!! Dumb@$s Karr spent his first night in an American Jail last night!”. When Jon Benet Ramsey was killed it was wall to wall coverage for how many months? Did her parents do it? Was it her brother? Maybe Colonel Muster?
Don’t get me wrong here. I truely feel for her parents and bitterly mourn her loss. But I also feel for the parents of the other thousands of little girls killed and bitterly mourn THEIR loss but we will never hear about them. My anger isn’t because I have to endure this news story. It’s because it is over done to the point where it interferes with the investigation of the case AND the newsies treat it like the only tragic murder of a child in the country. If Jon Benet was hideously ugly and came from a trailer park we would have never heard about this story.
That’s not why I’m here today. The real reason will shock some of my handful of readers. There have been other “pretty little girls” that have died recently and like the thousands of children murdered, we haven’t heard a peep about them in the news. They are mere statistics to the newsies.
One brave poster at the Daily Kos did the work of the newsies, honored these proud women, and humbled me because I didn’t.
She concludes her post with these words:
I’d like everyone who has some kind of problem with feminism to look long and hard at the faces of these women and consider the fact that they died for YOU and they were doing a man’s job.
Well said. VERY well said. There are probably very few things that HRH and I would agree on but this…THIS…I only wish I had written it first.