Susan Riley's Feminist Rantings...
If you don't live in Ottawa, then you are spared of reading Susan Riley in the Ottawa Citizen. She's a die-hard feminist who buys every single feminist superstition, and her column today is no exception..
Yet many of these same politicians said nothing after this week's murder of a mother and her two children in Aurora, north of Toronto. The woman's estranged spouse has been charged. The brutal crime hasn't been ignored by the media, and various governments have made strides fighting what is rather clinically referred to as "domestic violence." The overall trend in spousal assault in Canada is down over the previous decade, too (although 22 people were killed by intimates in 2004, double the number killed the year before).Well, a couple of points:
But what is crucial, in terms of public policy, is that women are far more likely to be killed by a family member (59 per cent) than by a stranger (6 per cent). That is a "crime wave" that is not under-reported, exactly, but rarely the focus of impassioned national debate.
1. Very few spouses in Canada are killed...so calling it a crime wave is totally ridiculous.
2. Riley seems to be admitting women have a very low chance of being killed by a 'stranger'. Doesn't that mean that our streets our safe?
3. Why does she ignore the fact that men are murdered at a 3-4x rate that of women?