Friday, July 25, 2008

Evil man, stupid woman, dead family

'Spam King' Shoots Wife, Daughter in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Cue Tammy Wynette? "Spam King" Edward "Eddie" Davidson escaped from a minimum-security prison with the help of his wife. He thanked her by shooting her and their 3-year-old daughter dead before turning the gun on himself.

Again and again we see tragedies that were perpetrated by the man, yes -- but only after a woman was stupid enough to stick with him even after he'd proven himself to be nothing but trouble.

This attitude that having a man, even an evil man, is better than being alone costs women and children their lives again and again.

A woman should be more than a wo-wo-wo on a man, as Dr. Laura says.


Leslie said...

My children went to school in Bennett.


Anonymous said...

only after a woman was stupid enough to stick with him

That is a disgusting thing to say.

Christina Dunigan said...

How disgusting is it? It's realistic. It's being pretty charitable in some cases.

How many cases do you read about in which a woman and her child are killed by her man? Or, as it often happens, the man just kills the child? And AFTER the woman KNOWS that the guy is violent.

My former neighbor is one of those frankly STUPID women. She has five kids by five different men, each man a prison inmate incarcerated for a violent crimes. Some of the kids were conceived during visits to the prison, some in between prison sentences for various crimes.

She has never had any romantic involvement with a man who wasn't a violent criminal. She's PROUD of this fact -- I got an earful of it when I brought the vacuum cleaner over for her to borrow and stayed a while to see her newest baby -- whose father is in prison for having attacked her with a knife.

Right before she moved away, she started up a correspondence with a guy who was hoping to get paroled after serving the minimum time of a murder sentence. He stabbed a store clerk to death during a robbery. She was planning on having this guy move in with her and her kids.

Asking a convicted murderer to move in with your kids is STUPID. And that's the most charitable thing to call it.

Anonymous said...

It's a victim blaming, woman-hating attitude, to act like it's the woman's fault for what her partner did to her. And I'm saddened that what I thought was a rare pro-woman pro-life blog is harboring such misogynistic attitudes.

Christina Dunigan said...

Stupid is as stupid does, Amy, regardless of the sex of the person doing the stupid thing.

Driving on bald tires? STUPID. And if you wreck your car, the wreck was brought on by your own stupidity, regardless of your sex.

Eating potato salad that's been sitting in the sun all day? STUPID. And if you get food poisoning, it was brought on by your own stupidity, regardless of your sex.

If you know that somebody is trouble, and you choose to associate with them anyway, that is STUPID, regardless of whether you are a man or a woman. YOU are the one with the misogynistic attitude that women just can't learn to make smart choices about the men they choose to have in their lives.

You sound as if you don't even think women have free will, that they are compelled by some instinctive force to cling to men, even if the men in question are clearly dangerous.