James Taranto, over at the Wall Street Journal, isn’t impressed with big-league feminists. Noting how NOW is making a big deal out of the Chris Brown/Rihanna business and domestic violence in general, he wondered what they had to say about two atrocious cases of same, including the awfully under-reported case of wife beheading outside of Buffalo. (About which, incidentally, Mark Steyn had the best headline EVER.)
Do you know what NOW had to say about a man who has reportedly confessed to having beheaded his wife? That’s right. Nothing.
Now I am opposed to domestic violence in every case (including female-on-male; and same-sex violence). I also understand that one can’t comment on every single case of abuse. But give me a break. Beheadings aren’t so common in the United States as to go unnoticed. Seems like a big one to miss, especially for a feminist organization.
UPDATE, Wednesday: It appears the New York State chapter of NOW is quite upset by the murder and has denounced it forcefully. Good for them.by