December 3, 2012

The NY Times decided that the murderer warranted a long article about him, his career, and about what a good, loving, family man and father he was. His victim, a mere woman, is mentioned once.

The Crunk Feminist Collective

I am sure that by now many of you know the name Jovan Belcher.  If you didn’t know his name (as I didn’t) before this weekend, you know it now.  He is the Kansas City Chiefs player who shot and killed his girlfriend before taking his own life on Saturday.  Headlines and news stories have focused on the tragedy from the lens of the perpetrator (including speculation of potential brain trauma, his involvement, as an undergraduate, in a Male Athletes Against Violence initiative, and his standing as an allstar athlete), in some ways dismissing or overshadowing the lens of the victim, who in headlines is simply referred to as “(his) girlfriend.”


Her name is Kasandra Michelle Perkins.  She was 22 years old, a new mother, and an aspiring teacher.  Her picture shows off a beautiful smile and her friends describe her as selfless, kind, and generous.  She was excited about…

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3 Responses to “”

  1. Yep, same crap happens in the UK too. Over the weekend, a former mayor murder-suicide thing (they haven’t said it outright yet), but oh what a great/normal guy he was. If this is ‘great’ or ‘normal’ then I am glad to be a separatist.

  2. KittyBarber Says:

    Because women don’t matter. Our lives mean less than theirs. But wait until a woman kills her abuser–and NOT herself. It’s not ‘passion,’ and she’s not a good ‘family woman,’ she just goes to prison.
    Why can they not just kill themselves?

  3. Quesadilla Says:

    He was a woman-hating man out of control. Deserves no praise and no sympathy.

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