Dear readers, today I have lost yet another piece of already dwindling faith in humanity. You see, I read today that a despicable, heinous, atrocity of a woman got life in prison WITH chance of parole for her actions.
The woman in question? Catherine Kieu.
The crime? Drugging her husband in July of 2011, tying him to their bed, cutting off his penis and fucking throwing it in the garbage disposal.
His “crime”? Wanting to get a divorce.
Yes, you read that correctly. He was not an abusive wife beater, he didn’t cheat on her with multiple STD infected lovers, he didn’t maritally rape her…he deemed her an unfit wife and made the mistake of telling her he was going to pursue a divorce. Why, in her mind, this meant he “deserved” to lose his penis is anyone’s guess.
The worst part of this (beside the obvious pain and suffering that Glen, the ex-husband goes through on a daily basis) is that this disgusting woman is eligible for parole in seven years. Seven years of good behavior, and this mutilator could be back out on our streets. Yet Glen will have to live the remainder of his life without his sex organ…how is this justice?
Answer: It is not.
This may be an extreme example of domestic abuse, but it is STILL domestic abuse. This is an overly revolting case, and frankly it makes me sick to write about. But what is even worse is the responses to this crime. I will not link to any of them, I don’t want to sully my blog with such filth, even indirectly. But go onto any news source reporting on this topic and read some of the comments, or better (worse) yet check out what members of CBS’s “The Talk” had to say about it in July 2011. To save you from doing so, I will let you know that you will find laughter and comments on how “he must have deserved it”, “good for her”, “you go girl” and “men rape everyday…it’s time we did something back”.
This is solid proof, in my opinion, that our society is broken. Where is our sympathy for victims of mutilation? Why are people finding humor in such a disgusting sex crime? How has our species fallen so low as to lose our sense of righteousness and empathy?
I almost wish I knew the answers. Almost.
Discussion is, as always, welcome. But please remember to keep it polite and on topic, especially for this particular subject. Comments endorsing either misandry or misogyny will not be allowed through, nor will examples of victim shaming.