I have not been following this case, because . . . well, stuff like this is simply sensationalist crap - there's often better things to get upset about. But I wasn't aware that some women in media were celebrating the fact that a woman took a knife to a man's penis and cut if off.
In case you, like me, boycott media stories about dumbass people, here's the scoop, via the L.A. Times (this story is an udpate about her mental evaluation):
A law enforcement source said told The Times that a dispute over an "inappropriate relationship" may have been the motive in the case.He may be an ass, he may have cheated on her, he may have even been emotionally abusive, but celebrating and laughing about that kind of revenge is sick . . . as sick as Catherine Becker's actions. I cannot imagine how outraged those same women would be if a man caught his wife cheating on him and cut out her clitoris. They would be demanding his head on a stake.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing, said the couple had argued earlier in the day and that the wife was angry at the husband over a relationship. Police said that when they confronted the woman, she said her husband "deserved it."
Orange County prosecutors charged the wife with two felony counts for allegedly cutting off her husband's penis and throwing it in a garbage disposal after drugging him and tying him to a bed.
The following was posted at a site called No, Seriously, What About teh Menz?
Trigger warning for violence and sexual mutilation.
This is a short and simple call to action. CBS Television recently aired an episode of The Talk about the Catherine Kieu Becker case, previously discussed here (trigger warning for the same topics). On this episode, the hosts glorified the event, mocking the victim and delighting in his torture, fantasizing about what he might have done to deserve it, and generally behaving in an incredibly repugnant and morally bankrupt manner. Sharon Osborne even went so far as to call it “quite fabulous,” and mouthed “I love it!” while dancing and making a “garbage disposal motion” with her hands.
We’re asking you to write to CBS and let them know what you think. If you need to kickstart your Sunday Social Justice, this is the perfect way to do it.
- At CBS’s website comment form, select “Complaint,” and then “The Talk” from the dropdown menu. Let them know exactly how you feel.
- Write CBS on Twitter.
- Write CBS on Facebook.
- Email CBS Investor Relations or call them at 877-227-0787. You might inform them that you will be contacting their advertisers to tell them what they implicitly supported, and considering boycotting the same. If you have any investments in CBS properties (directly or through retirement accounts, etc.), you should tell them you will be reconsidering those investments.
- File a complaint with the FCC.
To see the segment in question, look below the fold. (This is the actual segment - the video on the site was an MRA rant.)