This case received little attention in media but it is quite momentous as a development in the erosion of men’s basic human right to life and the elevation of women to an even more privileged class.
When her mother’s boyfriend Mr Watkins, apparently an unpleasant man with a propensity towards violence, became angry and ordered everyone out of the house while threatening them with a meat cleaver, Ms Daryl Kirk ran back into the house, up the stairs, grabbed a rifle and returned to fire six times at him, killing him with three hits. The woman judge decided this murder was good enough to be called ‘self-defence’ even though Ms Kirk could easily have escaped the place to keep herself safe, and her actions in getting the gun were almost certainly out of vengeful anger rather than self-preservation. So Ms Kirk was convicted of manslaughter, and slaughter him she had, for which she was sentenced to 12 months home detention. The learned judge was said to make reference to the Law Commission’s recommendation to legalize homicide of males by females, and apparently she decided that feminism was so important she she may as well apply this as if it were already law even though parliament has not yet passed it. Yeah, go girls!
Men’s lives, already treated as so disposable in employment, war and suicide, are in the process of becoming even more disposable. Don’t dare frighten any woman because she will then be allowed to murder you with minimal or no consequences. But unfortunately the same privilege won’t be given to frightened men. You can be sure that if you shot to death a woman threatening you with a lesser weapon, you won’t be allowed to attribute this to self-defence. Especially if you fire the gun six times and one of the bullets is in her back.