Every crime against women should be regarded as a hate crime.
Below is comment left on a site under an article written by Robert Franklin, Esq. I chose to share it because I think it gives good insight into misandry in America.
NOW (America’s National Organisation of Women) – New York State recently supported a resolution that “all crimes against women must be regarded as hate crimes . . ..” http://www.nownys.org/pr_2009/pr_022609.html You read that right! Every single crime against women should be regarded as a hate crime.
But think about what I just wrote. According to NOW-New York State, if a gunman (or gunwoman) goes on a rampage at the mall and kills 15 men and boys and five women, the killer will receive enhanced sentencing — ONLY for the crimes inflicted on five of the victims, the crimes against the women. You see, women’s lives are worth more than men’s, NOW believes. Never mind that innocent men are victims of violent assaults by strangers far more frequently than women. (Don’t believe me? You can even consult sources that feminists would consider unimpeachable: “Yes Means Yes: Visons of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape,” by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Vallenti (2008) at page 23: “Men are 150 percent more likely to be the victims of violent crimes than women. . . . Men are more likely to be victimised by a stranger . . . .”)
Never mind that it is possible more men are raped than women because of prison rape. Never mind that domestic violence is committed by both genders with roughly the same frequency. And never mind that false rape claim victims are almost exclusively male.
None of that matters to NOW. NOW is not after gender equity. NOW is a lobby for certain women (not all women, by any stretch of the imagination), and its agenda is simple: it wants nothing less than a legislative articulation that women are perpetual victims of subjugation by males — even though they are not, and, therefore, women are automatically entitled to special advantages over men — even though they shouldn’t get them. And for heaven’s sake, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good gender victim meta narrative!
NOW is, of course, trivialising the meaning of “hate crime” for its own political expediency. Its attempt to expand the definition of “hate” crime to fit whatever crime against whatever female for whatever motive is an affront to the blacks, gays, young men like the Duke lacrosse guys, and all other minorities who actually HAVE been targeted for crimes because of the class to which they belong.
In effect, NOW is seeking to do nothing less than institutionalise misandry.
Written by Pierce Harlan. Comment #1.