On tonight's Red Eye, which I was half listening to while working on my laptop, they started discussing Lorena Bobbitt and the fact that she's currently engaged. I'm sure we're all familiar with the story of Ms. Bobbitt (feminism's poster child) and how she severed her sleeping husband's penis with a kitchen knife after which she hopped in her car, went for a drive and tossed the severed genitalia out into a field. For those who don't remember.....Ms. Bobbitt was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.
As the panel members discussed some of the details of Ms. Bobbitt's current life and upcoming wedding, the show's host mentioned that if a man had mutilated a woman in the same fashion that Ms. Bobbitt mutilated her husband, that man would be locked away for life. His question was, "Do I smell a double standard" here? Judge Jeanine Pirro's response? "And well he should be. I think that's the way the law is. I think that women should be able to do that and get away with it."
At this point, I looked at my husband (bearing in mind that this program intermingles a lot of irreverant comedy with it's news) and asked incredulously, "Is she kidding?". There was no need for a response because her next comments were, "What I don't understand, Greg, is that the jury found her guilty of temporary insanity. As someone who has worked with battered women for years, that's not insanity, that's reality. That's what she needed to do to protect herself."
Nope, she wasn't kidding, not in the least. Keep in mind that Ms. Pirro served as a county judge before serving as the elected District Attorney of Westchester County in New York for twelve years. Considering Ms. Pirro's version of justice, the following should come as little surprise,
Scary isn't it? Scary that such a woman was responsible for dealing out "justice" since she became assistant D.A. in 1978. Prior to this evening, I could only imagine the worst, most rabid of man-hating feminists spouting such misandry, yet here we have a woman, a former judge, someone who's ran for the United States Senate, saying it on national television.
In 1989 Jeffery Deskovic was convicted in the murder of 15-year-old fellow student Angela Correa. He proclaimed his innocence on several occasions, but was denied a reopening of the case by then-DA Pirro. In 2006, the current DA authorized a DNA test which led to Deskovic's exoneration. Had Pirro agreed to a relatively simple test, Deskovic would have been freed years before his actual exoneration. Instead, she maintained that the test wasn't necessary, and Deskovic spent 16 years in a prison for a crime he did not commit.
Human genitalia is human genitalia; view it as you see fit, call it sacred, call it private, make jokes about it......if it's a horrific crime to mutilate it, then it's a horrific crime. The severity of that crime should never vary depending on the gender of the person it's committed against....how disgusting that in today's society, to many people, people like Ms. Pirro, it does.