The Concerns of Women
Well, I recently, belatedly and surprisingly did receive the following response.
Thanks for reaching out to feminist.com and forgive me if this is a duplicate response. And if not a duplicate -- apologies for responding so late.
I general I think if anyone is bringing attention to violence committed by women it's feminists. (Case in point -- see Ann Jones, When Women Kill). And while I think it's uniquely feminists is because they take women's rage seriously - most people discount violences by women precisely because they underestimate the power of women and what they are capable of. It's also feminist who are trying to understand the roots of violence, which often begins in childhood and begins with being violated in those initial years and how it manifests over time.
Good luck raising more awareness about this...but hopefully your desire to point out women as culprits won't overshadow the fact that men are more likely to be abuses. Take care Amy
Sigh...not that I expected anything more.
You'll notice that the author points out it is feminists who have pioneered addressing violent women....of course, it's also feminist who are "trying to understand the roots of violence" and how it "begins with being violated in those initial years". In other words, feminists are delving into violence committed women in order to see how it isn't their fault and how some man is ultimately to blame.
The best part, though, comes at the end, where I am reminded that any horrific actions or behaviors on the part of women are really insignificant because "men are more likely to be abuse(r)s". And that....is feminism in a nutshell....avoidance and denial of anything remotely negative about women and an immediate redirection of focus to those horrible, evil men. Why concern ourselves with children being abused and murdered by their mothers or by women showing a complete disregard for the value of life as they lodge false rape accusations at innocent men. What could these things matter as long as there are men out there hurting women. Apparently, nothing is of as great of importance as the welfare of women...not even the lives of children.
The state of womanhood will continue it's stark decline until the time comes that those who purport to speak in their behalf start addressing the issues that really effect women. While we can't control the actions of others the one thing we have complete autonomy over is our own actions. Apparently it's better to be hapless victims then to take responsibility for one's own life....but wait....I thought women were strong and empowered....ah yes, just one more feminist contradiction.