30 April 2010

Headlines that piss me off

"Michael Briscoe charged in prostitute's murder" (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/04/30/edmonton-briscoe-ellie-mae-meyer-charged-murder.html)

It never ceases to piss me off when a murder victim is referred to by her profession. Especially when it's a sex worker who has been murdered.

The douchebag who murders Ms Meyer is named in full, but she's reduced to "prostitute". Can you say 'sexist bullshit'?  I knew you could.

RIP Ellie May Meyer.


rww said...

almost if if to say it's not a real murder, just a prostitute

Luna said...

rww: Yeah, exactly. So infuriating.

Ellie said...

I am Ellie May's Mother.. Thank you, Ellie was one of the kindest young woman i know.. the media want headlines and they don't care who they hurt or how..

Luna said...

Oh Ellie, I am so sorry you're hurting. So sorry for what the media have done to you, and to the name of your daughter. And mostly, I am so sorry that your daughter was murdered.

May God bless you and bring you peace. May your memories of Ellie May one day bring you joy instead of pain.