Today on the MBTA, someone called 911 over a lady puking on the subway, claiming she was from Liberia and had Ebola. After they had stopped train service on the Orange line, and escorted her away with a horde of cops and medical responders, it was finally established that she was actually of Haitian descent.
The Ebola epidemic is going to spin off into full-on hypochondriac racism really fast, mark my words.
"Going to" or "already has"?
Mary ‘Unique’ Spears, 27, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head outside the American Legion Joe Louis Post No 375 on Detroit’s east side in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Where’s that quote again, that feminism makes men feel bad but that misogyny gets women killed?
Can we talk about how this woman is reported to have repeatedly told this man that she was not interested?
Can we talk about how she informed him that she was already taken even though, as has often been pointed out, a woman’s relationship status should not mean anything if she still tells someone NO?
Can we talk about how this man continued to harass her until he decided he didn’t like her answer and killed her for it?
Can we talk about how several other people were injured because this man couldn’t get it through his skull that this particular woman had utterly no interest in having sex with him?
Can we talk about how this group of family and friends who had just attended the funeral of someone else they lost must now the plan another funeral because a woman had the gall to turn down a man’s advances?
Can we talk about the three little boys who no longer have a mother?
And can we talk about the usual suspects on Tumblr, who often harshly decry misogyny and wave the great feminist flag so that women can be treated as equal and not mere sex objects, have been utterly mum on this incident?
Or should we just wait until it’s a white man pulling the trigger and a white woman getting killed? Is that when we’ll talk about this?