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Published: Thursday, March 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Kearns, UT

Stabbed him 30 times and cut his throat as well as shot him in the head? Battered woman defense is right out the door with that level of destruction.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

Arias’ behavior prior to the murder was that of an opportunistic stalker
While I agree there are battered women - there are also murdered men. The latter is more permanent
Arias does a disservice to all women everywhere by playing the “I get to perpetrate because I am a victim” card. Such justification is as morally bankrupt as arguing that a man can do whatever he wants with his wife/chattel: The battered woman defense is the inverse feminist version of rationalizing wife-beating because she didn’t act right – It is a manipulative mentality that does not empower women, it merely ultimately backfires on women who are truly wronged (and are NOT stalkers and murderers).
Imagine a man arguing that he was justified in killing his girlfriend because she repeatedly humiliated him. Where is all the equal and non-sexist feminist sympathy?

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