La Manada del Asesino ..
Exposing Violent Patriarchy in Spain
Here we translate one of many posts confronting ingrained patriarchy/ in Spanish society, published since the first ever hugely successful Women’s Work and Home General Strike in the Spanish State on 8th March 2018, and also relating to the outrage at the release of a group of gang rapists.. the ‘Manada’, and the various waves of feminist social revolution now sweeping the world.
by Aliss .. original en castellano HERE/AQUÍ La manada del asesino
The Herd of the Male Murderer
‘In the law courts men are not usually framed in the profile of the abuser .. while women are often presumed to be liars. Women report abuse and lawsuits are filed, but without being investigated. The presumption of innocence is distorted and the legal guarantee is transformed into defenselessness.
Women have recently been conquering levels of equality and freedom (in Spain), but many men are watching us, skulking, full of resentment, and eager to put us back in the place they think is ours’.
So affirms Amelia Valcárcel: ‘ this contained anger usually exerts itself through subtle forms of violence, such as verbal, in the media, in relationships with us or when they are away from women in their professional, leisure or social environment’.
Although repressed, the patriarchal law is a hidden code that permeates every pore of our society. The threat of unleashed anger and exemplary punishment is always present.
When one of the members of the ‘herd’ commits a heinous crime the other members of the fraternity come out like vermin in their defense by invoking patriarchal norms.
In Castellón, Spain, a man killed his two daughters of 4 and 6 years old with a knife to take revenge on his ex-wife. The woman had asked for protection from the Law, but justice did not trust her.
She had requested protective measures in court, but the judge considered that the risk was low and dismissed the measures, noting that both parents were involved in a custody suit and that there were contradictions between the testimony of the man and the woman. .
Today her daughters are dead, the cries of horror of the mother were heard throughout the neighborhood. Continue reading “Exposing Patriarchy: The Herd of the Male Murderer”