My heart goes to Sabina Nessa’s family (Davies, Lyons and Ward, 2021), who must feel betrayed and shocked by the death of their beautiful daughter, sister, cousin and friend.
To be honest, this goes for everyone who has suffered and who is suffering from abuse.
I agree that “It should have never […] been normalised that some men kill women”, nonetheless how can’t we empathise on the reality that women are not the only targets of abuse. (HuffPost UK, 2021)
It is not a black and white issue or a woman’s first concern. Indeed, thanks to Dr. Grande’s video about the “Missing White Woman Syndrome” that made me realise that the cases of violence against white women get a lot more scrutiny than the other groups including men and ethnic groups.(www.youtube.com, n.d.)
The bias was so obvious with the Sarah Everard case. A wave of protest and support did intensify the subject of violence against white women in the UK.
But how about the others?
Davies, G., Lyons, I. and Ward, V. (2021). Sabina Nessa murder: Teacher attacked in park during five-minute walk to the pub. The Telegraph. [online] 23 Sep. Available at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/23/sabina-nessa-murder-teacher-attacked-park-five-minute-walk-pub/ [Accessed 23 Sep. 2021].
Wembley park stabbings: Danyal Hussein guilty of murdering sisters. (2021). BBC News. [online] 6 Jul. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-57721663.
HuffPost UK. (2021). Men Have Killed At Least 112 Women In The UK Since The First Lockdown. [online] Available at: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/domestic-abuse-coronavirus-women-killed-anthony-williams-sally-challen_uk_6058b307c5b6d6c2a2a8d616.
GOV.uk (2020). Domestic Abuse Bill 2020: overarching factsheet. [online] GOV.UK. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-bill-2020-factsheets/domestic-abuse-bill-2020-overarching-factsheet.
www.youtube.com. (n.d.). Is Gabby Petito / Brian Laundrie case an example of “Missing White Woman Syndrome?” [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-sw494yOLk [Accessed 23 Sep. 2021].
BBC (2021). Sarah Everard: How a woman’s death sparked a nation’s soul-searching. BBC News. [online] 14 Mar. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56384600.