Our thanks to Tracey for alerting us to this piece. She writes:
Now unless I’ve been asleep too long, why the f*** is such a story not front page news in Great Britain? Why isn’t this story seen for what it is? If a bunch of drunk blokes attacked a homeless woman and tried to ‘rip her clothes off’ there would be a ‘national outcry’ wouldn’t there, Mike?
The BBC would have it as a prominent news item, tabloids would have it on their front pages, and feminists would call this a clear indictment of the “patriarchal society” and its treatment towards women, but because it’s just some “male” it’s treated as some lowbrow unimportant episode that one has to look hard to even notice… terrible terrible terrible.
One of the commenters on the piece, ‘chrisyinthenews’, a Londoner, displaying woman’s inhumanity to man, wrote:
Can someone call social and get this homeless (probably lives around the corner driving a BMW) off the streets, why do we allow there to be street beggars in this day and age?
Presumably she imagines the 90% of homeless people who are men all live around the corner and drive BMWs. She asks, ‘Why do we allow there to be street beggars in this day and age?’ On some council estates in the UK today, 75% of children are being brought up by single mothers. 24% of children have no contact with their biological fathers. How could these stark realities NOT impact adversely and significantly on the availability of social housing for desperate homeless people, both men and women?