[Note added 4.10.14: A link to the government statistics which prove that Laura Bates’s claim was a lie is here.]
Earlier this evening I read a very interesting article on domestic homicide by Herbert Purdy, by any standards a ‘must read’ blogger. If you haven’t already subscribed to his blog we recommend you do so now. At the start of the article he links to a video clip from a presentation given in December 2013 by Laura Bates, in the course of which she stated:
Over two women a week are killed by their partner of former partner.
With total justification, Mr Purdy writes:
When Ms Bates so simperingly complains that ‘Over two women a week are being killed by their male partners’ etc., she is lying: nakedly, baldly, and culpably.
In a moment I’ll send a link to this blog piece to Laura Bates, inviting her to email me and retract her lie. She’s a strong contender for our ‘Feminist Liar of the Month’ award, at which point she’ll become – with Caroline Criado-Perez – the only winner of both that award and our ‘Whiny Feminist of the Month’ award.