Sisters Ain’t Doin’ It For Themselves No More!

Louise Taylor certainly seems to think so, anyway:

Simon Gittany was found guilty of murdering fiancée Lisa Harnum, and some commentators will have you believe there is a message for women to take home in the circumstances and details of the trial.

Well, yes.

There isn’t.


It is not a wakeup call for women in relationships with controlling, manipulative, abusive men (believe me, most of them are wide awake to what they are experiencing). It is not a tragic example of what happens when you “choose” the wrong man

Really? So…what is it, then?

Here is a radical idea: I want the message to be aimed at men. I want men to watch for signs within themselves – signs that they are beginning to exhibit concerning behaviour in their intimate relationships. When they first go to raise their hand against their partner, they need to realise they immediately need help.

Fantastic idea! You know what, we can extend this concept to all other crimes, too!

It’ll be brilliant!

Tear down your burglar alarms and remove those deadbolts – we’ll just get thieves to ‘watch for signs within themselves’, and seek help when they find their hand slipping into a jacket to pull out a stocking mask and a crowbar.

What could go wrong?

I want the friends of those men to know what the signs are, and to realise that their buddy is teetering on or being abusive, and be prepared to intervene.

So…he gets a slap, instead of ‘er indoors?

Or maybe we could simply point to the recklessness of telling women that nothing that happens is ever their fault or their responsibility and expecting this to somehow improve things.

8 comments for “Sisters Ain’t Doin’ It For Themselves No More!

  1. MTG
    December 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    That two of the Planet’s most aggressive animals can be boxed together without the relationship always terminating in violence, is as much a mystery as the early days of the pairing when the male considered himself to be the controlling, manipulative partner.

    • December 14, 2013 at 8:04 am


  2. Errol
    December 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    There’s no reason why two people cannot get along, but women do rather need to consider their own behaviour toward men as well: most are vicious, abusive, cruel creatures who subject men to persistent abuse – the sort that leaves no scars but does damage just the same.

  3. December 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    My dream scenario?

    Harriet Harman douses husband Jack Dromey with petrol one night and sets fire to him. He wakes up screaming and strangles her before expiring.

    • Matt
      December 9, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Surely Tony and Cherie Blair would be an even better dream? With cricket bats involved too…

      • December 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

        Rabid ones!

        Oh. Wrong type of bat…

  4. Ed P
    December 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    This back-to-front thinking rather sadly says more about Louise Taylor’s upbringing and “education” (under Labour I wonder?) than the sorry tale itself. As Errol says, women can be just as abusive as men (although I do not agree with his “most” appellation).
    Look: it’s so simple – if you do not like the way your partner is treating you – leave him/her. Stop making pathetic excuses, or expecting “The State” to step in and tell you what to do.

  5. December 9, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Absolutely fine. Self-education. Thugs monitoring themselves just as schoolkids ‘lead the education experience’. How’s that doing in schools, by the way?

    Harman was continually screetching about ‘two women a week murdered by their partners’, conveniently omitting the number of those partners who were themselves women, and omitting that every week saw a woman kill her male partner.

    But hey, lets not worry ourselves about that. Its all them MENZ !!! ™

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