Do you know who Julissa Brisman was? She was the victim in the Craig’s List murder/robberies.
She was allegedly a sex worker although the news stories give her alleged murderer the benefit of “alleged” and tend to deny her that same room for doubt.
Sex worker, prostitute, trannie, stripper, drag show performer, women who fall outside the pure Madonna stereotype become what Andrew Vachss (novelist and advocate for children’s rights) calls “non-citizens” in his Burke novels.
Zoe @ A.E. Brain, Australia wrote
Thursday, 23 April 2009
In the trial of Angie Zapata, she has been found Not Guilty of the charge of being less than human.
Her killer, Allen Ray Andrade, on the other hand, has been found guilty of murder in the first degree, and with a bias crime enhancement. When he said
“It’s not like I just went up to a school teacher and shot her in the head, you know what I mean? It’s not like I went up to a law-abiding straight citizen.”
Just as I view transphobia as an extension of the same misogyny that oppresses women in general I have long seen the common trait shared by women born female and women born transsexual when both are murdered.
That commonality is found in the defense of every dick who has ever murdered or beaten a woman, “The bitch (whore) deserved it or was asking for it.”
Instead of taking responsibility and admitting his guilt he blames the woman he murdered or harmed. All the way back to Adam the excuse has always been, “The bitch made me do it.”
Men think they can get away with murdering women who do not meet some patriarchal standard of purity. After all she was only a whore. She was a trannie and deceived me even though I met her in a drag bar or court where she went before a judge under her male name.
I lived on Sunset Boulevard near Fairfax when the LA Stranglers were picking women from my neighborhood to murder and rape. I leafletted passing out the names of Hollywood homocide detectives who promised not to arrest sex workers who brought them information.
But they were only street walkers and even though California reinstituted the death penalty the two scum suckers who murdered all those women escaped with only life in prison because their victims were hookers. “It wasn’t like they were school teachers or something.
Now they are carrying on about how the alleged murderer of Julissa Brisman is a medical student and a good boy who just owed gambling debts. In short it isn’t his fault. “The whore made him do it”
It is time to treat these misogynistic excuses as confessions of guilt and not extenuating explanations demanding exculpation.’