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War on Women? Feminist Blames the Patriarchy for Roanoke Killings

Posted on | August 27, 2015 | 59 Comments

Susan Cox (@Blasfemmey) writes for Feminist Current:

More male violence against women; reporter
Alison Parker killed during live broadcast

Virginia TV reporter, Alison Parker, was shot dead during a live broadcast by a man who formerly worked at the same news station. Also killed was camera man Adam Ward. There are no words for this ever-increasing death toll of women killed by men who felt entitled to take their lives.

Previously, Ms. Cox wrote on Twitter:

“This crime is no doubt linked to the misogyny for
female reporters of men trying to silence them.”


Is feminism just blind prejudice? Do facts mean nothing to these idiots?

Here is an interesting fact: On Nov. 9, 2012, the Roanoke shooter Vester Flanagan received a warning from his supervisor at WDBJ-TV for wearing an Obama sticker on Election Day. a violation of company policy that stated news employees “must refrain from participatting in active partisan politic.” Flanagan was clearly a personnel problem at the station and, after he was fired in 2013, he sued WDBJ-TV for wrongful termination, claiming he was a victim of discrimination because he was black and gay — the same grievances Flanagan cited in the 23-page manifesto he faxed to ABC News on Wednesday.

Yet here is feminist Susan Cox declaring she had “no doubt” that Flanagan’s crime was “linked to the misogyny for female reporters of men trying to silence them” — an imaginative claim that had nothing to do with Flanagan’s actual motive, which was a personal grievance:

A memo from WDBJ regarding Flanagan’s termination is included in court records obtained by CBS News. The memo says that when Flanagan was told he was being fired, he responded by saying, “You better call police because I’m going to make a big stink. This is not right.”
According to the memo, Flanagan went on to berate staff members — including Adam Ward — who was present and recording the incident. When Flanagan was ultimately escorted from the newsroom by police, he handed another staff member a wooden cross that was on his desk and said, “You’ll need this,” the memo says.
Another WBDJ memo in the court filing says all employees at the station were informed Flanagan was terminated and that “anyone seeing him on company property should call 911 immediately.”

It appears that Adam Ward was more of a target than Alison Parker, who was only an intern at WDBJ-TV when Flanagan was fired:

Flanagan’s contentious 10-month reporting stint at Southwestern Virginia’s CBS affiliate, WDBJ (Channel 7), ended in much the same way several jobs had since 2000: with a trail of colleagues with whom he did not get along, poor job-performance evaluations citing his volatile behavior and at least two lawsuits alleging racial discrimination and unfair treatment. . . .
Ward had been at the station when Flanagan was fired and aimed a camera at him as he flipped off the newsroom during his forced exit. The station manager, Jeff Marks, said Parker was an intern when Flanagan worked at the station. He could not recall a specific run-in with her but said, “He had conflicts with so many people here, I don’t remember all the specific ones.”
Marks said Flanagan . . . was “a man with a lot of anger.” He added: “It came out in his relationships. He had trouble working with fellow employees and he had a short fuse.” . . .
Flanagan’s first job was as an intern at KPIX in San Francisco for five months in 1993. . . .
Dawn Baker, who anchors the newscast at WTOC in Savannah, Ga., said she remembers Flanagan as a nice, if goofy and at-times aloof reporter during his two years with the station in the late 1990s. But even then, she said, he had a habit of bucking his bosses­ while practicing questionable journalism.
During his time in Savannah, Flanagan used his legal name professionally, but Baker said eventually his colleagues found out he was using the name “Bryce Williams” socially. . . .
It appears that Flanagan’s problems began at WTWC in Tallahassee, Fla., in 1999. He worked there 13 months, and he alleged in a lawsuit that he filed after he was fired that a producer had called him a “monkey” and said that “blacks are lazy.” . . .
The station denied the allegations and said he never reported any racist behavior. Managers said in response to the suit, which the station settled, that Flanagan was fired for poor performance, misbehavior toward colleagues and the use of profanity.
Don Shafer, news director at XETV in San Diego, said on the air Wednesday that he had hired Flanagan at WTWC and later fired him for chronic “bizarre behavior.”
“We brought him in, he was a good on-air performer, a pretty good reporter,” he told viewers, “and then things started getting a little strange with him.”

Was this “misogyny toward female reporters trying to silence them”? Or was this just another a “grievance collector”?

A grievance collector will move from the passive assumption of deprivation and low expectancy common to most paranoid personalities to a more aggressive mode. He will not endure passively his deprived state; he will occupy himself with accumulating evidence of his misfortunes and locating the sources. . . .
Grievance collectors are distrustful and provocative, convinced they are always taken advantage of and given less than their fair share.

Oh, “convinced they are always taken advantage of” — like feminists.



59 Responses to “War on Women? Feminist Blames the Patriarchy for Roanoke Killings”

  1. BunE22
    August 28th, 2015 @ 9:26 am

    You ask, “Is feminism just blind prejudice? Do facts mean nothing to these idiots?”

    The answers are yes, and yes – facts mean nothing. They are Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) and they will do anything to control The Narrative.

    If you know anything about GamerGate and The Sad Puppies head over to Amazon or Castalia House and buy Vox Day’s book: SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police.

    I read it, and it has great tips on how to recognize it and fight back.

  2. Art Deco
    August 28th, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

    This is where you quote Mandy Rice-Davies.

  3. Art Deco
    August 28th, 2015 @ 4:32 pm

    Given that he was fired and escorted off the premises 31 months ago, I’d be fascinated to know what some ambulance chaser’s theory is that would extend tort liability to the station.

  4. Quartermaster
    August 28th, 2015 @ 5:14 pm

    Not to mention he wastes a lot of hot water doing all this “heavy thinking.” He wastes a lot of Gaia’s energy thinking up all these hate crimes.

  5. Daniel Freeman
    August 28th, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

    No, because penis.

  6. Daniel Freeman
    August 28th, 2015 @ 6:31 pm

    A Venn diagram would only work if all victim narratives were equally weighted, which they’re not. Even a chart wouldn’t suffice, since the personal is political.

    What we really need is an editable spreadsheet. Then (for example) if you’re intersectional, race gets so heavily weighted that a white feminist has to “shut the fuck up.”

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  8. Art Deco
    August 29th, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    Why is it called “the Gabby Giffords shooting” and not “the John Roll shooting” when it’s John Roll who was killed?

    Because it was Giffords’ event; Giffords was the object of Jared Loughner’s bizarre resentments, not anyone else; and because the human interest story regarding Judge Roll and the others concluded with their funerals. It did not for Giffords, who could with her family generate copy for a while (though not past the point it came to be evident she’d never be 100%).

  9. theoldsargesays
    August 29th, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

    Delivered in the proper tone,that’s it right there.