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Violence Against Women Update

Posted on | February 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Violence Against Women Update


Skylar Williams was a student at Madison High School in Mansfield, Ohio, when she started dating Ty’rell Pounds, who was four years older than her. Their relationshiip was “toxic,” one of Skylar’s former teachers, Laurie Dean, told Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS-TV: “She dated him in high school, and I can remember students telling her then, ‘You should not be with him,’ and if only she listened.” Skylar had a baby with Pounds, but she broke up with him and had a protection order against him. She was attending the Mansfield campus of Ohio State University when Pounds abducted her at gunpoint shortly before 2 a.m. Monday. Pounds was driving a stolen car and headed south.

About four hours later, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, a man saw the couple at a gas station and said Skylar looked at him and mouthed the words: “Help me.” He went outside, called 911 and grabbed his pistol. When the couple exited the gas station, the man told Pounds to stop, but he put Skylar in the car and drove away, headed south on I-71. Police were soon in a high-speed pursuit and did a “pit” maneuver at the Crestwood exit. Pounds fatally shot Skylar inside the car, and then a Kentucky State Police trooper opened fire, killing Pounds.

Although the heartbreaking story of Skylar Williams’s death was widely reported in Ohio, national media have ignored this crime. Feminists, who so often talk about “toxic masculinity” as a factor in “violence against women,” have said nothing about this case, for some reason.

(Hat-tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.)




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