Double Standards In Family Murders

The National Post had an insightful article about the recent tragedy of the baby that was thrown in front of a subway train as the mother commit suicide. The questions raised are: who is the baby, and why doesn't anyone know his last name? The reason, the author points out, is that we subconsciously accept that a baby is the property of its mother, and so when women commit murders such as this, we don't see it in the same light as we do the recent spouse killings by men that have received press. There are double standards concerning who we sympathize with, and a lack of anger where it is deserved.

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