A Spanish mother has taken revenge on the man who raped her 13-year-old daughter at knifepoint by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight. He died of his injuries in hospital on Friday.
Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998, but was let out on a three-day pass and returned to his home town of Benejúzar, 30 miles south of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca.
While there, he passed his victim’s mother in the street and allegedly taunted her about the attack. He is said to have called out “How’s your daughter?”, before heading into a crowded bar.
Shortly after, the woman walked into the bar, poured a bottle of petrol over Soriano and lit a match. She watched as the flames engulfed him, before walking out…
Last week Entertainment Weekly called it “a stripper outfit”. Yesterday on the Beat someone said it made her look like a “prostitute.” I’ve also heard hooker, slut, streetwalker and plenty of other descriptors.
So much fail.
What Wonder Woman wears has nothing to do with her sex life or anyone’s sex life or work.
To keep using these words is playing into the moralistic, misogynistic idea that when a woman shows “too much” skin or wears a certain kind of outfit, it enables you to make assumptions and judgements about her sex life. And it also also passes judgement on someone who chooses sex work as a profession.
What a crock of shit.
Look, here’s Wonder Woman in her traditional costume by Nicola Scott.
Now here are some female athletes.
Not much of a difference is there? Tell me what those outfits have to do with their sex life?
Can the Wonder Woman costume look tacky? Sure when certain artists draw her in it:
So do me a favor. When you talk about Wonder Woman’s apparel, say you don’t like the costume because it is silly looking or because you don’t think it is appropriate to the task at hand or that you like pants better because you are a pants person.
But stop trying to make Wonder Woman’s costume about her sex life or any other woman’s.
And remember no matter how silly Wonder Woman’s costume is, it’s still not this:
In 2007, a 29-year-old eBay entrepreneur and real estate agent named John Maloof purchased a box of negatives at an auction for $400. He was working with Daniel Pogorzelski on an illustrated history of the Portage Park neighborhood and was hoping to find photographs of the Chicago cityscape in…