"An abused female body counts for less than a male body’s ability to run or kick a ball - whether she is raped in a foreign hotel bed or laying dead on her bathroom floor."
— New Statesman | The “ruined lives” of Oscar Pistorius and Ched Evans: why do men matter more than women? (via missflt)
Pistorius has taught abusers everywhere that they can come up with the flimsiest of lies and will be believed. Women everywhere have learned that their partners can terrorize and abuse and and even murder them and get away with it.
She must have been terrified.
— Oscar Pistorius knew exactly what he was doing (via feministcurrent)
So Oscar Pistorius only gets five years for murdering his girlfriend, what a joke.