The Crone Syndrome
Posted by Leah on July 1, 2008
Older women are just so not news worthy, it would seem.
Yesterday a 69 year old man allegedly murdered his 52 year old wife and two grandchildren in a small country town in the state of New South Wales. In the attack his policewoman daughter was also injured.
I first noticed a strange reference on the ninemsn website (which has since been taken down), from memory, the headline read: “Man kills grandchildren, attacks daughter” – hmm, no mention of the 52 year old woman who was also murdered. Righty-o.
Then today I came across this statement reported by National Nine News: “NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says the real tragedy of the alleged triple homicide is that children were involved as well as a serving member of the police force.”
Oh right – the older woman being murdered isn’t a real tragedy. Gotcha.