Bleeding out alone due to political correctness
Barbara Kay: First, kill the husband. Second, claim
sympathy as a widow from the June 14, 2010
Canadas National Post
Most of you have probably already read the
article, but I was actually present in the
courtroom in a similar case, here in Yuma a few
Id volunteered to show up in place of the
family of the late Bill Kirkham, who was beaten
with a lamp and left to bleed out as his live-in,
Margo, walked her dogs and chatted with friends on
He was found by his AA sponsor the next
By the time the Yuma court got around to
sentencing his murderer, Bills family was
fatigued in their very souls and like so many
others, battered by the system. Theyd been
treated by local LEOs as family of an abuser from
the get-go, which is where I came in.
My job was just to observe and report, while
giving these good people a bit of peace, because
they had no idea what that day would bring.
So I went, and was truly astonished to hear this
violent, remorseless woman attempt some kind of
throwing herself on the mercy of the court thing
because she was a widow!!!
Even the judge did a double take.
She got three years, and our local paper located
her kids in Florida, who was glad that judge put
their mother away. The article of the time
didnt elaborate, but can you even imagine how
abusive she mustve been to her own
Its really not forward-looking or helpful
in any way to continue to pretend that only men
abuse, only woman are victims.
It only enriches the hatemongers who claim they
have the ultimate solution for domestic violence
to the tune of multiple billions of dollars
Meanwhile, men like Bill Kirkham are left alone
to bleed out, and no one will help them.
©2010, Trudy W.
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Schuett is an Arizona-based online veteran with 10
years in cyberspace; an author and multiblogger.
She has held workshops on blogging, writing, and
promo for writers at the New Communications Forum
and Arizona Western College, and has participated
in world blogging events such as Global PR Blog
Week. She is also an advocate for unserved victims
of domestic violence. She is is the author of three
novels, two how-to books and eight blogs. Note:
Books are currently out of print, but two appear in
blog form. She currently publishes New Perspectives
on Partner Abuse at partnerabuse.com.
She has a video at her site that provides a look
into the circumstance of a few men. Entitled,
It is in five parts and was part of the Secret
Lives of Women series on the WE network. She
publishes the AZ
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She lives in Yuma AZ, with her husband, Paul.
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