Flushing hubby down the drain not news

Brisbane Times (Australia)
9 January 2008

Woman kills husband, flushes him down the toilet

Berlin – A woman in Germany put an end to her troubled marriage by chopping up her husband and flushing parts of him down the toilet, authorities said today.

“‘You won’t find him, I’ve flushed him down the toilet’, is what she told (her children),” said Andre Hartwich, a spokesman for police in the western city of Duesseldorf…. (Full Story)

That story apparently did not make the big news anywhere, while the killing of a cat by putting her in a microwave oven did (Canada, Jan. 5, 2008). Some of the preferential treatment of what is news-worthy and what is not is probably due to the maxim that “Dog Bites Man” is not news but “Man Bites Dog” is.

However, that a woman killed her husband and apparently flushed him down the drain ought to have been more newsworthy than the killing of a cat, unless the feminist domination of the media has become so biased that cats rank higher in the order of things than do men — once-upon-a-time the crown of creation.

One of the clues why the gruesome murder of the husband in Duesseldorf, Germany, did not make the big news is provided in this article — already in its title:

Spero News

Germany: Wife ‘flushed Muslim husband down toilet’

The woman had previously tried to poison her husband, and on one occasion she had seriously injured him with a hammer. Police were shocked that the long-suffering husband had never reported these incidents.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
By Adrian Morgan

All too often, one encounters horrific tales of Muslim women suffering at the hands of conservative and patriarchal menfolk. A bizarre story from DPA via Expatica reports that a Muslim couple living in Dusseldorf appeared to have marital difficulties which ended in extreme violence…. (Full Story)

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