Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sara Kruzan, at the age of sixteen, sentenced to die in prison without the possibility of parole, for murdering the man who raped and pimped her
I found this on the blog "keep your coins -- I want change" here.
There are so many forms of patriarchal injustice; locking up a teenager for killing her rapist-pimp of three years is one of them. Because, after all, pimps raping, turning out, and killing "their" girls and women is no crime at all.
What makes me sad and enraged while watching this is not only that her life is being wasted in prison. It is that Sara Kruzan was even sent to prison, as opposed to being patted on the back by the judge, jury, and attorneys, all telling her "Way to go!" She has to actually absorb and internalise that she did something very wrong. She didn't do anything wrong. She only waited three years too long to do the right thing. Her life and the lives of all the girls he later raped and seasoned would have been spared from his abuses if she'd done that back then. Maybe she wouldn't have been imprisoned at thirteen years old, for the rest of her life.
Pimps who take girls in for seasoning to be turned out onto the street should face prison without parole, including corporate pimps.
To the few mostly white, mostly male U.S. folks who have the power to do so:
Release all arrested and detained prostitutes and women working in or enslaved in sexxxism industries. Arrest the procurers instead; THEY are the criminals--they rent and buy human beings as things and treat them that way, for an hour at a time, more or less; sometimes possessive procurers don't let them go, and continually rape them and murder them.
Sweden figured it out; you can too. We're supposed to be a "moral" country, right? What's moral about locking up a young woman for taking the life of the man who kidnapped her at thirteen, then raped her, and then turned her out onto the streets? If putting her in prison until she dies is your idea of morality, then you're probably also incapable of legally defining rape as a hate crime against women by men. And you're probably very capable of continuing cultural, psychic, economic, and physical genocide against the people whose homeland white men stole.
To all the men who kidnap, rape, season, turn out, and make a profit off of girls and women by allowing men to rape them: FREE THOSE GIRLS AND WOMEN.
Hey Arnie S. of California: like it or not, you are a role model for your children and the young citizens of the large state you govern: FREE SARA KRUZAN!!
Sign the petition at this website: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-sara-kruzan