No, this is, if you can picture such a thing, even worse.
In 2009, on Christmas Eve, Ezekiel Gilbert searched Craig's List. He found a woman there he liked, an "escort" who would come to his house for $150 dollars. Understandably, he figured he'd get hot sex for that $150 dollars.
Well, she showed up, he gave her the money, but then she left without putting out.
So -- being a Texan and an asshat -- he followed her out of his house and shot her.
She died seven months later.
Two days ago, a Texas jury acquitted him of him of murder.
It's not a crime to shoot a whore if she won't give up what you paid for, see.
Also, you have to understand, Gilbert is the real victim here:
“I sincerely regret the loss of the life of Ms. Frago,” Gilbert said Wednesday. “I've been in a mental prison the past four years of my life. I have nightmares. If I see guns on TV where people are getting killed, I change the channel.”
All kidding aside, I have to say, this one astounds even me, and I grew up in the patriarchy. I know in my bones that this world sees women as nothing but objects to be used as men see fit. I know we are not allowed to object or to change our minds when men want to fuck us. I know they are allowed to punish us however they like and as much as they like if we dare to think we can control our own bodies.
But -- seriously? Because look what happened here. Gilbert was in the middle of committing a crime. In the middle of committing that crime, he shot and murdered someone. If he was robbing a liquor store and he had shot and murdered someone, he would be on death row now. How is it that because the crime is prostitution he is acquitted?
Oh -- right. I forgot.
Because he shot a woman and because she is a black woman and because she is just a whore.
And because she told him no.
Bitch had it coming.
(Feministe has more.)