a reply to: Klassified
This woman does not deserve the negative assumptions people make about her character.
I have known victims of abuse, and some of them become so crushed that they cannot escape, react or respond to threat anymore, other than to bow
their heads and accept what comes to them. She proved that she could not be broken, and whatever ones opinion of her methods, she did it in
uncompromising and stunningly effective fashion. She reminded people that there is always another option.
When someone shoots a thug dead in the street during a botched mugging, people understand. When someone shoots a home invader in the face to protect
their young, their spouse, and their own lives, we understand. Moments of threat, mere seconds, and we understand the need, the desperate need to end
a life to protect our own. But when someone suffers mind numbing levels of abuse and danger for an extended period, we tend to assume bad things about
them, when they react in a physical and violent manner. I fail to understand that attitude.
When someone is abused, their abuser should expect to be slaughtered at some point, butchered, their innards ransacked and scattered about their
abode with abandon, because compared to the abuse suffered by their victims over the course of years, even the bloodiest of retribution seems weak,
lacking the correct gravitas to fit the crime done to them. There ARE people out there, who by their actions prove that they do not deserve our
compassion, our concern, our understanding. John Bobbitt is such a man, but his ex wife is not, regardless of her act of literal dismemberment of her
She is a woman made of stern stuff, and her new husband is obviously a man of similar fortitude. I wish them both the greatest of luck, and I hope
that the John Bobbitts of the world always meet a woman like Lorena from here on in, if they must be allowed to walk amongst us at all.