This story made a scant few headlines because the murderer recently made a deal with prosecutors in order to evade the death penalty. Apparently the crimes (the murder of a four year old boy and his mother) occurred in October of 2010! The reason given for the crimes was that the four year old boy "acted gay" and therefore had to pay the ultimate price, a bullet in the head and stuffed in a garbage bag. His mother was murdered simply because she was a witness, she too was shot in the head and stuffed in a garbage bag.
If you are a male, what exactly does "acting gay" mean? It means acting female. This is why misogyny for me does, and for gays and lesbians should, supersede homophobia. Because misogyny IS the foundation of homophobia. Were there no misogyny, homophobia couldnt exist. This little boy was killed because his behavior was perceived to be feminine. Female/feminine being the ultimate lowest form a human can reach, any male perceived to lower himself to such a patriarchal hell, naturally runs the risk of being murdered!
The Gender Straight Jacket is the culprit that genders behavior. Female and male arent things that we act, they are merely things that we are. The GSJ ascribes behavior to the sexes in order to elevate males above females, thereby ensuring patriarchal order, structure and dominance. When males are perceived as relinquishing those privileges or when females are perceived to reach for them, patriarchy becomes so threatened that the murder of a four year child becomes not only possible, but necessary!
One man didnt murder this little boy, the whole patriarchal structure of society did. And if you participate in those narrow, ignorant and sexist structures or enable them in any capacity, you are equally responsible for this child's death!