Ugh. A pregnant Toledo attorney, Karyn McConnell-Hancock, has been reported missing, according to ABC News. Ms. McConnell-Hancock husband told the police that McConnell-Hancock "has a client who has recently been aggressive toward her." Mixed emotions here: terribly sad that this woman is missing; happy that a missing woman of color is being reported on by a national media outlet; wondering if she had been a poor missing woman of color, would this story be running? [ABC News]

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wondering if she had been a poor missing woman of color, would this story be running?"

We'd shrug it off (or feel impotently guilty and helpless) and think, "Her asshole boyfriend/ex/father or some lunatic in her shitty neighborhood got to her."

Poor people (esp. women) are more likely to be victims of crimes and go missing unexpectedly (rehab? Drugs? Jail? etc. etc.). They would need an entire fucking channel.

And the conclusion the (apparently) hyper-racist, indifferent audience would come away with is that the (brown and/or white trash) men in their lives are animals.

Maybe that's not entirely unjust. Call hyper-machismo, violent bullshit (even if it is related to poverty/lack of education...does that give someone license to abuse their SO/kids?) out.