I hate seeing news articles about senseless and (as always) unnecessary acts of violence against women. 5 women were murdered in an Illinois Lane Bryant store yesterday morning.
CNN is reporting this as a robbery case, but I can't help but think that any act of violence that ends in the death of five women is probably motivated by sexism. Moreover, this happened in LB which is a store for plus size women, so I feel like there's probably a bit of sizeism going on there, too. I'm having trouble believing that five women can die in ONLY a robbery situation. There's got to be more to it.
As a woman, as someone who has shopped at LB, and even just a human being with emotions, this story makes me really, really sad.