March 28, 2007, - 11:48 am

Blaming the Victim: Women’s Mag Blames Illegal Alien’s Murder Victim

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s time for the latest installment of “I read the chick mags so you don’t have to.” Here’s what your wives, girlfriends, daughters, and others are reading in the April issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine:
Normally, you wouldn’t think the vapid, anti-male magazine would blame a woman for rape or–worse–murder. But you would be wrong.
April’s Cosmo blames late actress Adrienne Shelly for her murder at the hands of illegal alien, Diego Pillco. Shelly was murdered by Pillco, after she confronted him about loud construction noise in the building that housed her office. He feared she’d report him to police, and he’d be deported.

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Cosmopolitan Mag Blames Adrienne Shelly

for Her Murder at the Hands of an Illegal Alien

If only she’d been quiet and not confronted him, if only she had shut her mouth, she’d be alive today, claims Cosmo “writer” Michelle Stacey, in “Special Report: The Dangerous Mistake Gutsy Women Make.” Yup, it’s all Shelly’s fault:

When a guy pulls an obnoxious move–like stealing your prime parking spot–it’s natural to want to confront the jerk. After reading this, you’ll see it’s safer to hold your tongue. . . .
According to Pillco (there were no witnesses), their argument escalated to cursing and shoving. . . . Shelly’s story is a frightening reminder of the danger that sometimes can result from following assertive impulses.

Translation: Shelly overreacted to what amounted to a stolen parking spot. She asked for the violent response. She should have shut up.
A caption over a photo of Shelly screams:

Actress Set Off Illegal’s “Killer” Rage by Calling Him “S.O.B.”

It’s apropos that actess Eva Longoria graces the cover of the issue in question. She’s a strong supporter of illegal aliens and amnesty. Using Cosmo’s warped logic, maybe that’s why she’s alive and so successful in her acting career.
Hmmm . . . is this really what Helen Gurley Brown had in mind when she invented the “Cosmo Woman”?
Blaming the victim for the murder committed by an illegal alien–that’s the new niche of a magazine that is anything but “Cosmopolitan.”

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21 Responses

This represents another great reason to despise Lieberals.

FreethinkerNY on March 28, 2007 at 12:26 pm

OK, but all I can say is that if some asshole took my parking space I’d be in his face right away–EXPECTING AND LOOKING for a fight and calling him an SOB if I thought that would do it. Just why is it that women think they can call a man an SOB and not get punched out? I’ve had a rule for the last couple of years to wit: “act like a man and I’ll treat you like a man.” I will give you that murder is murder and not to be tolerated, but she was a big mouth and had at least “something” coming. Whatever happened to an “excuse me, but that is my permanent parking place.” And then going to whatever authority runs the lot. I’m in the “watch your mouth lady” camp.

Duke on March 28, 2007 at 12:40 pm

I’m in the “chauvenist pig” camp on this one. Just because a woman may take advantage of the societal rule to never hit a woman, there’s still never an excuse for it. You’re not looking for a fight, you’re looking to hurt a female.
In all honesty, if someone’s going to just scream, “You’re an SOB!” that’s no reason to fight. What if the guy can totally kick your teeth in? Is 2 weeks in an ICU and a couple month’s recovery worth you standing up to name calling? I’m sure your parents/siblings/wife/kids will understand that it’s important to not let ANYONE call you a name, and support that at your funeral.

CaptShady on March 28, 2007 at 12:46 pm

There were no witnesses so we don’t really have any idea what started it. What we do know is that she was choked to death with a bed sheet and left hanging by her neck from a shower curtain rod. Nothing you can say to someone makes you deserve that. Cosmo is taking the same mindset that says insulting islam makes you deserve death. NOTHING YOU CAN SAY makes you deserve death.

Stealthkix on March 28, 2007 at 1:03 pm

I co-sign on both of the previous posts. People who fight or kill over words are weak minded individuals. Nothing that a person says (doesn’t matter how rude, offensive ,racist or etc)makes them deserve any type of physical harm. On the flip side, most of the time its easier to just let stuff go than to risk your well-being or lose your life over a senseless argument or disagreement.

the_don on March 28, 2007 at 1:23 pm

Come on, guys!! This is atrocious! The people at “Cosmo” are indicative of the roll-over and take it crowd in this country!! Don’t offend anyone AND ignore the massive assault on YOUR civil rights just to maintain their delicate sensibilities! We are infested with PC morons and cowards. Our Founding Fathers may have actually broken the light barrier spinning in their hallowed graves!

FreeAmerican on March 28, 2007 at 1:36 pm

It would be shocking to read this anywhere, but doubly shocking to read a supposed women’s magazine saying such offensive words about another woman.

Jeff_W on March 28, 2007 at 1:44 pm

It’s a travesty that this had to happen, regardless of the circumstances. Let it be a strong reminder, though, to you liberal creampuffs who espouse amnesty and leave the poor illegals alone, to think of the ramifications of allowing thousands of these fetid pukes into this country. There’s another good reason to get rid of them. By the way, I’m not racist in any way, shape, or form but I do call it like I see it. Just so happens we had a homicide last night involving a 16 years old Hispanic; beaten with fists and 2×4’s, then stabbed and left in the street for his parents to find. Guess who did it? Yep, two of his Hispanic bro’s…no local Billy Bob here!
Makes you want to give ‘em all green cards, eh?

1shot1kill on March 28, 2007 at 1:50 pm

I want to see the TV pilot: “Illegal Immigration and the City.”
NY and LA acting studios should offer courses like “Self-Defense for the Single Girl.”

Jeremiah on March 28, 2007 at 2:01 pm

I wouldn’t agree that there’s nothing you can say that doesn’t warrant a little violence. There are things that could be said that would make me very likely to feed you some nuckles, but nothing you can say will make me strangle you to death or beat you to death or anything else you to death. A person who will kill over nothing more than words needs psychological help.

Stealthkix on March 28, 2007 at 2:09 pm

NO…Let’s put this in perspective:
IF THE ILLEGAL ALIEN SONOFABITCH WASN’T IN THIS COUNTRY, SHE’D BE ALIVE TODAY – PURE AND SIMPLE!
The author of the article probably employs illegal aliens to;
1. Watch her kids,
2. Mow her loins,
3. Cook her meals,
4. Clean her house,
5. Be her chauffeur.
This is the typical argument LIBERALS always employ – blame the victim when the perpetrator is a member of a LIBERAL “preferred” group.

Thee_Bruno on March 28, 2007 at 2:10 pm

I wonder if there’s anything you can say that will make me want to spell “knuckles” correctly…

Stealthkix on March 28, 2007 at 2:13 pm

This doesn’t surprise me. Liberal “feminists” are still supporting that rapist, Bill Clinton, and his supportive wife.

davidlanham on March 28, 2007 at 3:06 pm

Most liberal magazines have been and still are playing the sympathy card with the devil. Why is it that they bereaved over Anna Nicole Smith’s death and on top of that incessantly covered that story while being judgmentally hasty to villify a celebrity who was murdered by an illegal s.o.b? I thought all liberals star gaze at celebrities, most of them happening to be slut junkies. The liberals have been notorious for always taking the side of a criminal and castigating the victim. and they still continue to do so.

Jew Chick on March 28, 2007 at 6:05 pm

On a side note, I’m suprised that the media hasn’t yet blamed the pharmaceutical company that Ms. Smith purchased her drugs to kill herself with. Where is Cosmo on playing the blame game on that?

Jew Chick on March 28, 2007 at 6:09 pm

Photoshopt this: instead of “Cosmopolitan” (Great-City Dweller), call it “Necropolitan” (Death-City Dweller).

Jeremiah on March 28, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Let me see if I have this straight….celebrity assaulted and killed by illegal alien. Maybe this fire could be stoked…set illegals against Hollyweird’s, massive street war between two of my favorite groups of people? What harm could come of it?

chucker on March 29, 2007 at 8:15 am

How to understand liberals? From what I gather from Mr. Kasynski (the computer murderer) is that liberals HATE anything strong and successful.
This guy was right on the money, and helps explain their self-destructive behaviour. Keep that in mind and (viola!) a clear picture emerges all the time about liberals.

ReallyReallyStupid on May 4, 2007 at 9:29 pm

Debbie,
I wondered why I didn’t see you on TownHall anymore. You’re too good for that crowd.
Thank you for publishing this column — the Cosmo article enraged me and I am currently looking for rebuttals to publish on my blog.
Cosmo’s premise is pure “Backlash.” Women should just put up and shut up and be polite little ladies, otherwise they’ll get their heads bashed in. Yeah, right. No, being rude should not be the default option, but women should never be encouraged to be silent. The patriarchy has promoted that for much too long.
Rock on, Deb.
MNM

MouthyNotMousy on July 5, 2008 at 8:53 am

Actually, Diego(aka the illegal) was caught by Ms. Shelley stealing from her purse, she tried to call the police, he grabbed her, hit her and tried to choke her with her sheet. Then he strung her up on the shower pole to make it look like a suicide. I am appalled at Cosmo, the so-called “girl power” magazine, which I will NEVER read or buy after seeing this.

AnaMarei on February 21, 2010 at 1:18 am

alians are bad and the want to kill us

malisa on April 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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