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[CW: Rape culture, murder, everything is sad]

Every single thing about the murder of Ingrid Lyne is horrible. Lyne—a local woman, a medical professional, a mom, and a human being—was murdered after planning to go on a date with a man she met on the internet and had been out with before. 

Her remains were found in recycling bin.

It is profoundly tragic and sad and unfortunately extremely indicative of the fact that misogyny literally kills people and that men are one of the single biggest threats to women’s safety.

You would think that, given the details of this extremely awful, painful, terrible thing, it couldn’t get worse. And yet somehow, people are making it worse. Because of course they are. 

Should we know better than to read the comments? Of course. But as several people have informed us, the comments on this story confirm that rape culture is the realest of real.

Yes. People are literally blaming this woman for being murdered. 

Look, in the United States, three women are killed every. Single. Day. by intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime in this country. At least one-third of women killed in the United States are killed by their partners. 

One of the most dangerous things a woman can do is live her life. 

We know our readers are better than this, but maybe tell your friends. Tell your family. Misogyny kills. Violence against women is deadly. And it can’t be stopped by women staying home.