A CNN commentator had a creative take on Mollie Tibbett’s murder, telling followers that the promising Iowa college student was a victim of “toxic masculinity” – not border security. (Daily Wire)
Mollie Tibbetts was murdered b/c she told a man to leave her alone while she was jogging. Her murderer happens to be undocumented. This isn’t about border security. This is about toxic masculinity. Mollie Tibbetts lost her life b/c a man couldn’t take her saying no. Full stop.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) August 22, 2018
Since the police haven’t made the alleged killer’s motive public, it’s actually difficult to know exactly why Tibbetts was killed. Earlier on in the investigation, police suspected Mollie’s killer was someone “familiar” with her who might have become obsessed with Mollie after a chance encounter, but that was before the alleged murderer reportedly led the FBI straight to Mollie’s body, ending a state-wide manhunt.
Certainly the alleged killer seems to be undocumented, but he was no more motivated by his immigration status than he was by some deep-seeded desire to murder women who turn him down rooted in the Y chromosome. There are plenty of men who get turned down for dates and don’t end up dumping the bodies of the women who reject them at rural intersections.
That’s a tough sell to Symone, though.
Symone predictably fails to offer any reasonable suggestions to reduce violent crime.