- Jill Filipovic: Facebook suspect made victim say name of woman he said made him kill
- By naming her, media are reckless and abet misogynist killer in her debasement, she says
Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in New York and Nairobi, Kenya, and the author of the forthcoming book "The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness." Follow her on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Just before Steve Stephens is seen shooting dead 74-year-old Robert Godwin, a grandfather whose family members describe him as "one in a million," he forces the man to say a woman's name. Godwin, confused, complies. "Yeah," Stephens responds. "She's the reason why this is about to happen to you." Stephens pulls the trigger and later posts the video of the killing for a Facebook audience.