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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:47 PM

Teen Model Gets Her Face Slashed By 2 Girls Over A Boy



For aspiring model Nicole Kyaw, it was a day that may forever alter the course of her life.

On Tuesday, Kyaw, 18, was on her way to work at Urban Nation, a clothing store in the Fayette Mall in Lexington, Ky. when she was approached by two women.

“They were waiting outside the store for a couple of hours, a witness told me later,” Kyaw told the Daily News.
Kyaw said she recognized one of the women from Facebook as the ex-girlfriend of a man she had recently dated. After receiving several threatening messages warning her to “stay away” from the man, Kyaw had blocked her.

“I’d never seen her in person, just on Facebook.” Kyaw said. “Then she came walking up beside me, and I thought, is that her? She was staring at me and I said, ‘are you serious?’”

What happened next still feels like a bad dream to Kyaw.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/aspiring-model-face-slashed-shopping-mall-article-1.1242960




We are quickly descending into the Wild West Part 2.

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Reply Teen Model Gets Her Face Slashed By 2 Girls Over A Boy (Original post)
fried eggs Jan 2013 OP
derby378 Jan 2013 #1
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #3
derby378 Jan 2013 #6
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #7
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #12
qazplm Jan 2013 #5
pipoman Jan 2013 #2
Whovian Jan 2013 #4
mythology Jan 2013 #8
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #9
white_wolf Jan 2013 #13
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #14
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #10
fried eggs Jan 2013 #16
Initech Jan 2013 #11
flvegan Jan 2013 #15

Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:53 PM

1. What kills me is that nobody in the mall did anything

I'm always told that you should never strike a lady, but you know what? Screw that. If a woman inflicts grievous bodily harm on another woman with a deadly weapon, and any one of us is in a position to respond, it's go time.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:58 PM

3. I find this train of thought intriguing.

The appropriate response to witnessed violence is heavily dependent on the genders of the victims and assailant(s).

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:06 PM

6. I was speaking in terms of traditional societal norms

If you see violence and you're in a position to respond, you don't run calculations based on the race, gender, and/or sexual orientation of the victim and the assailant. You jump in, because there is a human being that needs your help.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:19 PM

7. Me too.

Any time one has to make a caveat or a rationalization to do what would be obvious in any other circumstance, they are reacting in the context of a social norm.

In the situation at hand, you were talking about the internal conflict you would experience between obligation to protect women vs your responsibility to never hit one. This conflict only makes sense if the social norm you are operating within presumes that women are always victims and never perpetrators.

Would you intervene to disarm two guys with knives attacking another guy? Two women attacking a guy? Two guys attacking a woman?

Generally speaking, people don't intervene unless the victim is a woman, and apparently a gray area occurs when the perpetrators are also female.



Situational morality is interesting. Unexamined situational morality bugs me.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:28 PM

12. What actually happens is you run a pre-programmed response.

 

"Don't hit girls." Which gives you just enough time to start thinking all sorts of thoughts like, "Do I want to be the one seen to be whaling on a girl?" "That broken bottle has someone else's blood on it." "Does she have any friends?" "How many are there?" "Surely someone else will do something."

People jumping in to help their fellow humans, is not as common as you think. On most occasions considerable forethought, (including weeks of training) plays a huge factor in rapid interventions.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:01 PM

5. no one gets a free pass to assault someone else

yes, generally because of the physical differences there are many times when there is no necessity for a man to strike a woman, because they use lesser force (or often no force), and certainly the real issue isn't that the woman is acting wrong but the man is using violence to control or abuse the woman.

But in situations where the woman is an aggressor then she is treated no different than a man, you use the minimum force necessary to defend yourself or others from harm but if that means striking or more, than so be it.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:58 PM

2. This kind of shit has been going on forever..eom

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:59 PM

4. God, how sad.

 

I wish her best of healing.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:39 PM

8. I understand that you used the title from the article

but there's something interesting in the newspaper mentioning that she was an aspiring model. Would this have been less tragic if she weren't attractive?

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Response to mythology (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:42 PM

9. Multiple levels of cultural insight to be found here. n/t

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Response to mythology (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:31 PM

13. I'm assuming it's because this may ruin her chances for a modeling career.

I completely agree with your point otherwise.

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Response to mythology (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:33 PM

14. That she is attractive is the most likely motive for this particular crime

I doubt the assailants would have done that particular act on her if she was disfigured in some way or physically unattractive.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:12 PM

10. I can sympathize with her.

I was pushed down 2 flights of steps in middle school. All because I was talking to a guy another girl liked. How I keep from breaking anything was a miracle. I didn't get told to stay away tho. I was just pushed, then she came down and ask me if I learned my lesson.

I was black and blue for a couple of weeks. And I did sprain my left wrist and twisted my knee. But, as I said, I didn't get my bones broke. The ER Doc was surprised.


The sickest part is all she got was a week suspension. I was told I was to blame for talking to her boyfriend by the the school councilor. He asked me about the math assignment, I let him know what it was. I didn't even know his name. But it was somehow wrong.

That was the last straw with my mother. She started to home school me after that. Their were other bulling that was talked about in PTA meetings and many parents were tick at how the teacher were handling it. The 90's were not a good time it the school system.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:00 AM

16. That's terrible

I'm sorry you had to go through that. I think your family could have sued the school based on the counselor's response.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:50 PM

11. What the hell is wrong with people???

I graduated in 1998... did someone put crazy pills in the water to turn people into violent psychopaths between 1998 and now??

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:41 PM

15. "No one at the mall intervened"

If true, surrounded by fucking cowards you were.

With all the video cameras around, I question the lack of an arrest, especially with a name.

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