I hate statements like these, no, she was not 'killed over her Facebook status' she was killed because her ex partner was a fucking murderer, the 'Facebook status' is just an excuse which places blame on the victim. This woman was murdered by her ex, no reason makes this justifiable so why pretend it does?
5 children were allegedly used as 'sex slaves' for internet pornography. Now the term 'sex slaves' is disturbing, anything involving children is not 'sex' and abuse is not sex so please can we stop referring to it as such and refer to what it actually is? Child abuse, rape, sexual assault...yes these terms are quite upsetting but not as upsetting as using words which suggest consent.
This is just really fucking horrible, on seeing this headline my reaction was 'why does it matter?'. A little girl was murdered, why is it necessary to invite people to contemplate the possibilities of what happened to her before she died, who needs to know these things?
Then I got home and read Rape victims and the papers from Anton Vowl, regarding the media's obsession with Jaycee Lee Dugard & Elisabeth Fritzl in comparison to the treatment of Katie Price, puts it best;
It's a horrible story, but you have to wonder: what benefit is there to anyone in knowing any of this? Not just the names, but the details? Is this just descending into a bit of a point-and-leer freakshow, rather than the distressing crime it really is? And are the newspapers really helping or just making it worse?