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"Police said the stiletto penetrated the eye socket and touched the victim's brain."

A reader a href=”http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100211/tuk-man-stabbed-in-eye-with-stiletto-6323e80.html”sent me this article/a about a man who was attacked by Staci Hargreaves, 33, from Stalybridge, Cheshire, in a cab:br /br /blockquoteA woman has appeared in court charged with wounding after a man was stabbed through the eye with a stiletto heel.br /br /Gavin Taylor, 28, remains seriously ill in hospital after the incident last Sunday.br /br /He suffered the injury in the back of a taxi while travelling home from a night out in Huddersfield with his girlfriend.br /br /A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At around 2am on Sunday, police received reports of a serious assault which occurred in a vehicle travelling through Huddersfield town centre.br /br /”A 28-year-old man was struck to the head and taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.br /br /”He was subsequently transferred to Leeds General Infirmary and is currently in a stable but critical condition….”br /br /Police said the stiletto penetrated the eye socket and touched the victim’s brain./blockquotebr /br /What struck me about the short article was the matter-of-fact tone about the attack, almost as if the incident happened with no woman present. There is a lack of emotion when reporting about violence against men, which makes it seem like “no big deal.” When reporting on women who are abused or hurt by a boyfriend, it is almost always more sympathetic, emotional, and more detailed. Though this seems like a small thing, the apathetic way that the media portrays female on male violence, without emphasis on the female perpetrator as a serious threat, makes the public take incidents like this less seriously.