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Written by Carson Seeger
Last week, millions of women across the nation gathered in a peaceful protest for women’s rights. The powerful event was an undeniable message to our President that his past sexist comments and his proposed policies towards women’s rights were unacceptable. The event attracted plenty of star power; celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Michael Moore spoke, and the whole protest went viral.
In all the celebration, what was almost missed, was speaker Donna Hylton (fast forward to the 12 minute mark). Donna Hylton is a woman’s rights activist, criminal justice reform activist, and national speaker who at last weekend’s march called for all women to fight against being marginalized and sexualized. Her inspirational rhetoric encouraged women to march in solidarity to help empower and humanize other women.
Funny message coming from a woman who served 27 years for kidnapping, raping, and torturing a man to death.
“Donna Hylton has been in prison 10 years for her part in the brutal, spectacular murder, in which three men and four women tortured a Long Island real-estate broker and, once he was dead, shut him up in a footlocker to decompose.” – Jill Neimark
The participants tortured and raped a 62 year old man to death over the course of 15-20 days. When the body was discovered, it was in such bad shape they couldn’t pinpoint the time or cause of death.
“For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren’t sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita’s chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole’s rear: “He was a homo anyway.” How did she know? “When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.”)” – Jill Neimark
So a pro-life women’s group is not welcome to a women’s march, but a violent sociopath who used torture as a way to make money for her modeling career is? You would think the women’s rights movement would use better judgement when picking their speakers. I’m sure they could have found someone who didn’t serve 27 years in prison for kidnapping, torture, and murder to be their standard-bearer.