Originally Posted by Agamemnon
I've always been baffled by the concept of "hate crimes". I mean a serial killer who targets women and tortures and violates them before killing them would be more guilty of a hate-motivated crime than anyone as far as I'm concerned, yet I've never seen anyone classify it as such. Many violent crimes are hate-induced, but only a select few are actually classified as "hate crimes". It's a non-nonsensical notion that has no logical basis, and should not be part of our legal system.
hate crimes are essentially politically motivated. a serial killer (and yes, all
serial killers essentially have the exact same mindset) is not a political actor. most serial killers target women, but they don't target them to instill fear in the female population. they don't target them as a deliberate attempt to marginalize women. they target them because they are broken psychopaths.