Monday, December 17, 2007

More craziness by high-achieving women

Why do I say "craziness by high-achieving women", rather than use a more gender-neutral title? Because in the vein of ex-Army psychiatrist Cecilia Chen and ex-NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak, both high-achieving military women who tried to kill the current mates of their ex-lovers, I'm talking about women of similar descriptions again boggling the public mind with similar outlandish criminal acts.

This time, I'm referring to Teri Rhodes and Kathryn McCoy. They're both young, by all accounts exemplary, student-athletes who were arrested for infanticide in August and October of this year. Rhodes, an 18-year-old sophomore, was a scholarship volleyball player at Mercyhurst College near Erie, Pennsylvania. McCoy, a 19-year-old sophomore, was a scholarship golfer at Bellarmine College near Lexington, Kentucky. They brought their pregnancies to term while somehow keeping them secret from everyone around them, even through mandatory sports-related doctor's exams, while living with roommates, and while participating in their respective collegiate sports until days before giving birth. Upon giving birth in the bathrooms of their student living quarters (campus apartment in Rhodes' case; dorm in McCoy's case), they murdered their newborn babies, both girls, and attempted to hide the fact their daughters ever existed.

Awful. To repeat myself, what the hell? I don't get it.


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