More ‘Toxic Femininity’: Racist rants in public places

Regular readers of this blog would be aware that I tend to get a bit riled about the way that men are consistently portrayed as the perpetrators of anti-social behaviour, whilst their many good deeds are often taken for granted. Women, on the other hand, are far more likely to be portrayed as the victims of abuse or negative discrimination whilst their countless infractions are continually white-washed or minimised.

I just came across a post in a blog that reflected this sort of bias, a picture from which is provided below.

ranter

The post provides some tips on how observers might intervene in ways that would hopefully diffuse a volatile and potentially violent situation. That’s a positive thing. Unfortunately however, the blogger tainted an otherwise potentially valuable message with a goodly measure of gender bias, portraying:

  • Men as the aggressors
  • Women as the victims of male aggression
  • Women as the rescuers of women suffering male aggression

(Disclaimer: I recognise that the followers of Islam do not constitute a ‘race’. I also appreciate that in the context of anti-Islamic abuse, women are more likely to be singled-out due to their distinctive clothing.)

That said, in the broader context of racially-motivated abuse in public places, it would seem that:

  • Women are just as likely, if not more likely, to engage in taunting or abuse
  • Men are just as likely, if not more likely, to intervene to stop abuse (example)

And indeed I’ve seen evidence of many nasty incidents involving girls/women unleashing racist rants on others. Obviously some men are also racists, but I have noticed relatively few stories with men as perpetrators. Why might this be so? Could it be, for example, that women consider themselves relatively immune from harsh intervention by victims and/or bystanders? I’m think here of possible underlying factors such as entitlement, the pussy-pass, and ‘it’s different when a woman does it‘.

Here are some links to relevant articles:

Women yells obscenities at family speaking Spanish at Virginia restaurant (23 October 2018) USA

Missouri Woman Fired For Blocking Black Man From Entering Apartment Complex (15 October 2018)

Southwest Airlines Passenger Called Flight Attendant the N-Word (2 October 2018)

Tweet regarding racist rant at public pool (27 June 2018)

Air force fires waitress over racist video (17 June 2018)

After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Cancelled by ABC (29 May 2018)

Video of woman bashing up allegedly racist woman in Florida goes viral (27 August 2017) USA

Vancouver SkyTrain Passenger Goes On Racist Rant, Gets Called Out By Riders (25 August 2017) Woman does a racist rant and boy comes to the defence of those who she targeted

Student sentenced over racist attack on Muslim woman caught on film (4 August 2017)

Airbnb host fined, ordered to take college course after turning away Asian guest (14 July 2017)

This July 2017 article “based on 243 cases of verified Islamophobic incidents collected over 14 months in 2014-15” suggests that “perpetrators were three times more likely to be male“. I’m more than a little dubious.

Woman’s Islamophobic rant on Sydney bus caught on video (4 June 2017)

Walmart racist shopper’s rant against Latina and black woman (24 May 2017) USA

Airlines after hurling vile insults at Sydney family (23 May 2017)

Four Sydney Muslim women attacked in Broadway (11 May 2017) Australia

Woman reportedly told shopper in Va. store: ‘I wish they didn’t let you in the country’ (May 2017) USA

Racist footy fan exposes unhealthy obsession (12 April 2017)

Teen filmed attacking a Chinese man with a chisel on a Sydney train is set for jail (16 March 2017)

‘I’m not sending a lady to prison for this’: Student spared jail after racist slurs during Notting Hill club rampage (14 March 2017) UK

Party-loving teacher marched off flight after drunken outburst (1 February 2017)

Woman captured on camera abusing a Muslim student wearing a niqab: ‘Take it off, you terrorist’ (22 January 2017) Australia

Woman abuses Coles supermarket staff in Melton (5 January 2017)

Girl, 17, fined after unleashing foul-mouthed tirade on tram traveling on Port Road on Boxing Day (30 December 2016) Lacking obvious racial overtone but otherwise similar in character to the other incidents reported here

‘Invading our country’: Racist rant on Adelaide public bus caught on video (20 November 2016) with follow-up article here

Another racist rant by a woman on public transport (29 October 2016)

Port Adelaide fan who threw banana at Eddie Betts banned ‘indefinitely’ (22 August 2016)

Woman jailed for racially abusing teenage girl on Sydney train (13 April 2016)

Woman accused of racial abuse (16 January 2016) Australian video

Another racist rant – and threatened violence – by a woman on a train (28 December 2015) Australia

Another racist rant by a woman travelling on public transport (19 December 2015) Australia

Racist abuse on a Sydney bus left Lindsay Li fearing for her safety (25 September 2015) Australia

Stacey Eden defended a Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on a Sydney train (17 April 2015) Villain and hero are both women in this story

Disturbing video emerges of horror racist attack on Perth family (1 April 2015)

Psycho Chick fights with pregnant passenger on Perth commuter train (14 June 2013) Video Australia

Woman’s racist rant on train (3 July 2014)

Woman’s racist rant on bus (26 June 2013)

Goodes abuse: teen didn’t know ‘ape’ was racist, says McGuire (27 May 2013)

Woman’s racist rant on train (19 April 2013)

I also noticed that if you search on the words ‘racist rant by woman‘ on YouTube you get 165,000 results. If you search on ‘racist rant by man’, you get 317,000 results but the search results for the latter appear to capture video clips for both ‘man’ and ‘wo(man)’.

Elsewhere in this blog you might also be interested in:

Differing public response to partner violence depending on gender of victim

On chivalry

On violence perpetrated, or instigated, by women and girls

I thought women were meant to be more empathetic?

On deaths related to domestic violence

In this post I address the topic of murder and suicide occurring within the context of intimate partner violence. There are also separate posts dealing with suicide, and with the DV-related deaths of children.

As readers might well be aware, significant numbers of men, women and children lose their lives each year by way of incidents related to domestic violence. As in the case of non-lethal injuries and mental anguish, feminists portray women’s deaths as constituting the “overwhelming majority“, and then use this as justification for ignoring the deaths of men.

In 2015 feminist activists operating under the banner ‘Destroy the Joint’, established an ongoing tally of the number of Australian women allegedly killed in DV situations. They then disseminated this data throughout the media, generating considerable publicity using the tagline “two women each week” (are being killed by their male partners). They claimed that there had been a doubling in the rate of men murdering their partners, and that domestic violence was twice as bad in 2015 as it was in 2014.

Even if their figures were drawn from official sources it would have been problematic to draw conclusions from statistics relating to short periods of time, as the results for the period in question may differ greatly from the long-term average.

We do know however that when averaged over the preceding twelve month period the corresponding figures were (approx.) one women killed every seven days versus one man killed every ten days. We also know that, at that time, 40% of homicide victims (occurring in a situation of domestic violence) were male.

(Postscript April 2016: The report of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence included the following statistic, “Data from the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths shows that, of the 288 deaths of relevance to the review between 2000 and 2010, 138 were men and 150 were women (that is, 48 per cent male)”. (Volume 5, p207)

It is important to acknowledge that neither the ‘Destroy the Joint’ Facebook page, nor the various spin-off media stories, made mention of:

  • the corresponding number of men killed by their intimate partners or family members
  • the number of women killed by other women
  • the number of suicides linked to domestic violence (predominantly involving men)

(On that last dot point, it’s worth reading this 2010 paper by Richard L Davis which addresses the relationship between domestic violence and suicide)

Another issue with the ‘Destroy the Joint’ tally is that (AFAIK) none of the cases it reported, at the time of writing this post, had been the subject of completed court proceedings. As a consequence it is not entirely certain that the deceased women were killed by a man, and/or that the deaths occurred within a context of domestic violence.

Furthermore, at some unspecified point in early 2015 (I suspect when deaths dropped below the previously claimed weekly average) the ‘Destroy the Joint’ tally was quietly expanded to include all women who were murdered  (i.e. not just partner violence).

Jasmin Newman subsequently established the ‘Destroy the Narrative’ Facebook page to keep track of the corresponding number of male deaths at the hands of women. In December 2016 Jasmin published this paper regarding her work on this issue, which I strongly recommend you read now.

Turning now to another issue. one of the statistical sources cited by ‘Destroy the Joint’ was this report by the NSW Coroner (Refer appendix C bar chart this is in the report on page 59 or 75 depending on how you read page numbers).

On first inspection it is indeed quite damning in relation to the culpability of men for DV-related deaths, but on further review there are a number of provisos that must be taken into consideration including:

  • the small sample size
  • the skewing of the results by the much higher incidence of DV-related deaths in the indigenous community
  • the fact that men are significantly less likely to report being subjected to domestic violence, and therefore many of the male perpetrators cited in the report may in fact have been victims of domestic violence (either as children, as adults, or both).

See also ABS Causes of Death, Australia 2013

I’ll close this post with this comment contributed by ‘Phil’ in response to this article:

In order to provide solutions to any societal problem, the first step is having a complete understanding of the problem, all the relevant & accurate information, and an ability to see the bigger picture of the issue. It also requires a unified approach, appropriate systems in place to embrace & encourage change, and a shift in mindset that brings long-term & sustained behavioural change.

A great example of this is drink-driving, which is now seen as irresponsible, selfish, dangerous, disgraceful & a condemned behaviour after being culturally accepted for many years, until the effects of such actions, portrayed the destruction it was having on many lives. This change was brought about through the grief, heartache & suffering associated with losing a loved one and was driven by the love & compassion people felt for each other, their family & the broader community. Even though it was predominately men who were guilty of drink-driving, it wasn’t tackled as a gendered issue because society demanded a holistic approach to the problem, they wanted this senseless behaviour eradicated, no matter who was doing it and certainly wasn’t propelled by hatred or condemnation of one sex & not the other.

So, why has this approach been taken when it comes to domestic violence? Why is one gender singled out as being the problem, when everyone with half a brain knows that both males & females are capable of being perpetrators of the vile acts of behaviour? How are we, as a society, meant to really eradicate this behaviour when blatant misrepresentation of the truth is communicated by groups hell-bent on only recognising some victims & perpetrators and not all? When did domestic violence become a political pawn used to generate votes & financial windfalls and one that promotes much debate & hatred, instead of a people focussed, behavioural problem that requires love & respect for fellow human beings to be solved?

It’s a figure quoted by media outlets, politicians & domestic violence advocates – 79 women killed due to domestic violence last year (2015) and the inference that these deaths occurred by their male partners. This is the figure devised by the Facebook page, Destroy the Joint {1}, who maintains a body count of women killed in Australia due to violence against them.

On September 24th 2015, newly appointed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new $100 million domestic violence package with former Australian of the Year & self-appointed expert of domestic violence, Rosie Batty, Turnbull stated in his press conference that 63 women had been killed to date in 2015. This gave the perception that all of these deaths had occurred due to domestic violence and at the hands of a current or former male partner of the deceased.

But when you look into these deaths in detail, you will find that the figure quoted is more propaganda by the “radical feminist” brigade who are insistent on only recognising female victims of domestic violence and ensure funding is siphoned through their sexist organisations. Of the 63, less than half were found to be killed by their current or former male partner (44%) and in total, 60% of these deaths were committed by male perpetrators known to the deceased.

I am in no way trying to minimize the impact of these tragedies as any life taken is a vile act of brutality towards another human being, what I am highlighting though is the gross misrepresentation of data that is being communicated to only further their own cause – not actually provide solutions to ending Australia’s domestic violence crisis other than to falsely propagate that it is a “gendered issue”.

Upon further analysis of the 79 women killed last year, here are my findings (based on information provided by ‘Destroy the Joint’):

43% killed by current or former male partner (34 in total)
16.5% killed by known male (13)
13.9% killed by a female (11)
11.4% killed by unknown male (9)
8.9% killed by either victims son, brother or father (7)
6.3% killed by an unknown perpetrator (5)

From the information provided & the perception of all these women being killed due to intimate partner violence being driven by various outlets, this represents an over inflation of the figures by a mammoth 132%! Destroy the Joint claims at least 75% {2} of these deaths are perpetrated by males known to the female victim but the figure actually equates to 68.4% and again their accuracy is found to be questionable. This is especially damaging when it is being used as “factual” information by government agencies, domestic violence groups, & prominent media outlets that inform the public, when analysis shows the information to be incorrect.

Paramount to solving any problem is having the correct details, being truthful in your communications and having a thorough understanding the issue at hand. With embellished & distorted information like this being used, clearly this is not about solving domestic violence holistically, merely being used as a catalyst to gain further funding.

{1} https://www.facebook.com/notes/934084536639291/
https://www.facebook.com/DestroyTheJoint/
{2} Destroy the Joint disclaimer – “Please note: We do not confine our count to only deaths attributed as domestic or family violence, as we believe all violent deaths targeted against women are the result of societal misogyny. Most of these cases are subject to court proceedings but we do know that in at least 75 per cent of the cases reported from 2012 to 2015, the victim knew her alleged killer. We include women killed by other women (lateral violence). Their relatively small but equally sad number confirms that most violence against women is perpetrated by men.”

Recently, I was viciously attacked for the post I made scrutinising the claims by Destroy the Joint about the women killed in violent circumstances last year. These attacks were cold, calculating, methodical, vile & extremely derogatory towards myself but worse still, my family & in particular, my children. It appears that I may have hit a nerve by revealing the truth about the misrepresentation of the information provided by them and the perception that there were 79 women killed in domestic violence scenarios last year.

Normally, I am not bothered by these types of attacks as they occur on such a regular basis and I have become desensitised to the constant taunts I receive. But, these were different, they were filled with so much hatred & vile language that I found myself a bit shaken by them and was appalled that some felt it warranted to continue this vitriol towards my children when I was not retaliating to their relentless abuse.

This type of toxic behaviour is quickly becoming normal, especially in the world of social media, with people spewing hatred towards one another purely because of a difference of opinion on a certain subject. Is this the type of behaviour, values & morals we want instilled in our next generation? Are we, as a society, truly considering the long-term impact this will have on future generations and teaching them to be accustomed with hatred instead of love? In order to overcome this problem of domestic violence, the solution cannot be based on hatred between the genders – it requires solutions based on love, respect, compassion, understanding & acceptance of every human being regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.

I will leave you with a quote from the remarkable Nelson Mandela to ponder – “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

(Postscript October 2018. The following article, or variants of it, received considerable coverage in the media: ‘Six women killed in five days, you need to engage with this crisisby Jane Gilmore. See related tweet here)

Other related references, including DV-related murders that you are unlikely to read about in the ‘Destroy the Joint‘ page – or in overseas equivalents such as, for example, @CountDeadWomen in the UK:

Fiance killer: He called me ‘a rat and a dog’ (13 November 2018)

Australian Domestic Violence Homicide Statistics 2018 (19 June 2018) Most DV-related homicides in the first half of 2018 were committed by women. A reality very much at odds with the misandric messages issued by the feminists who have adopted the Eurydice Dixon tragedy as their current cause celebre.

Susan Mouat appeals sentence for pushing husband Bruce Mouat to his death (27 November 2017)

Woman charged with stabbing partner to death (17 November 2017) Australia

She threatened violence when her ‘sugar daddy’ cut her off. She followed through, police say (6 November 2017)

Pakistani bride allegedly kills 17 relatives in failed bid to murder husband with poisoned milk (2 November 2017)

Woman Charged for Fatally Stabbing Her Husband at Hospital (15 October 2017) USA

Qian Liu tells jury her husband’s stabbing death was an accident (11 September 2017) Australia

Molly Martens weeps as she and her father found guilty of second degree murder of Jason Corbett (9 August 2017)

Helen Milner – New Zealand’s ‘Black Widow’ killer (July 2017)

Homicide stats reveal shocking details of Australian murders from 2012-2014 (18 June 2017) Also shocking that the author deemed male deaths not newsworthy, so left out any mention.

Michelle Carter found guilty by judge in text message suicide case (16 June 2017) USA

Friends of Luke Mitchell react with horror to his stabbing death (13 May 2017)

Media experts lie to their students‘ by Bettina Arndt (3 May 2017) Australia

Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole, police in Pennsylvania say (1 March 2017)

Invisible Dead Men (25 February 2017) UK

Woman charged after allegedly stabbing fiancé to death in Sydney driveway
(18 February 2017)

Intimate partner homicide of men in Australia (31 January 2017)

Wife of slain California mayor gets 3 months jail in killing (20 January 2017)

Murder of Stuart Rattle prompts review into how family violence is dealt with in the gay community (17 January 2017) Only gay men deserving of (feigned) understanding and support?

Sunbury hit-and-run: Woman charged with murder of partner (9 January 2017)

It’s time to stop “counting dead women” and face the facts, by Jasmin Newman (28 December 2016)

Niece of Californian mayor says his wife should have divorced him rather than shot him dead (1 December 2016) USA

Woman, 53, gives first prison interview after killing cheating husband in road rage attack (16 November 2016) USA

Woman gets life in prison for fatally stabbing her former partner during drunken brawl (3 November 2016) Australia

Mashed potato murderer has no idea where former partner’s body was dumped (31 October 2016)

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: violence, delusion and the question of guilt (11 October 2016) Australia. Friends were told of the impending murder but did nothing – was this an inevitable outcome of community being conditioned to think that female-perpetrated violence is a rare and unlikely aberration.

The boyfriend who was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack by his ex-glamour model girlfriend when he texted her to say ‘it’s over’ (22 September 2016)

Vicious whispers led to doting dad’s murder (13 September 2016)

Woman charged over Gold Coast shooting (23 August 2016) Australia

Woman widowed three times now on trial in death of second husband (11 August 2016) USA

Hong Kong ‘milkshake murderer’ in fresh court bid (30 July 2016)

Woman sentenced in husband’s 2015 stabbing death (29 July 2016) But only to ten years probation!

A cycle of violence: when a woman’s murder is called ‘understandable’, by Laura Bates (27 July 2016) UK. Feminist perspective that ignores the fact that explanations/excuses are also routinely found when women kill their partners (in fact I would suggest that this is more common in such situations)

San Antonio woman gets 50 year sentence for fatal house fire (16 July 2016)

Domestic violence deaths at ‘epidemic proportions’ despite awareness (30 June 2016) DV-related deaths are NOT at “epidemic proportions”, ‘Destroy the Joint’s tally is by no means “meticulous”, and this is yet another feminist offering that air-brushes out male deaths.

‘I shot my British former boyfriend in self-defence,’ says ex-model in Spanish court (25 May 2016)

Woman charged with murder over Adelaide man’s death (4 May 2016) That’s now at least 17 murders by woman in Australia this year.

Domestic violence will flourish because of government funding cuts (2 May 2016) Australia. According to Jenna Price the pussy-pass works in reverse .. men do all the killing but the justice system lets them off the hook. Reality check please. All in all, an extremely misandric article. Reddit discussion thread here.

Man dies after being stabbed in Mt Isa (23 April 2016) Australia

Woman sentenced to home detention for manslaughter (21 April 2016) NZ

Former prostitute found guilty of murdering her businessman fiance – who was shot 10 times in the head by her lover (20 April 2016) Australia

Woman ‘stabs husband and feeds his flesh to dog’ (6 April 2016) Spain

Sharon Edwards: Violent wife murdered lawyer husband (8 March 2016) UK

“The number of women convicted for domestic violence rose by 30% in the year to April 2015, from 3,735 to 4,866. It marks an upward trend – the number of convictions involving female perpetrators is now six times higher than it was ten years ago”

Woman who killed husband with axe spared jail (8 March 2016) Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here

Springfield woman apologizes for helping mother poison family with antifreeze (1 March 2016) USA

Male victims still overlooked (28 February 2016) Australia. This article states that:

“The reality is 12 people have died in domestic violence [related incidents in 2016] and eight of them have been men. Men are dying at the rate of two to one, but we show only show one male victim out of half a dozen or eight females.” And yet at the same time Destroy the Joint tweeted that nine women had been killed in the same period. Someone’s maths skills are seriously impaired.

Newlywed bride ‘liked being a solicitor’s wife so killed hubby when he lost his job’, court hears (24 February 2016)

Jealous hairdresser, 23, stabbed her boyfriend to death with a breadknife after losing her temper because he spent too much time on Facebook (22 February 2016)

Doctor ‘killed husband with hammer’ after their sex with teen (2 February 2016)  Australia. Guess we’ll never know his side of the story

Woman ‘arranged for ex-boyfriend she said had made her pregnant to be stabbed to death in a graveyard’ (27 January 2016) UK

Male domestic violence deaths become focus in Cornwall (25 January 2016) UK

“Michelle Davies, domestic abuse strategy manager for Safer Cornwall, said it was “difficult to pinpoint” why more men than women have died in domestic situations in Cornwall over the past five years.”

‘What I did was a horrible thing’: Anu Singh seeks atonement for killing Joe Cinque (14 January 2016)

Domestic violence: How to get away with murder (undated) Australia

Grandmother Lucia Colella not guilty by reason of mental incompetence of killing husband with axe at Alberton (22 December 2015)

Woman jailed for life over ex-lover murder (17 December 2015) Australia

Woman accused of murdering man, attempting to kill children in Perth suburb of Leda (7 December 2015)

Spanish woman stabs her husband 150 times (25 November 2015)

“In 2015, statistics from the Ministry of Health recorded three women killed in the province of Seville at the hands of their partners or former partners. There is no official count for murdered men, but through the news published by the media know that this crime was the second in 2015 … (In the first case) a neighbor beheaded her husband and then cut the veins. Like the (recent) case, the woman had a mental disorder.” And in a related reddit discussion thread it was noted that:

“As expected, (the) “battered woman” and “mental issues” justifications appear in the news. And as expected, the case is treated as “domestic violence”, not “gender violence”. At least 29 men have been murdered by their partners (and in comparison, 48 women) in Spain this year, according to the press.”

Woman stabs boyfriend to death because he threw her cat against a wall in a fit of anger (28 October 2015) Many of the reader’s comments here are from people supporting the woman’s action

Broken Hill woman charged with murder over alleged stabbing outside hospital (6 October 2015)

Another Drop Of Blood – Violence Is Genderless (14 September 2015)

Stop the tide of female blood (11 September 2015) More of the usual gender biased narrative from feminist journo Wendy Tuohy, but do take the time to scan the readers comments

UPDATE: Taylor County Woman Charged With Murder After Husband’s 2012 Death (22 August 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

SA court jails wife who stabbed husband in neck at end of sexually complicated marriage (10 July 2015)

Men the often-unreported victims of family violence (4 July 2015)

Woman kills husband over his affair in 1979, gets suspended sentence (26 June 2015)

Former Brewers player Darryl Hamilton found dead (22 June 2015)

Counting Dead Women: The issue we need to talk about (5 May 2015)

Male pattern violence is the problem: CountingDeadWomen (23 April 2015) Australian radfem perspective on the issue

Home isn’t a refuge for domestic violence victims (23 April 2015)

Wife of Sydney podiatrist charged with murder after Phillip Vasyli found dead in Bahamas (31 March 2015)

Two women are now killed by domestic violence every week. The time for discussion is over. It’s time to act (19 February 2015)

Domestic violence an equal opportunity killer, by Bill O’Chee (7 January 2015)

Why I Didn’t Wear a White Ribbon (28 November 2014) Provides Australian statistics in relation to DV-related deaths and injuries

Woman ‘fed up’ with messy boyfriend stamped him to death after he came home drunk and spilled beer on the carpet (31 October 2012) UK

Children most often killed by their mothers (25 September 2012) NZ

Domestic violence: how the law treats women who kill a violent partner (31 July 2012)

When battered women kill (24 October 2011)

Penis-burning wife Rajini Narayan walks free (13 April 2011) Australia

Intimate partner homicide methods in heterosexual, gay, and lesbian relationships (2008) “We predicted that men would kill their partners more brutally than would women, but the results indicate that the opposite is true.”

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Some other deaths you won’t read about in the ‘Destroy the Joint‘ page involve those men who paid the ultimate price for intervening to protect women who were being assaulted. Some of their stories can be found in this post.

 

Elsewhere in this blog you might also be interested in reading:

On violence carried out by women and girls
Feminist myth: Women usually only commit domestic violence in self-defence
Going Batty: The making of a champion of the Domestic Violence Industry
Mostly female perpetrators, so child abuse is a gendered crime then?
On the punishment of women and the notion of a ‘pussy-pass’
On suicide

The often contrasting reaction when mums and dads kill their children

An outpouring of grief with considerable introspection versus an outpouring of anger and condemnation. A sober discussion of contributing factors versus angry dismissal in response to any mention of “excuses”. This is the stark difference in the nature of media coverage that filicide attracts depending on whether the murderer was their mother or their father, respectively. In the past week in Australia we have unfortunately witnessed examples of both.

On the 18th December Charles Mihayo was jailed for life with non-parole of 31 years for killing his two young daughters. He had experienced a bitter divorce and enjoyed only limited (and disputed) visitation rights in relation to his children.

On the following day eight children were found stabbed to death in a house in the Cairns suburb of Manoora. The victims were aged between 18 months and 15 years. A trial has yet to take place, but it is believed that they were killed by Mersane Warria, the mother of seven of the victims.

Media coverage of the Mihayo case

“A man who cold-bloodedly murdered his two young daughters in a “hideous crime” will spend more than 30 years in jail.

Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry described Charles Mihayo’s crimes as “hideous” and said that he was at a loss to understand why the children had had to pay with their lives so Mihayo could cause suffering to his former wife.

Justice Lasry said the 36-year-old’s actions were devoid of any justification or explanation.”

Much mileage was made from the suggestion that Charles’ crime was primarily motivated by a desire to “get back at” his wife, the accuracy of which remains uncertain. Yet, even if that were true, there are many examples of women committing similar crimes as revenge for real or imagined transgressions by their partners. The following are examples of media coverage of this man’s trial:

http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/two-sisters-murdered-Melbourne/

http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/charles-mihayo-faces-court/

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/12/18/melb-man-jailed-for-life-for-killing-daughters.html

Media coverage of the Cairns massacre

Even before a suspect was announced, the calm and sympathetic language of the investigating police and civic leaders suggested that the killer was a woman and someone who was known to the victims …

“As it stands at the moment, there’s no need for the public to be concerned about this other than that it’s a tragic, tragic event. The situation is well controlled at the moment,” he told reporters.

“There shouldn’t be any concerns for anyone else out of this environment and as we progress further we’ll be sharing the results of our investigation …

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said he was “saddened and shocked” by the tragedy, and that his thoughts were with the family and friends of the victims …

“Indeed, the whole Cairns community and the people of Queensland will feel the effects of this tragedy, particularly at a time of year when families come together.” (Source)

Mother accused in Cairns massacre had dark, troubled past (22 December 2014) In contrast no-one appeared to express much interest about Charles’ past. This article has since been removed from the msn.com web site.

‘She knows what’s happened, but it hasn’t sunk in yet’: Mother charged with killing seven of her children and a niece will undergo mental health checks before trial (22 December 2014)

http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/carins-stabbing/

Cairns deaths: Tree planting memorial service honours eight children killed in Manoora (20 December 2015)

Addendum January 2017: Despite being the worst single incident of domestic violence in Australia, I understand that the perpetrator, Mersane Warria, has yet to be convicted of any crime. Naturally, nothing but silence from the feminist lobby. Here is a further article from May 2017.

Discussion

The examples mentioned in this post represent such a small sample that many will argue that this is no basis upon which to draw any meaningful conclusions. Yet many other writers have made the same observations as have I, after looking at the reporting of other similar earlier incidents.

Australian statistics tell us that mothers are the most common perpetrators of child homicide, with women accounting for 52% of child homicide offenders between 2002 and 2012. This of course excludes the incidence of abortion.

And yet despite this it would seem that the media, and probably the community generally, just cannot or will not grasp the idea of women as killers or abusers. If a man behaves in this manner, well that’s almost to be expected. If a women kills or abuses then that is an aberration, and there must have been extenuating circumstances (quite possibly involving some degree of pressure or influence by a man/men).

Notably absent from media coverage of the Cairns tragedy (and most other incidents involving filicide or abuse by mothers) were:

  • public generalisations about violent behaviour by women generally,
  • suggestions that women in general shared a collective responsibility for ensuring that other women did not also kill or abuse
  • judgemental commentary by feminist spokespersons/feminist lobby
  • recognition being given to the fact that more mothers kill their children than do fathers

http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/mothers-who-murder/vi-BBh3gZe?ocid=TSHDHP(Today show interview with Xanthe Mallet)

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/mothers-who-murder/about

With regards to the second last dot point, one example of the feminist drum being struck involved comments made by a staff member of ANROWS who sought to imply a nexus between the dreadful actions of Ms. Warria and the issue of male violence towards women. This suggestion was subsequently the object of scorn in a reddit discussion thread.

With this post I am certainly not suggesting that the gender of the parent that kills makes the tragedy any more or less grave, or more comprehensible to the average person. What I would say however is that both types of incidents should be reported in a similar and gender-neutral manner, for example:

  • if a presumption of innocence until proven guilty is applied to female accused then so to should it applied to male accused
  • if anonymity is maintained for a female accused then so too should it be maintained for a male accused
  • if the personal background of a female perpetrator is recognised as being worthy of discussion (and an ameliorating factor) for female perpetrators, then that should also be the case for male perpetrators
  • if the behaviour of males generally is relevant in considering the degree of guilt (and degree of punishment imposed) in the case of men, then so too should the behaviour of females generally be relevant for women

To do anything other than the above is to fail to recognise and act upon the merits of gender equality, and to deny natural justice.

I’ll finish this post with a well-stated reader’s comment in response to an article about violence towards women that singled out male sporting stars for special attention:

“I read your article, It’s Time the footy world took a stand, with weary resignation for it is an article I have read countless times before. They weren’t penned by you, but the hypocrisy and double standards presented in your piece were the same.

You speak of this “attitude to women” as though it is some collective dogma that a large percentage of the AFL community adhere to rather than a problem for a handful of individuals who happen to be footballers. This phenomenon only ever applies to the male population whenever an individual male commits a crime or any offense. We are all immediately asked to stand up, speak out , swear an oath, wear a ribbon or condemn our gender. It is an outrageous but now very common reaction to any incident involving a man.  If the same articles were appearing when women behaved badly I would not be quite so outraged, but this has never been the case.

A mother butchered eight children late last year, another grandmother in Northern Queensland murdered two of her grandchildren and attempted to burn alive another two, a mother bashed her daughter to death and horrifically permanently maimed her other daughter, a woman shoved her new born baby down a drain-all in a period of four months… I saw no articles asking mothers of Australia to take a stand. I heard no-one on radio ask if there was a problem with mothers and their attitude to children. No, these incidents are very quickly hushed up and we move on remarkably quickly from even referring to them.

Ask yourself, Rita, when was the last article or reference in the media to the mother her sliced up eight children? It is as thought she has disappeared from the face of the earth. Yet when Arthur Freeman killed his daughter by throwing her off the West Gate Bridge, this “monster’s” name has remained in the headlines and on people’s lips for five years. There is another major article about him in today’s Herald Sun. You’d think there are enough male monsters floating about without having to dredge up Freeman yet again. Did you know that a woman by the name of Gabrielle Garcia killed her little boy on the same bridge only a couple of months earlier? Probably not.

You condemned the fact that friends of Nick Stevens said he was a “top bloke” or “good bloke” inferring that these men were cold monsters who thought there was nothing wrong with beating up your partner. Yet every time a mother murders her children you can be assured that countless female friends were label her a wonderful , caring mother and a good friend. Gabrielle Garcia is a perfect example of this reaction.

Garcia’s family was devastated by her suicide. Her sister Monica set up a shrine near the lonely spot where Garcia was found under the bridge, writing a letter saying “we will never forget you both. We will always love you. We understand your pain and hope you have found peace and happiness now.”

Such compassion for a woman who murdered her boy.

Gabriella Garcia adored her 22-month-old son Oliver. According to Pedro Soto, her close friend and the last person to see her alive, all the Melbourne mother wanted to do was to protect him.

Here’s another comment on a woman who hired a hitman to kill her husband

“If she did do what the police say she did, I don’t believe it was premeditated. I believe it was a spur-of-the moment act, something done on impulse in the heat of anger that resulted in something shocking.

“We’re not talking about some kind of evil diva here. We always thought of her as a fairly good person And I think, you know, that she’s probably very devastated right now.” No reference at all the poor dead husband. Are they brutes with no sensitivity or is it because they were asked what they thought of the accused and answered the question .

There have been countless occasions where such words have been spoken by people who know a different side of an alleged killer but I don’t recall articles of condemnation suggesting these people were insensitive or in some twisted fashion supporting or defending their violent behaviour.

But the real zinger in your article is this line:

In the warped moral code of professional football, cheating on your wife with hundreds of eager groupies is ok but betraying a teammate is a dog act. Wow.

You openly acknowledge that there are hundreds of females willing to sleep with a man they know is married but this is no cause for concern or moral outrage or a demand that our schools start educating our young women to change their disgraceful belief that because a man is a sports celebrity he is a target, a notch on your belt so to speak. These girls will do anything to bed these young men just so they can boast about it to their friends. Talk about sexual objectification! Where is the article pleading for the education of women so they understand that men are not their property simply because they are famous. Yet you attack the young male individual who has these girls throwing themselves at him or infer that the young men alone are responsible for the sex that takes place. It is simply sickening to see the finger of condemnation only ever pointed in one direction.

Are you suggesting that these girls (groupies) would not have more of a problem with a girlfriend who slept with their husband/partner whilst happily turning a blind eye to their shenanigans with other married footballers? 

It’s called human behaviour but you, like all female journalists only ever choose to focus on one gender.”

Postscript: The January 2016 Port Lincoln tragedy

Reddit discussion thread on this topic (9 January 2016) Read the thread and feel the anger – far in excess of any similar thread concerning a mother murdering her child. My post was down-voted into oblivion within an hour of being posted. Typical. People were still down-voting it hours after it was removed (?) Last time I checked there were 12 down votes with 3 comments. I have cut and pasted the most substantive of the comments below (‘Karismatic’), and to which I will reply shortly.

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Hatred wrong after Port Lincoln tragedy, says Adelaide’s Julia Trinne who lost son when father killed him (9 January 2016)

OPINION: Why are we sympathetic to men who kill their kids? by Caroline Overington (8 January 2016) Australia. Only a feminist could reach this conclusion, and guess what?

PS: I see now that in the Women’s Weekly web site the article has a different title, “Why are we sympathetic to parents who kill their kids?“, although it still written in a way that implies that most child-killers are male, for e.g. “This trend is most evident when the murderer takes his own life, as well as that of his children
Damien Little murdered his two boys. So why are we calling him a “top bloke?” (6 January 2016) The feminist perspective, delivered without a hint of irony
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See also:

Media coverage of the murder of Luke Batty was addressed in this blog post

Football Player, 18, and His Little Sister Allegedly Shot in Their Bedrooms by Mom: ‘Pure Evil’ (6 November 2018)

Why a ‘good bloke’ shot his tiny sons and drove them off a pier (29 June 2018) Next: Why journos place apostrophe on the term ‘good bloke’ but not good mum

Joanne Finch appears at Melbourne court accused of murdering eight-year-old son (29 June 2018)

Mom who strangled newborn, threw body in trash sentenced (26 June 2018) USA

Sarah Nicole Henderson told husband Jacob that she had shot daughters Kenlie and KayLee Danielle (5 November 2017)

Melbourne mum admits infantcide (24 October 2017)

Mum Lamora Williams killed sons Ke’Younte Penn, two, and Ja’Karter Williams, by cooking them in her oven (18 October 2017) USA

Cruel mum who fed drugs to four-year-old daughter who died complains her 13 year sentence is ‘too long’ (27 September 2017) UK

Baby girl who tragically drowned in the bath just days after child services raised concerns about her mother (27 September 2017) Australia. “Close friends of the 19-year-old mother said she was devoted to her baby”. Jane Caro, might we anticipate your strong objection to this?

Mum, 32, who allegedly stabbed newborn son says God told her to do it (12 September 2017) USA

Orono mom found dead with 5-year-old son left suicide note lamenting custody rift (6 September 2017) USA

A teen reunited with her birth mother, who then killed her and burned her body, police claim (23 August 2017)

Mother abuses baby before his death: ‘I wanted to kill him’ (17 August 2017) Australia

Mum left bitter suicide notes before killing kids, husband’s girlfriend (12 August 2017) USA. More on this crime here including this excerpt:

“(in) an Inquistr.com  article summarizing this story, a university feminist wrote a comment. Her remark, the highest ranked comment on the article appears below

The feminist would not hold Jessica accountable for her crimes. Instead, she took the tact of implying husbands have no attachment to their children and relationships with men should be devalued.”

Alberta mother who killed son, sentenced to 26 months in Indigenous healing lodge (7 July 2017)

Woman ‘stabs husband and four kids to death’ in Loganville, Atlanta (6 July 2017)

‘Sorry, thought you deserved one last memory of her’: Mother ‘sent partner a final picture of two-year-old daughter before smothering her to death after he ended their relationship’ (6 July 2017)

Reservoir woman charged with stabbing murder of 13-month-old daughter (5 June 2017)

Police investigating after mother and young son found dead at Glenelg North (26 May 2017)

Infanticide law in Victoria: How is this not murder? (21 March 2017) Australia. This – making gender-specific laws – is definitely the wrong path to take.

Little angel Seth Docherty died alongside his mother Stacey in their Hillsdale apartment (14 March 2017)

“she was a really great mum” and “she was a loving mother and a very good and caring person”

Mother drugged 9-year-old daughter and burnt her to death amid bitter custody battle (11 March 2017)

Mum accused of drowning sons in bath ‘first tried to run them over while they were tied up with twine’ (10 March 2017)

Mother to be charged with murder, attempted murder of sons in Moama (3 March 2017) Australia. No anger for the killer, but media lashes out at absentee dad (see related reddit discussion thread here and a rebuttal here)

Michelle Leask pleads guilty to manslaughter over death of seven-week-old baby Lili (9 February 2017) Australia

Akon Guode pleads guilty to murdering three children she drove into lake (16 January 2017) Further report regarding trial testimony here and here

“He said no Victorian mother had ever been imprisoned for infanticide, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail.

“Often people who kill their children are cases that are meted out with life sentences. This is not a case of that kind,” he said.”

New Mexico girl Victoria Martens, 10, ‘had STD before murder’ reportedly at the hands of mum Michelle Martens, Fabian Gonzales and Jessica Kelly (11 January 2017)

Cairns woman, 43, charged over 1996 mutilation death of baby boy (9 January 2017)

Mum Egypt Moneek Robinson is accused of killing son Aries Juan Acevedo cause she thought he was Hitler (8 January 2017)

Mother kills 12-month-old son, then dies in apparent suicide: Police (27 December 2016)

Ruislip murder: Mother killed son before taking own life in murder suicide, detectives say (17 December 2016) UK

Mother admits to killing her baby before dumping it in a cooler bag (7 December 2016)

Court docs: Mom killed her 2 young children so that husband couldn’t have custody in divorce (18 November 2016) USA

Family of four found dead inside Sydney northern beaches home (18 October 2016) Australia

Maggie Watson’s mum not guilty by reason of insanity (13 October 2016) NZ

Mum Michelle Martens ‘had sex with daughter Victoria’s killer Fabian Gonzales 20 minutes after girl’s death’ (12 October 2016)

330 child homicides (2 October 2016) UK. Recommended reading. This paper also illustrates the depth of bias employed by feminist groups such as Women’s Aid.

Mum jailed over ‘violent’ death of abused baby who had meth in system (3 October 2016) Australia

Amber Pasztor accused of abducting and killing her own children is ‘evil’, says her mother (28 September 2016)

Girl, 2, found dead in Miller, in Sydney’s south west (14 September 2016)

Third suspect in court in ‘brutal’ murder of 10-year-old Albuquerque girl (28 August 2016)

Kylie Anne Hie has admitted causing the crash that killed her daughter Charlotte (18 August 2016)

How fiction helps us understand the reality of a mother abandoning her newborn baby (29 July 2016) Let’s retreat into a discussion of fantasy in order to mitigate the culpability of women who kill defenceless children. But no such softly-softly approach in response to men who offend in a similar manner. More an ’empthy chasm’ than ’empathy gap’. See similar article in The Conversation here and here.

Port Denison murder-suicide inquest: Coroner says court stress weighed on homicidal mother (29 July 2016) And yet the authors of this other article assert that women rarely perpetrate muder/suicide. They add:

“Murder-suicide is most often perpetrated by men – but this is hardly surprising. Men are generally the perpetrators of murder, and men make up the majority of suicides in Australia, too.” Heartless much? That many men kill themselves is held up as proof that men are violent.

Woman charged in Boscobel infant’s death first blamed father (28 July 2016)

4 Children Stabbed to Death in Memphis, Mother in Custody (2 July 2016)

Akon Guode may not have to face court after triple-0 call caused her to collapse (30 June 2016)

Texas mum who killed two daughters before being shot by police was a gun advocate (26 June 2016) She stated that she did it to hurt her husband

Major differences between women and men who commit deadly violence (14 June 2016) Reddit discussion thread with linked paper

French woman accused of murdering daughter on beach blames witchcraft (20 June 2016)

The degree of delusion demonstrated by feminists can be astounding. In this article the author asserts the reverse position to that proposed in this blog post. In other words, that male perpetrators are let off the hook (with regards to media coverage) compared to the critical scrutiny faced by violent women.

Mom suspected of killing 2 children in murder-suicide was seeking sole custody of kids (8 June 2016)

Phoenix Mother Murdered Her Three Boys, Dismembering Two of Them (5 June 2016)

Liam Fee: Mother and partner guilty of murdering two-year-old boy (31 May 2016) UK. The partner was another woman btw

Mum jailed for 24 years after horrific murders of her two young daughters (18 May 2016) UK. Jane Caro, please note the “she was a wonderful mother” comment – I’m sure you’ll rail against that, right? Oh, and Jane, this child rapist is said to be “a very engaging and charming young lady” – I’m sure you’ll savage all those involved, right?

Saskatchewan mother gets 5 1/2 years in prison for slitting six-year-old son’s throat during custody fight (19 April 2016) Canada, with more here

sanayaMother of Sanaya Sahib confesses to toddler’s murder (12 April 2016) Australia. See screensave – can you imagine this message being posted in the case of a male offender? Dream on

Dead toddler grew up in ‘dysfunctional environment’ (12 April 2016) Oh, and look, now the media is busily trying to link this toddlers to death to a man/men (any man/men), and now it appears the authorities are doing likewise.

Police investigating deaths of a woman and a young boy at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach (25 March 2016)

Pianist’s estranged wife charged with killing 2 daughters (21 March 2016) USA

Boy, five, is shot dead by his mother in murder-suicide despite his father’s attempt to get a restraining order against his ‘mentally ill’ ex-wife (15 March 2016)

The Melbourne suburbs where a parent is most likely to murder their child (12 March 2016) Australia

Melbourne woman Anitha Mathew burnt sons alive in revenge plot, coroner finds (8 March 2016) Australia. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

1 child killed every 2 weeks by family member: time to free children’s lives from violence (28 February 2016) Australia. Note again how in situations where there are as many or more female perpetrators, the topic of gender is not mentioned. Yet when there are more male perpetrators – or it can be falsely claimed that there are – then perpetrator gender is absolutely central to the discussion. Just another example of the entrenched hypocrisy of feminists and feminism.

NSW mum charged with son’s murder (23 January 2016) Australia

Croton mom pleads guilty, to serve probation in daughter’s death (19 January 2016) USA with related reddit discussion thread here

NEW study shows fathers more likely to kill their children than mothers — or does it? (14 December 2015)

Mother suspect in death of girl, 11, at Auchenflower (9 December 2015)

Madera County woman charged with murdering daughter also accused of abusing four other children (8 December 2015) USA

Mother pleads guilty to murdering two children in Santa Ana hotel after losing custody battle (4 December 2015)

Mom Fatally Attacks 2-Year-Old Daughter Who Won’t Eat Noodles: Prosecutors (2 December 2015) USA

German police arrest woman after discovery of eight dead babies (14 November 2015)

Just Say Goodbye – ‘Devoted’ Mothers Kill? (11 November 2015)

Mom accused of tossing newborn girl had baby son die in 2008 (1 October 2015)

Teenage mother avoids jail after killing daughter and dumping body under tree (24 September 2015) Australia

Campsie ‘murder suicide’: First photo of Nguyen family (22 September 2015)

Girl, 7, was shot dead by dad for ‘revenge’ (5 September 2015)

Women who kill (28 August 2015)

Prosecutor: Mom says she killed young sons to help daughter (18 August 2015) USA and related reddit discussion thread

Mother charged with murder after baby’s death (24 July 2015) Australia

Former teacher Erin Agren ‘killed husband, toddler, then shot self’ (22 July 2015)

Granted this July 2015 case involves an aunt rather than a mother, but as with the Cairns massacre, note the ‘kid gloves’ treatment by the police/media:

“He said the aunt wasn’t under police guard and was assisting police but had not been formally interviewed”

Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel (29 May 2015)

Mother deemed not responsible in son’s death due to mental illness (27 April 2015)

Megan Huntsman gets up to life in prison for the deaths of six of her newborn children (21 April 2015)

Lacey Spears jailed for 20 years for murdering son Garnett with salt overdose to attract blog hits (9 April 2015)

Melbourne lake crash: Police to question woman driving car that crashed in Wyndham Vale lake, leaving three children dead (9 April 2015)

Mom charged with kid’s death at Midtown restaurant is schizophrenic, received positive psychiatric review 6 months ago (1 April 2015)

Australia’s most horrific case of child abuse: Boy, 7, died after being starved, fed his own waste and beaten by his siblings as God fearing step-father filmed them… but mother said he fell off a pogo stick (31 March 2015)

Records: Mom forced daughter to put dead sister in freezer (27 March 2015)

Deasia Watkins charged with aggravated murder after beheading baby daughter Jayniah (18 March 2015) and here also

An open letter to Rosie Batty, by Mark Dent (15 March 2015)

Reddit mensrights discussion thread in relation to the Cairns murders

Woman kills her children – some search engine results

Female annihilation (female perpetrated) (17 February 2015)

Mother charged with ‘house of horror’ murders of eight children may never face trial if psychiatrists deem her mentally ill (23 December 2014)

A mum guilty of infanticide after killing her baby girl and injuring the child’s twin has avoided jail  (28 March 2014)

Fiona Anderson: Pregnant suicide mum was begging for help but no-one heard (21 April 2013)

Children most often killed by their mothers (25 September 2012) NZ

Seeking to understand the inexplicable (Mothers are just as likely to kill their children as are fathers) (Sydney Morning Herald, 24 February 2012)

‘Mentally ill’ mother who killed child found guilty (8 June 2011)

The truth about women who commit domestic violence and child murders (7 April 2011)

Women: The forgotten child murderers (3 February 2001)

breakingnews

Gender inequality within the criminal justice system

One of the pillars of feminism is that all women are in a state of perpetual victimhood, with one of the key reasons for this being the alleged violent and controlling nature of men. Feminists support this bias, in part, by pointing at the far greater percentage of jail inmates that are male. They assert that this is indicative that most crimes, especially serious crimes, are committed by men.

The situation is not that simple however given that there is clear evidence of substantial and widespread gender bias at every step of the law & order process within the justice systems of western democracies.

Yet feminists, who claim to be motivated by a desire for greater gender equality, have no interest in reducing this disparity. Instead they are lobbying to make this justice gap even broader (see this article, with further examples amongst the various linked articles below).

Readers can access a myriad of case-studies at reddit/r/PussyPassreddit/r/pussypassdenied and PussyPassNeutral

Former model, 24, who stabbed a man she met at a nightclub in the heart after he rejected her romantic advances walks free from court (4 November 2018)

Why doesn’t prison work for women? (29 September 2018) UK I’ll have to read this again to see if it suggested one single thing that was the fault of women, rather than men or some aspect of society at large. Whereas men, well, they can suck it up can’t they?

The Victorian female prison population has risen by 97% in the past ten years (September 2018) If this was about men, it would be further compelling evidence of the horror of #Toxic Masculinity. But it’s about women so it means we have to spend more on their health/welfare.

Women will only be jailed for serious crimes, Justice Secretary reveals (27 June 2018) UK

Woman faints as jury hands down guilty verdict (15 November 2017) Woman massively shocked when pussy-pass denied

Mother who spread Isis propaganda on Facebook spared jail for terror offences due to children’s ‘suffering’ (7 November 2017)

Drunk woman sexually assaulted a gay man at a party in ‘sickening’ attack (11 October 2017)

Trainee hairdresser, 21, who slashed her ‘jealous’ boyfriend’s face with a kitchen knife during a blazing row over a Facebook snap of her with another man avoids jail (10 October 2017) Oh dear, she had to do community service

And mother goes free (10 September 2017) Australia. Video

Fewer women to be jailed under new Government strategy to curb growth in crime (28 August 2017) NZ

‘If you were a man, you’d be going to jail,’ judge tells woman burglar (23 August 2017) UK

Chivalry and the Law: How Women Get Off (11 August 2017)

Woman found not guilty of assaulting ambulance officers due to head injury (11 August 2017)

Model, 28, who was spared jail due to her ‘considerable talents’ after trying to steal £1k of designer clothes from Harrods celebrates her freedom with a jog in Chelsea (5 August 2017)

No jail time for Australian Tinder date slasher (31 July 2017)

Baltimore teacher sex case: Spanish instructor left during daytime hours to record sex act with student (11 July 2017)

Woman who groped passenger gets 8 months home detention (10 July 2017)

Alberta mother who killed son, sentenced to 26 months in Indigenous healing lodge (7 July 2017)

Former DCS worker who molested dying boyfriend’s son gets probation (9 June 2017)

‘I hate sending women to prison’: Judge tells office manager, 30, who used her company credit card to buy £38,000 worth of designer clothes and holidays he will spare her jail (24 May 2017)

Sword-Wielding Student’s Viral Post Shows How White Privilege Protected Her (18 May 2017) It wasn’t white privilege that protected her, it was her #PussyPass … try this stunt as a white male and see what happens

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend could be spared jail ‘because of her extraordinary talent’ (16 May 2017) Now fast-forward to September and pussy-pass confirmed

Protect women from TV licence bullies, BBC is told: Corporation ordered to ‘rapidly’ change way it collects fees after women make up 70% of all prosecutions (26 April 2017) UK

Infanticide law in Victoria: How is this not murder? (21 March 2017) Australia. This – making gender-specific laws – is definitely the wrong path to take.

Philip Davies: Feminists Believe in Equality – But Only When it Suits Them (20 March 2017)

Woman left scarred for life after being glassed by love rival blasts court’s decision to let attacker walk free (14 March 2017) UK

‘I’m not sending a lady to prison for this’: Student spared jail after racist slurs during Notting Hill club rampage (14 March 2017) UK

Women who commit violent crimes need programs to help them while in prison (3 March 2017) Australia. Yet another article along the lines of ‘There are valid reasons why women are violent and they deserve sympathy/support – not like the nasty men’

We found out what happens when a man and a woman both try to push into a queue – and the results will surprise you (26 February 2017)

Woman who denied pulling out ex-husband’s intestines cleared of attempted murder (16 February 2017)

Jealous ex-girlfriend who posted revenge porn online threatened former partner’s new lover in terrifying 18-month harassment campaign (8 February 2017) UK. No jail time despite it being her second offence.

UK Prisoners – The Genders Compared (7 February 2017)

Ex-dinner lady who had sex with 14-year-old boy spared prison spell because it would have put her four children into foster care (8 January 2017) UK

Young mother, 20, who left her ex-boyfriend with brain damage after she drunkenly mowed him down grins and gives a thumbs up as she AVOIDS jail (4 January 2017) UK. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

Female Batterer With a Long Criminal Record Batterers Her Husband Again! (26 December 2016)

Woman spared jail for domestic abuse that left boyfriend in fear (20 December 2016) UK

Instagram life coach, 28, who stole £95,000 while flaunting her five stone weight loss online walks free after claiming she was a ‘modern day Robin Hood’ as she ‘gave most of it away’ (15 December 2016) UK

Mothers in prison (25 November 2016) USA with related Reddit discussion thread here.

Background paper for the 2016 International Men’s Day debate in the UK Parliament, in which gender bias in sentencing was one of the featured issues.

Police blitz on Noosa beach nudists nets men while women walk free (13 November 2016) Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Road rage mother-of-two, 38, who drove into MS sufferer and fractured her spine after row over minor traffic shunt gets suspended sentence (9 November 2016)

Judge questions marriage plans of freed woman who was jailed for kicking and punching boyfriend unconscious (8 November 2016)

Former teacher’s aide admits to having sex with student (7 November 2016)

Domestic violence prosecutions (4 November 2016) Question in the UK Parliament asked by Philip Davies

Mother-of-two, 37, escapes jail despite being found naked with a boy of 14 on top of her after saying she was ‘very, very drunk’ at the time (4 November 2016) UK

Victoria entrenches most gender-biased anti-male jurisdiction (3 November 2016)

Why feminists need to discuss gender disparity in the criminal justice system (16 October 2016)

Cottage Grove woman, 27, sentenced to jail for sex with teen (16 October 2016) Sentenced to picking up litter.

Federal judges’ report outlines horrific conditions at women’s jail in heart of New York? (16 October 2016) Presumably the male part of this facility is just as bad, but that isn’t “scandalous” … because men.

Ex-private schoolgirl avoids jail for drug dealing after arguing that going to jail would ruin her career prospects (13 October 2016) and Privately-educated drug dealer spared jail as lawyer claims stress of case has damaged her skin (13 October 2016)

Male teacher gets 40 years jail for sex with female teen student v female teacher gets 4 years jail for sex with male teen student (12 October 2016)

As female jail population increases, call for reform (30 September 2016) USA

“Women stuck in a system meant for men that doesn’t meet needs”

Australia is locking up too many women but the UK offers a blueprint for a radical new approach (14 September 2016)

The feminists who are turning British justice against men, writes barrister LAURA PERRINS (7 September 2016) Recommended reading.

Lubbock woman gets 7 years probation for aggravated sexual assault of a child (2 September 2016) USA

4 Really Disturbing Ways Jail Is Much Worse for Women Than Men (26 August 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here. I’m crying a river.

Paedophile sisters who abused boy, 6, for over a decade dodge prison after judge says they would be ‘too isolated’ (19 August 2016)

Teenage girl arrested at school on ‘nightmare’ police treatment (25 July 2016) UK. Her behaviour was not the problem it seems, the real issue is her feelings.

Philip Davies blasts ‘sexist’ justice system for ‘discriminating against men’ (15 August 2016)

Philip Davies presentation of the Justice Gender Gap in the U.K (8 July 2016)

Female domestic violence victims being punished for acting in self defence, say advocates – only a problem when it happens to women. Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Young woman threatens others with knife at shopping mall, gets arrested, punished only lightly, but painted as the victim (26 June 2016) USA. Video of incident here

Female imprisonment numbers soar amid calls to free the majority of inmates (18 June 2016) Australia, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Feds sue state over staffing issues at women’s prison (13 June 2016) with further comment here.

Why we should close women’s prisons and treat their crimes more fairly (1 June 2016)

Mother didn’t let her responsibility for her children stop her from committing various crimes, but now asks not to be deported because of her children (24 May 2016) Australia

Why Men Shouldn’t Vote For Hillary Clinton (2 May 2016) USA

So Hillary Clinton has just announced that women will face separate and more lenient justice system (27 April 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Playboy model mum Angie Vu gives incredible interview from prison demanding nail polish and a mirror (27 April 2016)

Mother Who Filmed Herself Raping Her 1-Year-Old Son Receives Shocking Sentence (1 April 2016) New Zealand

How the Roles Society Assigns Men and Women Factor Into Sexual Abuse in Schools (1 April 2016)

It’s Not “Justice” to Sentence Adam Johnson to 6 years but Spare an Abusive Female Teaching Assistant (24 March 2016) UK

Lesbian lovers who worked in refunds at John Lewis conned the store out of £30k by pretending to return items – including Armani watches – then selling them on eBay (9 March 2016) UK

Canadian ‘bling ring’ mastermind gets 90 days in jail, modelling contract (23 February 2016)

Chivalry and the Law: How Women Get Off (15 February 2016) Recommended reading – a very comprehensive resource

No conviction recorded for woman’s “disgusting behaviour” (3 February 2016)

Teen girl jailed over unprovoked stabbing attack on classmate (2 February 2016) Australia. Shows no remorse – gets less than two years

Adult woman pretended to be 15 so she could groom boys as young as 10 is spared jail (30 January 2016) UK

No jail term for child abuser (25 January 2016) NZ

Michigan woman sentenced to prison in IL after sexually assaulting children (22 January 2016) USA

Croton mom pleads guilty, to serve probation in daughter’s death (19 January 2016) USA. Another pussy-pass success story

How can we mitigate the crime that is female over-imprisonment? (12 January 2016) Australia, with related reddit discussion thread here

Ohio seeks to stem spike of women in prison (10 January 2016) USA with related reddit discussion thread here

Woman sentenced to deferred adjudication in manslaughter case (8 January 2016) and related reddit discussion thread

Teenage girl who called herself ‘the Ninja’ is jailed after helping burglars raid 34 homes and steal items worth £320,000 (5 January 2016)

Even in the rare case they are punished, they are not really punished — “I went to (a woman’s) prison and I never wanted to leave” (4 January 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Former Menomonee Falls HS teacher pleads not guilty to sex assault charges (4 January 2016)

Woman who tied boyfriend up, ripped out his body piercings with a screwdriver, carved his skin with scissors, and mutilated his genitals with a screwdriver will serve only 30 days in jail (31 December 2015 ) Reddit discussion thread and linked article. USA

Woman acquitted for sex abuse after judge finds “no independent evidence and she denied the alleged victim’s claim”. Yet men are prosecuted and found guilty under similar circumstances all the time, with the onus on them to prove the accuser is lying. Three cheers for a consistent justice system! (9 December 2015) Reddit discussion thread here. Australia

Feminist Judicial Double Standards (2 December 2015)

New York Times: Women are the First Priority in Reducing Overall Incarceration (30 November 2015) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Give our women prisoners the break they’re long overdue (29 November 2015) UK

The Pussy Pass Remains Alive and Well (27 November 2015) NZ

‘Selfish and stupid’ mother who cried rape after having a sexual encounter with her fiancé’s boss avoids jail as judge does not want her young children to suffer (24 November 2015)

The U.S. Rate of Incarcerated Women is Shockingly High, and Rising (20 November 2015)

Babysitter who forced boy, 13, to perform sex acts on her is spared jail (10 November 2015) UK

Babysitter, 21, was ‘notch on belt’ for 11-year-old lad (5 October 2015)

We had sex 50 times then Miss said I’d made her pregnant (29 September 2015) Yes, that’s right, just a community service order. But in this similar case, but involving  a male perp, a three year jail sentence was handed down.

Woman who burnt cheating boyfriend’s penis with hair straightener gets suspended jail sentence (16 September 2015)

Revenge Porn: First woman sentenced for offence is spared jail (3 September 2015)

Former Trinity College School teacher Leslie Barton pleads guilty to sex charge (1 September 2015) And another. “No jail sentence can fix the wrong that was done.” So let’s just settle for a slap on the wrist, ok?

Youth leader gets ten year probation sentence in sex assault case (25 August 2015) But not one day in jail – Yep, another pussy-pass success story

Molly Shattuck was once a Baltimore ravens cheerleader, now she’s a convicted rapist (22 August 2015) But not one day in jail – Another pussy-pass success story

The Rabbit Hole (20 August 2015) Discrepancies in the sentencing of men and women in Canada

Ex-teacher pleads guilty for sexual relations with student; could serve only 120 days (11 August 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

The extreme anti-male bias of the Ministry of Justice with respect to prison sentencing, by Mike Buchanan (24 July 2015)

Former Campbell Co. Teacher’s Aide Sentenced For Sex Crimes With Minor (15 July 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

“On Tuesday, judge John Cook sentenced her to 10 years in prison on each of four felony counts, relating to the inappropriate relationship, but suspended all but 12 months, including time served– so that means she has about 6 months left to serve”. Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

In Federal Appeals Courts, Chivalry Is Not Dead (12 June 2015)

No criminal charges for teacher who seduced two pupils (3 June 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Grand jury declines to indict Scottsdale yoga instructor (2 June 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Victoria female prison rates soar – but are women in jail for crimes they didn’t do? (1 June 2015) and related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Feminist writer says it’s equality to treat male and female prisoners differently, and all female prisoners should get community service – idea backed by justice minister (18 May 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Saskatchewan teacher found not guilty of sexually exploiting teenage boy (25 May 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Law student laughs as she walks free from court for hitting aspiring male model over the head with a bottle of champagne cutting his forehead to the skull (2 May 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Woman sentenced for sexual assault of teen boy (30 April 2015) Pussy-pass? FAIL

Sexist Green Party policy: “the only women who should be in custody are those very few that commit serious and violent crimes and who present a threat to the public” Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Two girls assaulted autistic boy – coerced him to have sex with dog among other things. Today I find out that the one 17 year old girl who faced 80 years in prison got off with a comfy 4 year juvi sentence (12 April 2015)

Let’s keep mothers out of Scotland’s prisons (28 March 2015)

Criminal sentencing: Do women get off easy? (16 March 2015)

Nick Clegg calls for fewer women behind bars (22 February 2015)

Women in prison: It is equality to treat female offenders differently to men (30 January 2015)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/2tpg7z/in_a_turn_of_events_that_will_shock_noone_a/ (26 January 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread with linked BBC article here

Domestic violence an equal opportunity killer, by Bill O’Chee (7 January 2015)

Gender profiling men for arrest for domestic violence (undated)

Several posts on sentencing disparities for women and men (undated)

Men are 5 times more likely than women to be breathalysed (3 December 2014)

Imprison fewer women (30 November 2014)

Domestic violence policies central to mass incarceration (undated)

The Corston Report – A Case Study in Gynocentrism (23 November 2014)

Reddit mensrights discussion thread on sentencing disparity b/w men and women (November 2014)

Lisa Philips lied over pregnancy to avoid jail (11 November 2014)

Female privilege in sentencing (7 November 2014)

If male offenders were treated in the same way as female offenders, 68,000 of the 80,000 men in British prisons wouldn’t be there (9 October 2014)

U.S. Soccer reaffirms due process for Solo (22 September 2014) See also my post on the Hope Solo case

Shipley MP calls for end to ‘lighter’ jail terms for women (7 May 2014)

Men sentenced to longer prison terms than women for the same crimes‘ (Huffington Post 2012)

Gender disparity in criminal court, by Hannah Wallen (29 July 2013)

Judge slashes sentence for Virginia teacher who slept with student, citing diagnosis of hypersexuality (24 May 2013)

On why we shouldn’t send women to prison (25 March 2013)

Prof. Starr’s research shows large unexplained gender disparities in federal criminal cases (16 November 2012)

http://menz.org.nz/2011/the-pussy-pass-an-offensive-delusion-or-an-accurate-term/

http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/evaluation/gelb.pdf (‘Women in prison – Why is the rate of incarceration increasing’) (Australia)

Five sentencing myths of female offenders (23 October 2012)

Integrated responses to domestic violence: Legally mandated intervention programs for male perpetrators (December 2010) Australia. No need to worry about violent women.

Judges ordered to show more mercy on women criminals when deciding sentences (11 September 2010)

Doctor accused of inappropriate exam behaviour to return to practice, with conditions (29 November 2009) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS More on this matter here

Child porn woman Rebecca Jane Clarke goes free on appeal (3 July 2008)

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But when a woman hits a man it’s different

Female aggression is now increasingly being portrayed and seen as acceptable, and almost a hallmark of an empowered woman. Look for example at some of the speeches made by female celebrities following the election of President Trump in the USA.

The feminist logic appears to be:

  • Women are oppressed
  • Men are oppressors
  • Violence against the oppressors is liberation (Source: ‘Sinisus’)

An example of this ‘it’s different when women do it’ argument can be found in this delusional post by a feminist.

In an earlier article entitled ‘Jennifer Garner: Why I Wanted My Girls to Take Karate‘ (20 November 2014), one of Jennifer’s goals for her daughters is for them “to be able to kick a guy’s ass“.

Ms Garner’s comments aren’t unusual – I have simply chosen hers as but one example of a long line of similar articles/comments that I have read expressing similar sentiments. This is the flip-side of a culture increasingly being moulded by feminist organisations like ‘White Ribbon Campaign’ (feminist version), whereby female aggression is downplayed or completely ignored whilst male-perpetrated violence is exaggerated.

In July 2014 Whoopi Goldberg started a feminist firestorm with her comments on a US talk show in which she said that women should not hit their partners, and that if they did they should not be surprised if the man hit them back. Feminists have misrepresented Whoopi’s position as being one of supporting men who hit women, but in fact she just said that she supported the position of the innocent party who was hit first (whether that be a man or woman). Her position was that neither party had the right to hit the other.

Inherent in this discussion is the view amongst many feminist women that because men are bigger/stronger [which is not always the case] that men never had the right to hit women, regardless of whether the woman struck the first blow. The video clip of Whoopi’s statement is here, and here are some discussion threads and articles: Vfm article by Paul ElamVfM discussion thread, reddit #1.

David Webb also attracted criticism for daring to suggest that women shouldn’t hit their husbands and boyfriends. Feminist journalist Barbara Ellen thinks that women hitting men is ‘different’ and OK. Kelly Brook thinks hitting her boyfriends is OK, too. Finally the issue was nicely summed-up in this article, with which I wholeheartedly agree.

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See also:

I did a social experiment, male versus female (16 November 2017) Reddit discussion thread

Slag (27 September 2017) Video

Beyond Atomic Blonde: cinema’s long, proud history of violent women (30 August 2017)

How can anyone excuse this abuse of a woman? (29 July 2017)

Bianca Lee Sams speaks out after being punched in face during road rage attack at Doyalson (26 July 2017)

“It doesn’t matter what the circumstances, you don’t punch women, ever”

Swiss feminist on state TV: “It’s okay for women to beat their husbands if they are being stupid (13 June 2017) Reddit discussion thread

Girl beats boy at school (1 June 2017) Article with linked video

Sickening moment bouncer punches woman in the face outside Liverpool bar (18 April 2017) UK. Woman attempting to hit bouncer = not sickening, but bouncer defends himself is.

Woman punches man at Trump rally. Man punches her back. Media reports it as him sucker punching her. Only explanation to describe it as a “sucker punch” is her believing that she wouldn’t get hit back. (18 April 2017)

1,500 acid attacks have been recorded in London since 2011 (13 March 2017) And 3/4 of the victims were men. Reddit discussion thread here.

The secret Facebook page where women brag about violence toward men (4 February 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here.

Women kicking balls, I’d like to see that (22 January 2017) New TV ad promoting women’s sport. Imagine an ad ‘Men grabbing pussy, I’d like to see that’. Appropriate or humorous? Didn’t work for Don Trump and this one will reflect poorly on the AFL.

I have a short story that has seriously wrecked my mood for a week now, and I need to get it off my chest (14 January 2017) Reddit discussion thread

Man asks for legal advice after slapping his physically abusive girlfriend, comments section accuses him of beating his girlfriend (3 January 2017) Reddit discussion thread. USA

In fiction, girls painfully slap their boyfriends and it’s portrayed as comedic, righteous and deserved. But when a guy does something like grab her wrist that is not nearly as painful, it’s portrayed as dark and abusive (26 December 2016) Reddit men’s rights discussion thread

Joe Mixon videos released (16 December 2016) Video. USA. NB: Hit someone and there’s a good chance you’ll get hit back. Women included. Welcome to equality.

Nova100 radio & Chrissie Swan celebrates the severing of a man’s penis (26 November 2016)

Not so safe: Roz Ward attacks Trump supporter (21 November 2016)

Punch caught on video leaves New Jersey teen fighting for her life (5 November 2016) USA

Sassy misandry is good for business – but assault on men is never funny (1 November 2016)

Viral Video Of Violent Teen Fight Raises Concerns In Vallejo (18 October 2016) Discussed in thread entitled ‘Girl attacks boy. Boy defends himself. Boy is ridiculed on Social Media for putting hands on a girl’

Normalisation of female on male violence in media? (7 October 2016) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Why ARE modern women so aggressive? It’s been called the dark side of equality – a surge in respectable women flying into violent rages for the most trivial reasons (15 September 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here

“In 1957, men were responsible for 11 violent offences for every one perpetrated by a woman — today, that is four to one”

“Two in five victims of domestic violence in the UK are men. The number of women prosecuted for it rose from 1,575 in 2004/5 to 4,266 in 2008/9”

‘I Had to Be the Voice of Women’: The First Female Hijacker Shares Her Story (4 August 2016)

This woman hit and hit until her partner eventually lost his temper and hit back (8 June 2016) Video

Fifty shades of Tarzan! ‘Feisty’ Margot Robbie punches Alexander Skarsgard during Legend of Tarzan sex scene (31 March 2016)

I hit my boyfriend first, then he hit me back a lot harder, worse, and more, should I forgive? (August 2015) See comments

When it comes to MMA star Ronda Rousey, is there a domestic violence double standard? (12 November 2015)

Feminist collective supports violence against men’s rights advocates (14 September 2015) Australian video

Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ Arrested Again After Poisoning Her Eighth Male Victim (11 September 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Assaulted in bar last night (August 2015)

Maxim Magazine — A publication for men — joins in the celebration of the woman who allegedly lit her boyfriend’s penis on fire for cheating (19 August 2015)

Libyan symbol of freedom now facing years behind bars (1 August 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Patriarchy vs Facts: Domestic Violence (PART I) (23 June 2015) Video

New York City commuter fights manspreaders by sitting on them (7 June 2015)

Very important pussy (4 June 2015)

Preston boxer struck woman’s face (19 May 2015) and related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Footage shows Indian woman body-slamming man at train station (4 March 2015) Reading between the lines here, there is no reason to assume that this was not simply an unprovoked act of violence by the women … except feminism

Teen Reportedly Threw Acid on Her Boyfriend’s Penis (4 February 2015)

Don’t hit me, I’m a girl! (26 December 2011)

ISIS women recruits: What life is really like (30 January 2015)

Feminists Rely on “Men Shouldn’t Hit Women” To Get Away With Hitting Men – Compilation (25 January 2015)

Wife chops off cheating husband’s penis, twice (14 January 2015) Somehow I don’t think a story about a man cutting off his wife’s breast would be given the same whimsical treatment as per this article

The ‘Manslamming’ campaign is literally a campaign for slamming into men and then claiming they slammed into you (12 January 2015)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/2pmn5w/over_in_raskwomen_femaleonmale_domestic_violence/ (December 2014)

When you’re a boy you can get beat up and it’s totally fine (3 December 2014)

#BBCtrending: Indian sisters beat up another man in new video (2 December 2014) Further developments on that incident here.

Why I won’t teach my boys not to hit girls (24 November 2014)

‘The View’ Co-Hosts On NYC Subway Brawl Video: ‘She Needed To Get Slapped Back’ (12 November 2014)

Have you ever beaten up a boyfriend? Cause, Uh, we have an article that appeared in Jezebel in August 2007, with commentary/rebuttal by MRA Janet Bloomfield (and here)

Woman goes crazy when man says hello (3 September 2013) Video

Initiation of domestic violence increases risk of violence‘ (6 August 2009)

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Other posts in this blog most closely related to this topic:

On violence carried out by women and girls

Differing public response to partner violence depending on gender of victim

How men are portrayed … Haw Haw Haw! The jokes on us

Regarding the notion of ‘Ironic Misandry’

Is child abuse a gendered crime too?

The nature of child abuse

Child abuse can consist of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect. Each of these forms of abuse are explained on this page, and an estimate of the relative scale of each of these forms of abuse is provided here.

Sexual abuse of children, the least common form of abuse, is mostly committed by men. Although note that there is no shortage of female perpetrators. Neglect of children is mostly committed by mothers, reflecting the fact that they are usually the primary care-givers. Female perpetrators tend to dominate the other two forms of abuse, although there are significant variations (and gaps in data) between different studies. Links to sources of statistical data concerning the perpetration of child abuse are provided below.

Child abuse, where it occurs within the home, is itself a subset of a broader range of destructive behaviours known as domestic violence.

Domestic violence is not a gendered crime, although most feminists believe otherwise and never stop telling us so. They justify this position on the basis of their claim that domestic violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women. But if we were to accept that, then surely child abuse and neglect must also be a gendered crime given that the majority of the perpetrators are female and the majority of victims male? Further, why isn’t perpetrator gender nearly such a big issue in the child abuse debate, as it clearly is in domestic violence?

I would draw the readers attention to an article entitled ‘Abuse and neglect: Australia’s child protection ‘crisis’’ published in ‘The Conversation‘. An interesting thing about that article was that it never mentions the issue of gender. This contrasts strongly with articles that ‘The Conversation‘ has published about domestic violence, wherein gender is invariably the central theme.

I submitted a comment in relation to that article – pointing this out – but it was removed by their moderator within minutes. As an aside, that’s entirely typical of the censorship that takes place at that web site.

Thus we seem to have one form of violence involving somewhat more male perpetrators, and where gender is absolutely pivotal. Then we have another form of violence where most perpetrators are female, yet apparently gender is not a significant issue. How strange and paradoxical.

Could it be, as some have suggested, that researchers move the goalposts depending on whether the relevant information alternately supports or undermines the feminist narrative? The issue of the corruption of gender-related research is addressed in another blog post.

How about we start telling it like it is? Most child abuse and neglect is perpetrated by women, and women should acknowledge this and deal with it the same way they harangue men to take ownership and deal with domestic violence, i.e. tell all your friends it’s wrong. Though the impact of that approach, in isolation, is unlikely to amount to much in the way of a reduction in abuse.

Perpetrators of domestic violence expose their children to the unhealthy experience of seeing and hearing abuse taking place, thus this behaviour is itself a form of child abuse. Pro-feminist advocacy groups and journalists sometimes offer up statements such as “25% of young people have witnessed physical domestic violence against their mother”.  As always, the lack of comparative data for male victimisation is a sure-fire indicator of sexist bias.

The actual situation, as identified by ‘One in Three‘ is:

“23% of young people have witnessed physical domestic violence against their mother or stepmother, and 22% of young people have witnessed physical domestic violence against their father or stepfather” (Source)

See also ‘Why aren’t we talking about abusive mums?‘ by Corrine Barraclough (15 June 2017)

It is of great significance that victims of child abuse, be they male or female, are much more likely to become perpetrators of not only child abuse, but also domestic violence, upon reaching adulthood. Thus abusive women are guilty twice over. In the first instance they abuse their partners and children, turning their lives into a living hell. Then, assuming their abuse doesn’t lead to murder or suicide, those children grow up and have children who they abuse – thus perpetuating an inter-generational cycle.

We should be giving equal emphasis to combating all forms of domestic violence including child abuse and elder abuse. Instead because of the inordinate degree of influence by the feminist lobby, the government is concentrating all of its effort on reducing violence against women based on the flawed claim that DV originates from the disrespectful attitudes of men and boys.

I believe that, were we to take a broader and longer-term view of the DV issue, then we should be placing far greater emphasis on women’s role in perpetrating child abuse. This would see, for example, the provision of more behaviour modification programs for abusive women with the aim of reducing the level of domestic violence in both the current and subsequent generation.

Statistical information on child abuse, and related discussion:

As previously noted, many statistical sources regarding child abuse (esp. in the past 5-10 years) don’t detail the gender of the perpetrator. This problem was identified in this Australian study for example. This is rather curious given that gender is promoted as the pivotal issue in the sphere of domestic violence research. Of course there the majority of perpetrators are male and thus entirely consistent with feminist dogma.

(The above quote was a reader’s comment in relation to ‘The blind spot in our domestic violence crisis’)

Women who sexually abuse children are just as harmful to their victims as male abuser (21 August 2017)

New research on perpetrators of child sexual abuse released (29 September 2016) Australia

This U.K article notes that “mothers are the “unseen force” behind so-called honour-based abuse, inflicting violence on their daughters” and that “of the 100 “honour” crimes she studied, 49 involved mothers – but this was often not recorded in crime reports.”

FactCheck Q&A: does Australia have some of the highest rates per capita of fetal alcohol syndrome in the world? (18 April 2016)

Who abuses children? (September 2014)

The Cost of Child Abuse in Australia – Nov 2008 The sole reference to the gender of the perpetrator in this study was the following quote from another study (page 111)

“mothers were more frequently cited as being the perpetrators of maltreatment (63% compared to 45% for mothers and father respectively)”

Child Maltreatment 2013 (USA)

40.5% of all child abuse is committed solely by biological mothers 17.7% of all child abuse is committed solely by biological fathers 19.3% of child abuse is committed by both the mother and the father 6.4% of child abuse is committed by the mother and some other individual 1.0% of child abuse is committed by the father and some other individual 11.9% is committed by someone other than the parents 3.1% is committed by an unknown or missing perpetrator.

Child Maltreatment 2012 Department of Health and Human Services USA. Refer table 5-3. Other reports in this series can be found here.

Reddit discussion threads on the issue of perpetrator gender, included here as they contains links to further statistical sources of note:

Child Abuse – Who Are the Perpetrators? (2016)
Do mothers commit the majority of child abuse? (2016)
Anyone have statistics on the gender of the perpetrators of child sexual abuse? (2013)
Just in case everybody doesn’t know by now: the majority of child abuse is perpetrated by women, not men (2012)

The truth about women who commit domestic violence and child murders (7 April 2011)

“The Western Australian figures shed light on who is likely to abuse children in families and are in line with overseas findings. The data show there were 1505 substantiations of child abuse in WA during the period 2007-8. Natural parents were responsible for 37% of total cases. Of these, mothers are identified as the perpetrator of neglect and abuse in a total of 73% of verified cases.”

Mum, not dad, more likely to neglect kids (23 September 2009)

Most child abusers are women: report (11 April 2007) Australia

“The report shows there were 13,184 substantiated child abuse cases across Queensland in 2005-06. Women were responsible for 7,319 – or 55.5 per cent – of cases, and males for 5,846, or 44.3 per cent.”

Characteristics of child sexual abuse victims according to perpetrator gender (August 1995)

Some specific incidents of child abuse:

Teachers allegedly used zip ties to restrain young students (2 October 2018)

#Diversity #Inclusion (September 2018)

East Texas mum made explicit videos of her 8-year-old daughter and tried to sell her for sex (24 June 2018)

We lost the battle but we’ll win the war: Father of little girl who was brutally attacked by own mother …  (27 April 2018) Australia

90 days in jail for Eagan home day care provider convicted of inflicting brain injuries on 1-year-old (29 September 2017)

Woman charged in child’s gruesome death in hot car released on bail (22 September 2017) Canada

Lesbian couple who beat their 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes shut and kicked him in the groin in a brutal attack that caused him to suffer two strokes are jailed for 20 years (21 September 2017)

Woman spiked two-year-old boy’s Fruit Shoot drink with enough morphine to kill an 11-stone adult and tried to blame the boy’s father (9 September 2017) UK. Serious child abuse + false allegation, and is then awarded a pussy-pass

Adelaide mother escapes jail sentence after bashing eight-month-old daughter with a spoon (8 September 2017)

Texas mum left two kids in hot car as punishment (25 June 2017)

‘I was sexually abused by my mother and I need to talk about it’ (17 June 2017)

An Albury mother has been charged with serious child neglect (10 May 2017)

Kolkata Teacher Brags About Molesting A 10-Year-Old Boy, Accepts She Is A Pervert (23 March 2017) India

Mother accused of daughter’s attempted murder told police she was ‘possessed’ (9 March 2017)

Girl, eight, allegedly bashed to death by grandmother wrote ‘I hate this life’ in her diary (3 March 2017)

Mother allegedly assaulted two sons for opening Christmas presents early (23 December 2016)

Video of Pecos woman hitting her daughter (21 December 2016)

Toddler starves to death and his sister, two, is left alone with the body for three days after their mother leaves them without food to spend nine days with her lover (8 December 2016)

2 Wisconsin women charged in death of 7-year-old who was starved, burned and beaten (3 December 2016)

Girl 5 died after her mother sedated her with heroin (30 November 2016)

Mother left her son, 2 in a washing machine … (27 November 2016)

Day care worker hangs 1-year-old boy (21 November 2016)

Nanny charged with abuse after being filmed ‘putting buttocks in disabled boy’s face and dragging him across floor’ (6 October 2016)

My childhood home – scene of my nightmares (4 October 2016)

2 women found drunk in Salem parking lot with infants, police say (20 September 2016)

Woman who battered and knifed 8 year old boy jailed for 15 months (20 September 2016)

Mother guilty of bruising son’s genitals (15 September 2016) Australia, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Gold Coast mother accused of shocking abuse of her daughter including rape, torture (3 September 2016)

Mother who repeatedly beat her children across the arms legs and backs with a TV CABLE is spared jailed after a judge rules it would be worse for them if she went to prison (24 August 2016)

Mother accused of poisoning her nine-year-old daughter by putting URINE in her intravenous drip after she was admitted to hospital with life-threatening condition (19 August 2016)

Abused girl says her name is ‘idiot’ as mum Jennifer Deden and Clarence Reed are arrested for child abuse in Arkansas (18 August 2016)

Girl whose mum put her in a oven begs for her to remain in jail (29 July 2016)

Mother found guilty of allowing death of baby at hands of boyfriend (29 July 2016) The headline tries to diminish responsibility of mother – the mother did not merely “allow” the death, she was an active participant in the abuse and was also charged with murder. Pussy-pass?

Woman charged in Boscobel infant’s death first blamed father (28 July 2016)

Queensland mum jailed for abusing four daughters (22 July 2016) Australia

Three and a half years jail for mum who dumped newborn in drain (21 July 2016) Australia

Mother, 40, ‘locked her naked five-year-old son in a cupboard for more than 10 HOURS while she went on a family day out to Blackpool’ (12 July 2016)

Day-care worker pleads to raping, videotaping toddlers (2 July 2016)

Stepmother of five-year-old Josiah Williams handed 99-year sentence in brutal starvation case (29 June 2016) USA

Brockton babysitter accused of horrific child abuse on two boys (14 June 2016) USA

Red Deer mom charged with using son to make child porn sent to U.S. man (2 June 2016) Canada

Woman ex-soldier used electric shock dog collar to punish toddler and beat him so hard she broke a wooden spoon (26 May 2016) UK

What do I do? Wife verbally abusive and now starting to get physical with toddler (13 May 2016) Reddit discussion thread

NSW mother charged with attempted murder after allegedly hitting her young son with her car (10 May 2016)

Double Jeopardy on Sunday Night: Will baby Chloe’s killer ever be brought to justice? (4 April 2016) Australia

Brisbane mum jailed for child cruelty (29 March 2016) Australia

Single mother, 35, is arrested for ‘putting her two-year-old daughter in the oven, leaving her with third-degree burns’ (21 March 2016)

Mother Stabs Her Baby 90 Times With Scissors After He Bit Her While Breastfeeding Him! (8 March 2016)

Vacaville woman convicted of having sexual relationship with young boy (8 March 2016) USA. It was her own son

Babysitter Moriah Gonzales was caught smothering a baby with her hand, police say (5 March 2016) USA

Nanny who beheaded Russian child says it was revenge for Putin’s Syria strikes (3 March 2016)

Mum Christi Howell and her boyfriend Casey Shackleford allegedly waterboarded her son (20 February 2016)

Mom charged with murder after allegedly running daughter over with lawn mower (18 February 2016)

Grandparents deny seeking revenge for mum’s sexual violation of baby (28 January 2016) NZ

Mom Sentenced For Molesting Son (25 January 2016) USA

Day care teacher who turned classroom into a ‘baby fight club’ found guilty (17 January 2016) USA

Lesbian couple ‘beat one woman’s 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes and kicked him in the groin until he bled and suffered two strokes’ (14 January 2016)

Woman eludes murder conviction for son’s death after beating (4 January 2016)

Mum who sexually abused her own daughter is jailed for 9 years (9 December 2015)

FGM: mother and retired nurse both found guilty of mutilating two sisters (12 November 2015)

Rachel Kinsella charged with intentionally poisoning her nine year old son repeatedly (8 November 2015)

Mildura Mother used daughter as ‘sex slave’ to satisfy husband’s lust (5 November 2015)

Mother and her lesbian lover ‘beat toddler to death over eight days then tried to frame seven-year-old boy for his murder’ (6 September 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Woman Gets 23 Years For Killing Baby Girl In 2012 (4 September 2015)

Mother, 71, jailed for historical sexual abuse of twin daughters (28 August 2015)

Hunter Valley woman appears in Cessnock court charged with injecting daughter with urine (19 August 2015) Australia

Mother charged with torture and murder of Tyrell Cobb (14 August 2015) Australia

Woman Accused of Tossing Infant from 4th-Floor Window (8 August 2015)

Queensland’s Task Force Argos helps shut down Philippines-based child abuse ‘service’ for ­foreigners (26 June 2015) A ‘service’ run by women, by the way

County Commissioners will investigate Pocono Child Abuse Response (18 June 2015)

Psycho woman goes on a rampage with 2 children, father doesn’t do anything (15 June 2015) Video

Mother allegedly hit five vehicles during police chase while children in the car (14 June 2015)

Mom sentenced to 40 years for raping own children (7 May 2015) USA

Woman accused of putting her newborn in plastic bag, leaving it in her desk drawer (27 April 2015)

Texas woman helped starve boy to rid him of a ‘demon’ (16 April 2015)

B.C. woman put superglue in baby nephew’s ears because she was jealous of son-bearing in-laws (8 April 2015)

Mother, accused of molesting daughter, jailed for bail breaches (31 March 2015)

Mother used one-year-old baby as weapon in Alice Springs street fight (21 March 2015) Features the comment “Women who are victims of domestic violence should seek help from relevant support agencies long before it reaches such a crisis point.” Of course she’s a “victim“, rather than a perpetrator … she’s a woman, right?

Blogger Mum Poisoned Son To Death With Salt (2 March 2015)

Mother charged in brutal stabbing of 4 year old son in NW Harris County (27 February 2015)

Mum arrested for abuse after ‘beating daughter and sending her to school in grade-shaming T-shirt’ (25 February 2015)

Joyce Hardin Garrard charged with making nine-year-old granddaughter Savannah run until she died (23 February 2015)

Mother Accused Of Punching Son In Face For ‘Being Too Feminine And Gay’ (20 February 2015)

“Listen to their screams…”: Mother’s chilling phone call to husband ‘as she burned their three daughters alive’ (12 February 2015)

Father finds surprising video on his son’s IPad (9 January 2015) Click on video and scroll to the one minute mark

Queensland woman charged with trying to kill two kids in house fire (30 December 2014)

Children stabbed to death in the Cairns suburb of Manoora (20 December 2014)

Five-year-old Scottish boy suffered a ‘sickening and violent death’ that was so gruesome medics had to be given counselling – as police question mother (6 December 2014)

Texas mum ‘hid daughter’s body in fridge’ (5 December 2014)

No jail time for former Lake Charles woman in scalding case (30 October 2014)

Mum who tried to turn daughter against father condemned as ‘child abuser’ (12 June 2014)

Mum tried to sew daughter’s mouth shut (18 October 2014)

Woman, 48, jailed for seven years after horrific torture of teenage nephew (16 October 2014)

Killer mum in court to access daughter she injured in horror attack (7 October 2014)

‘Sickened’ judge jails woman for ‘horror’ child abuse (6 October 2014)

Mother pleads guilty in Shaniya Davis’ death (18 October 2013)

See also:

A study has found kids who get smacked are more likely to assault their partners as adults (11 December 2017)

Unspoken abuse: Mothers who rape their sons, by Ginger Gorman (15 January 2017)

Why do mothers abuse children? It must be the fathers, so says the US government (28 June 2016)

Children are the forgotten victims of family violence, by Jeremy Sammut (7 December 2015) Australia

When mothers abuse (5 November 2015) Australia

Women who kill, by Janet Bloomfield (28 August 2015)

New research shedding light on sex abuse committed by mothers against their sons (8 August 2015) Profiles the work of Lucetta Thomas

Maternal Punitive Reactions to Children’s Negative Emotions and Young Adult Trait Anger: Effect of Gender and Emotional Closeness (16 April 2015)

Child-killer parents should have subsequent children taken away: coroner (10 April 2015)

Let’s not forget the real victims of family violence… children (5 April 2015)

An open letter to Rosie Batty, by Mark Dent (15 March 2015)

Why deliberately alienating a father from his child is domestic abuse (9 December 2014)

Most of this blog post concerns killings by women, but child abuse is addressed towards the end (13 October 2014)

Five reasons feminism should deal with women who abuse children (20 October 2014)

Mum, not dad, more likely to neglect kids (23 September 2009) Western Australia

Turning a child against a father with false accusation is…child abuse (4 August 2014)

Some people have suggested that feminist ideologues using pre-pubescent girls in expletive-laden videos to further their cause is also a form of child abuse (commentary here and here). Another one is seen when feminist mothers bemoan the fact that they are rearing a male and map out a path of indoctrination, see this article for example.

Other related posts within this blog include:

Regarding female perpetration of paedophilia and underage sex

The often contrasting reaction when mums and dads kill their children

On violence carried out by women and girls

killer_mummy

childabuse

 

 

Hope Solo case exemplifies rank hypocrisy re: domestic violence

The year 2014 featured quite a number of instances of domestic violence involving celebrities of both genders. One story in particular really got people sitting up and taking notice, in part because of how it was initially ‘swept under the carpet’.

Read through the articles that follow and note how the nature of the debate evolved as the weeks went by. Initially coverage of the issue was incidental, and it would have quickly disappeared had not a few in the media had the courage to speak out and note the apparent hypocrisy and double-standards on display.

At that point feminist commentators stepped in to howl down those who were calling for tougher sanctions against Hope. They found that this time that approach didn’t work so well, and quickly changed strategy. They began explaining how, while yes it might appear to be a case of double-standards, the Hope Solo situation was in fact very different to well-publicised incidents involving violent behaviour by male celebrities. In fact the only thing that was different was the public’s default reaction to domestic violence involving female, rather then male abusers.

The media articles that follow track the unfolding response to what happened:

When women attack: The Hope Solo double standard (23 June 2014)

The surprising truth about women and violence (25 June 2014)

Domestic violence charges hang over Hope Solo with record near (19 August 2014)

Ray Rice and female privilege‘ (10 September 2014)

Congressional letter addresses domestic violence in male sports leagues, not women’s (12 September 2014)

Savage hypocrisy on domestic violence‘ (15 September 2014) Extracts below:

“A study appearing in the May 2007 edition of the American Journal of Public Health reported that almost half of DV incidents in the US are co-mutual, with 70% of non-co-mutual assaults committed by women, not men. But you wouldn’t know that listening to feminists, the US president, and US vice-president, who paint DV as largely, or exclusively, male-on-female.

In June, Hope Solo, the winning goalkeeper on the US Olympic women’s football team in 2008 and 2012, was arrested and charged after allegedly hitting her sister with a broomstick repeatedly and punching her nephew likewise in the face.

The response to Solo losing it on her relatives, one a minor, was silence. No demands for her to be barred from her sport indefinitely, no calls for the National Women’s Soccer League president’s resignation for failing to act aggressively enough to satisfy… who?

In the case of American football players, it’s feminists and opportunistic politicians. But what of female athletes of any kind, as well as women generally? There is no outraged constituency to appease when a woman is accused of or caught committing DV.

In May, a lift security camera video surfaced showing singer Solange Knowles beating up her brother-in-law, rap musician Jay Z, and the reaction of people was at best “Meh”, and at worst, “LOL!” Was Knowles released from her singing contracts? Did her fans rail against her? No.

The real story is the double standard around what is the necessary level of outrage over DV incidents attributed to celebrities, athletes or anyone else. DV against women by men is regarded as heinous; DV by women against men is regarded as comedic. Same-sex and familial DV are hardly acknowledged despite the statistically high prevalence of both as compared to heterosexual partner DV.

DV shouldn’t be about politics or subject to double standards based on the sexes of those involved. Regardless of sex, victims should have equal resource access and consideration from the government and society.”

Media apathetic on abuse charges against soccer star Hope Solo (18 September 2014)

Hope Solo and the domestic violence case no one is talking about (19 September 2014)

Does Hope Solo case exhibit double standard in domestic violence cases? (19 September 2014)

Hope Solo: Nothing stops her, even domestic abuse charges (19 September 2014) and related Reddit mensrights discussion thread here

In Hope Solo case, soccer turns a blind eye towards domestic violence (19 September 2014)

MSNBC Panel Erupts When Roland Martin Asks: Double Standard on Female Abuse Charges? (19 September 2014)

U.S. Soccer reaffirms due process for Solo (22 September 2014)

USOC should tell US Soccer, ‘No Hope’ (22 September 2014)

Hope Solo charged in domestic violence case. Media blackout? (22 September 2014)

What we talk about when we say no one’s talking about Hope Solo (22 September 2014) and related Reddit mensrights discussion thread here

A feminist writer, Amanda Hess, then attempts to rationalise how unfair and inappropriate it is to compare Ray Rice’s and Hope Solo’s situation (22 September 2014) Most of the 1,200+ (!) readers comments that followed disagreed.

Kate Fagan: Why I feel bad about my last Hope Solo column (23 September 2014) and related Reddit mensrights discussion thread here

No, Hope Solo is not “like” Ray Rice (23 September 2014) and related Reddit mensrights discussion thread here

Domestic violence: It’s not just the NFL’s problem (24 September 2014) and related Reddit mensrights discussion thread here

“OH, HELL NO”: Amanda Hess Tries to Minimize Hope Solo’s Domestic Violence, Gets Called Out for It by Josh Smith (25 September 2014)

Domestic violence double standards: Men get shackles, women get chuckles (5 October 2014) Youtube video

Postscript 13 January 2015: Well the matter has now been finalised – Judge dismisses domestic violence charges against Hope Solo. Chalk another one up for the ‘pussy-pass‘ (*See more recent development below*)

Hope Solo — “A Drama Lightning Rod” (8 June 2015) And now her violence is all but forgotten

Citing Unresolved Domestic Violence Charges, Blumenthal Urges U.S. Soccer to Conduct Investigation into Hope Solo Incidents (11 June 2015)

With Solo, U.S. Soccer Ignores Lessons Taught By NFL, WNBA (18 June 2015)

City of Kirkland appeals for reinstated charges against Hope Solo (13 July 2015)

Postscript 24 April 2015: And now another high profile female sports star involved in a DV incident – see herehere and here. The outcome? ‘Brittney Griner Gets 26 Weeks Counselling, Charges Dropped For Domestic Violence

Postscript 9 June 2016: Soccer star Hope Solo loses bid to have domestic violence trial canceled

Women are held accountable for … (say hello to the Teflon Gender)

I was reading this article today dealing with suicide. It includes the statement:

“Mental health organisations are increasingly targeting their public awareness messaging towards men, given the data shows they’re three times more likely to suicide.

“Men aren’t very good at asking for help and addressing the issues,” Hayden said. “That’s something we need to focus more attention on.””

I was thinking that when health and personal safety issues disproportionately affect women (or when it’s claimed that they do, as in the case of domestic violence) then invariably men are blamed. Yet even when men are disproportionately afflicted, they are still blamed. Rarely has there appeared the suggestion that women contributed to serious problems affecting men (or even to their own problems). No,  because according to cultural mores today that would be victim-blaming. That would be misogyny. And that would be wrong.

Can anyone think of an example, in say the last ten years, where such a suggestion has been put forward in the mainstream media? None, as far as I can recall. The root cause of social problems is usually, and conveniently, sheeted home to men and/or the patriarchy.

Take the case of suicide for example. What of the stress caused by a family court system that is biased against fathers? What of the pressure borne from the expectation that men contribute more financially in a relationship from the first date onwards? What of the pressure of being expected to take the lead, yet at any time to be criticized for doing so?

What of the pressure of expectations to be chivalrous in the face of mocking of traditionalism? What of trying to satisfy women’s needs and expectations when those needs and expectations vary widely from one woman to the next, and from one month to the next?

What of the continually demonisation of men in the media? The ongoing attacks on mens integrity and sense of self-worth by feminised government bureaucrats and feminist organisations?

No, no, no. It’s because men are reluctant to visit the doctor. It’s because men are frightened to talk about their feelings. Yes, that’s it. If only men would, you know, ‘man up’. There you have your solution.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Feminists often disparage men by falsely claiming that we believe that “men have it worse than women” and that “men believe that everything bad that happens to them is because of women“. Well, I don’t believe that and I don’t know anyone who does.

But surely it is fact that women, both individually and collectively, do generate significant problems for men, for themselves, and for their children. It is just extraordinary that this is not more openly acknowledged and discussed. And a very clear indicator, if one was needed, of the extent to which feminism has permeated and distorted western culture.

It’s true, I have a headache at the moment. Perhaps I’m suffering from some sort of a mental block. So will someone please tell me, in our modern western society, just exactly what women are being held accountable for? Are they in fact held responsible for anything in this world that is bad?

Go on, won’t someone throw this dog a bone?

Postscript: Alternative question for feminists to answer – Can you conceive of a problem/situation/dilemma where you wouldn’t blame a man?

See also:

Why are so many women with good careers being forced to freeze their eggs? (13 July 2018)

Toxic femininity and lack of personal responsibility (1 July 2018) Makes mention of the suicide of Anthony Bourdain

Woman held accountable for her (rude) actions on first date – world goes into meltdown … mutual responsibilities? Cease such seditious thoughts! (19 May 2017) Video

Telling women not to drink during pregnancy ‘sexist’ (18 May 2017)

Men should do everything, apparently (26 March 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Women hate responsibility (7 March 2017) Video by ‘Sandman’

‘Very lonely guys spend hundreds to cuddle with me’ (27 December 2016) TL/DR version is that many guys are such losers that they have to pay an enterprising (exploitative and condescending) plain-looking woman to allow them a human touch.

Subject of article says her clients “have a hard time finding companionship organically and lack human connection and touch”, i.e. they’re lacking in some regard. Because the fact that they are paying someone to hold them couldn’t be due to a deficiency in women. But then in the next breath she observes that one particular client told her that his wife “never just wants to lay and be with him”. You think Lisa, that maybe the wife is at least part of the problem here?

Michael Moore told that ‘Women can commit wrong too’ (31 October 2016)

A Network of Men (11 August 2016) Video

The ‘Women are Wonderful’ effect, by Christina Hoff Sommers (30 March 2015) Video, related reddit mensrights discussion thread, and Wikipedia entry on the WAW phenomenon

Feminism: It might just be ruining your love life (5 March 2015)

We should stop putting women in jail. For anything (6 November 2014)

Feminism vs. responsibility (16 October 2014)

Are men to blame for the plastic surgery obsession? (22 October 2014) See readers comments

malesareculpable

Elsewhere in this blog see:

On the punishment of women and the notion of a ‘pussy-pass’

On violence perpetrated, or instigated, by women and girls

Most people were sickened to learn of this violent unprovoked attack on an old man in Australia, which was subsequently discussed in this rather insightful article by Jim Muldoon. One perpetrator subsequently went to court in September 2014 and walked free on a good behaviour bond. No surprise there.

This was not an isolated episode though, and there have been many recent instances of violent crimes involving female perpetrators. Including more attacks on the elderly man (a 2018 example). Indeed, the numbers of women committing violent crime is increasing significantly. Further, the gap between the rate at which violent crimes are committed by men and women is slowly narrowing as male perpetration has either plateaued or declined in many jurisdictions. This trend casts further doubt on the veracity of claims that the number of male victims of domestic assault is inconsequential.

Nevertheless, society generally looks on violence by females as being something far less serious or significant than violence by males, and punishes them accordingly. This is also evident, for example, in these filmed situations where first women and then men are assaulted in public. Worse still there is a growing sense, in some quarters, that female violence is often justifiable and is a facet of female empowerment.

It was also apparent in an August 2014 segment on ‘Sunrise’ when the panel joked about women filmed fighting on a train platform in Melbourne – their only concern being that a man didn’t intervene.

“A third of family murders involved a female as the killer. In sibling murders, females were 15% of killers, and in murders of parents, 18%. But in spouse murders, women represented 41% of killers. In murders of their offspring, women predominated, accounting for 55% of killers” (Source)

The paragraph above was extracted from a 1994 publication, not because patterns of gender perpetration have changed greatly but because the feminist filter has been imposed so completely now that we only see articles like this one that present statistics in a manner that suggests that women are the perpetual victims of oppressive male malevolence. (Reddit discussion thread here)

The first group of linked articles/papers below explore the general issue of violence by females. A second and subsequent collection of links relate to specific acts of violence by women/girls.

Note that there are many related posts within this blog, for example posts specifically dealing with women abusing their partnerskilling their partners, killing their children, neglecting/abusing the elderly, sexually abusing children/youth, and the neglect/non-sexual abuse of children.

Given all of the above it’s frightening how few anger management programs there are available for women here in Australia. In fact the only dedicated program of which I am aware is LifeWorks. If you know of others then please let me know and I will list them here.

Links to online sources dealing with the issue of violence by women/girls (other than specific incidents or case studies)

Australian Domestic Violence Homicide Statistics 2018 (19 June 2018) Most DV-related homicides in the first half of 2018 were committed by women. A reality very much at odds with the misandric messages issued by the feminists who have adopted the Eurydice Dixon tragedy as their current cause celebre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_differences_in_crime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_suicide_bomber A google search on the words ‘female suicide bomber’ will also reveal many papers on the subject as well as details of specific incidents that have appeared in the media (example).

“Women have increasingly assumed more operational roles in jihadist terrorism activities, as have minors and young adults. One in four (26%) of the arrestees in 2016 were women, a significant increase compared to 2015 (18%)” (Source)

Slag (27 September 2017) Australian video by Gary Orsum

Female violence, society’s blind spot, by Hannah Wallen (4 August 2017) Video

Australia’s most dangerous women inmates (8 July 2017)

Ideal killers: ‘Young, beautiful, reckless’ female death squad (5 July 2017)

Don’t mess with a queen! Female rulers over the past 500 years have waged war more often than kings (28 April 2017)

Female domestic abuser: Why I hit my partner (1 March 2017) UK

Number of women convicted of domestic violence at record high (20 September 2016) UK

Girls and their frenemies, by Linda Stade (19 September 2016)

Why ARE modern women so aggressive? It’s been called the dark side of equality – a surge in respectable women flying into violent rages for the most trivial reasons (15 September 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here

“In 1957, men were responsible for 11 violent offences for every one perpetrated by a woman — today, that is four to one”

“Two in five victims of domestic violence in the UK are men. The number of women prosecuted for it rose from 1,575 in 2004/5 to 4,266 in 2008/9”

Isil bride Sally Jones’s role in training female recruits for attacks on West (12 September 2016)

Denying female domestic violence (28 August 2016) by Augusto Zimmermann

When women attack (25 August 2016) A Terence Popp video

Which sex is the most violent? You won’t be surprised! (10 August 2016)

The Gender of Domestic Violence (11 June 2016)

The Rise of Female Violence (7 June 2016)

Tasmanian budget 2016: Women’s prison to be expanded after spike in family violence by women (25 May 2016)

Shocking photos of woman who lost eye in stiletto attack emerge – as the shoe is revealed to be weapon of choice for drunk women across Britain (21 march 2016)

Girl fights: Are Aussie women becoming more violent? (18 March 2016)

European Queens Waged More Wars Than Kings (27 January 2016)

Feminism And The Manufacture Of A Modern Misogynist (18 December 2015)

Teenage girls using social media to plan public brawls, Queensland police warn (12 January 2016)

Female perpetrators of intimate abuse, by Donald D. Dutton, Tonia L. Nicholls, Alicia Spidel (3 January 2016)

Beiwel: Pardoning female domestic abusers sends the wrong message about feminism (14 December 2015)

Tashfeen Malik and the American women who became mass shooters (3 December 2015)

Refusing to talk about violent women hurts women more than it hurts men (25 November 2015)

Who was the woman in the suicide vest? (19 November 2015) with list of recent incidents involving female terrorists here

Just Say Goodbye – ‘Devoted’ Mothers Kill? (11 November 2015)

Confronted by Evidence, by Steve Carter (10 November 2015)

The Rise of Female Violence (8 November 2015) A BBC3 documentary, with reviews/rebuttals by Mike Buchanan here and HEqual here.

Girls Are the Fastest-Growing Group in the Juvenile Justice System (1 October 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Another Drop Of Blood – Violence Is Genderless (14 September 2015)

America’s girls have a violence problem (7 September 2015)

Monsters Too Scary for Words (7 September 2015) Lengthy paper regarding female killers

Women who kill (28 August 2015)

Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath (10 August 2015)

ISIS’s female Gestapo wreaking terror on their own sex: They bite and whip any woman who steps out of line and force girls to become sex slaves. Most shocking of all? SIXTY of them are British (12 July 2015)

Alcohol-related injuries increasing for Australian women (20 June 2015)

Very important pussy (4 June 2015)

The ugly truth of female violence, by Jasmin Newman (28 April 2015) Australia

Women given ‘free pass’ on domestic violence, says former Nationals senator (7 January 2015)

If 10% of M&Ms are poisoned, shouldn’t the question be how they got that way? (1 September 2014)

Women more Violent and Controlling than Men: Various Studies find (27 June 2014) and related reddit discussion thread

Arrests of women in NSW are rising and now at a faster rate than men (30 May 2014)

The two facets of female violence: The public and the domestic domains (January 2014)

A cold war fought by women (18 November 2013)

The rise and rise of the violent femme (30 April 2013)

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths cause Sexual Violence – Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males (7 October 2013)

The startling facts on female sexual aggression, by Ally Fogg (4 September 2013)

https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/article/view/101 (Girls, crime and violence: Toward a feminist theory of female violence)

Violence is violence versus the Duluth model (video) and If and When a woman has to change her behaviour (video)

Working with violent women‘, by Erin Pizzey

Systemic gendered violence?‘ by Karen Straughan (31 December 2011)

Where Do All The Bullies Go? (4 November 2014)

Say no to violence against men (12 November 2014)

Why are all the mass-killers always men? Uh, they aren’t (13 October 2014) Reddit discussion thread here

Do we give female domestic violence abusers a pass? (1 October 2014)

Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth Of Domestic Violence (19 September 2014)

Save the women and children … from women? (21 September 2014)

The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence, by Cathy Young (25 June 2014) Recommended reading:

“The February CDC study found that, over their lifetime, 44% of lesbians had been physically assaulted by a partner (more than two-thirds of them only by women), compared to 35% of straight women, 26% of gay men, and 29% of straight men.”

Awesome post addressing the notion that men=violence but women not so much

Terror cases allege women wanted to fight, not wed fighters (4 April 2015)

Aussie women in terror groups (March 2015) Video

The Myth of Female Frailty (3 March 2015)

Female terrorists, feminist denial  (3 February 2015)

Where do all the female bullies go? (30 January 2015)

Australian women ‘joining IS foreign fighters’ (24 January 2015)

Have you ever beaten up a boyfriend?  Cause, Uh, we have

http://melaniephillips.com/the-net-has-given-us-lord-and-ladettes-of-the-flies

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/girls-get-violent-1345290.html (Girls get violent)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBhKhYpWjb8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlFAd4YdQks (Filmed reaction to women abusing men in public)

Congo’s Forgotten Curse: Epidemic of Female-on-Female Rape (3 December 2013)

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/domestic-violence-women-are-as-physically-aggressive-or-more-aggressive-than-men-in-their-relationships-with-partners/

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/03/women-rarely-gave-a-warning-before-killing-their-mates-and-most-didnt-suffer-abuse-study-finds/

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/girl-gang-stalked-student-oxford-6786315

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1131719/Scourge-ladette-thugs-Rising-tide-violent-crime-committed-young-women.html

http://www.theage.com.au/national/girls-at-war-the-new-face-of-violence-20090815-elsm.html

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/violent-crimes-committed-by-teenage-girls-have-surged-in-nsw/story-e6freuy9-1226239405809 (8 January 2012)

http://www.yourcommonwealth.org/2011/05/30/a-new-social-phenomenon-is-the-subject-of-public-concern-in-australia/

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/nov/22/teenage-girls-crime-bullying-increase

Undated Youtube video showing violence by women

Some specific examples of violent behaviour either carried out, or instigated, by women or girls (More incident reports are provided in the Destroy the Narrative Facebook page)

Savage bullies stamped on girl, 14, so hard she may have been left infertile (13 November 2018)

Elisha Browne, 40, jailed for three years over hit-and-run of boyfriend’s lover (26 October 2018)

Mum discharged without conviction after assaulting her daughter’s ‘bully’ (14 October 2018) NZ

Female indigenous activist knees cop ‘in testicles’ in her third police assault (28 September 2018)

‘Vicious, unprovoked and relentless’: Quartet charged after group attack (27 September 2018)

‘Straight A’ student kills her love rival in stabbing at school in Michigan (13 September 2018)

4 suspects in assault of Applebee’s waitress identified (14 July 2018) USA

Gang of four women repeatedly kicks and punches man, 19, to the floor in vicious late-night brawl at London’s Leicester Square station (26 June 2018)

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy ‘worse than Rosemary West and Aileen Wuornos’ (26 June 2018)

US woman lured pregnant neighbour to her apartment, killed her and took her unborn baby (13 December 2017) USA

Woman ripped man’s testicle out with her teeth (7 December 2017) UK

Girlfriend, 20, who slashed her lover with a seven-inch kitchen knife in the face at his university flat while drunk and high on drugs is SPARED jail after judge heard she was ‘charming’ (1 December 2017)

Woman allegedly chops off man’s penis with garden shears (29 November 2017) I think we can safely say that if the victim was female then this article would have had a VERY different tone.

Woman assaults Queensland police officer (17 November 2017)

Escort says she shot client because he was bad at oral sex (10 November 2017)

His ex-lover, 48, ‘maimed him so no one else could have him’ (9 November 2017)

NSW tourist Prue Elizabeth Harvey ‘batters Zombie rider’ in Florida (25 October 2017)

Wife who threw boiling water over her husband’s mistress ‘was so distressed after catching them together she may not have been in control of her actions’ (24 October 2017)

Woman admits attacking men after drug comments (19 October 2017)

Grandmother charged with attempted murder over attack on baby in Brisbane home (17 October 2017) Australia

Woman filmed brutally stamping on tiny puppy in elevator (6 October 2017)

Horror as girl, 16, ‘walks straight into school and stabs welfare officer’ (26 September 2017) UK

Lesbian couple who beat their 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes shut and kicked him in the groin in a brutal attack that caused him to suffer two strokes are jailed for 20 years (21 September 2017)

Security guard suffered collapsed lung after being stabbed by woman chasing after ex girlfriend (18 September 2017) UK

Four female Boston College foreign exchange students who were sprayed with acid at Marseille train station (18 September 2017)

Woman beats man in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey (2 September 2017) Video

Girl, 11, shot in the head in Tasmania (30 August 2017)

“An 11-year-old girl is in a stable condition in a Melbourne hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, after a supermarket brawl between two women allegedly later led to a shooting”

Italian tourist says she was ‘drunk and angry’ after kicking woman in the head in McDonald’s fight (23 August 2017)

Catholic schoolgirls suspended after bathroom fight broadcast live on Facebook (23 August 2017)

Woman jailed for murdering love rival and assuming victim’s identity in four year stalking campaign (16 August 2017)

Drunk bride-to-be drove with fiancé on bonnet of new £60K Range Rover for THREE MILES after smoking row (12 August 2017) UK

Mother and daughter ‘formed Britain’s first all female hit squad’ to carry out a knife attack on Westminster, court hears (11 August 2017)

Schoolgirl jailed for viola case acid attack on love rival in music room (10 August 2017)

Drunk recruitment boss, 50, left two men seriously injured when she attacked them with a broken wine glass ‘to teach them a lesson’ when one gave her a ‘dirty look’ in a pub (1 August 2017)

No jail time for Australian Tinder date slasher (31 July 2017)

It’s curious, but unremarkable, how only one article about this murder identified the three teenagers as being female (30 July 2017)

Gold Coast woman, Hannah Dayney, grabs bartender by the hair (26 July 2017)

Anna Schroeder ‘killed mum Peggy’ in Morrison Illinois, says later ‘you were my best friend’ (13 July 2017)

17 killed in multiple Boko Haram suicide bombings in Nigeria (12 July 2017) Doesn’t conform to the prevailing gynocentric narrative? = mainstream media silence

Bar girl murder suspects, dubbed Murder Babes, confess in strangest death case in Thailand (9 July 2017)

Woman sentenced for stabbing ex-partner after he ended affair by text (20 June 2017) “freed on three years probation”

Man, woman charged over alleged stabbing, arson attack (10 June 2017) Australia. An example of bi-lateral IPV – a far more common form of domestic violence than most people realise.

Woman stabs husband in ‘sudden outburst’ after he suffered years of domestic abuse (9 June 2017) UK

Eliza Wasni, aged 16, killed Uber driver in ‘random act of violence’ court told (1 June 2017) USA

Dark truth of Oxford student spared jail for stabbing lover (20 May 2017)

Woman accused with fatal stabbing in Queensland (13 May 2017)

Vancouver woman kicks dog and then hits its owner (7 May 2017) Video

Schoolgirls facing murder charges after Serena McKay allegedly beaten to death (5 May 2017)

Women turn on, stab driver after free ride (5 May 2017) Australia

Vulnerable father was forced to eat own testicle and then tortured to death, court hears (3 May 2017)

Women charged after allegedly assaulting police at bar in Sydney’s west (30 April 2017) Australia

Two teen girls on run after stabbing nearly kills male in east-central Minnesota (30 April 2017) USA

Serial killer sisters Renuke Shinde and Seema Gavit who abducted and murdered children in bid to avoid execution at the gallows (21 April 2017) India

Footage shows two young girls fighting while Melbourne commuters just watch (24 March 2017) Australia

““I can’t believe in such a crowded place only 1 man came to her aid!!!” (Apparently no feminists were on hand to intervene)

Homeless woman charged over Elizabeth Street stabbing (23 March 2017) Australia

Warilla stabbing victim airlifted to St George Hospital (16 March 2017)

Woman left scarred for life after being glassed by love rival blasts court’s decision to let attacker walk free (14 March 2017) UK

‘I’m not sending a lady to prison for this’: Student spared jail after racist slurs during Notting Hill club rampage (14 March 2017) UK

Chilling police tapes show mother who murdered her elderly neighbour then disposed of her chopped up body in her daughter’s pram (2 March 2017) UK

Three teenagers on the run after stabbing woman at Southern Cross station (19 February 2017) Australia

Woman allegedly stabs man with scissors in Brisbane suburb of Gaythorne (19 February 2017) They were in a relationship

Autistic teenager battered by female thug (16 February 2017) UK

Woman allegedly stabbed her lover after he refused a threesome with another woman (2 February 2017)

Woman stabs date, tries to eat his heart in quest to be serial killer (1 February 2017) USA

Killer grandma Cynthia Cdebaca says she would shoot son-in-law Geoward Eustaquio again if she had the chance (29 January 2017) USA

Woman who tortured, killed man was featured speaker at Women’s March (22 January 2017) USA

17-Year-Old Michigan Girl Charged with Raping 19-Year-Old Man at Knifepoint (19 January 2017) USA

Jilted woman throws acid, slashes boyfriend’s face (18 January 2017)

Teen girls live stream fight at Blacktown bus terminal (13 January 2017) Australia

Maid of honour ‘punches guest, tries to steal best man’s car’ at friend’s Florida wedding (13 January 2017)

Woman to face court for alleged Sydney axe attack (8 January 2017) This sick individual was actually a trans-woman and a feminist

Qld Boxing Day stabbing charges upgraded (28 December 2016)

Award-Winning Connecticut Cop Arrested for Domestic Violence Hours After Arresting Man for Domestic Violence for Reality Cop Show (26 December 2016)

Girl gang chops vegetables over football player after plying him with vodka in sex attack (15 December 2016) UK

When Chinese cubs turn on their Tiger Parents (11 December 2016)

‘Despicable’ Chinese student fined $5000 after she kicked fatally bashed teen (16 November 2016) Australia

Female anti-bullying ambassador, 23, arrested at Trump Tower protest for pushing man, 74, to the ground in fight over the new President-elect (12 November 2016)

Woman killed after being pushed in front of New York subway train at Times Square (8 November 2016)

Ashlee Martinson gives first prison interview since killing mother, stepfather (5 November 2016) USA

“I’m … just a girl, an abused girl who was forced to make a really bad decision. I’m not the monster they portrayed me to be”

Daughter, 20, charged with the murder of her mother after the 56-year-old was found bludgeoned to death in their Brisbane home (3 November 2016)

Woman accused of raping other woman (1 November 2016) Australia

‘Imagine if it was the other way around’: Teen films violent female assault (1 November 2016)

Gold Coast police charge 41-year-old woman over alleged stabbing in Surfers Paradise (31 October 2016)

23-year-old woman in serious condition after alleged Coomera assault (30 October 2016)

Woman allegedly threatens supermarket staff with machete (19 October 2016) Australia

Teen girl found guilty of murdering mother and daughter as they slept in their beds (19 October 2016) UK

Girl, 11, charged over WA arson attack (7 October 2016)

‘She’s going to stab me’: Peter Hook reveals details of turbulent marriage to Caroline Aherne (2 October 2016) If she was a ‘he’ then the term ‘domestic violence’ would be all over this article, but instead the marriage was “turbulent”.

Man stabbed repeatedly with fork in Redcliffe (1 October 2016)

Bodies wrapped in sheets: Man charged over couple’s murder (21 September 2016) Female gangster boss organises killings whilst still in jail

Woman charged with stabbing man who refused sex with her (20 September 2016)

Teenager, 15, is horrifically beaten by an ‘animal’ all-girl gang who lured her into a trap and set upon her – then uploaded the footage to Snapchat (19 September 2016)

Fury as drunk benefits mum dodges jail for her ELEVENTH attack on police – and her FOURTH this year (19 September 2016) UK

Sian Kingi murder: Valmae Beck’s evil (16 September 2016) Australia

Florida mum Rachael Leahy ‘ordered hit on ex-husband’ David Leahy (14 September 2016) USA

Teen girl charged with attempted murder after man doused in petrol and set alight (12 September 2016) Australia

Police officer stabbed by female terror suspect linked to foiled Notre Dame attack (9 September 2016)

Woman to serve eight years for torture, rape (9 September 2016)

Girl shoots classmate, turns gun on herself at Texas high school: report (9 September 2016)

This is just unbelievable (video)

Busselton woman charged after allegedly injuring partner’s genitals during argument (31 August 2016) Australia

Two young Queensland women facing extradition to South Australia over murder of Craigmore man Robert Whitwell (28 August 2016)

Shocking video of the moment Alabama high school student girl attacks a teacher with a stun gun (27 August 2016) USA

Lesbian who stripped naked and assaulted friend after she refused to have sex with her is FINALLY jailed for sending her a text calling her a ‘sewer rat’ (23 August 2016)

Man shot at Labrador (22 August 2016) Why are both the media and police so coy (ie. gender neutral) when the perpetrator is a female? The man subsequently died. At least this article told it as it was.

Man’s leg slashed in suspected tomahawk attack at Sydney unit block (22 August 2016) Australia

Jasmine Richardson walks free a decade after, as a 12-year-old, she and ‘werewolf’ boyfriend massacred her family (21 August 2016)

Shaun Rudder found not guilty of assaulting Brittany Merrick (15 August 2016) Pussy-pass denied

‘If it was the other way round I think I’d be in prison’: Driving instructor, 23, who was brutally stabbed by his jealous ex-girlfriend is demanding tougher sentences for violent women (13 August 2016) UK

Brisbane beauty queen savagely bashed by a group of women (11 August 2016) Australia

Female officer charged with DV assault (8 August 2016) Australia

Murder trial to begin of Amirah Droudis for allegedly killing the ex-wife of Lindt Cafe gunman Man Monis (3 August 2016) Australia

‘Psychopath’ 14-year-old girl slits teen’s throat hoping to achieve her first kill (30 July 2016) USA

Foul-mouthed 20-minute tube row between ranting teenage girls and fellow passengers over an empty seat (29 July 2016) UK

Beauty queen knifed in the neck by her own mum as she slept (27 July 2016)

Girl, 17, charged after alleged stabbing (22 July 2016) Australia

Ontario Woman Accused Of Urging Men To Rape Ex-Boyfriend’s Pregnant Wife Appears In Court (18 July 2016) Further background here

Woman charged over alleged stabbing of man (30 June 2016) Australia. Domestic violence whereby the female offender breached AVO

Cops: Woman, 26, Wielded Hatchet After Her Demands For Sex Were Repeatedly Rebuffed (28 June 2016) USA

Mum killed daughter Taylor days before wedding (28 June 2016)

Woman accused of stuffing dead husband in container was convicted of raping, shooting teen decade ago (20 June 2016) USA

Amber Heard Arrested for Domestic Violence Against Girlfriend (7 June 2016)

Woman arrested for domestic violence while wearing very ironic t-shirt (25 May 2016)

Ambos angry after attack in Legacy Way tunnel (23 May 2016) Australia

Hairdresser screams ‘the system is f***ed’ as she’s jailed for 12 years for glassing a man in the face as he lay unconscious in the street after taxi rank fight (17 May 2016) UK

Woman (24) who punched man in wheelchair and robbed him had 102 previous convictions (14 May 2016) Ireland

How Shadi Jabar, a ‘sweetheart’ schoolgirl, was lost to terror (13 May 2016) Australia

Woman charged over Sydney factory shooting (10 May 2016) Australia

Woman charged with stabbing partner in back on NSW South Coast (8 May 2016)

Greenslopes stabbing: Woman allegedly stabs man (3 May 2016) Australia

Cleveland woman attacks father, brother with barbecue fork during dispute, police say (2 May 2016) USA

Cyclist critical after he was allegedly stabbed while stopping to help a young woman in Portland (23 April 2016) Australia

Student dies after being assaulted inside high school in Wilmington, Del. (22 April 2016) USA. Notice how gender of attackers not mentioned.

Tributes flow for slain fitness instructor Rachel Tyquin (17 April 2016) Australia

‘Selfie girls’ guilty of grisly murder of Angela Wrightson (6 April 2016) UK

Sickening attack by Hobart school girls (3 April 2016) Australia. Video

Woman jailed for just 12 years for horrific torture of flatmate who died from 72 different injuries (3 April 2016) UK

NSW girl assaults, robs disabled man: cops (3 April 2016) Australia

Enraged wife shoots cheating husband in his testicles (3 April 2016) USA

Trio of bikini-clad thugs arrested over vicious riverside bashing (2 April 2016) USA

Schoolgirl, 14, cowers on the floor as a gang of 14 female bullies stamp on her head, punch her body and spit on her during sickening attack (31 March 2016) UK

Aneska, 12, tells Dr Phil show: ‘Violence makes me feel comfortable’ (31 March 2016) USA

Woman charged with shooting up Qld home (23 March 2016) Australia

Freshwater death: Woman charged after body of 81-year-old May Ritchie found in unit (21 March 2016) Australia

Female bomber behind Ankara blast (18 March 2016)

Women captured on camera during violent brawl at Sydney races (16 March 2016) Australia

Woman stabs another woman at Caboolture (15 March 2016) Australia

Two teenage girls charged in France for allegedly planning terror attack at Paris concert venue (13 March 2016)

Melbourne mum accused of luring ex-boyfriend to brutal torture attack (13 March 2016) Australia

Woman charged with attempted murder after man stabbed during violent CBD row (12 March 2016) Australia

Teen twin sisters’ reign of terror included starting fires, racist abuse and throwing food at cars (11 March 2016) UK

Five women get into brawl over boombox on Spirit Airlines flight (10 March 2016) USA

Woman charged with Sydney break enter (6 March 2016) Australia

Video of ISIS teen girl stabbing German officer released online (5 March 2016)

Vicious schoolyard scrap between three girls caught on camera (3 March 2016) Australia

‘Killer babysitter’ leads Moscow police to apartment ‘where she beheaded girl’ (2 March 2016) Russia

Model, 17, has her eyes gouged out and ears sliced off as she is killed ‘by her jealous older sister (1 March 2016) Russia

Boy allegedly slashed with scissors by girl, 12, at Logan high school (1 March 2016) Australia

Baby taken to hospital following domestic violence incident in Sydney’s west (1 March 2016) Australia

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Avoids Prison After Head-Butting a Police Officer: ‘I’m Glad It’s Over’ (24 February 2016) UK

Eight people injured in Canada school stabbing, student held (23 February 2016)

Woman arrested as part of police counter-terrorism investigation (23 February 2016) Australia

Viral video puts Sonoma Valley High in spotlight (16 February 2016)

Ohio woman assaults husband with mini baseball bat because he didn’t buy her a Valentine’s Day gift (15 February 2016)

Two 15-year-old girls who died in Arizona high school shooting ‘in a relationship’ (14 February 2016)

Ambarvale brawl: Girl, 17, charged after violent fight caught on video (11 February 2016) Australia

Bullied schoolgirl makes video of her savage beating to defy her attackers (4 February 2016) USA

Woman ‘disgusting’ for breaking DV order, wrecking property (3 February 2016)

Police seek woman over man’s stabbing in inner Brisbane (29 January 2016) Australia

Miami Doctor Accused of Attacking Uber Driver Calls It ‘Biggest Mistake of My Life’ (27 January 2016) USA

Brisbane man stabbed in domestic dispute (18 January 2016)

Woman accused of racial abuse (16 January 2016) Australian video

Two teenage girls face trial in Colorado for ‘planning mass school shooting’ (15 January 2016)

CCTV captures the moment a woman wearing a kangaroo headscarf tried to stab a 15-year-old boy on a London bus with an eight-inch kitchen knife (15 January 2016) UK

All-female brawl erupts in McDonalds in Victoria (13 January 2016) Australia

Te reo assault: Court says she pleaded guilty; she says she didn’t (12 January 2016) NZ

Coolamon woman charged with attempted murder of husband (12 January 2016) Australia

Woman beats disabled man with his own cane for not believing in God (7 January 2016) USA

Teen girl Sienna Johnson detained on $1.4 million bail for allegedly planning mass school shooting (8 January 2016) USA

Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Sydney’s south (4 January 2015)

Video shows woman threatening passenger with chisel on Sydney train (28 December 2015) Australia AND it turned out that she had done it before!

Brisbane Uber driver attacked by woman with machete: police (24 December 2015)

Woman ‘lit seven bushfires’ in South Lakes, Jandakot, Cockburn Central, Yangebup (23 December 2015)

Driver plows onto Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, killing one; dozens hurt (22 December 2015)

Engineering student, 22, arrested after she ‘shot and killed her fiance and then tried to make it look like a suicide’ (21 December 2015)

Gold Coast police officer cut with kitchen knife (18 December 2015)

US teenager bashed by ‘friends’ who lured her to a sleep over (18 December 2015)

‘I felt the need to be extreme’: Smartly-dressed MBA graduate is arrested four days after randomly stabbing a stranger in a Toronto drugstore and ‘confessing by email’ (17 December 2015) UK

Unlawful wounding charge, Sunshine Coast (15 December 2015) Australia

Florida woman attacks cop and is wrestled to the ground (13 December 2015)

Mother suspect in death of girl, 11, at Auchenflower (9 December 2015) By way of an aside, when I contributed comments on this issue in a reddit discussion thread these were removed by a pro-feminist moderator

Woman charged with the murder of a man whose body was found near in roadside ditch (6 December 2015) Australia

Caboolture schoolgirl, 12, charged with attempted murder (1 December 2015) Australia

Nursery nurse, 20, who joined in ‘feral’ gang attack on complete stranger just two days after she suffered a miscarriage is spared jail (27 November 2015) UK

Woman jailed for trying to kill husband with anti-freeze in Christmas Day drink (24 November 2015)

Dallas Archer was found by police to have a loaded 10cm pistol in her vagina after being arrested (20 November 2015) USA

Girl stabs teenage boy at Gold Coast school, say police (12 November 2015)

US woman rams police officer with her car (10 November 2015)

Bayonne woman charged with beating 85-year-old Jersey City man to death (10 November 2015) USA

Croydon bus attack: Met police arrest 14-year-old girl over ’87-year-old punched on bus’ (10 November 2015)

Chilling moment female Palestinian terrorist pulls out knife and stabs Israeli guard (9 November 2015)

Woman stabs Qld police officer in leg (5 November 2015) Australia

Melbourne Cup cop-pusher apologises for bizarre behaviour (4 November 2015)

The policeman was quoted as saying “I certainly don’t condone the behaviour but I can certainly see the funny side of it as well.” Bet he wouldn’t have said that if a man had pushed him.

Dashcam captures road rage incident with two women outside Racecourse Hotel, Werribee (3 November 2015)

Woman charged with stabbing man with kitchen knife during domestic argument (4 October 2015)

Five girls ‘bomb Nigerian city’ (3 October 2015)

Melbourne mum fights pregnant woman ‘over unflattering Facebook post about son’ (2 October 2015) Australia

Woman arrested after allegedly spitting in faces of six different people at Sydney train stations (26 September 2015) Australia

Yet another threatening racist rant by a woman on public transport (25 September 2015) Australia. More examples listed in this post.

Belinda van Krevel is confronted with brother’s past (20 September 2015) Australia

Danish teenage girl stabbed mother to death after watching Isil videos with Islamist boyfriend (15 September 2015) Of course it’s his fault, she’s only a girl

14yo girl arrested for stabbing man with steak knife in alleged domestic dispute (14 September 2015)

Qld woman used car to mow down another woman during fight (14 September 2015)

Hungarian nationalist TV camera operator filmed kicking refugee children (9 September 2015)

Shayna Hubers jailed 40 years for murder of ex-lover Ryan Poston who was to meet former Miss Ohio (16 August 2015)

‘Laughing’ mum accused of shooting social worker dead after losing custody of daughter (12 August 2015)

Teenage boy stabbed in Sydney, 15yo girl charged (31 July 2015)

Parent-teacher night at Cleveland school turns ugly with brawl (29 July 2015)

Teenage girl stabbed by intruder (29 July 2015) Australia

Coolangatta teen attacker taunts 15-year-old victim with scissors: ‘I’ll stab you again’ (22 July 2015)

A submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence concerning family violence perpetrated by a mother (June 2015)

Young woman assaults bus marshal at station, he defends himself. Media portrays him as the ‘bad guy’ (13 June 2015) Youtube video. Australia

‘White trash at its finest’ as two women and a child fight in aisle of Walmart in Indiana (10 June 2015)

Teenage girl charged over Melbourne shopping centre stabbing (10 June 2015)

Man stabbed to death at Caboolture victim of ‘jealousy’ says friend (9 June 2015) The woman charged with murder was the former partner of the deceased

Woman charged with murder over road-rage killing says it was all an accident (5 June 2015)

Court documents reveal Jackson, who only got her licence back in January after a two-year driving ban, has twice had restraining orders taken out against her, both by ex-boyfriends in 2012.

One of the men claimed to have received 72 phone calls from Jackson in a single day. He accused her of later trying to break into his house through a bedroom window after leaving menacing voicemail messages, including “I’m going to hurt you”.

Professional boxer Adam Little was knocked to the ground by woman’s single punch (5 June 2015) Media mocks boxer for not hitting female assailant, but would have demanded he be banned from pro. boxing him if he had.

Woman ‘raped, stabbed female partner’ in Brisbane domestic dispute (4 June 2015)

Lesbian student Jessica Ewing murders Samanata Shrestha after date goes wrong (3 June 2015)

Girl, 14, charged after video of boy being punched in the face by foul-mouthed attacker (21 May 2015)

Woman found guilty of drugging, strangling and dismembering body of her adult son (21 May 2015)

Law student laughs as she walks free from court for hitting aspiring male model over the head with a bottle of champagne cutting his forehead to the skull (2 May 2015)

WATCH: Mother viciously beats woman over parking spat (29 April 2015)

Teenage girl ‘who held down friend to be raped back in jail for bullying victim’ (23 April 2015)

Woman gets up to seven years’ jail for opening fire at a McDonald’s store after her cheeseburger was missing bacon (23 April 2015)

Melbourne cyclist struck and dragged in alleged road rage attack during charity ride (21 April 2015)

Jamie Silvonek, 14, accused of ordering murder of her 54-year-old mother (20  April 2015)

Aaronessa Keaton said ‘sh*t happens’ when told she had killed a five-year-old boy (17 April 2015)

Kill plot wife Vicky Soteriou loses bid to avoid $2.4m compensation (15 April 2015)

Oregon woman accused of hitting man on head with baseball bat, says she didn’t want to date him (13 April 2015)

Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison (13 April 2015)

Two white women part of racist gang that hunted down and killed black man in Mississippi (11 April 2015)

News crew catches teen girls’ attack on S.F. bus rider who had shushed them (9 April 2015)

Grandmother, 4yo boy stabbed to death in ‘horrific’ altercation in Melbourne (1 April 2015)

Wife of Sydney podiatrist charged with murder after Phillip Vasyli found dead in Bahamas (31 March 2015)

Woman annoyed by sound of gardener’s grass trimmer threw sulphuric acid in his face (27 March 2015)

Horrific Attack on Pregnant Woman Answering Craigslist Ad Leaves Baby Dead (19 March 2015)

Man tortured with hair tongs to his genitals by three women in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ style attack (18 March 2015) with follow-up article here

4 teen girls attack victim in Brooklyn McDonald’s as dozens stand and watch (12 March 2015)

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/mum-banned-from-school-for-punching-principal-threatening-to-have-him-killed/story-fnihsrf2-1226858020849

Grandmother ‘uses circular saw to kill seven-month-old baby girl because she wouldn’t stop crying’ (10 March 2015)

Port Augusta woman allegedly killed partner in front of couple’s young children (8 March 2015)

‘America’s most hated woman’ Jodi Arias avoids death in jury deadlock (6 March 2015)

“This lady chest-butted!” Fight over handicapped spot at Walmart sends 71-year-old woman to the hospital (3 March 2015)

Woman accused of stabbing man she met on Tinder (28 February 2015)

Student, 18, ‘encouraged her friend to kill himself’, organized a fundraiser in his name – and was only caught when cops found her texts telling him to take his life (28 February 2015)

Man knifed in the back by girlfriend in Coventry as he was cleaning kitchen floor (13 February 2015)

Children stabbed to death in the Cairns suburb of Manoora (20 December 2014)

Crying baby sparks all-out brawl between four women on flight to Hong Kong (19 December 2014)

PD: Caretaker killed boy, tossed body like ‘piece of trash’ (19 December 2014)

‘Black widow’ millionairess is arrested in Japan after the death of her SEVENTH partner in suspected cyanide poisoning (19 November 2014)

Women attack bus driver at Dandenong Station after he asks for their fares (12 December 2014)

Disturbing footage has emerged of a vicious fight between two girls at a shopping centre (9 December 2014)

Who is this woman stabbing random people on the street? (3 December 2014)

Female suicide bombers kill at least 30 in crowded Nigerian market (26 November 2014)

‘Killer nanny’: Yoselyn Ortega apologised for butchering kids, court papers say (15 November 2014)

Magistrate Stephanie Tonkin ‘understands’ how drunk Taneeka Orchard 17, came to violently bash schoolgirl at party (7 November 2014)

The Unknown History of Misandry A comprehensive blog that discusses the issue of female sociopaths and serial killers, featuring innumerable case-studies

Woman who attacked her boyfriend with a hammer, pole and broken bottle jailed for eight years after ‘one of the worst’ cases of domestic violence police have seen (31 October 2014)

Nikole Ardeno (31 October 2014) Nikole is an anti-violence campaigner btw

Melissa Dawn Sellers (24 October 2014)

Women beating women in China (15 October 2014)

Police hunt woman in violent road rage attack (21 September 2014)

Female body builder arrested over boyfriend attack (17 September 2014)

Domestic violence program coordinator found guilty of assault (18 May 2010)

Spurned home-buyer stalks couple and solicits men to rape

Kelly Brook reveals she hit former boyfriends (31 August 2014)

Kay Te Atarangi Lyons tries to kill husband with hammer (19 August 2014)

Estate agent who smashed glass in man’s face avoids jail… even though it was her 18th court appearance for violence (14 August 2014)

Boy, 11, reports ‘mum from hell’ Samantha Starnes for alleged abuse (25 July 2014)

Female prisoner Rebecca Butterfield is ‘too violent ever to be let out’ (13 July 2014)

Michigan woman shoots boyfriend because he didn’t ejaculate enough (thought he was having an affair)

http://m.theage.com.au/victoria/injuries-inflicted-by-babysitter-mandy-martyn-led-to-daniel-thomas-death-coroner-finds-20140703-zsub7.html (3 July 2014)

Assault by girls in Dunedin, New Zealand (2 July 2014)

Savage assault of girl 15, by group of women in New York (30 June 2014)

Mum caught on video kicking daughter in the head (19 June 2014)

Jennifer Berube acquitted of attempted murder (3 June 2014)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/28b17f/a_woman_smashed_my_head_with_her_high_heels_while/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/27otay/girls_attack_a_homeless_man_after_telling_him_to/

When the bogeyman is a little girl (5 June 2014)

Nine year old girl beaten with hammer inside school (2 June 2014)

Janeen McKenzie (23 May 2014)

Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn (20 May 2014)

Miranda Fugate hit in head with shovel (8 May 2014)

Remember to buy her a gift (2 May 2014)

Katherine Knight (and related wikipedia entry)

Claire MacDonald

http://nypost.com/2014/04/14/nypd-cop-busted-for-throwing-friend-through-storefront-window/

http://www.thejournal.ie/woman-jailed-for-year-after-shooting-dead-irish-boyfriend-in-florida-1347415-Mar2014/

http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/san-diego-woman-kathy-rowe-used-hoax-rape-ads-as-revenge-against-successful-property-buyers-claim-prosecutors/story-fndban6l-1226881738483

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588690/Two-carers-slap-jab-humiliate-brain-damaged-patient-Priory-hospital.html

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/woman-allegedly-set-car-fire-after-man-refuses-buy/nfFny/

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/03/20140328-150300.html

http://o.canada.com/news/daughter-accused-of-plot-to-kill-parents-asked-dad-for-money-after-crime/

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/12/justice/maryland-teens-assault-autistic-boy/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Model who attacked DiCaprio’s face and left huge gashes jailed for two years (15 January 2014) USA

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You can find other posts within this blog that are related to the topic of female violence, by clicking on the tagged subject headings listed below

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On women having ‘flings’ with children & students

We are now witnessing a continual stream of articles about women having sex with underage boys and girls, most commonly involving teachers in secondary schools. I have listed a representative sample below, but a review of non-MSM news sites and discussion fora will often reveal similar articles on a daily basis.

And yet despite this, most articles concerning paedophilia in the mainstream media imply that men are almost always the ones responsible for crimes of this nature. Further, when female perpetration is addressed in the media it is often softened through the use of terms such as tryst/romp/relationship or ‘seduced’, rather than – for example – ‘assaulted’ or ‘raped’.

A combination of factors are, or may be, underpinning this increasing public exposure of female sexual assaults on under-aged victims:

  • increased numbers of women engaging in this type of behaviour
  • mobile phones that can take photos are everywhere, so the chance of evidence reaching the public domain is greater than ever before
  • increased willingness of (fringes of) the media to publicise the issue
  • a cultural backdrop involving the progressively earlier sexualisation of children
  • increased willingness of victims to come forward and/or for their parents to press for charged to be laid

And yet at the same time, some airlines still won’t let unaccompanied minors sit next to men due to the perception that they’ll be so much safer sitting next to a woman.

It’s not only that substantial numbers of women are committing these crimes, it’s also the double-standards that apply when they are caught at it. All too often, when and if convicted, the penalties applied are substantially lighter than they would be the case if the perpetrator was male.

And further, it should come as no surprise that this is an issue about which the feminist lobby falls strangely silent. I guess if all else fails, they’ll blame it on the patriarchy. I guess it’s a heck of a lot easier than acknowledging flaws in the feminist narrative and/or teaching women not to rape.

In this first set of links you can access general sources that address this issue:

Yes, women can be sexual predators (12 October 2018)

10 attractive teachers who had sex with their teenage students (25 June 2018)

Debra Lafave: Why We Can’t See Women as Sexual Predators, and Why It Matters (12 September 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Women who sexually abuse children are just as harmful to their victims as male abusers (21 August 2017)

The rise of female child molesters (27 June 2017)

‘Passing the Trash’: Teacher Sexual Misconduct (12 June 2017) Video

NSW teachers sacked for sexual misconduct nearly doubles over seven years, report shows (20 May 2017) Curious how no mention is made of the gender ratio amongst perpetrators.

Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons often differ from men’s (20 February 2017) Easy to imagine the howls of ‘rape apologist’ is something similar was written by a man concerning male offenders. The author not only seeks to minimise the culpability of female offenders, but does so in the context of a statistical backdrop that she admits is patchy and unreliable.

Note this reader’s comment about this article:

“The whole “teacher/lover” hypothesis is nothing more than a perpetuation of the BS gender stereotypes that lead to female sexual predators getting away with their crimes even after being caught: the notion that male sexuality is perverted and male abusers get off on sex and power, and that female sexuality is loving and romantic and female abusers fall in “love” and have “affairs”. So it’s not as bad because women never intend to abuse or harm; they’re just lonely and need love, affection, and sympathy!

FXXK this author. It’s all confirmation bias. People need to see males as abusers, thus when a man texts the under-aged girl saying he loves her, people interpret that as him deliberately grooming and manipulating her. But when a woman texts an under-age boy the same thing, people just assume she must be genuine because they can’t see women as true abusers.

The behaviors aren’t the primary difference; what is different, is people’s perception of the behaviors, namely seeing women abusing young boys to be out of need for “love/intimacy” and men abusing to be out of a perverted drive for sex. Society can no longer ignore the increase of female sexual abusers coming to light, but there’s too much cognitive dissonance to question the male = abuser/female = victim ideal, so instead they basically say “sure, there are a lot of women doing it, but it’s just different and men are still the real threats””

The Media’s Double Standard for Female Teachers Accused of Having Sex with Underage Boys (20 January 2017)

Teachers who sexually abuse students still find classroom jobs (22 December 2016) Gynocentric bias is when USA Today’s “investigative team” can’t find a single female perpetrator to profile

Children do not have affairs with older women, they are abused by them (September 2016)

What happens when you ignore female sex offenders (19 August 2016)

Is Statutory-Rape Less Serious When the Victim is Male? (13 August 2016) Reddit discussion thread with linked article

When a woman rapes a boy, guess who’s to blame: “toxic masculinity” (29 June 2016)

The Female Pedophile (24 June 2016)

Please Stop Saying That Teacher “Had Sex With” Her Student (2 June 2016) USA

Female child sexual abusers – how are they getting away with it in organisational contexts? (15 May 2016)

When sexual assault victim is a boy, there can be a double standard (23 April 2016) USA

Child sexual abuse by children demands more clinics, NSW Health worker says (3 April 2016) Australia. Article falsely implies that only male children are perpetrating sexual abuse

WAVAW (Vancouver) Honours Sexually-Exploitive “Feminist” Therapist (29 February 2016)

Defending Female Teacher Sex Offenders (18 January 2016)

Playing to fantasies: why we excuse female rapists (10 December 2015)

Jenni Murray Discovers Female Paedophiles (18 October 2015)

Female Offenders in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: A National Picture (30 January 2015)

Female paedophiles seek justification for their crimes but are ‘mentally disturbed’ says expert (4 August 2015) Australia

After a shocking confession by a colleague a former teacher asks: Why ARE so many women teachers seducing boy pupils? (4 June 2015)

Female paedophiles more prevalent than conviction rates suggest, leading forensic psychologist says (28 April 2015)

Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference to focus on female sex offenders (27 April 2015)

U.S. cracks down on female teachers who sexually abuse students (21 April 2015) USA

MSN news video concerning the rising number of assaults on boys by female teachers

Female teachers: The sex offenders no one suspects (17 November 2014)

Justice system must be blind to gender when it comes to crime and punishment (13 October 2014)

The dark secret of juvenile detention centres (3 September 2014)

Female perpetration of child sexual abuse (7 May 2014)

Wikipedia entry for ‘Female Child Molesters

As a male you’re supposed to enjoy it (12 June 2014)

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/female-paedophiles-manwomanmyth-interviews-michele-elliott-author-of-kidscape-uk-charity/

Judge questions why ‘only the boy’ is charged in underage sex case (28 May 2014)

Female Offenders Driven by More Than Sex (15 October 2013) Read how Dr Wakefield minimised the actions of female paedophiles:

“They don’t seem to be pedophiles like men,” said Hollida Wakefield, who has studied and treated sex offenders for more than 20 years at the Institute of Psychological Therapies in Minnesota.

“There are some cases where some people are in bad relationships or marriages and are just really lonely, and they find themselves in a relationship with these children,” she said. “It isn’t so much that women are sexually aroused.”

Victim ordered to pay child support to aggressor (29 May 2013)

Are there women paedophiles? (29 April 2009)

A Brief Examination of Pedophilia and Sexual Abuse Committed by Nuns Within the Catholic Church (2006)

Sharp rise reported in child abuse by women (9 November 2009) Also addressed in this article in The Guardian

Do Women Molest Children More Than Men? (2011)

Hundreds report sex abuse by women each year (11 January 2011)

Women are not always the ‘gentler sex’ (11 October 2011)

In this second set of links you will find sources detailing specific examples of abuse

(NB: This is by no means an exhaustive listing of incidents – merely a sample of media stories I happened across)

The Big List: Female Teachers with students

Teacher married to pastor sobs in court after being sentenced to 10 YEARS in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old and sending nude Snapchat photos to six students (7 November 2018)

Home economics teacher confesses to sex with student in class pantry (2 October 2018)

Bronx teacher who performed oral sex on 14-year-old gets 10 years probation, avoids jail, keeps teaching certificate (13 September 2018)

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint (20 August 2018) USA

Teacher who performed oral sex on student pleads guilty (3 August 2018) USA

Married teacher, 35, at prestigious $35,000-a-year Sydney Grammar School gives birth in JAIL after her affair with a student, 17 (26 June 2018)

Female teacher in Sydney’s west charged with child sex offences dating back 20 years (12 December 2017)

Sydney teacher slept with teenage boy because she thought she was ‘making him happy’ (1 December 2017) Australia

Wales brother and sister caught out as part of child exploitation team (25 November 2017) Interesting and predictable that the male in this trio was sentenced to more than twice the jail time of his female friends.

Baby’s DNA proved Vic woman abused teen (15 November 2017)

Teacher, 35, facing six years in jail after turning classroom into sex den for teenage boys (30 September 2017)

Arkansas schoolteacher loses job, charged with underage sex after seducing four students (24 September 2017) USA

Woman jailed for five-and-a-half years for grooming boy for sex (21 September 2017)

Twentysomething Teacher Traumatized Male Teen Student With Sex Frolics At Her House, Cops Say (20 September 2017) Yep, it was just a ‘frolic’

Arlington woman gets 5 years for explicit videos involving a young child (7 September 2017) USA

Wisconsin woman drugged boy, 10, with Slushie before sex assault, police say (22 August 2017)

Teacher allegedly had sex with teen over three year period despite red flags (14 August 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Female teacher had sex with schoolgirl in car ‘then bragged to friends about it’ (9 August 2017)

Former Kennewick teacher sentenced for raping student, sending nude videos to boys (5 July 2017)

“she was ordered to serve 1 1/2 years in prison under a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative”

Housewife, 35, who sexually abused 13-year-old boy after grooming him with iPhone and designer clothing gifts is jailed for more than two years (4 July 2017)

Married health teacher, 29, accused of having sex ‘multiple times’ with her 17-year-old boy student (30 June 2017)

Ex-Catholic school teacher sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexual relationship with teen (28 June 2017)

Sydney Grammar teacher who had sex with student pregnant during affair (10 June 2017) See earlier story below.

Whangarei mother Amanda Campbell will go to prison for sexual offending against boy (28 May 2017) NZ

Teacher, 36, jailed for sexually assaulting young boys, giving them booze and sending nudes (22 May 2017) Canada

French First Lady Brigitte Trogneux pursued a student in her care (15 May 2017)

Sydney Grammar School teacher, 33, pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old student (11 May 2017)

Teacher Mom, 33, Jailed After DNA Test of Sofa Proves She Had Sex With 14 Year Old Boy (9 May 2017) USA

Woman convicted of sex with minor charged for doing it again (26 April 2017) USA

Moorhead woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual contact with 7-year-old (24 March 2017) USA

Schoolteacher charged with sexual contact with a male student smiles for her mugshot (23 March 2017)

Mother, 38, ‘had sex with a 14-year-old boy up to 15 times after starting relationship by sending him nude photos’ (18 March 2017) USA

Pregnant woman, 19, charged with rape after signing up for Medicaid and listing a 14-year-old boy as the child’s father (15 March 2017)

Teacher jailed after stalking students for sex behind her husband’s back (5 March 2017) USA

California woman, 42, accused of having underage sex with schoolboy football players (3 March 2017) USA

Woman sentenced to prison for sex assaults of girl (1 March 2017)

3 women arrested in Ashland on rape and sodomy charges (24 February 2017) USA

Vile female teacher, 37, who raped two of her male pupils in her classroom and car is jailed for a year (21 February 2017)

Woman, 28, accused of sex with boys in public bathroom (11 February 2017)

Married mum admits to ‘striptease sex’ with string of underage schoolboys in her home (9 February 2017) UK

Investigators say they have video of Cincinnati woman raping 4-year-old (6 February 2017) USA

Louisville Woman Sentenced to 16 Years for Incest, Sodomy, Sexual Abuse of Child (31 January 2017) USA

Teacher who repeatedly sexted students then performed sex acts on them blames her strict religious Muslim upbringing for making her too repressed (25 January 2017)

Dad ‘catches female dance teacher, 38, having sex with his 15-year-old stepdaughter’ (16 January 2017) USA

Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with 13-year-old student gets 10 years in prison (15 January 2017) Judge said she was not a “danger to children or a classic pedophile“. Guess you have to be ugly to be a classic pedophile – and preferably male.

Woman raped boy 13 with ‘Nice Body’: Get probation (13 January 2017)

Ryde woman sentenced for sexual abuse of 14-year old boy  (6 January 2017) No jail time – another win for the pussy-pass

Mother-of-nine nursery worker who was jailed for sexually abusing a two-year-old boy is forced to … (4 January 2017) UK

Teacher groomed her accused murderer to be sex toy, baby daddy (28 December 2016) USA

Child care worker ‘sacked after bragging about relationship with teen girl on Facebook’ (28 December 2016)

Mother-of-two drugs and alcohol counsellor pleads guilty to rape after repeatedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy in her care (23 December 2016) UK

Teacher Gives Teen Blowjob In Parents’ Driveway After Sexting His Schoolmate (16 December 2016) Canada

Female teacher faces charges after ‘seducing two students and rating their sexual performance’ (1 December 2016) USA

Teaching assistant who performed six sex acts on schoolboy on plane is jailed for two years (29 November 2016)

Houston woman accused of sexually assaulting 4 year old (9 November 2016)

Female Catholic school teacher named Randi is charged with TWO HUNDRED child sex offences ‘after sleeping with schoolgirls and filming their lesbian trysts’ (23 October 2016) USA

Paedophile babysitter had intercourse with boy she was looking after 70 times (19 October 2016)

Female teacher, 33, charged over alleged sexual relationship with male student (15 October 2016) Australia

Letter: Dismayed by sex predator plea bargain (12 October 2016) USA

Women have sex with 15-year-old boy after luring teen with pizza party (29 September 2016) USA

Woman, 37, admits sexual activity with boy, 14 (20 September 2016) UK

“Judge Forrester indicated she was considering either a suspended prison term or a community order”

Woman had two children with underage boy (19 September 2016) USA

“Denver investigators say a 33-year-old woman had a relationship with an underage boy and had two children with him” Note use of term “relationship”

West Coast woman jailed for sex with a 12-year-old (13 September 2016) New Zealand

Woman jailed for sex with boy (12 September 2016) Pussy-pass denied

27-Year-Old Female KY Teacher Charged With Raping Two Male Students (17 August 2016) USA

Deaf paedophile sisters abused a six-year-old boy and then repeatedly molested him for 14 years as he turned to drink and drugs to cope (12 August 2016) UK

Perth woman charged with raping 9 year old boy (9 August 2016)

Guidance counselor charged with lewd and lascivious conduct (4 August 2016) USA

Science teacher, 39, is banned from the classroom for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old pupil she became friends with on Facebook (2 August 2016)

“The allegations were referred to the local authority via safeguarding procedures and reported to the police. No further action was taken by the police”

Teacher who had sex with male student says it was the school’s fault (27 July 2016) USA. Linked article and related Reddit discussion thread here

NC woman arrested for statutory rape of 15-year-old boy (25 July 2016) USA

Woman jailed for sending underage boys naked selfies (19 July 2016)

Sex-crazed female teacher slept with 5 pupils on her ‘bucket list’ telling one ‘I just became a paedophile’ (13 July 2016)

Woman charged with sexual assault of 2 boys (8 July 2016) USA

School bus driver arrested for sexual activity with teen (7 July 2016) USA

Day-care worker who raped toddlers on video actually a “charming young lady“, lawyer says (6 July 2016) USA. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Mandurah teacher free to go after child sex charges dropped (6 July 2016)

Female teacher rapes 13 year old boy. Feminist blames toxic masculinity (28 June 2016)

SC woman has sex with child, gives him drugs and alcohol, deputies say (21 June 2016) USA

Karate instructor sent lewd messages to boy, 11 (20 June 2016)

California teacher accused of having sex with student pleads guilty (20 June 2016)

Malka Leifer: Australian principal accused of 74 child sex charges walks free in Israel (3 June 2016)

Former substitute teacher negotiates plea on charge of sex with teen (2 June 2016) USA

Aldine ISD teacher surrenders on sex charge (1 June 2016) USA. “Harris County prosecutors say Vera had sex with a 13-year-old student almost daily for nine months”. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

Judge rejects plea deal in juvenile detention sex abuse case (31 May 2016) USA

Former Duncanville Teacher Starts 10 Year Sentence For Student Affair (27 May 2016) USA. That’s right, it was an “affair”, so you know the teacher was female, right? Otherwise it would have been ‘Student Rape’

Opening arguments heard in sex assault case (19 May 2016) USA

Married geography teacher, 27, SCREAMS as she is jailed for 12 months for having sex with a 16 year old pupil during a six month affair that started when she propositioned him after giving him a lift home (20 May 2016) Note how such incidents are only ever described as an “affair” when the teacher is female.

Ex-Marysville High School teacher gets 7 days in jail for sex with student (18 May 2016) Related Reddit discussion thread here

Man ‘is just after £120k compensation’ after claiming matron paid him for sex (13 May 2016) UK

Woman who boasted about her lust for pop twins Jedward is jailed for two years after having sex with two 14-year-old boys (4 May 2016) and how the victim’s mother feels about the punishment imposed

Churchville woman gets 10 years for rape (21 April 2016) USA

Olathe teacher who had sex with student gets a month in jail (12 April 2016)

Vic woman avoids jail over child sex (6 April 2016) Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Female Catholic board teacher charged with sexual assault on student (1 April 2016) Canada

Woman posed as man to have sex with teenage girls (24 March 2016) UK

Elementary school substitute teacher sentenced to NINE years in prison after having sexual contact with 10-year-old student who slept in her bed when her husband was out of town (22 March 2016) USA

Female teacher fired for student sex to pay $3500 towards disciplinary costs (19 March 2016) New Zealand. See related Reddit discussion thread here

Teaching assistant ‘sent teenage boy a picture of a sex toy and offered to perform sex act on him if he told her he loved her’ (15 March 2016) UK

Vacaville woman convicted of having sexual relationship with young boy (8 March 2016) USA. It was her own son

Teacher aide guilty of sex with 14-year-old (1 March 2016) NZ. See related Reddit discussion thread here. Avoids jail time

Woman had sex with underage boys, falsely accused them of rape, but the DA says the BOYS’ conduct was ‘reprehensible and wrong’ (25 February 2016)

Local kindergarten teacher accused of sexual relationship with boy, 14 (24 February 2016) USA

Ontario teacher accused of 36 sex crimes, making pornography involving youths aged 12 to 15 (19 February 2016) Canada

Jefferson City woman pleads guilty to child sex crimes (18 February 2016) USA

Michelle Yeh (17 February 2016) USA

Woman receives caution for engaging in sexual activity in front of child (17 February 2016) UK

Southwest Licking Local Schools employee arrested, charged with having sex with 14-year-old (9 February 2016) USA

Diane Day, 50, of Homosassa, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen for one year (3 February 2016) USA

Lesbian PE teacher who groomed two teenage pupils and even had sex with one in a school store room is jailed for just 18 months (30 January 2016) UK

Former teacher takes plea deal in sex case (25 January 2016) USA

Charter school teacher charged with ‘grooming’ student (15 January 2016) USA

Penn Twp. woman sentenced for sexual assault (14 January 2016)

Ex-local teacher set for sentencing in student sex case (6 January 2016)

Mother-of-three “takes 15-year-old boy and his friend to bed for threesome” (5 January 2016) UK

Former Menomonee Falls teacher charged with 12 counts of sexual assault (22 December 2015) USA

Female Teacher has orgy with 5 students and is a “victim” Related reddit discussion thread here

Teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student is pregnant with first child (27 November 2015) USA

NZ teacher jailed for abuse of schoolboy (27 November 2015)

Former Bennett teacher gets community service in sex abuse case (16 November 2015) USA

Jail for Derby woman who groomed and had sex with 13-year-old boy (14 November 2015)

Woman charged with raping 13 year old boy : Article instead describes it as “having sex in her car on a clear, cold Monday night last spring” (5 November 2015)

PE teacher Sandrine Brown sentenced after admitting sex acts with two former female pupils (27 October 2015)

Teacher had an abortion after falling pregnant to a student she first slept with at the age of 10 (19 October 2015) New Zealand

Disturbing rise of the women child sex predators: How sickening slew of babysitters and teachers are abusing young boys and girls – but would they be punished so leniently if they were men? (16 October 2015)

Campbell teacher sentenced for sex with students (6 October 2015) USA

Female Teaching Assistant Spared Jail Despite Admitting Sex With 15-Year-Old Student (23 September 2015)

Private Detective Caught Man’s Wife Having Sex With His Own Teenage Son (10 September 2015)

Former Trinity College School teacher Leslie Barton pleads guilty to sex charge (1 September 2015)

Woman sentenced for sexually abusing boys at Talent trailer park (31 August 2015)

Teacher had sex with autistic student (27 August 2015) Australia

Ex-teacher pleads guilty for sexual relations with student; could serve only 120 days (11 August 2015)

There’s nothing sexy about this, Mrs Robinson. It’s child abuse (30 July 2015)

Female rapist faces jail after being found guilty of running paedophile ring which subjected five young children to horrific abuse over more than a decade (28 July 2015) UK

Maggie Kirkpatrick denies sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl (28 July 2015) Still only an allegation at this stage – the case goes to court in August 2015. Australia

Let’s Be Honest ~ This Woman Is A Rapist (27 July 2015)

Brianne Altice Sentenced To 2 To 30 Years In Student Sex Case (9 July 2015)

Woman sexually abused boy for more than two years before falling pregnant to him, court hears (1 July 2015)

Headmistress who took 13-year-old’s virginity while he was wearing his school uniform is found GUILTY of 13 counts of indecent assault (24 June 2015)

According to the news women don’t sexually abuse boys, they “provide sex” to them (19 June 2015)

Teacher admits sex with Oklahoma teen; father sues school (2 June 2015)

Teaching assistant, 35, ‘had sex with boy of 13 on her marital bed after confiding in him about relationship problems with her husband’(28 May 2015)

Teacher: Don’t fire me for sex with student (25 May 2015)

Glendale woman posing as teen sentenced on sex charges (21 May 2015)

High school teacher ‘encouraged 16-year-old biology student to cover up sexual affair’ (12 May 2015)

High school principal Krista Eve Morton found shirtless in back seat of car with student and marijuana (11 May 2015)

Adass Israel School principal Malka Leifer helped by officials to flee from student sex abuse claims (8 May 2015)

Teacher-student sex isn’t a relationship, it’s ‘sexual coercion,’ says advocacy group president (22 April 2015)

Mom loses 5 kids over sex party with daughter’s friends (16 April 2015)

Woman sentenced for sex with Boy Scout (6 April 2015)

Former special education teacher sentenced for having sex with students (3 April 2015) USA

Female teacher obsessed with 11 yo girl (March 2015) Video

Love-starved Corporal’s wife who seduced soldier’s son, 14, after meeting him on a school bus is spared jail (28 March 2015)

Kathryn Ronk (17 March 2015) Pussy pass DENIED. Related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Teaching aide spared jail for sex with pupils… because she’d already served time for seducing five other boys (16 March 2015)

Teacher who had sex with 6 underage students, her defense plans to paint boys as the aggressors (20 February 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Michelle Ladd (5 February 2015)

Female gym teacher, Megan Mahoney, charged with 30 counts of rape (2 February 2015)

Juveniles Sexually Abused by Staffers at Corrections Facilities (1 January 2015)

‘Shishy’ (5 December 2014)

Helen Turnbull (12 November 2014)

Sarah Raymo (10 November 2014)

Molly Shattuck (6 November 2014)

How did reviewers who lauded Lena Dunham’s rape survivor chapter ‘miss’ molestation story? (1 November 2014)

Symone Greene (23 October 2014)

Nicola Mason (23 October 2014) Her male partner only watched, but was given a longer jail sentence.

Diane Brimble (9 October 2014) Australia

Lauren Harrington-Cooper (30 September 2014) This case, and the issues arising from it, is discussed at length here. Here Lauren is interviewed on TV and the hosts rationalise it away on the basis that she simply wanted attention and the students got a buzz out of it.

Nicole Dufault (26 September 2014)

Bridgett Szychulski (18 September 2014)

Emily Fox (6 September 2014)

Jennifer Caswell (20 August 2014)

Malka Leifa (18 August 2014)

Amy Thompson (14 August 2014)

Hayley Southwell (12 August 2014)

Andrea Clevenger (11 August 2014)

Elaine McKay (6 August 2014)

Unnamed Israeli woman

Meredith Powell (23 July 2014)

Danielle Watkins (18 July 2014)

Martine Stanley (18 June 2014)

Anne Doubler (6 June 2014)

Kylie Henry (6 June 2014)

Helen Cartwright (5 June 2014)

Brianne Altice (4 June 2014)

Joy Morsi (3 June 2014)

Saralyn Portwood (22 April 2014)

Ellen Niemiec and others (11 May 2014)

Loren Morris (19 March 2014) ‘Female paedophile, 21, is jailed for two years after she had sex with an eight-year-old boy 50 times, starting when she was 16’

“The judge in the case told Morris that he would be lenient with the sentence – which will see her released from jail after one year – because she ‘realised it was wrong’ and stopped having sex with the boy.” After two years! Pussy-pass!

Keshia Shaw (25 February 2014)

Pandela Salmon (10 May 2012)

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/05/23/10/31/vic-woman-escapes-jail-for-sex-with-13yo

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/#r/segment/sexually-abused-by-a-woman/53472aa502a760044c0008f1

http://www.webpronews.com/brooklyn-beckham-is-too-young-to-father-your-kids-2014-04

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2564409/JAN-MOIR-How-Harriet-call-feminist-this.html

http://www.thenativecanadian.com/2013/01/feminist-hypocrisy-and-shame-female.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/03/teen-films-teacher-sex-act-brittany-marie-phillips_n_5083035.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/kelly-burgess-avoids-prison_n_5113654.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2565343/Female-teacher-spared-jail-having-sex-16-year-old-student-prom-party-wrote-letter-apology-mom.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/wash-teacher-charged-sex-students-article-1.1746325

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2606937/Female-radio-DJ-sex-15-year-old-girl-plying-vodka-walks-free-court-didnt-know-youngsters-real-age.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/heidi-ferber-ex-hockey-coach-gets-1-year-in-jail-in-teen-sex-case-1.2595085

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25401461/el-paso-county-hit-by-another-school-sex

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588563/A-school-security-officer-24-sex-15-year-old-student-escaped-jail.html

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/georgia-maths-teacher-lori-quigley-had-sex-with-two-students/story-fnixwvgh-1226862108620

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/23/this-week-in-public-school-teachers-busted-for-molesting-13-and-14-year-old-boys/

http://underthegoddess.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/woman-35-had-sex-with-schoolboy-12-in.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/17-year-old-girl-found-guilty-of-27-charges-producing-child-porn-and-pimping-teenage-girls/

http://www.news.com.au/world/girl-was-just-15-when-she-began-to-pimp-out-children/story-fndir2ev-1226838350580

http://www.smh.com.au/national/human-traffickers-are-mostly-women-australian-institute-of-criminology-report-finds-20131128-2yclp.html

Elsewhere in this blog you might also be interested in reading:

On the punishment of women and the notion of a ‘pussy-pass’

Denying female perpetration of sex crimes – The Mercier Affair

On violence carried out by women and girls

Mostly female perpetrators, so child abuse is a gendered crime then?