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

Beck family tragedy in Pascoe Vale: Mother shot 3yo before killing herself (news.com.au) (5 May 2021) Judge asserts that mother killing the daughter was being “altruistic” (had dad killed her then I’m seeing alternative descriptors here)

Nahla Miller: Ohio child allegedly killed by mother Tianna Robinson (news.com.au) (26 April 2021)

Kelly Wilkinson, Kobi Shepherdson: Parental alienation is no excuse for violence Stop blaming women and the courts for why men kill their kids (23 April 2021) Did somebody say ‘double-standards’? Men can’t defend themselves (or other men) and women can’t be blamed. Ever. So what should men do? Stay in their bedrooms and remain silent … the authorities will be along in just a moment.

Mother arrested for killing her three children in Los Angeles (12 April 2021)

Tragic scene that awaited Perinovic father after murder-suicide revealed (17 February 2021) Australia

Young mother charged with manslaughter over her baby girl’s sudden death (11 February 2021)

Mum murdered toddler by scalding her then leaving her screaming to cover her tracks (8 December 2020) UK

Mum who admitted to killing four-year-old son Tyrrel Cobb walks free after sentence is reduced and immediately suspended (4 December 2020) Australia

US therapist kills her twin daughters in their sleep in murder-suicide (27 October 2020) USA

Mum allegedly killed five of her kids as her son watched (4 September 2020) Germany

Dad begs people not to judge cancer-stricken mum suspected of killing son in murder-suicide (31 August 2020) What a contrast!

Nevada mom kills husband, kids in murder-suicide: Cops (8 March 2020)

Horrified dad called 999 after nurse wife allegedly ‘stabbed kid to death and left baby fighting for life in bloodbath’ (3 March 2020)

The uncomfortable truth about filicide, by Jasmin Newman (28 March 2020)

Why do men kill their families? Here’s what the research says (25 February 2020) On page one we get stats for women killed by partners, but not men (again). The author then informs us that “research shows they (familicides) are almost exclusively committed by men in heterosexual family relationships.”

What happened in Brisbane on Wednesday has to be a turning point, by Georgie Dent (20 February 2020)

Queensland Police spark anger with ‘open mind’ comment on murder of Hannah Clarke and children (20 February 2020) We are all reminded that there can be no ‘excuses’ for male killers.

Mother asks little girls to search for kitten under bed, shoots them both & stabs the youngest 35 times (6 February 2020) USA

Woman who allegedly admitted to killing her son cries for him (30 January 2020) I dare say that some of the dad’s who killed their children, also cried for them. But we wouldn’t read about it in the mainstream media.

Mother, 22, who confessed to killing her three-year-old son, two-year-old daughter and seven-month-old baby girl in their family home in Phoenix (23 January 2020)

Mom Lisa Snyder charged with murder of kids found hanging in basement (2 December 2019) Unusually neutral, albeit brief, coverage of this horrible incident.

Woman charged with murder after two children found dead in car south of Brisbane (24 November 2019)

Ohio mom is sentenced to 37 years for killing her three infant sons (20 November 2019)

Texas mom Ashley Auzenne kills her 3 kids in murder-suicide a week after her divorce (1 November 2019)

Mum found clutching dead daughter, 8, in car boot after killing her to spite ex (20 October 2019) UK

WA teen mum jailed for murdering baby (11 September 2019) Australia

Georgia mom posted ‘I could not ask for better children’ before allegedly killing them, then herself: police (23 August 2019) USA

Child domestic violence deaths (14 August 2019) Australia. Link to related graphic here.

NSW mum under police guard following three-year-old daughter’s death (3 August 2019)

The clues that homicide detectives will trace in possible murder-suicide crash that killed Charmaine McLeod and four kids (1 June 2019)

Chilling detail behind mum and child’s cliff plunge (23 May 2019)

“it’s important that people realise (Ms Ludwig) was not a monster”. Despite the circumstances and whatever led to this, she was a lovely person and that’s what she should be remembered for, not what social media is saying about her”. Yeah, it’s not like she was a guy

Mother, aunt of missing 6-year-old arrested for his murder (27 April 2019) USA

Jennifer and Sarah Hart drugged their kids before driving off California cliff (5 April 2019)

Former science teacher, 36, who drowned her daughter, 3, in bath after wrongly accusing husband of having affair (16 March 2019)

Selfie-obsessed mum, 24, dismembered toddler (13 February 2019)

Mothers murdering their children on the rise, while fathers declining (8 February 2019) Australia. See also this related article by Terry Goldsworthy from ‘The Conversation’

Mother who beat her newborn baby to death and stuffed it inside a teddy bear is jailed for just a YEAR in Switzerland (1 February 2019)

Why are more mothers killing their children? (25 July 2019)

Drug user mother, 20, says her baby son’s death after being pulled from a bath was just a ‘tragic accident’ and ‘not her fault as she wasn’t the one washing him at the time’ (8 December 2018)

Mother weeps as vision of her stabbing son to death is shown in court (3 December 2018)

Houston horror: Father discovers son’s headless body in rubbish bin (3 December 2018) USA

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

When we make excuses for male violence, we encourage it, by Van Badham (17 May 2018) But it appears that making “excuses” for female violence, which is quite commonplace, is perfectly OK

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)

Mom fatally shot daughters to punish her husband (28 June 2016) USA

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)

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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 listed below).

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

Dorset wife, 76, who abused and assaulted her retired Bournemouth law professor husband avoids jail | Daily Mail Online (7 May 2021) UK

24 Hours in Police Custody fans ‘disgusted’ by ‘absolutely shocking’ verdict (13 April 2021) UK. A 16 month sentence for repeatedly abusing and then killing her partner

Court rules rape victims not ‘mentally incapacitated’ if they became intoxicated voluntarily (27 March 2021) USA. Ooh, personal accountability, that’s like Kryptonite to feminists.

‘Well-respected’ woman spared jail after biting off tip of former friend’s finger (24 February 2021) Australia

Short prison sentences for women are ineffective and a waste of money – investment is needed in rehabilitation (11 February 2021) UK

Mamiki Dukuly handed home detention sentence after fraudulently claiming more than $80,000 in dole payments (5 February 2021)

‘Alarming’: female prison population rises by 100,000 in past decade – report (10 December 2020) UK

‘Smirking’ mum claimed she ‘slipped’ after hitting ex-boyfriend with car (30 November 2020) UK

Minnesota teacher avoids jail for ‘clouded judgement’ with teenager (12 November 2020) Canada

Teacher, 24, who had sex with student, 14, and sent him lingerie pics is spared jail (31 October 2020) USA

Family of dad killed by ‘evil’ partner say she ‘got off lightly as she’s a woman’ (2 October 2020) UK

Instagram model jailed for bizarre masked robberies (22 September 2020) In news.com.au this article was entitled ‘Model sent to brutal women’s prison‘. Can you imagine an article entitled ‘Architect sent to brutal man’s prison’? It doesn’t have have quite the same heart-string tugging effect now does it?

Misconduct and Sex Bias in Police Response to Domestic Violence (2020) USA

Woman caught on camera raping two young boys, already received special treatment (22 July 2020) USA

Research regarding gender bias by magistrates (9 July 2020) UK (Twitter discussion thread)

Woman, 22, who had ‘sexual contact’ three times with a boy, 14, who she met on the internet avoids jail after judge says ‘there was genuine affection’ between the pair (1 July 2020) UK. And yes, in case you were wondering, it was a female judge.

Woman attacks boyfriend with knife, no jail time – this is the feminist law in the UK!(25 June 2020) UK video

Mum who glassed boyfriend in pub and severed his ear is spared jail (21 June 2020) UK

Drunk mum stabbed man in front of his terrified daughter, 9 (17 June 2020) UK. Joanne Goodeve was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months 

The push for ‘Amanda’s Law’ (18 May 2020) Australia

Teenage girls who stabbed and shaved neighbour they suspected was a rapist avoid jail time (17 April 2020)

Appeals court slaps down Conroe judge (10 April 2020) USA

Interview with Donna Rotunno … Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer (11 March 2020) Video

Don’t punish them with short sentences because prison “is especially damaging for women” (4 March 2020) Twitter discussion

Rooting out stereotypes about men in our legal system (26 February 2020) Canada

Why do men get away with killing women – is there an amnesty on male violence? (20 February 2020) Misandrist Julie Bindel provides the feminist response to the pro-female gender bias of the justice system – there’s really a bias that favors men

Women were charged with making false rape accusations. The charges were dismissed (9 February 2020)

District Attorney in Maine wants to start prosecuting people based on accusations and nothing else (3 February 2020) That’s in the US, whilst in the UK, feminist judges and academics are celebrating the emergence of ‘feminist justice’

Jamming the revolving door of women in prison, Jill Prior is putting a new spin on lady justice (2 February 2020) Australia. Because there is no such thing as a “vulnerable” man, right?

Mother who used her BMW to deliberately run over two teenage boys in revenge for ‘knock and run’ prank on her house and left one with a BROKEN LEG is spared jail (16 January 2020)

Daycare works hangs toddler with noose, lenient judge sets her free (9 November 2019) USA 

Woman who forced ex into sex at machete-point sent to psychiatric hospital (1 November 2019)

Pimps spared prison, judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking minors (31 October 2019) Canada. Oh and by the way, the “pimps” happened to be women.

Can we build a better women’s prison? (28 October 2019) USA

Europol says women ‘equally capable of crime’ as men as it reveals most-wanted list (19 October 2019)

Woman who sat on boyfriend’s face and demanded sex act spared jail (17 October 2019) USA

Female paedophile, 24, who told police a computer virus caused nearly 2,000 indecent images of children to be stored on her computer is spared jail (16 October 2019) UK

London’s Khan Launches Programme to Spare Criminals Jail Time If They’re Women (19 September 2019)

Ex-sorority girl who told police she shouldn’t be arrested because she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ pleads guilty to a DUI charge (18 September 2019) and of course she avoids going to jail

What happens when an abused women fights back? (30 July 2019) So when a woman breaks a court DV order it’s wrong when they get sent to jail? Zero mention of men, of course, who are also victims and who fight back and get sent to jail.

Glamorous drug dealing flight attendant escapes jail sentence (12 July 2019) Australia. Not sure what being “glamorous” has to do with anything, but the same journalist seems to like using this term.

Serial drink driver, 30, who was twice limit when pulled from horror crash is spared jail ‘because she’s a WOMAN’ (8 July 2019)

Jury takes 15 minutes to acquit high school teacher who had sex with student (17 June 2019) Mr Zillman, the defence lawyer for Ms Guazzo, said the student was aware of his actions and had treated the defendant like a piece of meat.

Woman accused of sharing Dane Swan in bed video has charges struck out (13 June 2019)

Mother who drowned her toddler twins after splitting from their father will NOT face murder trial (11 June 2019) UK

Drunken Woman Who Stabbed Man With Stiletto Gets $250 Fine – No Conviction (11 May 2019)

Female teacher, 43, who had sex with a 17-year-old student is FREED after winning appeal against her jail sentence (9 May 2019) UK

Jilted mistress who stalked former lover and his wife is spared jail (7 May 2019)

California mom, 41, will avoid jail for having sex with both of her teenage daughter’s boyfriends, aged 14 and 15, after plying them with alcohol and cigars (16 April 2019)

Women filmed performing sex acts in broad daylight (14 April 2019) Will not be charged by police

Judge tells banned drink-driver who caused massive crash: “I’d have jailed you if you were a man” (12 April 2019)

Former New Albany business owner who tried to have ex-boyfriend killed will avoid prison (11 April 2019)

Wrongful death lawsuit against Michelle Carter dismissed (11 April 2019) USA. And then in January 2020 her sentence was reduced to nine months.

Sally Challen freed as she awaits murder trial after pleading guilty to husband’s manslaughter (5 April 2019)

Woman who stole almost €12,000 from pub gets suspended sentence (30 March 2019) Ireland

Mum sentenced for gambling away cancer fund (29 March 2019)

Liberal Democrat support of Layla Moran – politicians seven times more likely to support female perpetrators of domestic violence than to criticise them (29 March 2019) UK

Teen driver receives probation for killing three pedestrians (13 March 2019)

A man would have been sent to jail: Male victim bashed by drunk female nurse, 24 (1 February 2019) UK

Woman arrested for grabbing Owen Shroyer by the crotch at Women’s March (31 January 2019) Good news and hopefully this woman will get more punishment than just a mere ‘talking to’

‘Drunk’ female trooper in 3am sex assault on male Windsor Castle guard is let off with a reprimand ‘because she’s a woman’ (20 January 2019)

Estimating gender disparities in Federal criminal cases (27 November 2018)

USC Library Censors Article on ‘Female Privilege in Prison Sentencing’ (14 November 2018)

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

Gender bias in prison sentencing (12 March 2018) by Jeffrey Ketland

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. Oh and here’s a contrasting example with a young male perpetrator who was jailed for three years.

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)

Justice system discrimination and the myth that sexism against men isn’t “Institutional” (29 January 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)

Married teacher spared jail for sex with school boys because she’d already served time (16 March 2015) No doubt a male teacher would have been put back inside for twice as long

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 

This shameful liaison does not deserve prison (29 November 2009)

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 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’, 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:

Ten years in jail for ‘feisty’ mum who stabbed lover to death in Bromsgrove (22 October 2020) UK

Before you laugh, imagine it happened to a woman (4 October 2020)

Twitter discussion thread regarding the excuse of ‘just a slap’, beginning with assertion by UK feminist organisation ‘Refuge’ that it is used to minimise violence against women (23 June 2020)

When women strike back, courts can’t always see their history of abuse (9 October 2019) Australia

This Boy Gets Suspended For Fighting Back Against The Girl Who Beat Him At School And People Are Furious (September 2019)

“I kick balls – deal with it”. Slogan used by ‘Sport England’ to promote women’s sport (April 2019) Scroll down to read about a similar 2017 Australian campaign

Layla Moran was wrong to attack her partner. But domestic violence by women is not the same as domestic violence by men (26 March 2019)

Women on the British TV show ‘Loose Women’ discuss the perceived double-standard regarding the portrayal of violence by men and by women (March 2019) Video

Old timey women stabbing handsy men (31 January 2019) Twitter thread started by Rebecca O’Neal

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”

Methods for downplaying or side-stepping violence against men (19 August 2016)

‘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)

Women and violence: Society’s double standard (29 July 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

Researcher says women’s initiation of domestic violence predicts risk to women (17 November 2011)

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’)

Brisbane mother and girlfriend jailed after ‘heinous’ abuse of three-year-old boy (12 June 2020)

Vile mother who dressed her nine-year-old daughter in a Playboy outfit and restrained the girl while men raped her cries as she’s found guilty (12 March 2020) Australia

An inconvenient truth about child abuse | The Spectator Australia (14 July 2018) By Augusto Zimmermann – Recommended reading

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:

Nurse Lucy Letby accused of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill nine (news.com.au) (11 May 2021) UK

Indiana woman arrested after child nearly dies from severe head lice infestation (news.com.au) (8 May 2021) USA

UK teen mum leaves daughter to starve to death after partying for six days straight (27 March 2021)

Cops release photo of woman who punched 2-year-old boy on subway (23 February 2021) Read the article … no criticism of the perpetrator, but bystanders were blamed for not getting involved.

Childcare worker charged after allegedly ‘binding disabled boy’s wrists’ (26 November 2020) Australia

Babysitter, 30, ‘squeezed baby girl, 1, to death until she felt her bones pop’ (16 November 2020) USA

Foster son of Britain’s most sadistic mum opens up about horror childhood (29 October 2020) UK

Boy traumatised after neighbours act out at noisy kids (19 August 2020) See how far you have to scroll down to find out the horrible neighbour was a ‘she’. Curious that

I ‘beat the crap’ out of my toddler. I hit so hard I hurt my hand (28 February 2020)

Monster mum ‘tortured and beat son, 2, so horrifically all that was left of him was his leg and liver’ (1 November 2019)

Dad busts babysitter kicking twin babies on nanny cam (22 October 2019)

A girl has died after her nanny ‘forgot’ her in a hot car (23 September 2019) USA

‘Mum cut my throat’: Toddler’s shocking dinner-table confession (13 July 2019)

Vile mum films herself beating her toddler daughter and sends footage to jailed ex-husband to get back at him (5 June 2019)

Baby dies after mum took him clubbing and fell asleep on him (8 June 2019)

Violent mum dragged father of her child around ‘like a rag doll’ in Wythenshawe school (18 April 2019) UK

Chilling story of the ‘kind’ Victorian midwife who murdered hundreds of babies (8 December 2018)

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)

15 mothers who viciously killed their children (15 July 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:

Evidence shows children who are smacked are more likely to be involved in partner violence in adulthood (3 May 2021)

Women caught on video abusing children (10 March 2019)

Half of Canada’s prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests (21 February 2019) Article doesn’t identify the ratio of male/female abusers, which generally means ‘predominantly female’

An article informs us of the considerable danger caused by dads drinking, but neglects to mention the (even greater) danger caused by mums drinking (17 February 2019) and subsequent Tweets from Bettina Arndt (and another).

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

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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

A busy few weeks for gender matters (Aug/Sept 2014)

I thought I would create this post to mention several significant developments related to the gender debate that occurred in Australia during the period late August to late September 2014. As usual the feminist lobby monopolised the newspapers and airwaves, and consequently the news was mostly negative from a men’s rights perspective. The silver lining, however, was the level of discussion that occurred, and within it the large number of people who openly questioned the feminist narrative and/or spoke up for the male perspective … even in Tim Watts’ own Facebook page.

22 August 2014: Leader of the federal opposition, Bill Shorten, cleared of rape allegation  – But of course false rape allegations are just a misogynist myth … apart from perhaps just this one exception

25 August 2014: Launch of the Australian ‘Polished Man’ campaign.  The campaign web site originally stated that “Men perpetrate approximately 90% of violence against children and by wearing nail polish, YGAP asks men to raise awareness, generate conversation and become positive role models in the fight against violence towards children“. I say “originally stated” because they quickly changed the wording of the relevant page, presumably after too many people called them out on their lie. Their site now states that men cause 90% of sexual violence against children. Many web sites who received the original media release still, however, have the original wording online. (As an aside, this initiative inspired me to launch my own campaign to help prevent child abuse and neglect.)

4 September 2014: The re-badging of the ‘Foundation to Prevent Violence against women and their children‘ to ‘Our Watch‘ – I assume this bit of window-dressing was to make the Foundation appear more inclusive, and less the bigoted feminist echo-chamber that it actually is.

7 September 2014: Tim Watts MP tells feminists about men’s violence towards women

9 September 2014: Article in The Australian newspaper by Gary Johns entitled ‘Violence knows no gender divide’

Gary Johns made two main points in his article. Firstly he queried whether the government should provide substantial ongoing funding to an advocacy group (Our Watch) with relatively little oversight/accountability, in lieu of providing the same funding to the relevant Government Dept to provide direct services to victims and their families.

Secondly Gary queried why virtually all the funding for domestic violence was directed towards female victims when there are also substantial number of male victims. We don’t need to get hung up on the exact percentages, the point is that the current situation is highly inequitable and unhelpful in addressing the needs of all affected families. Again, hardly a heretical position to adopt.

Nevertheless the knives were out in a flash and Twitter and online feminist hang-outs were full of exaggeration and invective about this nasty misogynist man who dared question the feminist ‘DV= Men’s violence towards women’ construct.

10 September 2014: Article in The Australian newspaper by Tim Watts MP entitled ‘Violence against women is about gender’.  See also comments made in Tim Watts Facebook page. This and the article that followed were a veritable tsunami of shrill ill-informed white-knightery.

10 September 2014: ABC item by Tim Watts MP entitled ‘Labor MP tells men who criticise campaign to prevent violence against women to ‘Grow up!’.  See Reddit mens rights discussion thread and Reddit Australia discussion thread

17 September 2014: Release of findings from the 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS). See Reddit Australia discussion thread. No questions asked about violence towards men, guess it’s not that important really. Oh, and of course because survey respondents weren’t asked the same questions concerning violence against men, there is no context provided nor point of comparison for the questions about women. This omission hugely compromises the value of the results with regards to forming an appropriate policy response.

17 September 2014: Trivialising and excusing violence against women plus 240+ readers comments, discussing the results of the NCAS.

17 September 2014: Woman who bashed elderly bus passenger escapes jail

See the video of the original incident at the top of this page. If two young men had beaten and spat upon an elderly woman, would they have walked from court with a slap on the wrist. Ermm. No way. Still that’s equality, feminist style.

21 September 2014: David Penberthy launches a further attack on Gary Johns and anyone else who thinks male victims of domestic violence should be acknowledged entitled Puerile Trash Avoids Facts on Violence, with a rebuttal by Mark Dent. (If anyone needed convincing of David’s status as one of this country’s foremost manginas, then fast forward to June 2016 to first read this article, and then this rebuttal by Mark Dent).

The Elliot Rodger tragedy co-opted as a feminist bandwagon

Hard on the heels of the media coverage of the “#bringbackourgirls” issue, a young maniac called Elliot Rodger runs amok in southern California.

Feminists pounced on this terrible tragedy with unseemly haste and used it as a vehicle to further their narrative, despite the fact that more males than females were killed and injured. Here is an example of what was written, an article by hard-line feminist Laurie Penny that began with:

“For some time now, misogynist extremism has been excused, as all acts of terrorism committed by white men are excused, as an aberration, as the work of random loons, not real men at all. Why are we denying the existence of a pattern?”

The Isla Vista shooting rampage spurred the #yesallwomen hashtag on Twitter, and with it a further substantial outpouring of anti-male sentiment.

Many media articles incorrectly linked Elliot Rodger and/or his actions, either directly or at least indirectly with the Mens Rights movement – see here and here for example.

The issue has been comprehensively addressed in a number of articles and discussion threads on reddit/mensrights:

SYABM blog post about mental illness (10 August 2014)

Feminists upset after #yesallwomen wiki page edited for accuracy (16 June 2014)

http://blog.honeybadgerbrigade.com/uncategorized/feminist-media-bias-or-how-man-boobz-caused-a-media-circus/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/26mcqm/why_am_i_being_compared_to_a_mentally_ill/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/26n1fp/feminists_highjack_what_should_be_a_mental_health/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/26lzij/barbara_kay_elliot_rodgers_horrible_acts_coopted/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/26p62w/dear_god_did_this_actually_happen_i_may_weep_with/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/26ozoh/proof_that_elliot_rodger_hates_men/

http://twitchy.com/2014/05/25/perfect-example-of-male-entitlement-pro-feminist-supporters-of-yesallwomen-angry-about-yesallpeople/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

http://disneyvillainsforjustice.tumblr.com/post/86899989015/to-tragedy-exploiting-feminists

I think we should stop giving these mass-murderers exactly what they want (25 May 2014)

The ten most asinine things about #YesAllWomen (28 May 2014)

The USCB solipsists (1 June 2014)

Having a penis doesn’t equal misogyny (5 June 2014)

#YesAllWomen reveals the constant barrage of sexism that all women face (29 May 2014)

Elliot Rodger, the MRM and the Detroit conference A Youtube video by Karen Straughan (4 June 2014)

#YesAllWomen: Facts the media didn’t tell you (The ‘Factual Feminist’ on You Tube)

Postscript August 2019: Refer ‘To learn about the Far Right, start with the ‘Manosphere’. The sexist world has become a recruiting ground for potential mass shooters’ (7 August 2019)

Postscript March 2015: Since the Elliot Rodger rampage there have been several more instances of feminists blaming tragedies on men and/or men’s rights activists. The latest example is the Germanwings mass-murder/suicide. Here is the response of men’s rights advocates to two subsequent feminist offerings to the media:

David Futrelle redefines the word ‘sick motherfxxxxxx’

German radical feminist Ines Pohl hijacks discussion about crashed flight Germanwings 4U9525, cries misogony as “victims are mostly women, perpetrators are men”, calls for women’s quota for the cockpit

Postscript July 2016: The same theme is still being promoted via several oddly similar articles: ‘What mass killers really have in common’, by Rebecca Traister (17 July 2016), ‘One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men‘, by Melissa Batchelor Warnke, and ‘It’s not Muslims or people with mental health problems who are most likely to kill you in a terrorist attack – it’s men‘, by Janey Stephenson (28 July 2016)

Postscript January 2017: Elliot wasn’t an MRA but this nutter WAS a feminist. And here’s another let’s-demonise-the-young-white-man (whilst ignoring all other elements of the problem) article:

From Quebec to Melbourne, we need to stop ignoring the radicalisation of white men (2 February 2017)

Opinion: The lesson of Parkland? Fatherhood matters, by Warren Farrell (14 February 2019)

elliotrodger

Differing public response to partner violence depending on gender of victim

In a segment on the ‘Sunrise’ morning TV show there appeared a video where actors simulated a display of partner harassment/violence in a public space. In the first scenario the man was the aggressor, and in the second scenario they reversed the roles. The differing reaction by members of the public was profound. The same clip has been circulating on the internet for some time now and has been the subject of much discussion in fora such as Reddit Mens Rights (see link below).

I was interested to see how the topic was dealt with on Sunrise for a couple of reasons. Firstly in promotional clips they seem to suggest that the story was about whether members of the public should intervene in instances of partner violence – rather than about the different reaction to having a male as aggressor versus female as aggressor.

Secondly, I was interested because one of those presenting the story was Andrew O’Keefe who is heavily involved in the ‘White Ribbon Campaign’ in Australia. The issue here is that the ‘White Ribbon Campaign’ is complicit in injecting into the public’s consciousness the notion that ‘domestic violence = men’s violence towards women’. In so doing the ‘Campaign’ and other domestic violence advocacy groups like it, divert attention from the other facets of domestic violence (i.e. M+M, F+F, and female on male violence).

It was indeed ironic then that Andrew tut-tutted the contrasting public reaction to female on male violence shown in the video, given that could be viewed as an outcome of the message broadcast by the White Ribbon Campaign and many pro-feminist organisations like it.

The unfortunate fact is that the average member of the public simply does not now recognise a woman’s aggression towards a male as being domestic violence, or that women’s aggression generally is of any particular social significance.

Jeremy Kyle slams audience for LAUGHING at male domestic violence victim who threw himself off a balcony (12 May 2015)

Youtube has apparently removed at least one video showing women abusing men (after it hit 6,000,000 views), but has left online videos showing men abusing women – details in this reddit discussion thread (30 October 2014)

Here is a good blog post about the video by Ally Fogg

An article in the The Independent (27 May 2014) and related Reddit discussion thread

An article about the same video in The Daily Mail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbPmdePpfG0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlFAd4YdQks (A second/separate video showing public reaction to women abusing men)

In this hidden camera experiment a women is seen spiking her date’s drink – see how bystanders react. And yes, drink-spiking by women occurs quite often in real life – here is just the latest incident to appear in the media.

In this hidden camera experiment first a woman, and then a man, take money from a sleeping homeless guy. See the differing reaction by members of the public.

Another hidden camera experiment – Many people come to the aid of a women being abused, but yet again no-one comes to the aid of a male being subjected to abuse by a woman

A feminist justifying the differing public response to M/F and F/M violence and a related reddit discussion

This discussion thread and linked video isn’t about partner violence, but it does show how many members of the public will paint a man as the aggressor even when a woman initiates violence and continues despite efforts to reason with her.

This paper contains many links to further sources proving examples of male victims of domestic abuse not being taken seriously.

Also not about partner violence but still relevant – this video shows a female student assaulting a male student while a female teacher watches on but fails to control the situation.

Why didn’t I stop to help a woman in need? (5 August 2014)

Reaction to women abusing men in public (26 March 2008) Video

But maybe public reaction will be different in the case of sexual harassment. Hmm, maybe not

See also:

COVID-19: The bystander role has never been more critical in calling out (9 April 2020) Makes perfect sense – assuming you only recognise female victims of domestic violence

Woman on an Indian TV show slaps a male and he slaps her back. White Knights in the studio then attack the man en masse. The only good news is that apparently the man later took successful legal action against the woman who hit him. (1 March 2020)

The latest clip doing the rounds on Twitter (24 February 2020) Again, a girl strikes first. Her target hits back and then the crowd turns against him

Another clip seen on Twitter. As usual when girl attacks boy, no-one intervenes until he defends himself … then both males and females aggressively seek to stop & punish the male (2 September 2019)

Girl in a classroom hits male student. No-one steps in until he finally strikes back – and people seek to rescue her (Tweet & linked video)

Feminists laugh at the idea of violence against men (2017) Video

Tania Reynolds on Men as stereotypical perpetrators of harm: Half hour of Heterodoxy #40 (30 November 2018)

I abused a man in public and no one cared (11 October 2017) with Reddit discussion thread here

Bystanders often don’t intervene in sexual harassment – but should they? (21 February 2017) Although artfully camouflaged, the gender bias runs deep in this article. It ignores violence against men, ignores violence by women, and suggests that women more likely to intervene to stop violence.

VIDEO: Do our beliefs about domestic violence match the facts? (12 January 2017)

Dash Cam captures the moment a ‘disgruntled’ wife rams her husband’s van (4 January 2017) Australia

If a boy, a girl, a cat and a dog were abandoned in a park who would be rescued first? (20 August 2016) The patriarchy works in mysterious ways

An Open Letter To Eddie McGuire & TripleM (13 March 2016) Australia

Gang of ‘vigilantes battered a man to death with a hammer after they saw him having an argument with his girlfriend in the street’ (4 March 2016) UK

It’s not clear whether this incident at a US school was partner violence or not, but I have included it here as the media coverage and school commentary certainly display a gender-based double standard (18 February 2016)

No more slapping (15 February 2016) Video

Would YOU intervene if you saw a woman slap her boyfriend? Shocking video shows strangers ignoring domestic violence in the street – but they rush to help a female victim (10 November 2015)

Anti-bullying video carried empowering message (29 October 2015) But no mention of the corresponding reaction when a boy was bullied. Why not? Well perhaps because it was produced by the same guy who did the infamous street harassment of a woman in New York video.

Feminist Student repeatedly assaults boy until he responds (16 June 2015)

Taraji P. Henson Slaps the Hell Out of SNL‘s Taran Killam in New Promo (9 April 2015)

Physically Abused Boyfriend Hits Girlfriend Back In Public Experiment! (6 April 2015) Another hidden-camera video

The ‘Women are Wonderful’ effect (Wikipedia entry) and this video by Christina Hoff Sommers (30 March 2015)

Insightful article by Jim Muldoon regarding why men may not always choose to step in for women (1 March 2014)

Reality TV actress slaps male contestant. White knights in studio audience beat male contestant when he slaps her back (12 February 2013) Youtube video

An article about gynocentrism: This paper concerns the mindset that underpins the widespread failure to recognise men as being worthy of assistance or positive intervention in situations like domestic violence. This concept is further explored here.

 Elsewhere in this blog you might be interested in reading:

But when a woman hits a man it’s different
How men are portrayed … Haw Haw Haw! The jokes on us
On recognising and supporting male victims of domestic violence

‘Sunrise’ TV show offers sop to feminists

Yet another case of two steps forward and one step back. In two earlier posts in this blog I described how members of the ‘Sunrise’ TV show purposefully stood their ground against strident feminist criticism. I had hoped that they would keep the positive momentum going with some segments about the excesses and mistruths of the contemporary feminist movement. Unfortunately that was not to be the case. Well, at least not yet. (Postscript: Pleased to see ‘Sunrise’ step up with this interview with MRA Paul Elam on 5 July 2014 … kudos to ‘Sunrise’)

I just watched a segment on ‘Sunrise‘ – an interview involving Michael Kaufman of the ‘White Ribbon Campaign‘ and Sunrise’s resident ‘White Knight‘, Andrew O’Keefe . The segment came across as something of an attempt by ‘Sunrise’ to win back some street-cred with pro-feminist viewers. It’s sad that they feel the need to curry favour with a movement represented by thisthis and this.

The ‘White Ribbon Campaign‘ is a pro-feminist organisation whose goal is to stop violence by men towards women. They ignore violence by women, and for the most part they ignore violence by men towards other men. They do acknowledge problems that disproportionately affect men like suicide and homelessness, but claim that these are a reflection of the pressures of gender stereotypes imposed on boys and men (i.e. be a man!). The solution, they say, is for men to be comfortable showing what are seen as feminine attributes – and then they would not have to hurt women. The ‘White Ribbon’ crowd thus conveniently choose to ignore more potent forces such as the increasingly toxic environment in schools and universities for male students, the pervasive anti-male bias in the media, etc etc.

By all means please do address the problem of violence – violence by people of all genders. And by all means address the imposition of negative gender stereotypes – again, by people of all genders. But by focussing entirely on violence by men towards women, the White Ribbon Campaign reinforces the prevailing stereotype of men as brutes and women as victims. That being the case, they are as much part of the problem as they are part of the solution.

One of the outcomes of this telescopic view of ‘domestic violence = mens violence towards women’ is the trivialising of the other dimensions of intimate partner violence (i.e. womens violence towards men, male on male violence, and female on female violence). This bias is a pervasive influence across society, and is discussed and demonstrated in another blog post which includes links to videos showing public reaction to male and female actors playing out different scenarios of partner violence.

The concerns of others regarding the White Ribbon Campaign can be ascertained by googling on the words ‘White Ribbon Campaign criticism’ (some examples herehereherehere, here and here). 

 

Human trafficking of men and boys + other hidden sexual violence against males

There is obviously a great deal of violence, oppression and areas of relative disadvantage affecting men and boys. The true extent of this is, however, suppressed by feminists and feminist sympathisers within the media, government agencies and universities because it undermines the dominant feminist narrative (men as oppressors/women as the powerless and oppressed).

I touched on this issue in a post I made on the ‘Sunrise’ Facebook page on 23 August 2014 concerning a story they ran on modern-day slavery:

“Isn’t is funny how gender is never mentioned in these stories unless women/girls are worse off? Most enslaved people are male working in primary production and construction, but most of the attention and support is directed towards the far smaller number of women is sexual servitude. Guess that might have something to do with the abundance of feminists in the media/gov’t/NGO sectors and how feminists view males as disposable.”

Slavery is just one area where the suffering of men and boys is hidden or downplayed. See also my post on the issue of #bringbackourgirls, and another entitle ‘Discrimination against males in the context of humanitarian agencies/causes‘.

Further relevant topics such as domestic abuse, sexual harassment and sexual violence, have been addressed in other posts within this blog:

  • Sexual assault of male youths and under-aged children by  women in western countries is addressed in this post
  • Sexual assault of institutionalised male youth is addressed in this post
  • Sexual assault of (non-institutionalised) men in western countries is addressed in this post
  • Prostitution (involving both male and female clients) is addressed in this post

In this post I want to provide some references in relation to the following topics:

  • Human trafficking of men and boys
  • Sexual violence against men and boys in wars and conflict zones
  • Sexual violence against men and boys in institutional settings

Human trafficking of men and boys:

The Silent Victims: A Hidden World Where Boys Are Trafficked (18 June 2019)

Child grooms: An estimated 115 million boys married as children (7 June 2019)

More counter-intuitive findings about sexually trafficked children: 50% are boys and 40% of those boys are bought by women (12 August 2017) Reddit discussion thread with linked resources

Feminism and male trafficking (17 December 2015)

The story of one. Trafficked boys: Vandalized innocence hidden in plain sight (20 September 2014)

How not to talk about human trafficking (21 January 2014)

Trafficked boys overlooked (14 April 2014)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/1wn8d2/sex_trafficking_efforts_focus_on_girls_though/ and a related discussion here

http://projectfutures.com/2013/09/10/demystifying-male-sex-trafficking/

http://toysoldier.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/male-victims-of-sex-trafficking/

Why Human Trafficking is a Men’s Issue (5 May 2011)

Sexual violence against men & boys:

“Why Boys?” – Sexual Abuse of Teenage Boys in Dalian School Shocks Chinese Netizens (5 August 2016)

The forgotten men: sexual abuse of males in Cambodia (6 November 2015)

U.S. incarcerated boys report high rate of exploitation by female staff while in custody (26 June 2015)

TIL that 8.2% of males in juvenile facilities report staff sexual misconduct, as opposed to 2.8% of females. 89% of the misconduct is perpetrated solely by women (20 June 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

How sexual exploitation of men and boys is overlooked and dismissed (27 August 2014)

Male rape: The last human rights taboo (25 June 2013)

When men are raped (29 April 2014)

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/jul/17/the-rape-of-men

http://www.genderratic.com/p/2551/male-privilege-defining-male-victims-out-of-existence/

http://www.genderratic.com/p/2798/male-disposability-mary-p-koss-and-influencing-a-government-entity-to-erase-male-victims-of-rape/

http://www.genderratic.com/p/2943/mary-koss-the-corruption-continues-manboobz-style/

http://www.genderratic.com/p/tag/mary-koss/

http://www.genderratic.com/p/4088/who-defines-rape/

http://www.feministcritics.org/blog/2014/03/03/anti-male-bigotry-at-npr-noh/#more-4934

Recognizing Gender-Based Violence Against Civilian Men and Boys in Conflict Situations (2006)