Thursday, September 19, 2013

George W Wilson, Falsely Convicted of Rape in Utah - 1898


FULL TEXT: [Salt Lake, Utah] – It is now reasonable to believe that George W Wilson, who was convicted of the crime of attempting to commit rape and sentenced on Nov 19, 1895 to a term of four years imprisonment, may be innocent of the charge. His conviction was secured mainly on the testimony of police officers, who arrested him under suspicious circumstances in their zealous effort to learn the truth that justice might be meted out the supposed victim of the alleged assault was frightened into telling a falsehood which formed the basis of the conviction. Such was the view taken of the case yesterday by the state board of pardons, in giving Mr. Wilson the benefit of the doubt and granting him an unconditional pardon.

~ FAVORABLE TO WILSON ~

When Wilson’s petition for a pardon was first heard last year it resulted in a denial though his previous untarnished character was amply certified to by hundreds of prominent persons in California, where the accused formerly lived before securing employment here as the Walker house. His light sentence was due to the belief that he was of unsound mind. Judge King before whom he was tried and Judge Howat, the then prosecuting attorney endorsed his second petition. Chief Pratt and the police officers who the case against Wilson, joined in his request for his pardon.

~ STRANGE REVELATIONS ~

The motive prompting the board of pardons to exercise clemency in Wilson’s behalf were the affidavits tending to prove that he was not guilty of the offense charged. Lille Carney, the young girl up on whom the assault was alleged to have been committed deposed that through fear of the police sending her to jail as they had threatened to do she finally admitted that Wilson had assaulted her and testified at the trial when in truth the accused had never laid hands upon her or violate her person, but on the contrary he had always been kind and correct in his deportment toward her. She also deposed that she had frequently related to her mother and to others that she had testified falsely against Wilson.

The affidavits of Mrs. Senie Carney, the girl’s mother, and Mrs. E. D. Temple corroborated the statements made in the deposition of the prosecution.

[Note: This article continues, but with discussions of separate cases of unrelated types of crimes. The text reproduced her is the full text of the first of these cases, the Wilson rape case.]

[“The Board Of Pardons. – George W. Wilson Is Given His Liberty. - The Deposition of Lillie Carney – Says She Testified Against Wilson – S. W. McConnell Pardoned.” The Salt Lake Herald (Ut.), Apr. 17, 1898, p. 5]

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Monday, September 9, 2013

“The Man-Hating Feminist” by Sophie Irene Loeb - 1926


The article’s author: Sophie Irene Loeb (July 4, 1876, Rivne, Volhynia, Russia (now Ukraine) – January 18, 1929; born Sophie Irene Simon) was a US journalist and social-welfare advocate. She was a school teacher in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, at the East End Public School before she married Ansel F. Loeb, in 1896. She was the president of the Board of Child Welfare of New York for seven years, and in 1921 she established the first child welfare building. In 1924, she became president of the Child Welfare Committee of America. [Wikipedia]

The year this article was published, 1926, was a year after the man I call the first Men’s Rights Activist in the USA, Samuel Reid, began his nearly four-year long protest and a year before the organization I consider to be the first formal Men’s Rights organization in the US, the American Alimony Payer’s Protective Association, was established.

The terms “New Woman” and “New Era” were common terms used in the 1920s to describe feminist conceptualizations of women’s status.

Some readers might find the following 87-year old story to a an uncannily familiar ring to it – even though there has been such great social change and progress (so we are told) since 1926!

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FULL TEXT: Once upon a time there was a young woman. She lived in the New Era. That is to say, she was permeated with propaganda, which she not only preached but practiced.

She talked about the “economic independence of women,” “the slavery of womankind,” man’s long mastery over woman,” etc., etc. in a word, she looked with little favor on her father’s sex.

So long had she absorbed the New Era doctrines that she could not think of anything else. Her chief aversion was man. Each and every one was a brute in her eyes – a being who “lorded” it over woman, and altogether a creature to be subdued, to be made to realize that woman could have none of him if she so desired.

All of these notions she took to heart early. At school and directly after leaving there she began to carry them out. That is, she secured a position as a school teacher and earned her own living.

Now, as it happened, this girl was a very attractive one. She was pretty of face. So many a worth-while youth came to court and Cupid was “on the jib.” But she would have none of it.

She would let them call for a little while and be “friends,” but the moment there was any sign of sentiment it was all off. She would laugh at the youth and send him off, feelingly keenly what a fool he had been. After a while he would turn his attentions elsewhere.

She would let them call for a little while and be “friends,” but the moment there was any sign of sentiment it was all off. She would laugh at the youth and send him off, feeling keenly what a fool he had been. After a while he would turn his attentions elsewhere.

The view would gather her girl friends about her (other followers of the cult) and gleefully tell them how silly she had made him appear and how she had completely disarmed him and his ardor.

Thus it went along for several years, and the girl continued to be the strong propagandist with ultra-strong feminism as the glowing banner to live up to. She gave up her public position and, with two of her “devotees,” went into private business. They opened a general store in a small town, where they sold everything.

The girl became the dominant spirit, the leader of the concern. She it was who did all the bullying, who met the men, and, woe unto them! She put them on the everlasting defensive, approached them with a beat-me-if-you-dare attitude.

Then the partners would get together and the lady leader would relate her experience – how he had not been able to “put it over” on her, and what a splendid bargain she had made.

More and more this woman hugged the belief close to her breast that man was her enemy, to battle against continually. Each was “out to get the best of her,” she thought. Further, that the woman who married one of the creatures was continuously his debtor.

Therefore, the thing to her was never to be indebted to him in any way. To get enough money so as never to need man was the thing.

Now this might have all been very well, but coupled with it was the slow but sure shutting him out entirely as well as all sentiment, all romance, all love.

Money was the monitor of all this woman surveyed. She labored for years and got her goal-money. Now she had leisure, and being “independent” she could choose to love whomever she pleased.

She would look about. She would find a mate for the remaining years and marry him instead of his marrying her. she would be boss, for hadn’t she done the earning? Didn’t she deserve it?

But, alas! The woman was no longer attractive. Her hair was gray and there were wrinkles in her face. Though her energy was still strong, she had grown hard and cynical, and Cupid could not come near, he was that unhappy around her.

Many a time she watched the youths that were, each with a happy wife and delightful children.

Many a time she looked at a happy wife and mother and thus saw herself ride by – as she might have been.

True, in her search for a mate she found one or two, but her illusions having she fled she realized that they wanted only their money.

Now she was very lonely. She had shut love out for she had always found only fault with those who might have been lovers. She found that after all she had not been able to reform the world and man had not even herself. For she was only human and needed the human element of love that goes with it.

At last she understood she had missed, even though that something was imperfect. She died leaving her wealth to heirs who had dubbed her “the New Era manhater.”

Moral:

Love, no matter how imperfect, is needed by the best of regulated feminists.

[Sophie Irene Loeb, “The Man-Hating Feminist,” Boston Daily Globe (Ma.), Aug 12, 1926, p. 20]

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ideology of Hate: Feminism in 1972


FULL TEXT: New York – And now there’s a new topic of debate about women’s liberation that’s bound to make at least one-half of the population a bit uneasy – man-hating.

While more than 200 women cheered several speakers gave their personal views on why hating men was an essential subject related to women’s equality. The conference, closed to men, was organized by the Feminists of New York, who had a similar speak-out on rape several years ago.

“We have a moral cause for hating men for they have taken away all our power,” said Barbara Mirnoff of the Feminists, by way of introduction. “Men have imposed their minds and bodies on women and our hatred is a natural response, a rational and political hatred developing from centuries of male rule.”

The women in the audience, mostly young, dressed in jeans and T-shirts, knitting, taking notes, or holding hands, had paid up to $2 to hear speakers like Robin Morgan, editor of an anthology of feminist writings, “Sisterhood is Powerful.”

She read some of her favorite man-hating poems from her new book, “The Monster.”

“I want a woman’s revolution like a lover. I lust for it. How I wish that my tears were bullets to kill what terrorizes in men.”

Janet Bajan, a member of the New York Radical Feminists, drew applause when she said that man hatred was “a protective reaction, a survival mechanism to change the situation in favor of women.”



Pat Mainardi, married, the author of “The Politics of Housework,” and the editor of the Feminist Art Journal, said, “Man-hating marks a turning point in the movement. We have been defensive long enough.”

“People often ask me how women can be man-haters,” she added. “And I wonder, hoe can we be anything else.” The women cheered.

“We sleep with the enemy to find out his secrets and we pass them on to our allies,” she said, but the audience hissed.

“The only way to win liberation is to make men miserable so they will have no peace until women are free. Married women invented man-hating,” she declared.


One member of the Radical Lesbians claimed that the Lesbians were the original man-haters. But Jill Johnston, a Lesbian who writes for the Village Voice weekly newspaper, said that Lesbians were women lovers, not necessarily man haters. “I don’t really want to waste my energy on encountering men and hating them,” she said, though she expressed some admiration for a Lesbian friend who had physically assaulted men on the street.

The conference almost came to a standstill when one speaker announced, “All you Lesbians out there – in 10 years you’ll be married to some man.”

[Jurate Kazickas, “Hatred of Men On Conference Agenda,” syndicated (AP), Sunday News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Ga.), Sep. 24, 1972, p. 21]

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For more cases of misandric fixation see: What Is Misandric Fixation?

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

“Sweet Assassins" and the Liberation - 1971


‘God and I Are Tired of Men Taking Advantage of Women’

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February 14, 1971: Today’s contribution to Picture Magazine’s series by famous American writers is by Ellery Queen, master of mystery, who is, as all mystery fans know, two persons Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, cousins. In this article they discuss some of the more extreme adherents of Women’s Liberation.

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By Ellery Queen

FULL TEXT: On MAY 2, 1956, a 300-pound New Orleans car salesman named Max Jernigan had the bad luck to run into—or more accurately to be run into by — an early rebel against the dominant male, Beatrice P. Adams, an attractive 33-year-old stenographer. A fellow car salesman was the astonished witness to Miss Adams’s vigorous act of rebellion, and he told fascinated reporters about it.

“God knows how many times she ran over Jernigan. She would hit him, back down the drive into the street, and get another running start. Then she would take off up the drive, swerve over to the body, and hit it again. I mean run over it. There were tire marks all over the drive, the street, the sidewalk and the ground. I’m telling you, that was the most cold-blooded exhibition I’ve ever seen.”

• “Just pray to God,
She will provide”

It appears that Beatrice P. Adams was expressing her resentment against male chauvinism in the only way she felt lay open to her. “I feel no remorse over having killed him,’’ Miss Adams is reported to have said. “I’d do it again. God and I are tired of men taking advantage of women.”

Note the partnership. It required only one further step to reach what some leaders of Women’s Lib are proclaiming today, that God is female. “Just pray to God, She will provide,” the ladies are saying. It is to be hoped that they do not mean. She will indiscriminately provide male targets for their automobiles, as She allegedly did for Miss Adams.

It may seem extreme to extend the Women’s Liberation Movement into the area of homicide, but the record is crowded with relevant examples. A recent one leaps to mind, that of Andy Warhol, artist of the silver hair, blue contact lenses, leather jackets, Campbell Soup can paintings and nudie films.

• She produced a gun
And began putting the trigger

The scene was Warhol’s The Factory, site of his sixth-floor underground-movies studio. The liberated lady in question was one Valerie Solanas. Miss Solanas had starred in a Warhol flick, “I, a Man.” (Could the title have belatedly stirred her indignation?) Present with Miss Solanas and the film-maker were Fred Hughes, his friend, and Mario Amaya, London art critic and gallery director. Warhol was speaking to someone on the telephone. Miss Solanas produced a gun and began pulling the trigger in the artist’s direction. Amaya told reporters later, “She was going full blast. Andy, shouted, ‘Oh, no!’ and he went down. Then she turned on me.”

Amaya ran for it. He managed to get to an adjoining room and barricade the door, but not before suffering a wound in the gluteus. The lady then turned on Fred Hughes.

“She came over to me and said, ‘I’m going to shoot you.’” Mr. Hughes did what any sensible man would have done under the circumstances.

“I got down on my knees and said, Please, please, don’t shoot me.’“ It is tempting to believe that the gentleman’s ritual attitude of submission mollified Miss Solanas. In any event, she departed without carrying out her threat Warhol underwent surgery for wounds in the spleen, liver, stomach, esophagus, and both lungs, and survived. Meanwhile, Valerie Solanas had surrendered to a traffic officer in Times Square. Handing over the .32 automatic she had fired, together with a .22 revolver, she uttered the words, “I am a flower child. He had too much control over my life.” She did not explain, apparently, what she had against Mr. Amaya and Mr. Hughes, beyond the fact that they were men.

• She had organized a society
For cutting up men

Valerie told reporters that she had written Ma manifesto that explains a lot of things.” The document disclosed that, in addition to being an actress (and a would-be playwright), she was organizer of a group which called itself the Society for Cutting Up Men, or SCUM. SCUM’s program was to “eliminate through sabotage all aspects of society not relevant to women (everything), bring about a complete female takeover, eliminate the male sex and begin to create a swinging, groovy, out-of-sight female world.”

Precisely how many lady liberators go so far as to advocate the total annihilation of males is not statistically available, but that the SCUM group is not unique in this goal is admitted to by the underground press.

A group named The Vibrator Freaks is described in the Los Angeles Free Press: “… the extremist fringe of Women’s Lib has concocted a superficially logical ideology which enshrines the electric vibrator as the ultimate sex-trip for the sisterhood, the marvelous invention that … .” On second thought, for details see the Free Press.

That Valerie Solanas had support in her attempt to eliminate Andy Warhol is testified to by leaflets handed out in the streets by a feminist group after the shoot-up in the Warhol atelier:

“ANDY WARHOL SHOT BY VALERIE SOLANAS. PLASTIC MAN VS. THE SWEET ASSASSIN . . . NON-MAN SHOT BY THE REALITY OF HIS DREAM . . . A TOUGH CHICK WITH A BOP CAP AND A .88 ... VALERIE IS OURS!” the leaflets proclaimed with more enthusiasm than accuracy about gun calibers.

Just how extensive are the symptoms of this homicidal hate the- men syndrome? How real a threat is faced by the largest of the world’s minorities, the male of the species? We are told by one feminist slogan, “Hell hath no fury!”; in another, The hand that rocks the cradle can also cradle a rock!” Many leaders of NOW, WITCH, and other acronymic groups call themselves gut feminists and speak of the “victim’s rage” they an experiencing. It may be the significant phrase in any understanding of the potential for violence in the movement. Rage, the rage of victimization released, seems to run through the speeches and writings of liberation leaden.

Some of her rage was drained off
By her Women’s Liberation work

It shows up even among female journalists. Helen Dudar, who was exposed to the rhetoric of the Movement while on assignment for Newsweek, confessed to blistering a fellow-newsman with “a string of fearful obscenities” over a remark she took to be unflattering to her sex. From the time she began to associate with the militant feminists she found herself asking, “How do you control the hostility?” Her surfacing hatred toward male dominance was interfering with her work.

She was not alone. A nursery school teacher (!) told Miss Dudar, “I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by feelings of hostility that scare the hell out of me.” This woman went on to explain that some of the “victim’s rage” she felt was being drained off by her Women’s Lib work and steering dear of men.

In an article in Esquire Sally Kempton wrote that she had joined the Movement for ambivalent reasons. “I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist Actually I was a masochist; I became a feminist because to be a masochist is intolerable.”

She tells of her violent rages against her husband. “I used to lie in bed beside my husband after those fights and wish I had the courage to bash in his head with a frying pan . . . I would mutter to myself through clenched teeth, pushing back the realization that I didn’t dare, not because I was afraid of seriously hurting him— I would have loved to do that—but because... I was afraid that he would leave me.”

• “He didn’t deserve
What I did to him”

But other ladies do not stop short of their fantasies. “I just grabbed the knife off the floor and shoved it into his chest,” a blonde wife and mother of four told Los Angeles police. She related how her husband had mistreated her, but she shed sincere tears over killing him. “I want him back . . . I wish I hadn’t done it.

He wanted me to come to him after I cut him, but I didn’t... He can’t be dead . . . He didn’t deserve what I did to him . . . We had lots of arguments but I loved him.”

The love-hate ambivalenz, as Freud called it Victim’s rage, as a feminist might retort; gut reaction to a real situation. She might even quote Frantz Fanon: “An oppressed individual cannot feel liberated until he kills one of the oppressors.’ Peter Fabiano was shot to death at his front door one Halloween Eve by a masked caller. Arrested for the murder were Goldyne Pizer and Joan Rabel.

In almost any woman
“An almost incredible fury”

“We decided to kill Fabiano because Joan told me Fabiano had been mistreating his wife,” Miss Fixer told police. “I didn’t know Fabiano until Joan pointed him out to me that night.” Women’s Lib activists have said. “In almost any woman you can unearth an incredible fury.”

This anti-male virulence shows up again and again in history. Julie d’Aubigny [AKA, Mademoiselle Maupin or La Maupin], a 17th century French girl, killed 18 men before she was 21. She was a female d’Artagnan. She deliberately provoked men into facing her lethal dueling sword on the field of honor for the pleasure of running them through the heart

The example of Mile. d’Aubigny may be called into question because, as a lesbian, she had a built-in bias. But then there is the case of Princess Margaret of Burgundy, whose murders of men, including her own father, are said to have totaled a thousand. The princess dispatched her ladies to lure young men to her castle, called the Tower of Nails, where she had them disposed of. Margaret did not wage this awesome campaign of extermination out of a need for violent protest against the male-dominated world of the Middle Ages. The men had been her lovers, and dead lovers don’t go about smearing a girl’s reputation. Or so the story goes.

Nearer our own time is the case of Bianca Segura, the fiery intellectual anarchist known in Dictator Primo de Rivera’s Spain as La Hacha, which means the torch and also the hatchet. La Hacha, in a fierce quest of the perfect human society, chose a genetically superior mate for a night of procreation and out of her own body produced the perfect woman, her daughter Ginebra, who came to be known as the Red Virgin of Madrid. The Red Virgin, whom her mother intended eventually to mate with a male counterpart in order to found a line of super-beings, leaped to the forefront of the revolutionary movement that toppled de Rivera from power and even threatened the Spanish throne. And then the girl fell in love with a middle-aged army officer of “rotten”—that is noble—blood, lost all interest in politics, and gave herself to hint La Hacha took her perfidious daughter on a picnic in the country, plied her with wine until the girl fell asleep under a tree and, with the ax she had used to cut the picnic firewood, chopped her Red «*-virgin daughter into little pieces and fed them to the fire.

That’s rage.

There is no denying the almost convulsive response among many women to the rallying cries of today’s ultra-feminists. Will it all wind up in pogroms and Buchenwalds? Or perhaps the male minority will be saved from extinction by the world’s more numerous Auntie Toms, who find no cause for homicide except for an occasional individual case — in the existing order. By the way, for the record, some of my best friends are females.

[Ellery Queen, “‘Sweet Assassins’ and the Liberation,” Picture Magazine (syndicated Sunday supplement), Feb. 14, 1971, p. 4]

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For more cases of misandric fixation see: What Is Misandric Fixation?

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Andrea Cohen’s Hairy Rape Lie – New York, 1980


FULL TEXT: Mineola, N. Y. – A New York City employee won $10,000 in state Supreme Court after he gave a convincing demonstration of his argument that he had been falsely sued for rape.

Jeffrey Gordon, a 30-year-old accountant with the New York City comptroller’s office, was arrested last year and charged with first-degree rape. When a grand jury refused to indict him, Gordon sued the woman who brought the charge against him, 29-year-old Andrea Cohen, for $2.5 million for alleged libel and slander.

Miss Cohen testified Wednesday during the one-day non-jury trial that when she was raped, she had pulled at Gordon’s hair.

At that point in the testimony, Gordon stood up [and] removed his toupee.

Justice Angelo Roncallo directed the $10,000 settlement, saying he didn’t believe the alleged rape ever happened.

[“Hairpiece figures in rape case,” syndicated (AP), Boca Raton News (Fl.), Nov. 13, 1980, p. 14A]

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Elizabeth Richardson's Broadcast About Her Rape Lie – Nebraska, 1990



FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 3): Omaha, Neb. – A woman who falsely accused a man of raping her was ordered to run radio and newspaper advertisements apologizing to him. But the man says the sentence will not undo the damage.

“You can’t change a wrong to a right,” said Gary Nitsch. “I lost a job. I had to get a lawyer. The kids at school were saying to my kids, “Your dad’s a rapist.”

And the ads may never be printed or aired.

Elizabeth Irene Richardson, 24, is considering appealing the sentence, which the Nebraska Civil Liberties Union says may be cruel and unusual punishment.

Richardson accusing Nitsch, 44, of Overton, of raping her in September 1988. she reportedly told police that he raped her when he came to her housed in search of a painting job.

Nitsch was arrested and charged with sexual assault, but the case was dropped in February this year for lack of strong physical evidence.

Word reached authorities that Richardson has told friends the rape was a hoax. Her attorney, Todd McKeone, said Richardson admitted she made up the accusations to get attention from her husband, a trucker who is often away from home.

Richardson pleaded guilty to perjury in April and was sentenced June 8, according to press reports.

A judge ordered Richardson to apologize to Nitsch in half-page advertisements in every newspaper and on commercials on each radio station in Dawson County, a country of about 22,000 in central Nebraska.

The media campaign was expected to cost about $1,000, her attorneys said. She also was sentenced to 180 days in jail and was placed on two years’ probation.

A panel of state civil liberties union attorneys who reviewed the case said the sentence may violate Richardson’s rights under the Eighth and 14th amendments.
 

The Eighth Amendment protects individuals against cruel and unusual punishment and the 14th Amendment ensures due process.

The organization is “concerned about the scarlet letter approach in sentencing,” said Bill Schatz, NCLU executive director. “Suppose someone is arrested for shoplifting. Are we going to make him wear a sign saying he’s a convicted shoplifter? Is there such a thing as punishment fitting crime?”

If the case is appealed, the organization will offer research services and may file a friend-of-the court brief, Schatz said.

Nitsch said he was still puzzled about how his name came up in the rape charge.

He said he met Richardson once during the spring or summer of 1988 when he went to her house inquiring about the painting job she had advertised.

“I would just like to have someone tell me how I was named,” he said.

He said his ordeal has taken a toll on his family.

He said his wife, Naomi, “doesn’t like to come to town and face people.” His 18-year-old daughter quit high school in March because of the was she was being treated, Nitsch said.

“We’ve lived in a trailer house since 1973,” he said. “We’re saving for a home, but when you have attorneys’ fees, it’s hard.”

Nitsch said he was fired from his job as a driver after being questioned at work by authorities and jailed for three days. He’s now a part-time construction worker.

He said he wants a full-time job but “people want clean help. They don’t want somebody that’s been in trouble with the law.”

 “I used to go into town and drink coffee and joke with people, but everything just kind of turned sour,” Nitsch said.

“The first year, I was so depressed I didn’t want people to see me,” he said. “If I went into town I had to have somebody drive me so I could scoot down in the seat so nobody would see me.”

Nitsch said he is also bitter about the way authorities handled his case. His attorneys are suing four sheriff’s deputies for $100,000, claiming he was arrested and his home was searched without cause.

“Mr. Nitsch is apparently the victim of some lies. But that is not the fault of the sheriff’s department,” said Randy Goyette, an attorney representing the Dawson County Sherfiff’s Office.

Jim O’Rourke, now a district court judge, was Dawson County attorney at the time.

“I believe that the case was very professionally and accurately handled,” O’Rourke said. “We went with what we had and we did the best we could.”

O’Rourke said Richardson decided not to pursue the case after he told her the trial would be difficult for her without corroborating evidence.

[“Woman Must Apologize in Ads For Falsely Accusing Man of Rape,” Sarasota Herald Tribune (Manatee AM Edition), Jul. 3, 1990, p. 2A]

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 3): Lexington, Neb. – A woman sentenced to apologize in radio and newspaper ads to a man she falsely accused of raping her won’t appeal the sentence to the state Supreme Court, her attorney said Friday.

An attorney for Elizabeth Irene Richardson said he mailed a dismissal of the appeal to the
Nebraska Supreme Court on Thursday.

Ms. Richardson, 24, did not want to risk having a judge gave her a longer jail sentence if the Supreme Court decided she could not be ordered to pay for the advertisements as a condition of probation, said defense attorney Tod McKeone.

“There’s still some possibility of not having to run them (the ads),” he said.

He said the defense was considering alternatives to appealing the sentence to a higher court, including possibly filing a motion asking the district court for a sentence reduction.

“It would have been an interesting case to test this kind of sentencing to see if it would send up under constitutional grounds,” McKeone said.

Ms. Richardson, a former Lexington resident, was sentenced June 8 to 180 days in jail and was placed on two years probation for perjury.

A Dawson County District Court judge also ordered Ms. Richardson to apologise to Gary Nitsch in a half-page advertisement in every newspaper and a primetime spot in each radio station in Dawson, a central Nebraska county of about 22,000 people.

Ms. Richardson now lives in Overton, had accused Nitsch, 44, of Overton of raping her in September 1988. he was arrested and charged with sexual assault. Ms. Richardson told friends the rape was a hoax. She was convicted of her perjury last February. County attorney John Marsh said the woman’s was trying to get the attention of her husband, a truck driver who was often away from home.

Authorities later learned that Ms. Richardson told friends the rape was a hoax. She was convicted of perjury last February. County attorney John Marsh said the woman’s was trying to get the attention of her husband, a truck driver who was often away from home.

Nitsch, who said he had met the woman only briefly when he went to her house inquiring about a painting job she had advertised, has said that as a result of the false charge, he lost his job and his family was harassed.

[“Woman in phony rape case pulls appeal,” syndicated (AP), the Tuscaloosa News (Al.), Jul. 22, 1990, 2F]

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FULL TEXT (Article 3 of 3): Lexington, Neb. - A woman who falsely accused a man of rape apologized Sunday in court-ordered radio ads, saying she hopes time will heal the damage to. the man's reputation. Elizabeth Irene Richardson, 24, was ordered to run radio and newspaper ads throughout Dawson

County in central Nebraska as part of her sentence for a perjury conviction last February. She was later to begin a six-month jail term for falsely accusing Gary Nitsch, 44.

"I want the public to know that these allegations were not true and that I made up the story for personal reasons," Ms. Richardson said in the radio ad. "While I realize there is nothing I can really do or say to repair the damage I have caused, I sincerely pray that time will heal the wounds my false allegation have inflicted on Mr. Nitsch and his family," she said. Ms. Richardson accused Nitsch of raping her in September 1988. He was charged with sexual assault, but the case was dropped for lack of physical evidence.

[“Woman apologizes for false charges,” The Hutchinson News (Ka.), Sep. 3, 1990, p. 5]

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Deadly Women TV Show: Female Serial Killers


All the true crime cases featured on the popular television show Deadly Women are drawn from English-speaking countries. The following list represents those cases of Female Serial Killers (3 or more victims) and Black Widow Serial Killers (2 or more victims) collected by UHoM.

Why, you might ask, are these Female Serial Killers featured – regardless of the sex of their victims – so prominently on a website devoted to the history of misandry? The reason is that despite the broad awareness that criminologists and true crime buffs have of sadistic female criminals (at least those of recent times in English-speaking countries) it is still common for feminists and Marxists to attempt to downplay and censor accurate information on female criminality in order to promote their utopian anti-family, anti-“patriarchy” vision and to make it easier to indoctrinate young persons into their cult-like authoritarian thinking. Generally women – both utopian feminists as well as normal women – are more aware of female evil than men are and men are easily cowed into adopting as chivalrous attitude.

Thus The Unkown History of MISANDRY makes an effort to make available information that is overlooked and, in many cases, totally unknown and would continue to be ignored were we not to post it here. It should be noted that many of the more well-known cases of recent decades have not yet been posted on this site due to having prioritized the lesser known information.

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Complete “List of Deadly Women Episodes” on Wikipedia

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CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

“Obsession” – Season 1: ep. 1 (#1) – Feb. 8, 2005 – Elizabeth Báthory; Vera Renczi; Delphine LaLaurie [discredited case]; Linda Burfield Hazzard
“Greed” – Season 1: ep. 2 (#2) – Feb. 15, 2005 – Belle Gunness; Amy Archer-Gilligan; Janie Lou Gibbs; Catherine Flannagan & Margaret Higgins
“Revenge” – Season 1: ep. 3 (#3) – Feb. 22, 2005 – Blanche Taylor Moore; The Lainz Angels of Death
“Bad Medicine” – Season 2: ep. 5 (#8) – Nov. 6, 2008 – Kathleen Folbigg; Beverly Allitt
“Predators” – Season 2: ep. 6 (#9) – Nov. 13, 2009 – Aileen Wuornos, Anna Marie Hahn, Dorothea Puente
“Blood for Money” – Season 3: ep. 2 (#11) – Aug. 27, 2009 – Sarah Makin
“The Disturbed” – Season 3: ep. 3 (#12) – Sep. 3, 2009 – Jane Toppan, Dana Sue Gray; Christine Falling
“Behind the Mask” – Season 3: ep. 4 (#13) – Sep. 11, 2009 – Helen Golay & Olga Rutterschmidt
“Evil Influence” – Season 3: ep. 7 (#16) – Oct. 1, 2009 – Myra Hindley, Manson Family: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten
“Fatal Obsession” – Season 3: ep. 8 (#17) – Oct. 8, 2009 – Catherine Birnie
“Lethal Lovers” – Season 3: ep. 9 (#18) – Oct. 15, 2009 – Rosemary West
“Mothers Who Kill” – Season 3: ep. 10 (#19) – Oct. 22, 2009 – Waneta Hoyt
“Born Bad” – Season 3: ep. 11 (#20) – Oct. 29, 2009 – Sharon Kinne
“Blood Lines” – Season 3: ep. 13 (#22) – Nov. 12, 2009 – Kate Bender
“Outlaws” – Series 4: ep. 2 (#24) – Aug. 12, 2010 – Griselda Blanco
“Fortune Hunters” – Series 4: ep. 3 (#35) – Aug. 26, 2010 – Jill Coit; Barbara Stager
“Dangerous Liasions” – Season 4: ep. 4 (#26) – Sep. 2, 2010 – Caril Fugate
“Master Manipulators” – Season 4: ep. 6 (#28) – Sep. 16, 2010 – Shelia LaBarre
“The Sacred Bond” – Series 4: ep. 7 (#29) – Sep. 23, 2012 – Theresa [Frances] Knorr
“Beyond Suspicion” – Season 4: ep. 8 (#30) – Sep. 30, 2012 – Tillie Gburek [Klimek]; Caroline Grills
“In Cold Blood” – Season 4: ep. 9 (#31) – Oct. 7, 2010 – Lynn Turner
“Secrets and Lies” – Season 4: ep. 11 (#33) – Oct. 28, 2010 – Anjette Lyles; Audrey Marie Hilley
“Hearts of Stone” – Season 5: ep. 4 (#42) – Aug. 12, 2011 – Lydia Sherman; Velma Barfield
“Kill Their Own” – Season 5: ep. 5 (#43) – Aug. 19, 2011 – Louise Peete, Susan Eubanks
“Love to Death” – Season 5: ep. 9 (#47) – Sep. 16, 2011 – Josephine Gray
“An Inconvenient Marriage” – Season 5: ep. 12 (#50) – Nov. 18, 2011 – Linda Lou Charbonneau
“Pleasure From Pain” – Season 5: ep. 14 (#52) – Dec. 2, 2011 – Martha Rendell
“Insatiable Greed” – Season 6: ep. 3 (#62) – Aug. 31, 2012 – Louise Vermilya; Betty Neumar
“Matriarch of Murder” – Season 6: ep. 4 (#63) – Sep. 7, 2012 – Frances Creighton
“Web of Death” – Season 6: ep. 5 (#64) – Sep. 14, 2012 – Della Sutorius
“Love You to Pieces” – Season 6: ep. 7 (#66) – Sep. 28, 2012 – Lyda Trueblood [Southard]
“Teen Terror” – Season 6: ep. 9 (#68) – Oct. 12, 2012 – Helen Moore
“Too Close For Comfort” – Season 6: ep. 10 (#69) – Oct. 19, 2012 – Ellen Etheridge
“Kinky Killers” – Season 6: ep. 13 (#72) – Nov. 9, 2012 – Debra Brown
“Death Benefits” – Season 6: ep. 14 (#73) – Nov. 16, 2012 – Rhonda Belle Martin
“Death Knock” – Season 6: ep. 19 (#78) – Jan. 18, 2013 – Dorothy Williams
“Malicious Hearts” – Season 7: ep. 1 (#80) – Jul. 19, 2013 – Bertha Gifford
“Wed to Murder” – Season 7: ep. 7 (#86) – Aug. 30 – 2013 – Alma Theede; Shirley Allen
“Above The Law” – Season 7: ep. 8 (#87) – Sep. 13, 2013 – Georgia Tann
“Dark Hearts” – Season 7: ep. 13 (#92) – Oct. 11, 2013 – Clara Carl
“Brutal Brides” – Season 7: ep. 19 (#98) – Nov. 22, 2013 – Pauline Rogers (2 victims)
“Catch Me if You Can” – Season 8: ep. 5 (#104) – Aug. 22, 2014 – Annie Monahan
“For the Money, Honey” – Season 8: 11 (#110) – Sep. 26, 2014 – Ada Wittenmeyer
“Hidden Rage” – Season 8: ep. 18 (#117) – Nov. 21, 2014 – Essie Bible (Elsie Bible Malinsky)
“Title?” – Season 9: ep. 5 (#124) – Sep. 4, 2015 – Juana Barraza

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ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Allen, Shirley –“Wed to Murder” – Season 7: ep. 7 (#86) – Aug. 30 – 2013
Allitt, Beverly – “Bad Medicine” – Season 2: ep. 5 (#8) – Nov. 6, 2008
Archer-Gilligan, Amy – “Greed” – Season 1: ep. 2 (#2) – Feb. 15, 2005
Atkins, Susan (Manson Family) – “Evil Influence” – Season 3: ep. 7 (#16) – Oct. 1, 2009
Barfield, Velma – “Hearts of Stone” – Season 5: ep. 4 (#42) – Aug. 12, 2011
Barraza, Juana – “Title?” – Season 9: ep. 5 (#124) –Sep. 4, 2015
Bender, Kate – “Blood Lines” – Season 3: ep. 13 (#22) – Nov. 12, 2009
Báthory, Elizabeth – “Obsession” – Season 1: ep. 1 (#1) – Feb. 8, 2005
Birnie, Catherine – “Fatal Obsession” – Season 3: ep. 8 (#17) – Oct. 8, 2009
Blanco, Griselda – “Outlaws” – Series 4: ep. 2 (#24) – Aug. 12, 2010
Brown, Debra – “Kinky Killers” – Season 6: ep. 13 (#72) – Nov. 9, 2012
Carl, Clara – “Dark Hearts” – Season 7: ep. 13 (#92) – Oct. 11, 2013
Charbonneau, Linda Lou – “An Inconvenient Marriage” – Season 5: ep. 12 (#50) – Nov. 18, 2011
Coit, Jill – “Fortune Hunters” – Series 4: ep. 3 (#35) – Aug. 26, 2010
Creighton, Frances – “Matriarch of Murder” – Season 6: ep. 4 (#63) – Sep. 7, 2012
Etheridge, Ellen – “Too Close For Comfort” – Season 6: ep. 10 (#69) – Oct. 19, 2012
Eubanks, Susan – “Kill Their Own” – Season 5: ep. 5 (#43) – Aug. 19, 2011
Falling, Christine – “The Disturbed” – Season 3: ep. 3 (#12) – Sep. 3, 2009
Flannagan, Catherine & Margaret Higgins – “Greed” – Season 1: ep. 2 (#2) – Feb. 15, 2005
Folbigg, Kathleen –“Bad Medicine” – Season 2: ep. 5 (#8) – Nov. 6, 2008
Fugate, Caril – “Dangerous Liasions” – Season 4: ep. 4 (#26) – Sep. 2, 2010
Gburek [Klimek], Tillie – “Beyond Suspicion” – Season 4: ep. 8 (#30) – Sep. 30, 2012
Gibbs, Janie Lou – “Greed” – Season 1: ep. 2 (#2) – Feb. 15, 2005
Gifford, Bertha – “Malicious Hearts” – Season 7: ep. 1 (#80) – Jul. 19, 2013
Golay, Helen & Olga Rutterschmidt – “Behind the Mask” – Season 3: ep. 4 (#13) – Sep. 11, 2009
Gray; Dana Sue – “The Disturbed” – Season 3: ep. 3 (#12) – Sep. 3, 2009
Gray, Josephine – “Love to Death” – Season 5: ep. 9 (#47) – Sep. 16, 2011
Grills, Caroline – “Beyond Suspicion” – Season 4: ep. 8 (#30) – Sep. 30, 2012
Gunness, Belle – “Greed” – Season 1: ep. 2 (#2) – Feb. 15, 2005
Hahn, Anna Marie – “Predators” – Season 2: ep. 6 (#9) – Nov. 13, 2009
Hamilton, Maggie – “Untamed Evil” – Season 7; Episode 20 (#99) – Nov. 29, 2013
Hazzard, Linda Burfield – “Obsession” – Season 1: ep. 1 (#1) – Feb. 8, 2005
Helmick, Miriam – “Dark Hearts” – Season 7; Episode 13 (#92) – Oct. 11, 2013
Hilley, Audrey Marie – “Secrets and Lies” – Season 4: ep. 11 (#33) – Oct. 28, 2010
Hindley, Myra – “Evil Influence” – Season 3: ep. 7 (#16) – Oct. 1, 2009
Hoyt, Waneta – “Mothers Who Kill” – Season 3: ep. 10 (#19) – Oct. 22, 2009
Kinne, Sharon – “Born Bad” – Season 3: ep. 11 (#20) – Oct. 29, 2009
Knorr, Theresa –“The Sacred Bond” – Series 4: ep. 7 (#29) – Sep. 23, 2012
Krenwinkel, Patricia (Manson Family) – “Evil Influence” – Season 3: ep. 7 (#16) – Oct. 1, 2009
LaBarre, Shelia – “Master Manipulators” – Season 4: ep. 6 (#28) – Sep. 16, 2010
Lainz Angels of Death – “Revenge” – Season 1: ep. 3 (#3) – Feb. 22, 2005
LaLaurie; Delphine – “Obsession” – Season 1: ep. 1 (#1) – Feb. 8, 2005
Lyles, Anjette – “Secrets and Lies” – Season 4: ep. 11 (#33) – Oct. 28, 2010
Malinsky, Elsie Bible (Essie Bible) – “Hidden Rage” – Season 8: ep. 18 (#117) – Nov. 21, 2014
Makin, Sarah – “Blood for Money” – Season 3: ep. 2 (#11) – Aug. 27, 2009
Martin, Rhonda Belle – “Death Benefits” – Season 6: ep. 14 (#73) – Nov. 16, 2012
Monahan, Annie – “Catch Me if You Can” – Season 8: ep. 5 (#104) – Aug. 22, 2014
Moore, Blanche Taylor – “Revenge” – Season 1: ep. 3 (#3) – Feb. 22, 2005
Moore, Helen – “Teen Terror” – Season 6: ep. 9 (#68) – Oct. 12, 2012
Neumar, Betty – “Insatiable Greed” – Season 6: ep. 3 (#62) – Aug. 31, 2012
Peete, Louise – “Kill Their Own” – Season 5: ep. 5 (#43) – Aug. 19, 2011
Puente, Dorothea – “Predators” – Season 2: ep. 6 (#9) – Nov. 13, 2009
Renczi, Vera – “Obsession” – Season 1: ep. 1 (#1) – Feb. 8, 2005
Rendell, Martha – “Pleasure From Pain” – Season 5: ep. 14 (#52) – Dec. 2, 2011
Rogers, Pauline – “Brutal Brides” – Season 7: ep. 19 (#98) – Nov. 22, 2013 (2 victims)
Sherman, Lydia – “Hearts of Stone” – Season 5: ep. 4 (#42) – Aug. 12, 2011
Stager, Barbara  – “Fortune Hunters” – Series 4: ep. 3 (#35) – Aug. 26, 2010
Sutorius, Della – “Web of Death” – Season 6: ep. 5 (#64) – Sep. 14, 2012
Tann, Georgia – “Above The Law” – Season 7: ep. 8 (#87) – Sep. 13, 2013
Theede, Alma –“Wed to Murder” – Season 7: ep. 7 (#86) – Aug. 30 – 2013
Toppan, Jane – “The Disturbed” – Season 3: ep. 3 (#12) – Sep. 3, 2009
Trueblood [Southard], Lyda – “Love You to Pieces” – Season 6: ep. 7 (#66) – Sep. 28, 2012
Turner, Lynn – “In Cold Blood” – Season 4: ep. 9 (#31) – Oct. 7, 2010
Van Houten, Leslie (Manson Family) – “Evil Influence” – Season 3: ep. 7 (#16) – Oct. 1, 2009
Vermilya, Louise – “Insatiable Greed” – Season 6: ep. 3 (#62) – Aug. 31, 2012
West, Rosemary – “Lethal Lovers” – Season 3: ep. 9 (#18) – Oct. 15, 2009
Williams, Dorothy – “Death Knock” – Season 6: ep. 19 (#78) – Jan. 18, 2013
Wittenmyer, Ada – “For the Money, Honey” – Season 8: 11 (#110) – Sep. 26, 2014
Wuornos, Aileen – “Predators” – Season 2: ep. 6 (#9) – Nov. 13, 2009

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Elizabeth & Mary Branch: English Serial Killers - 1740


4 DEATHS attributed:

Jane Butterworth, Servant girl 13
Another Servant girl
Benjamin Branch - Elizabeth’s husband
Mrs. Branch – Elizabeth’s mother
Fifth death (?)

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Elizabeth Branch is thought to have poisoned seven victims, two of whom survived. She served victims pudding laced with arsenic.


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EXCERPT (Article 1 of 3): Elizabeth, aged 67, and her daughter Mary, 24, were both charged with the cruel murder of their maid, Jane Butterworth. A transcript of their trial, which took place at Taunton, Somerset, in March 1740, reported that:

It was obvious, judging by the suspicions of their neighbours, that both the accused had also committed other murders in the past. Mrs Branch’s husband died under circumstances that led others who lived nearby to believe she had poisoned him and they were convinced that she had hanged her mother, after murdering her, to avoid an investigation into the cause of the death. Human bones were also discovered in a well near her [Elizabeth’s] farm, which were believed to be those of one of her servant girls who disappeared and was never heard from again.

With such a reputation Mrs Branch found it difficult to get female staff in the locality and when she was in need of one she went further afield and brought Jane Butterfield from Bristol. The young girl was hardly in the house before the two women subjected her to a brutal regime, and eventually beat her so Elizabeth Branch and her Daughter Beating their Victim savagely that she died. The older woman had Jane’s corpse buried secretly in the graveyard and might have escaped blame, in spite of the complaint of her other maid, who had witnessed the murder and had been forced to lie next to her in bed, if a strange light had not been seen over the girl’s grave, by several persons. This unearthly manifestation confirmed the neighbours’ suspicions, and when the body was secretly removed at night, it was found by Mr Salmon, a surgeon, to be covered with wounds and other marks of violence.

When the case was first called, it was discovered that Mrs Branch had bribed some of the jurors, and there was some delay before they could be replaced. The trial lasted over six hours, and after a short consultation the jury brought in a verdict of guilty. It was noticed that Mrs Branch’s expression remained unchanged at their findings, but several times kicked Mary Vigor, one of the prosecution witnesses, as she stood by her at the bar while she was giving evidence. When sentence was passed the next day, the condemned elder woman complained bitterly to the court about the illegality of changing the jury, exclaiming that if she and her daughter had been tried by the first jury, they would not have been convicted.

[Geoffrey Abbott, Amazing Stories of Female Executions, 2006, Summersdale Publishers
(First published as Lipstick on the Noose’ in 2003), p. 33 ff. of 2006 edition]

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EXCERPT (Article 2 of 3): Former servants and neighbours all gave evidence of the torture they inflicted on their servants, including a boy who was forced to eat his own excrement. In this case the medical report stated that Butterworth was whipped until the flesh on her fingers was stripped away and tendons were exposed. [University of Cambridge]

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FROM Wikipedia (Article 3 of 3): Elizabeth Branch (1672–1740) –  Elizabeth Parry was born either in Bristol or Norton St Philip in Somerset. Her father was a well-off ship's surgeon, from whom she received a £2,000 dowry upon her marriage to Benjamin Branch, a gentleman farmer. Elizabeth quickly gained a reputation for violence. She and her daughter, Betty Branch, would torture small animals, apparently taking inspiration from stories of Nero. They would often beat and humiliate their servants, especially after the death of Benjamin in 1730, so that soon no local persons were willing to serve them.

On 13 February 1740, as witnessed by Anne James, the dairymaid, Elizabeth sent her 13-year-old serving maid Jane Buttersworth on an errand to a nearby farm. On her return, Elizabeth and Betty, irate at how long she had taken, beat her for almost seven hours until she died. They buried her secretly, but enough suspicion was aroused that her body was exhumed and examined, whereupon the wounds were found. Elizabeth and Betty were tried for murder on March 31 at the Somerset assizes. The jury returned a guilty verdict without retiring to deliberate, and the two women were hanged at Ilchester on May 3.

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For more cases, see: Women Who Like to Torture

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For similar cases, see Murder-Coaching Moms

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ranavalona the Cruel: Serial Killing Queen of Madagascar – 1828-1861


Ranavalona I (c. 1778 – August 16, 1861), also known as Ranavalo-Manjaka I, was a sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar from 1828 to 1861.

EXCERPT: As far as Ranavalona was concerned, the only good foreigner was a dead one. She broke treaties with both the English and the French and banned Christianity. With a fanaticism that would have made Mary Tudor proud, she came up with creative and inventive ways to eliminate any one caught practicing Christianity. They were tortured, flung from cliffs, boiled in water, poisoned, flung off cliffs or beheaded if they didn’t recant. She also got rid of trial by jury and brought back good old fashioned ‘Trial by Ordeal’ which was decided by forcing the accused to drink the poisonous juice of the tanguena plant. If they survived, they were innocent. 

Both the French and the British spent considerable time and effort trying to dislodge Ranavalona from the throne but to no avail. After one successful battle against an invasion, Ranavalona cut off the heads of the dead Europeans, stuck them on pikes, and lined them up on the beach, to repel any future invaders. After that little display, the French and the English decided that were better off concentrating their efforts on other third world countries not ruled by insane females.

[From: “Queen Ranavalona I - The Mad Monarch of Madagascar (1782 - 1861),” Scandalous Women, Aug. 19, 2011]