FULL TEXT: The CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL, thus holds up a certain John Leslie.
Our town is pretty well supplied with John Leslies – with just exactly one too many. There was a John Leslie fined a few days for whipping his wife. He is the “one too many.” It wasn’t John Leslie the house-painter, on Bank Alloy, nor John Leslie the gold- beater, that committed the brutal act, but a drunken John Leslie, a wife-beater, who deserves to be hauled through a sewer, ducked in a green scum puddle, fed on the offal of a soap factory, and whipped with the tail of a pole-cat
[Untitled, Daily Sentinel and Gazette (Milwaukee, Wi.), Aug. 19, 1847, p. 2]
►• You have been told that before the rise of feminism in the 1960s that domestic violence against women was tolerated by society as acceptable behavior and was not taken seriously by police and the courts.
You have been lied to. The people who told you these lies were paid to tell them you. In most cases you paid your own money (taxes and tuition fees) to be lied to.
Here is one of countless pieces of evidence that demonstrate the truth.
►•►• To see more eloquent, vivid evidence proving the lie and giving you the truth, see:
►19th Century Intolerance Towards Domestic Violence
► Treatment of Domestic Violence Against Women Before 1960 – this post collects cases classified by the form of punishment or sentencing (whether judicial or through community action)
No, the claim that laws created by males were for the benefit of males is false. Yes, the "Rule of Thumb" myth has been proven to be a marxist-feminist hoax, taking an ancient English common historical notation published in the 18th century and extrapolating it into unsupported claims that 18th and 20th century United States communities, courts and legislatures (laws on the books) were in agreement with the18th century historical notation (Blackstone).
“[O]nly since the 1970s has the criminal justice system begun to treat domestic violence as a serious crime, not as a private family matter.”
From the entry: “Domestic Violence” on encyclopedia.com
This claim has been proven to be false.