Thursday, September 15, 2011

Community Disapproval of Domestic Violence Against Women in South Dakota in 1908

FULL TEXT: Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 1 – Accused of wife beating on the public streets, George Corey of Terry, a small mining camp near here, almost lost his life today at the hands of the mob. Corey had been arrested and jailed. A mob quickly formed and broke into the jail.

Corey was taken to the highway, where he was forced to run a gantlet and men with blacksnake whips. Many men were in favor of lynching him, but the women of the town prevented this and he was driven down the gulch and warned never to return.

[“Mob Attacks Wife Beater. – Dakota Miners Force Him to Run Gantlet of Blacksnake Whips.” New York Times (N.Y.), Aug. 2, 1908, p. ?]


• 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 1960this 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

This claim has been proven to be false.


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