Thursday, September 15, 2011

“Ducking” as Punishment & Disincentive for Domestic Violence Against Women – West Virginia 1877

FULL TEXT: —The Wheeling papers give an account of how they treat wife beaters down the Ohio river. At New Martinsburg [West Virginia] lives a man named Huber, who had been in the habit of whipping his wife when he happened either to have in too much applejack or when she did anything to displease him. One of these unfortunate conditions existed the other night, and he walloped her soundly. The neighbors heard the cries. They seized Huber, and, not with the entreaties of the sore-beaten wife, hurried him off to the river. There a committee had the exquisite pleasure of giving him a ducking. He bawled loudly for mercy every time his head came out of the water, and protested to high heaven that he would never maltreat his wife again. These promises were echoed by successive duckings until the fellow was nearly drowned.

[Untitled, The Bucks County Gazette (Pa.), Aug. 9, 1877, 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 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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