Thursday, September 15, 2011

Teddy Roosevelt - Patriarchal Attitudes About Violence Against Women Exposed! - 1910

FULL TEXT: Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 9 – To beat up a wife beater is an honorable act, according to Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, former president of the United States.

A newspaper man who went out yesterday to Sagamore Hill to interview the colonel wore bandages on one hand. The colonel asked how the member had been injured, and was told that the reporter had severely sprained his hand whipping a foreigner who had struck his wife at the Oyster Bay depot.

“Fine, just fine,” shouted Colonel Roosevelt. “That’s an honorable wound. I’m proud of yon. American men will not permit wife beating.”

P. S. — Other reporters are looking for wife beaters and are carrying bandages in their pockets.

[“Teddy Lauds Reporter Who Depended Woman.” Waterloo Evening Courier (Io.), Jul. 9, 1910, p. 1]


• 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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