Thursday, August 16, 2018

2 Rare Books: “Rare” because they tell big truths that few are willing to speak


Shining a light on the experiences of the politically incorrect half of humanity.

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"Sons of Feminism" is the sister book to "Daughters of Feminism," edited by David Shackleton. Feminist leaders tell us that men are entitled and powerful. Janice Fiamengo actually asked men what it is like to be male in a feminist culture--and they responded. These 25 stories may surprise you with their accounts of men belittled, disliked, dismissed, blamed, falsely accused, and discriminated against under law—all while being expected to apologize for their “male privilege.” The volume includes a substantial introduction by the editor, Janice Fiamengo, and an Appendix of Recommended Reading.

Janice Fiamengo, creator of the Fiamengo File YouTube series at Studio Brulé, is a writer, professor of English, and advocate for men’s issues and free speech. She teaches literature at the University of Ottawa and is the author of The Woman’s Page (2007), a study of early Canadian female journalists, as well as of numerous periodical essays and edited books. She has also published online articles criticizing feminism and political correctness in magazines such as PJ Media and FrontPage. She lives in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario with her husband, poet and songwriter David Solway.


The sister book to "Sons of Feminism" (2017) by Janice Fiamengo, "Daughters of Feminism" presents the stories of 30 women about how they came to gender balance, to an appreciation for the legitimacy of men’s issues as well as women’s issues. These are stories of triumph in the search for truth within a culture of denial and misdirection, by women who love men and want to heal the modern misperception of men.

Contributors include Cassie Jaye, Karen Straughan, Diana Davison, Janice Fiamengo and Barbara Kay.

Endorsements:

• “Honest and brave: women telling their stories - I couldn’t put the book down.” – Erin Pizzey, founder of the world’s first women’s shelter.

• “Daughters of Feminism is a heartfelt, powerful collection of essays by women on what’s really wrong between the sexes today. Passionate, eclectic and engaged, these essays and their authors challenge conventional thinking from many perspectives, often backed by harrowing personal tales.” – John Robson, National Post columnist and documentary filmmaker.

• “Daughters of Feminism is almost a miracle in this age of #MeToo triumphalism; a collection of essays by women who dare to think critically about themselves as women. Most important, the authors actually care about men, and not only about the men in their own lives. No matter how remote the possibility of inter-sexual dialogue seems right now, these essays offer hope for its eventual realization.” – Paul Nathanson, co-author of Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture and other books on misandry.

• “Introduced with his own wisdom and passion, David Shackleton here presents an ocean of truths rarely expressed — the gender truths that are missing. 30 courageously honest women reveal their awakening from hostility, blame and victim. A real eye-opener, Daughters of Feminism ultimately leads to an evolution in inter-sex unity, balance, fairness and forgiveness.” – Tim Goldich, author of Loving Men, Respecting Women; The Future of Gender Politics.

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Janice Fiamengo as public speaker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuTMO96hqGY


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Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Unheard Gender: The Neglect of Men as Social Work Clients


You’ve head about the male suicide epidemic, right? Here’s how you can understand the fact that men struggling with serious depression usually do not get help ESPECIALLY when they seek it from “helping professionals.” (No, the reason is not that which is expressed in the popular man-hater formula, “toxic masculinity.”)

An important survey of the professional literature:

EXCERPT: Various factors contribute to social workers' neglect of men. One is that most social workers are women and find it easier to work with women, whose outlook and language are usually closer to their own. . . .  In few if any social work courses are men — their needs, their gender-related ways of manifesting and coping with distress, and interventions specifically geared to them — an inherent part of the curriculum.

To right the imbalance and address the needs of men, social work must, first of all, acknowledge that men have unique problems, needs and unique ways of manifesting their distress (e.g. Baum, 2003). The principles are the same as with any underserved population. In the absence of sufficient knowledge, research is required on men's needs and problems (e.g. Guterman and Lee, 2005), as well as on effective ways of offering and providing help to men so as to increase the chances that they will accept it (e.g. Osborn, 2014).

Moreover, to establish a good helping relationship with their male clients, it is essential that female social workers take account of the possible effects of the gender of the two parties.

Nehami Baum, “The Unheard Gender: The Neglect of Men as Social Work Clients,”
British Journal of Social Work. 2016 Jul; 46(5): 1463–1471.

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Two articles supporting and expanding on Nehami Baum’s findings:

Virginia Amato (MSW, RSW), “Listening to Men: Are Men the Unheard Gender?” Journal of Sociology and Social Work, December 2017, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 173-177.

Abstract: An ontological view of conceptualizing the world that women are more important than men may create a male gender bias which gets trapped in and blurs the epistemological lens of how one sees the world. .. . .

Women have voiced their concerns to helping professionals for their inequities and people listened to the women (Turner, 2011). Men have voiced their concerns to helping professionals for their iniquities, but few have listened to men’s concerns leading to the perception of the “unheard gender” (Baum, 2015).

The difference for women is that the helping institutions have implemented mandates to encourage women and predominately entailed women listening to women (Turner, 2011). The problem a male client may encounter during the helping process may be based on his gender (Baum, 2015; Smithers, 2012).

[Virginia Amato (MSW, RSW), “Listening to Men: Are Men the Unheard Gender?” Journal of Sociology and Social Work December 2017, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 173-177.]

ALSO: Virginia Amato, “The social construction of a possible male gender bias is negatively impacting fathers in child welfare services: Hammering a square peg into a round hole,” pp. 466-474, Pub. online: Feb. 7, 2018]

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This YouTube talk shows how the psychology profession overtly promotes anti-male behavior.

The Psychology of Hate,” by Paul Elam from A Voice for Men Radio.

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Here’s an important new article about the “empathy gap” ---

, “Male suicide: a question of value,” A Voice for Men, Nov. 13, 2017

“Published under a pseudonym, it was written by a mainstream journalist who encountered significant push back and refusals when he tried to have it published in more mainstream channels. Thus he turned to A Voice for Men, where the facts matter more than the narrative.”

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EXCERPT: Males in the U.S. die by suicide so much more than females that the rate is an astounding 3.5 to 1, or 78 percent of all suicides. That equates to once every 15 minutes. …

Yet the professional response to this is one of neutrality. The website for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has comparative graphs of suicide by state, age, and even race, yet none for gender. There is no mention of gender beyond the 3.5 statistic, and no section discussing male suicide. Even in its opening video on the front page there are no men, save a few in the background of a crowd. There is similar sparse acknowledgement from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). The SPRC has an underdeveloped section about men in their “populations” tab. … [continued]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE: “Male suicide: a question of value,” A Voice for Men, Nov. 13, 2017

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ALSO: This articulate and crucial 28 minute talk on the overlooked facts of male suicide.


“The Truth about Male Suicide part one,” Men Are Good! (Tom Golden), YouTube, Jun. 26, 2017, 14:25
“The Truth about Male Suicide part two,” Men Are Good! (Tom Golden), YouTube, Jun. 26, 2017, 13:23

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Female Psychopaths: Quotations (Academic)


Female Psychopaths: Quotations /  Notes on a major, and long overlooked, area of scientific study.

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QUESTION: Why are more men diagnosed as “psychopath” than women?

ANSWER: The criteria for measuring “psychopathy” (as is the case with the profile of the “serial killer”) is based upon the study of the male brain, which has a different neuroanatomy structure than the female brain. Further, much less research as been done on female that male aggression, leading to a failure – in law enforcement, criminal justice, forensics, psychology practice and everyday life – to understand and identify severe female aggression.

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1) Gynocentrism, Chivalry

• MYTH: “Violence is masculine. Men are the cause of it, and women and children the ones who suffer. . . .  Though the evidence may contradict the statement, the consensus runs deep. Women from all walks of life, at all levels of power – corporate, political, or familial, women in combat and on police forces – have no part in violence. It is one of the most abiding myths of our time.” [Patricia Pearson, When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence, 1997, Viking Press, p. 7]

• “The message being conveyed is that women, being blameless, are entitled to victimize without consequence.” [Patricia Pearson, When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence, 1997, Viking Press, p. 232]

• “There’s a common erroneous assumption that because females are “nurturing,” they won’t be violent. But we’ve had female serial killers who have shot, stabbed, smothered (with her enormous weight), and even used chain saws and ice picks.” [Katherine Ramsland Ph.D., “What Do You Say to a Teenage Murderess?” Psychology Today, Jan. 27, 2012]

• “Dana Crowley Jack (Behind the Mask: Destruction and Creativity in Women’s Aggression, 1999, Harvard UP) commented on the issue: Almost all of what psychologists have thought and felt about aggression has been shaped by a predominantly male perspective. This position is supported by the facts that much of the research conducted on female aggression has been associated with domestic violence or violence perpetrated on a significant other and that many in the social and behavioral sciences communities were unwilling to accept that women could be violent—and men the victims—when researchers examined the evidence of female on male aggression (Beckner, 2005).” [Frank S. Perri, J.D., Terrance G. Lichtenwald, Ph.D. “Last Frontier: Myths and the Female Psychopathic Killer,” Forensic Examiner, V:19,  Iss: 2., Summer 2010, pp. 50-67. p. 53]

2) Failure of Academic Research to Study Female Aggression

“The study of female aggression is a phenomenon in itself has only recently begun to receive due attention. Buss (1961) claimed that women are so seldom aggressive, that female aggression is not worth the trouble to study. Aggression is, accordingly to his view (at that time), a typically male phenomenon. Olweus (1978), who investigated bullying, i.e., aggressive harassment, among adolescent school children, was of the opinion that bullying occurs so rarely among female adolescent that he excluded girls as subjects from his research. Later, he has changed his opinion, and he is now investigating bullying also among girls (e.g., Olweus, 1986). Frodi, Macaulay, and Thome (1977) reviewed 314 studies on human aggression, and found that 54% of these concerned men only, and only 8% women. These facts are certainly revealing.” [Kaj Björkvist. Sex Differences in Physical, Verban, and Indirect Aggression: A Review of Recent Research. Sex Roles. Vol. 30, Nos. 3/4. 1994.]

• “So, what can one say to a teenage girl who either wielded a weapon or masterminded a slaughter? So far, we have solid data on treatments only for boys at risk for adult psychopathy.” [Katherine Ramsland Ph.D., “What Do You Say to a Teenage Murderess?” Psychology Today, Jan. 27, 2012]

• In 2013, British Forensic psychologist Zoe Stephenson noted more generally that there was still a “dearth of gender-specific research” on violent juveniles and in her study, “Sex differences in predictors of violent and non-violent juvenile offending,” concluded that “more attention needs to be paid to the mental health of female offenders.” [Zoe Stephenson et al., Sex differences in predictors of violent and non-violent juvenile offending. Aggressive Behavior. Volume 40, Issue 2, March/April 2014. pp. 165-177.]

• “So, what can one say to a teenage girl who either wielded a weapon or masterminded a slaughter? So far, we have solid data on treatments only for boys at risk for adult psychopathy.” Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. “What Do You Say to a Teenage Murderess?” Jan 27, 2012]

• “When women act violently, the only explanations frequently offered have been that it is either involuntary, self-defense, the result of mental illness, or hormonal imbalances inherent in female physiology. This article’s review of relevant research, however, shows that homicides committed by women stem from diverse motives, including the offender’s psychopathic traits that spawn a motive for the homicide. . . .  the authors caution forensic examiners and law enforcement personnel to avoid acting on misconceptions of gender-based violence when interacting with female psychopaths.” [Abstact, Frank S. Perri, J.D., Terrance G. Lichtenwald, Ph.D. “Last Frontier: Myths and the Female Psychopathic Killer,” Forensic Examiner  V:19  Iss:2. Summer 2010, pp. 50-67.]

• “Female serial killers … haven’t received anywhere near the same amount of attention from the media or from criminologists as males have. Even researchers on psychology have tended to focus on male populations. There’s a common erroneous assumption that because females are “nurturing,” they won’t be violent. But we’ve had female serial killers who have shot, stabbed, smothered (with her enormous weight), and even used chain saws and ice picks.” [D. P. Lyle, MD, “Forensic Psychologist Dr. Katherine Ramsland Talks About Serial Killers,” The Writer’s Forensics Blog, June 25, 2009]

• “Our belief in the intrinsic, non-threatening nature of the feminine is deceiving to both genders and actually exposes both to homicidal risks that are ignored because of long-internalized myths about female criminality. As we shall see in the next section on female psychopathy, some of the societal perceptions of female aggression may have influenced the lack of research on female psychopathy because it has not been seriously explored until recently. We will also look at how the myths that still surround female aggression are used by female psychopaths in what Dr. Robert Hare refers to as “impression management.” [Frank S. Perri, J.D., Terrance G. Lichtenwald, Ph.D. “Last Frontier: Myths and the Female Psychopathic Killer,” Forensic Examiner  V:19  Iss:2. Summer 2010, pp. 50-67. p. 53]

• “[E]mpirical research explicitly examining gendered relationships between BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder] and psychopathy factors is lacking. . . . [The study’s] results suggest that BPD and psychopathy, at least as they are measured by current instruments, overlap in women and, accordingly, may reflect gender-differentiated phenotypic expressions of similar dispositional vulnerabilities.” ] Sprague, J., Javdani, S., Sadeh, N., Newman, J. P., & Verona, E. (2012). Borderline personality disorder as a female phenotypic expression of psychopathy? Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3(2), 127-139.]

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3) Myth of Absence of Agency

• “It is a common but mistaken belief among law enforcement and forensic professionals that people who commit violent, incomprehensible crimes must be crazy, psychotic, or they “just snapped.” This perception is reinforced in the media (Herve & Yuille, 2007).” [Frank S. Perri, J.D., Terrance G. Lichtenwald, Ph.D. “Last Frontier: Myths and the Female Psychopathic Killer,” Forensic Examiner  V:19  Iss:2. Summer 2010, pp. 50-67. p. 54]

• “[T]he study of female criminality (as opposed to the study of male criminality) has only recently been linked to antisocial behaviors instead of relying on socio-cultural explanations.” [Frank S. Perri, J.D., Terrance G. Lichtenwald, Ph.D. “Last Frontier: Myths and the Female Psychopathic Killer,” Forensic Examiner  V:19  Iss:2. Summer 2010, pp. 50-67. p. 52]

4) Relational Aggression; Getting Away With Psychopathy

• “If a woman is a psychopath, she can be just as dangerous as a male psychopath—perhaps more so because, based on social conventions, we're less likely to see her coming.” [Seth Meyers PhD, “The Field Guide to the Female Psychopath . . . and why we rarely see her coming,” Psychology Today, Aug. 10, 2015]

• “For years, the research has told us that psychopaths are usually male. Research on psychopaths largely stems from studies conducted from prison samples, but remember that those in prison are there because they have been caught. We will never truly know the exact prevalence for male or female psychopaths because many only come to light once they have been arrested for a crime. (Robert Hare estimates that approximately 1% of the population are psychopaths.) Is it possible that women can get away with certain crimes more than men because society is less likely to expect certain antisocial or violent behaviors among them?” [Seth Meyers PhD, “The Field Guide to the Female Psychopath . . . and why we rarely see her coming,” Psychology Today, Aug. 10, 2015]

• “Other research has examined the importance of relational aggression among females, suggesting that women may display aggression differently than their male counterparts. Crick and Grotpeter (1996) studied relational aggression, also known as covert aggression, which is a type of aggression in which harm is caused by damaging someone's relationships or social status—and it’s different from the type of aggression (typically, physical) that males show each other. Relational aggression tends to be more subtle and manipulative. /// It may be that while many male psychopaths act in traditionally aggressive, socially -constructed ways which can eventually lead them to be incarcerated (and evaluated for psychopathy), female psychopaths operate in more nuanced, less overtly physically aggressive ways, though they can ultimately lead to equally destructive outcomes. Think of a seemingly kind older female nurse who cares for a sick man. This woman could well be a psychopath but her presentation as an older woman in a helping profession causes others to see her in a benevolent light.” [Seth Meyers PhD, “The Field Guide to the Female Psychopath . . . and why we rarely see her coming,” Psychology Today, Aug. 10, 2015]

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5) Relational Aggression

• False Accusations frequently destroy lives and sometimes lead to the suicide of the victim. Oddly the press – after years of being fed fake theories, fake statistics and fake pseudo-psychology – still refers to criminals who make false rape accusation as “the victim” (unless the false rape accuser is a male). [Robert St. Estephe, Jul. 27, 2018]

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Lucy Letby, Suspected Serial Baby-Killer Nurse – England, 2018


28-year old pediatric nurse Lucy Letby was known as a do-gooder. She was “kind-hearted” and “amazing” and she looked after newborns at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England. She was active in a $4 million fundraising campaign to build a new neo­natal unit at the hospital. She was arrested July 3, 2018 on suspicion of murdering 17 infants over a 16-month period.

“The 680-bed hospital in Chester, southeast of Liverpool, asked police in May 2017 to investigate a sudden, unexplained mortality-rate spike in the unit that houses premature babies and those needing special care. When doctors couldn’t determine how they died, the police were asked to rule out ‘unnatural causes of death.’”

“The probe initially focused on the deaths of eight babies, but authorities said Tuesday it now includes the deaths of 17 and 15 ‘nonfatal collapses’ between March 2015 and July 2016. A “nonfatal collapse” is when an infant’s health severely declines but the child survives.” [NYPost]

The investigation continues.

[Lia Eustachewich, “Friends, co-workers shocked by ‘kindhearted’ nurse suspected of murdering babies,” New York Post, Jul. 4, 2018]

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For more cases, see Sicko Nurses

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Sue that Commie Professor for Fraud!


Are you tired of being forced to go into debt to support corrupt dishonest administrators and professors who indoctrinate rather than teach with objectivity and balance, respecting facts and science?

Sue these crooks!

Get your tuition cash back plus damages for wasting your valuable time. After all, you didn’t sign up to be the loyal follower of an irrational Leftist Cult.

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EXCERPTS from: Newt Gingrich, “Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback,” Heritage Foundation, Published May 23, 2018

@ 39:19 – “I personally think that sooner or later we’re going to have a major conflict about who’s allowed to teach. And whether you can be certifiably insane and still be a tenured professor.” . . .

@ 40:56 – “One of the things I would like to see us do is to set up a legal fund to encourage college students to sue their professors every time they teach things that are false.” . . .

@ 41:28 – “I don’t think we should suffer the idea that we’re going to allow tenured faculty members to continue to brow beat and lie to students about things that are clearly factually false.”

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Contact Heritage Foundation to express your support:
(202) 546-4400

Contact Newt Gingrich to express your support:

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Remember, the fraud called Feminist ideology is nothing but socialism in panties.

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Great minds think alike:


SJW professors must be forced through litigation to liquidate their personal assets and pay damages to the victims they lied to (their students). Their aim is demonstrably malicious -- indoctrination. It is not too harsh to take away the deceptively "earned" money of Neo-Marxist professors. They MUST pay.

STUDENTS (victims): Audio record their indoctrination sessions, their lies, their use of classroom to push Neo-Marxist religion, their bullying of the people who pay them for OBJECTIVE education. Sue. THEY MUST PAY (in money). PERIOD.

– Robert St. Estephe

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UPDATE .........


Jun. 12, 2018, Statement of Claim filed, Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

DEFENDANTS:

1) Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
2) Nathan Rambukkana, Prof. Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
3) Herbert Pimlott, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, MA in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory Program; Faculty Associate, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research
4) Adria Joel, acting director of the Diversity and Equity Office

Good source: Grace Curtis (Converse College), “From Jordan Peterson to a ‘giant vulva’ activist: Inside Lindsay Shepherd’s $3.6 million lawsuit,” The College Fix,

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Another Update:

June 20, 2018: Jordan Announces his filing his own lawsuit against Lindsay Shepherd’s persecutors at Wilfred Laurier University.

The Lindsay Shepherd Affair: Update

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INSANE Female Serial Killers


Female serial killers who were found to be insane by the court. It will take a while to collate the complete list. Here’s a beginning.

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1851 – Nancy Farrer – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Commercial Hospital and Lunatic Asylum of Ohio, Cincinnati


1890 – Julia Higbee – Meade County, Kentucky, USA.
Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, Lakeland, Kentucky (near Anchorage)


1893 – Lizzie Halliday – Burlingham, New York, USA.
Mattewan State Hospital, N. Y.


1896 – Celia Rose – Newville, Pleasant Valley, Ohio, USA
Toledo Asylum.


Unnamed British asylum.


1901 – Jane Toppan – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Taunton Insane Hospital, Massachusetts


1903 – Caroline Finity – Wanakoneta, Ohio, USA
Toledo Asylum.


1908 – Jeanne Weber – Paris, France
Asylum at Marville, France


1912 – Maria Reyes – Mexico City, Mexico
“Doctors determined she was insane and she spent the rest of her days locked up in an asylum” (possibly Manicomio la Castañeda).


1916 – Amy Archer-Gilligan – Windsor, Connecticut, USA
“In 1924, Archer-Gilligan was declared to be temporarily insane and was transferred to the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane in Middletown, where she remained until her death on April 23, 1962.”


1920 – Anna Tomaskiewicz – Northhampton, Massachusetts, USA
Committed to the Northampton State Hospital for the Insane for life.


1925 – Della Sorenson – Dannenborg, Nebraska, USA
State Hospital for the Insane, Norfolk, Nebraska.


1928 – Bertha Gifford – Catawissa, Missouri, USA
State Hospital, Farmington, Missouri.


1929 – Okel Gorham & Ethel Lewis – St. Joseph, Michigan, USA
Okel Gorham found insane.


1930 – Mary E. Hartman – Long Beach, California, USA
Patton State Hospital, San Bernardino, California.


1967 – Janie Lou GibbsCordele, Georgia, USA
“In February 1968 she was found to be insane and served time in Central State hospital, Milledgeville, Ga., until 1976. She was then convicted of poisoning the five male members of her immediate family and received five life sentences.”

Monday, May 28, 2018

Bess Fern Baldwin Murdered Her 5-Year-Old Son to Express Anger Toward Her Husband – Missouri, 1987


FULL TEXT: Marshfield – A rural Niangua woman killed her 5-year-old son because she was angry with her husband, investigators testified at a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon.

Two criminal investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Bess Fern Baldwin told them told them her husband David couldn’t keep a job and had drinking problems.

“She said, ‘I was so mad. I was so mad. It’s the only way I could keep David from hurting us anymore,’” Sgt. Jack Merritt testified in Webster County Associate Circuit Court. “She expressed her anger in that context.”

At the end of the hearing, Baldwin, 33, was bound over for trial in the death of her son Clayton. Arraignment is set for 9 a. m. Dec. 15.

Baldwin is charged with second-degree murder. She is free on $100,000 bail.

Clayton Baldwin was killed Oct. 1 as he slept in the family house on Webster County M about eight miles northeast of Niangua.

Her husband, who didn’t attend the preliminary hearing, was close to Clayton, testimony indicated.

During the two-hour hearing, Bess Baldwin kept her head propped on her clasped hands and cried as law enforcement officials described their investigation. They said she wasn’t suspected in his death until she blurted out “I hurt my baby” when she returned home a week after the killing.

After admitting she killed Clayton, Baldwin said it was accidental, testimony showed. Later she told investigators the incident was prompted by domestic problems with her husband.

Sheriff Eugene Fraker testified that Baldwin first told authorities she picked up Clayton at her sister’s home, took him and put him into bead. She also called a family friend in an effort to learn her husband’s whereabouts. While outside the house, she heard a popping sound.

“She answered me that she saw no one, saw no car, saw no lights,” Franker testified.

A .410-guage shotgun belonging to Clayton’s 12-year-old brother, Who wasn’t home, was discovered near the house.

Sgt. Tom Martin, a criminal investigator with the highway patrol, led the investigation because county officials were already grappling with the Sept. 25 shooting deaths of seven family members near Elkland.

Martin said Baldwin gave conflicting statements about her son’s death.

When Baldwin decided to return home a week after the incident, Martin and other investigators escorted her on the assumption that she could provide more details.

They were walking toward the older brother’s bedroom, where the shotgun was kept.

“She just stopped sobbing and said, ‘I hurt my son,’” Martin testified.

At first, Baldwin told authorities that Clayton was accidentally killed after he got the shotgun when she heard strange noises.

Later this evening, Baldwin was taken to the highway patrol’s Troop D headquarters in Springfield. She confessed that she killed Clayton because she was mad at her husband, Martin testified.

[Bill Maurer, “Trooper says woman killed son because of anger at her husband,” The Springfield News-Leader (Mo.), Nov. 25, 1987, p. 12]

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Oct. 1, 1987 – murder of Clayton Baldwin, 5, by shotgun.
Nov. 24, 1987 – preliminary hearing; police testimony;Webster County Circuit Court.
Dec. 16, 1987 – Pleads not guilty.
May 11, 1988 – Trial begins. 2nd degree murder.
May 13, 1988 – convicted of 2nd degree murder; 4 hrs deliberation; recommended life sent.
Jul. 8, 1988 – sentencing hearing. Sentenced to life in prison.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

"Say Goodbye Daddy": Belle Millman's Revenge - New York, 1926


FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 3): A young mother in the Bronx, estranged from her husband, lifted her 3-year-old son to the telephone yesterday and had him speak to his father.

‘Hello daddy,’ the father heard the child say.

‘Don’t say “Hello, daddy,”’ came the mother’s voice. ‘Say “Good-bye, daddy.’”

The child said it and a moment later the husband heard his wife’s voice, distinct and vindictive:

‘It seems that the only way I can get ahead of you is to kill the child.’

The receiver was hung up with a bang. The husband hurried out desperately to find the wife and child.

Three hours later a group of children playing near the 258th Field Artillery Armory at 195th Street, between Jerome and Reservoir Avenues, the Bronx, parted a clump of bushes and saw the body of a well-dressed woman lying there, a pistol by her side. A little way off, crumpled over a sand pail, with a toy shovel in his hand, lay a boy, dead. Each had been shot through the right temple.

~ Husband Makes Identification. ~

The children ran screaming to the street and passersby communicated with the police. A check in the woman’s purse gave a clue to her identity and before evening the identification was made certain by the husband, Joseph Millman, a manufacturing milliner of 64 West Thirty-seventh Street.

The double killing yesterday brought to a close nearly two years of difficulties between the husband and wife, and months of litigation over the custody of the child.

Millman and his wife, Belle, 27 years old, were married in 1922. Two years later she left home and started an action for separation, demanding custody of the boy and $25 a week alimony. Her petition was denied by Justice Robert F. Wagner. Less than a year later Millman and six other men raided his wife’s apartment and obtained evidence on which Millman sued for divorce. Mrs. Millman threatened to kill herself then if the divorce was granted. The evidence against her was insufficient, however, and the divorce was not granted.

~ He Wins Custody of Son. ~

But last November Millman went before Justice Richard P. Lydon and obtained custody of the boy. This was so crushing a blow to the mother, however, that a little later Millman and his attorney, Bernard H. Sandler, of 130 Broadway, made a supplementary agreement which was less harsh. Millman agreed to give his wife $350 to furnish a room in the apartment of her sister, Mrs. Ida Paly, at 2,552 University Avenue, the Bronx, give her the custody of the son for five days each week, pay all the boy’s expenses and allow her $30 a week for herself. Last month, however, Mrs. Millman began suit for counsel fees and heavier alimony through Attorney Charles Fredericks of 342 Madison Avenue. The case came up Friday before Justice Louis D. Gibbs in the Bronx Supreme Court.

The boy, Martin, it was brought out, had been operated upon six months before for mastoiditis and the father had been keeping him in the country home of his grandfather, Samuel Millman, near Hudson.

Millman wished to let his son say in the country to be sure his health was completely regained, and offered to pay his wife’s expenses to his father’s home to allow her to visit the child.

The court felt that the child should have his mother’s care, and Mrs. Millman pleaded earnestly that she also had a country place to which she would take him. Justice Gibbs ordered the child given into the custody of his mother, to take effect Monday, on condition that he be taken to the country.

As all were leaving the courtroom Millman whispered a piece of news to Sandler that had been disquieting him. His wife, he said, had broken into his apartment at 3,336 Rochambeau Avenue, the Bronx, and cut his pistol from the holster and stolen it, and she had also taken his gold watch.

Sandler immediately informed the Court of this.

“I’m afraid she may kill somebody in this case,” he said.

Justice Gibbs called Mrs. Millman back and questioned her minutely. She denied that she had ever had a pistol or that she even had seen her husband’s pistol.

She admitted taking the watch, however, and returned it. But she took an oath she had no pistol, and the Court believed her.

Outside the court house she ran up to her husband and said laughingly, but with a tinge of bitterness:

“I don’t suppose you’ll see me many times in court.”

~ Gives Child to Mother. ~

The difficulties were ended apparently, and on Monday Millman bought the child an entire of new clothing and delivered him into his mother’s custody.

Yesterday morning Mrs. Millman telephoned her husband at his office. She could not comply with the Justice’s condition that she take the child immediately to the country, she said. She had arranged, instead, to take a two-room apartment where she would keep the child with her and had given the landlord Millman’s name as reference.

Shortly before noon she telephoned again.

“I need $250 to help furnish that apartment,” Millman said his wife told him. “And I want you to sign the lease.”

“You’d better come and see me, then,” Millman replied. “I can’t discuss that over the telephone.”

His wife became furious at that, Millman said, and then put Martin up to the telephone to tell his father good-bye.

Millman hurried to his wife’s home, but she and the child were gone. The mother and the little boy must have wandered some time together. Peggy Lasanti, who runs a candy and notions store at 2,706 Jerome Avenue, near the Armory, remembered seeing them in her store at 3 o’clock. There the mother bought a tin pail and a shovel for Martin. From there, apparently, they went to the open space beside the armory where Mrs. Millman watched him play in the dirt. She must have shot him from a little distance as he played, the police said. There were no powder burns on his head.

District Attorney John E. McGeehan of the Bronx made a preliminary investigation yesterday afternoon.

“This is one of the saddest tragedies in my entire experience as Magistrate, Judge and District Attorney,” he said.

[“Mother Kills Son and Died by Own Gun – First Has Son Say ‘Good-Bye Daddy’ Over Phone To Her Estranged Husband. – Boy Slain While at Play – Bodies Found In Bushes – Wife Got Custody of Lad on Monday After Two Years of Litigation,” The New York Times (N. Y.), Aug 4, 1926, p. 21] (Millman case)

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 3): Still dazed by the double tragedy, Joseph Millman of 64 W. 37th st., went to Fordham morgue yesterday and claimed the bodies of his wife, Belle Millman, and his 3-year-old son, Martin, whom she slew a bullet through her own brain. In the afternoon funeral rites were conducted at Albert brothers’ chapel, 216 Lenox ave.

[“Husband Buries Wife’s Body And Son She Killed,” Daily News (New York, N. Y.), Extra, Ed., Aug. 5, 1926, p. 12]

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FULL TEXT (Article 3 of 3): New York, Aug. 14. – The scorching flames of an unreasonable love have taken a bitter toll and penned a tragic chapter in the lives of three persons, a 4-year-old boy, a mother and a father. Two of them – the mother and the child – are dead, and the third, the father, must live on trying to understand the consuming passion that snapped a sane mind in the twinkling of an eye and supplanted it with the mentality of a killer.

The story of the tragic suicide of pretty 27-year-old Belle Millman, who on August 3 last shot her son and then killed herself in a vacant lot in the Bronx here, must be taken up at the start and opening chapter of this tragedy is like the opening chapter of so many others, with love and companionship between a man and his wife supplying the major plot.

SWEETEST ROMANCE.

Joseph Millman, a wholesale milliner, with a prosperous business her married Belle in 1922. The marriage culminated a courtship of love. A son was born. Two years passed and the first shadow of the tragedy that was to snuff out two lives fell across the scene when Mrs. Millman left her husband and started an action for separation, demanding custody of the boy and $25 a week alimony. Her petition was denied by Justice Robert F. Wagner.

Another year passed with two people estranged. The second blow was struck at a possible reconciliation when Millman and six other men raided his wife’s apartment and obtained evidence upon which an action for divorce was instituted.

“It’s all a frameup,” was the answer made by the young wife when attorneys for the husband lodged charges of infidelity couched in legal terms. However, the divorce was not granted and the wife, who said she would destroy herself if the law took cognizance of her husband’s allegations, again went upon her way.

SON IS SHARED.

All the while four-year-old Martin Millman had been living with his mother. The bitterness that must have welled up in two hearts welled up higher in the heart of the mother when, last November, Millman went before Justice Richard P. Lydon here and asked for the custody of his son. The pain that pretty Belle Millman was capable of feeling pierced her heart when her arms were robbed of her child.

The husband, for the sake of his sorrowing wife, made a supplementary agreement then, whereby Mrs. Millman was to be allowed the companionship of her child five days each week. More than this Millman also agreed to pay $30 a week for herself.

Despite these concessions, Mrs. Millman took recorse to the law again, less than a month before her death and began suit for $500 counsel fees and heavier alimony. The case was heard a few days before the tragedy and it developed that the boy had undergone an operation just before that and was living in the country with his grandfather. On the father’s plea that that the boy be allowed to remain in the country and recuperate, the presiding judge ordered that the child be placed in the care of the mother, provided she, too, would take a place in the country and nurse him.

LAST COURT SCENE.

A ray of light seemed to shine through the gathering gloom of unhappiness between Millman and his wife when she agreed to this arrangement. But once again the bony finger of tragedy was knocking on the door, impatient that the last bitter act be played. As all were leaving the court Millman confided in his attorney that his wife had broken into his apartment and had stolen his pistol. The attorney immediately informed the court and the woman was called back and submitted to a close questioning. Under oath she swore she had taken no pistol and cold justice, which beckons out with the passions of men and women, if those passions are cloaked in legal raiment, believed her.

Outside the court house she ran up to her husband and said laughingly:

“I don’t suppose you’ll see me many times more in court.”

There was a ring of bitterness in her voice.

But men make the best of things and Millman was no different than the average man. Legally, everything had been settled and so the following Monday he bought an entire new outfit of clothing for his son and restored him to the arms of his mother.

In the night that ensued death stalked the stage to link arms with the sinister figure of tragedy until now the prompter in this queer drama of searing emotions. The following morning Mrs. Millman telephoned her husband at his office. She told him that she could not immediately comply with the court’s agreement and take their son to the country. Instead, she said, she had arranged to take a small apartment  here and would keep the child with her.

TRAGIC PHONE CALL.

“I need $250 to help furnish the apartment,” she told her husband, “and I want you to sign the lease.”

“You’d better come and see me then,” Millman replied. “I can’t discuss that over the telephone.”

Did the mind of pretty Belle Millman suddenly snap at this point? Did she suddenly change from a woman to an unreasoning destoyer or were the tragic events that followed the crashing climax of a plan she had been hatching through the night? The answer cannot be given.

“We can’t live together any more and the only way I can spite you is to kill the child.” This was the message that burned into the ear of Millman after he asked his wife to come to his office and talk over the signing of a lease for the apartment she wanted.

Next came the voice of the child – happy, joyous:

“Hello, daddy!”

The words were like a tender melody, mounting for the moment from above the grumbling drums of tragedy.

“Don’t say ‘hello daddy,’” broke in the voice of the mother. “Say ‘goodby.’”

‘Goodby daddy,” and the receiver banged down.

Millman, in the grip of a strange fear he could not understand, rattled the receiver hook. But the wire buzzed emptily.

THE BODIES ARE FOUND

About 2 o’clock in the afternoon three small children were going to the movies. They cut across the big, vacant lot at One Hundred and Ninety-fifth street, between Jerome and Reservoir avenues, in the Bronx. The youngest peered into the bushes and screamed. The two others looked with him, and then all three ran crying to the corner.

They blubbered to Joe Diskin, an attendant the Field Artillery Armory near by, who called a policeman. They found the young wife, dead, with a .22-caliber bullet hole in her right temple. Beside her lay a small boy, dead, with a similar hole in his right temple. His body was folded over a sand pail and shovel he had been playing with. The woman’s hand clutched a revolver, in which were two empty cartridges.

There is no epilogue. Death had held its carnival and left behind its husks. The scorching flame of an unreasonable love had taken its bitter toll. The authorities have not tried to explain the motives that led pretty Belle Millman into her mad act. It is something that cannot be explained upon a police report. Somewhere something was warped. Was it the heart or the mind?

[“Hatred and Murder Follow Love – Overwhelming Passion Takes Heavy Toll in Three Lives – Blind Unreason Forces ‘Phone Message of Coming Dooms. – Fears Law Will Take Her Son,” The Pittsburgh Sunday  Post (Pa.),  Aug. 15, 1926, Sec. 1, P. 8]

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Cases such as this one from 1926 are left out of studies on domestic violence done by experts – who, almost always, are adherents of Marxism-based social theories  –  resulting in distorted conclusions which support the policy preferences of those professors and researchers who had joined the academic field in order to shape public policy.

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SEE:  Maternal Filicide: Spousal Revenge Motive

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