Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kate Gravius, Hot Coal Child Torturer - 1907

FULL TEXT: Kate Gravius, 20 years old, of 213 East Ninety-fifth street, was locked up in the East Eighty-eighth Street Station last night charged with burning two small children, who lived with her, with live coal. The woman, the police say, admits that she burned the children. the compliment in Frank G. Barker, an agent of the Children’s Society.

According to Agent Barker the society received word several days ago from neighbors in the house that two children were being tortured by the Gravius woman. In the letters, Barker said, neighbors said they could hear the children scream and smell burning flesh.

Accompanied by Detective Barker, Barker went to the house that night. They had great difficulty in getting the woman to open the door, and when they did finally get in they found the two children, Nellie and Jennie, 6 and 7 years old, huddled in a corner of the room shivering with fright.

According to the police, the children were burned about the arms and legs. Each of the children, the police say, had a great many small burns on them. Some of the burns had healed, others were merely scars, while others were fresh and had been caused recently.

The children were taken away to the society rooms. When taken to the station the police say the woman said that she lived at house with a man named John Gravius. She did not care for them, she said, and when they became troublesome she dropped hot coals from the stove upon their legs and arms. If they still cried she continued to burn them until they were willing to remain quiet.

The woman had with her a child of about 5 months old which she said was her own. She was locked up in the East 126th Street Station.

The police were able to find the man with whom the woman she lived.

[“Tortured With Fire. – Woman Arrested Confesses to Burning Children with Live Coals.” The New York Times (N.Y.), Jan. 27, 1907, p. ?]


For more cases, see: Women Who Like to Torture


Friday, January 1, 2010

Anti-Misandry 101 – “Setting the Record Straight”

"Setting the Record Straight on the Men's Movement" - revised version, May 9, 2021 (41 illustrations) 

--- Now with full footnotes ---

“Most people assume that the men’s rights movement is a backlash of reaction to gender feminism of the 1960's. Not so. Not even close. Robert St. Estephe tells our story here, with clarity and conviction. A spectacular effort by a great writer.” (Paul Elam, editor of A Voice for Men)


13 topics are discussed in an attack on the "false narrative": the post-1960s fabricated history regarding the relations between the sexes preceding the 1960s:

Alimony, Men’s Rights Organizations, Female Men’s Rights Activists, Heart-Balm Racket, Badger Game & Other Rackets, Military Rackets, Chivalry Justice, Female Serial Killers, Domestic Violence Against Women, Ransom Child Kidnapping & Parental Kidnapping, Parental Alienation, The Disengaged Father, Misandric Fixation, Origins of the word “Misandry.”

LINK to article "Setting the Record Straight on the Men's Movement"


EXCERPT (first paragraphs):

Let us now embrace our true – yet utterly forgotten – men’s rights history. Now is the time to throw off myths we have been sold by the peddlers of the orthodox historical narrative. For much of what we believe to be true about the relations between the sexes in the past is, in reality, nothing but fake history; a sheaf of fables fabricated and promoted by social constructionist ideologues.

What is offered in this article is an introduction to the unknown history of 13 subjects I believe are crucial to today’s men’s rights movement. These 13 subjects are areas in the history of the relations between the sexes which have been obfuscated and defaced by an army of academics and policy-shapers who, in their effort to promote utopian agendas for the future, have been, over the past five decades, distorting and censoring the record and have peddled to the public a narrative deliberately tailored to seduce it into accepting a totalitarian set of protocols handed down from above and rolled out by a gigantic and powerful bureaucracy.