Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Malvern, Iowa’s Attitude Towards Domestic Violence - 1914

FULL TEXT: George Logan, an erstwhile citizen of Malvern, has made tracks toward another locality.

Logan has made himself a first-class nuisance in many ways. He had beaten, cursed, threatened and almost starved his wife and four children.

His wife in fear of her life did not complain to the authorities of his conduct.

Finally the neighbors would stand his actions no longer.

Monday Feb, 23 about the hour of 11 A. M. a delegation of citizens consisting of a minister, church members and business men called upon the aforesaid Logan. Their spokesman made a few pointed remarks about the conduct of the addressed party. The closing words were to the effect, that one George Logan had gone the limit of general cussedness, and that his health could be promoted by him seeking another clime.

The committee gave him one hour to get out of town and to be sure and stay out if he regards his welfare for any thing.

The result was that the cowardly wife beater got out of town by the appointed hour of noon.

There will be a good chance for him to test the strength of hemp if he ever returns and under takes to cut up any more didoes. His family will be cared for by the citizens of the town.

[“Wife Beater Is Forced to Leave - George Logan of Malvern Visited by Delegation of Citizens and Made to Depart,” Mills County tribune (Glenwood, Io.), Feb. 26, 1914, 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 led 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 encyclopedia.com

This claim has been proven to be false.


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