Sunday, September 4, 2011

Multi-Alimony: It is a woman’s prerogative to steal from a man (after she has changed her mind). - 1933

FULL TEXT: The alimony racket in California is going to take a decided slump as a result of a bill passed by the legislature and signed by the governor.

When a woman divorces husband No. 1 and marries husband No. 2 her alimony from her first husband stops. There have been several instances where women have been collecting alimony from two or three ex-husbands and when they failed to pay it was jail for them.

Because such practices smack of racketeering the state decided to put a stop to it. If a woman can't get by on the income of one husband she should take lessons in management and clamp the brakes down on her expenditures.

However, in cases where there are children ex-husbands will still contribute toward upkeep which is fair and just.

[“Racket Halted,” Woodland Democrat (Ca.), Jun. 23, 1933, p. 8]


For more revelations of this suppressed history, see The Alimony Racket: Checklist of Posts



  1. Hi Robert, I'm interested in how you were able to find all of these articles. How do you find all these?

  2. Aggressive snooping in databases of newspapers:,, google news (archives) and many others. It is necessary to develop a strategy of key phrases and to get to know the idiosyncrasies of the various search engines and to be aware of the problems of imaged text (often imperfect) when read by search engines.