Many young men, conscripted into military service in World War I, were seen by cynical women looking for an easy buck as fodder for their cynical marriage rackets. Female privilege in these cases could thus be well-served by these most disposable of males: draftees
Some called it “polite blackmail,” some called it the “alimony racket.” For German immigrant to the United States, George Wacker, it was more than a racket, it was a death sentence.
The social problem called “parental child abduction” began to get a great deal of media attention beginning in the 1980s. Yet the history of the phenomenon is at best poorly understood and at worst is deliberately misrepresented by politically correct historians. Here is one of many installments that will help to shed light on this unknown history.
Jemima Aiton had a successful career in 1920s Scotland. She made good money at it. Her business model was simple. Sleep around, kidnap a baby and serially blackmail the many men she falsely claimed to be father of her infant victim.
The male-shaming tactic; women vs. men as subjects of the “just following orders” defense in the commission of war crimes; female military mutiny; the propaganda value of photos of women getting empowered. Russia in the late 1910s was, in many ways, a harbinger of things to come in the wacky world of gender politics.
Alimony racketeering, a perennial problem, has been around for a long time. Robert St. Estephe takes a look at how this problem began the Men’s Rights Movement in the early 20th Century.
Chicago spurned wife Emma D. Simpson shot her husband in a courtroom in front of a judge and her attorney Clarence Darrow made sure she would walk away with a slap on her dainty little wrist.
Philip Chain is the earliest known example of a father who used picketing to attract attention to his plight as a parent who had been denied access to his child by a malicious mother.
During the early decades of the 20th century in the United States , and other countries, such as France, it was well-known that women were not subject to the same accountability in cases of homicide in which the victim was male as members of the opposite sex were. The only difference is today we don’t acknowledge it, even though it continues.
“We live in a rape culture, and don’t you ever forget it, not even for one minute!” Robert St. Estephe explores the psychology of the sick minds who invent false rape accusations for their own pleasure and amusement.