When She Was Bad

When She Was Bad

Violent Women & the Myth of Innocence

Book - 1997
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In this provocative book, award-winning journalist Patricia Pearson argues that our culture is in denial of women's innate capacity for aggression. We don't believe that women batter their husbands or abuse the majority of children in North America. We ignore the 200 percent increase in crime by women in a period when most crime statistics are dropping. Pearson weaves the stories of women such as Karla Homolka and Mary Beth Tinning (who smothered eight of her children) with the results of criminologists and psychiatrists to expose the myth of female innocence. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House of Canada, c1997.
ISBN: 9780394224305
Characteristics: viii, 288 p.


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Jan 02, 2012

Finally, a book about violent women and their male victims. Someone ought to have written this anthology long ago. Feminism insists that females can only be victims and males can only be perpetrators. In many cases, that simply isn't true. Male victims of female violence do exist. A refreshing book I recommend to open-minded men and women everywhere.

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