Sunday, December 10, 2017

A text by Sigurd Höberth (1931)


From the important Berlin literary magazine, Der Querschnitt, special issue, “Er und Sie” (“He and She”), Nov. 1931, vol. 11 – Sigurd Höberth, “Wer ist schuld? Auch sie!”

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[Autotranslation]

Who’s to blame? You too!

There are men who clearly feel the subjugation of their sex. (Most are so touchingly naïve to have no idea about it.) Of course, the few insightful people wonder how it could have gotten that far. But when searching for a very wrong track. No! and a thousand times no! The women always go just as far and not one step further than - the men like it. Blame for the present condition are the men and again the men and only the men.

Because they are not men!

Who makes the man-hostile laws? The women though. But who adopted these laws in the parliaments? Who executes their regulations? , , , The men! Who does not move and let himself be subjugated? , , , The men! Who was, let’s say, clever, diligently kicking the bellows and lighting the fire in which the chains for the men were forged by the women? The men, of course! The dear, clever, “logical thinking” men! And in a nutshell, who is to blame for the fact that a considerable part of the world has now become a feminist hysterical Narienhaus*?

Answer yourself !?

And why all this? Because the men have become “old women”? Oho, do not offend the old women! One of them is a thousand times grated, more energetic, than thousands of so-called men! If you knew how “men” just despise the real women, yes, despise, and rightly so! - -

Also for you is the word that a great general called to his soldiers in the battle: “Guys, fight back!”

Sigurd Höberth,
Founder of “Aequitas,” Men’s Rights Club, Vienna

* Meaning of Narienhause has not yet been discovered.

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ORIGINAL GERMAN TEXT:

Wer ist schuld? Auch Sie!

Es gibt Männer, welche die Unterjochung ihres Geschlechts deutlich spüren. (Die meisten sind so rührend naiv, keine Ahnung davon zu haben.) Natürlich fragen sich die wenigen Einsichtigen, wie es denn nur so weit kommen konnte. Geraten aber beim Suchen auf eine ganz falsche Fährte. Nein! und tausendmal nein! Die Frauen gehen immer nur ganz genau so weit und nicht einen Schritt weiter als — die Männer es sich gefallen lassen. Schuld an dem jetzigen Zustand sind die Männer und wieder die Männer und nur die Männer.

Weil sie keine Männer sind!

Wer macht die männerfeindlichen Gesetze? Die Frauen allerdings. Aber wer hat diese Gesetze in den Parlamenten angenommen? Wer führt ihre Bestimmungen aus? . . . Die Männer! Wer rührt sich nicht und läßt sich unterjochen? . . . Die Männer! Wer war so — sagen wir — schlau, den Blasebalg fleißig zu treten und das Feuer anzufachen, in dem die Ketten für die Männer von den Frauen geschmiedet wurden? Die Männer natürlich! Die lieben, gescheiten, „logisch denkenden” Männer! Und kurz und gut: Wer ist schuld daran, daß ein beträchtlicher Teil der Welt jetzt ein feministisch hysterisches Narienhaus geworden ist?

Antwortet selbst!?

Und warum das alles? Weil die Männer „alte Weiber” geworden sind? Oho, beleidigt die alten Weiber nicht! Eine einzige von ihnen ist tausendmal geriebener, energischer, als tausende sogenannter Männer! Wenn ihr wüßtet, wie euch „Männer” grade die echten Frauen verachten, jawohl, verachten, und das mit Recht! — —

Auch für euch gilt das Wort, das ein großer Feldherr seinen Soldaten in der Schlacht zurief: „Kerls, wehrt euch!”

Sigurd Höberth,

Begründer der „ Aequitas “, Clubs der Männerrechtler, Wien

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[Keyword: Hoeberth]

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Article on Sigurd Höberth (Revue de Monats)


From: Revue de Monats, 4. 1929/1930. H 4. Februar, Wien, pp. 389-90.

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[Autotranslation]:

1st International Men’s Rights Congress, 1929, Vienna

Yes, there is such a thing. We live in a crazy epoch. The wife has long since entered into competition with the man in the struggle for existence. Today, the strong sex has become so weak that it must fight for equality. About four years ago, Sigurd Höberth made public his plan of a world covenant for men’s rights, with the result that every man sneered. In the cabarets, more or less tactful jokes were torn, and there was simply no one who did not look at the undertaking from the humorous side. Men's rights! A revolutionary term. A long road leads from the head of the family in ancient Rome to the man of the twentieth century who is the victim of an alimentary process.

The history of women’s emancipation is at the same time an outline of the history of humanity. How time for wife and wife for woman began? Time, then you can judge the culture of a people. In earlier centuries, when women were politically and socially completely lawless, since the woman had not yet entered into economic competition, it was obvious that the protection of the law had to be especially given to women. Marriage  then conferred a certain social status on the woman. But if there were cases of divorce, it was only natural that the wife, who was closed to work, should be given alimony.

Times have changed since then thoroughly, the political and economic rights enjoy the woman today as much as the man. Only the legal provisions are the same. Their excesses are therefore the struggle of the men's rights and not, how many misunderstood, the woman and the marriage.

“We have set, as President Höberth,” ten demands, the most important of which are:

Divorced women who are able to work and gain or at least have an income that at least reaches the minimum subsistence level are not entitled to alimony.

A right to alimony after divorce is only available after three years of marriage.

Eligible mothers of illegitimate children are obliged to pay their children to contribute to the upkeep of the child.

“The most interesting thing, though, is that it’s not just about the man’s rights. There are also many women among the 2,500 Viennese members of the association. So far, the federal government has successfully fought three trials that involved balancing one’s life mate with the wife in matters of alimony. The organization of the association, which was founded more than three years ago, is making great progress lately. There are already 30,000 members around the world now.

The World Federation of Men's Rights is today an institution where you can no longer pass carelessly. Irrespective of political sentiment, people from all walks of life have come together in him. In addition to the high civil servant you can see unskilled workers, business people next to artists and scholars.”

The “World Federation,” which has already made demands on the National Council, will only have to exaggerate itself in order to be sure of the consent of all who are in favor of the equality of the sexes.

[Revue de Monats, 4. 1929/1930. H 4. Februar, Wien, pp. 389-90]

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ORIGINAL FULL TEXT:

1. Internationaler Kongreß Männerrechte, 1929, Wien.

Jawohl, so etwas gibt es. Wir lebenin einer verrückten Epoche. Die Frau ist im Daseinskampf längst mitdem Manne in Konkurrenz getreten.Aus dem starken Geschlecht ist heute ein so schwaches geworden, daß es um Gleichberechtigung kämpfen muß.Vor etwa vier Jahren trat Sigurd Höberth mit seinem Plan eines Welt-bundes für Männerrechte in die Öffentlichkeit, mit dem Erfolg, daß jedermann darüber spöttelte. In den Kabaretts wurden mehr oder minder taktvolle Witze gerissen, und es gab einfach keinen Menschen, der das Unternehmen nicht von der humoristischen Seite betrachtete. Männerrechte! Welchwandelbarer Begriff. Ein weiter Wegführt vom Familienoberhaupt im alten Rom bis zu jenem Mann des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, der das Opfer eines Alimentationsprozesses wird.

Die Geschichte der Frauenemanzipation ist zugleich ein Abriß der Geschichte der Menschheit überhaupt. Wie sich die Zeit zur Frau und die Frau zur Zeit einstellt, danach kannman die Kultur eines Volkes beurteilen. In früheren Jahrhunderten, da die Frauen politisch und sozial völlig rechtlos waren, da die Frau noch nicht zumwirtschaftlichen Konkurrenzkampf aufden Plan trat, war es selbstverständlich, daß der Schutz des Gesetzes der Frau in ganz besonderem Maße zuteilwerden mußte. Die Ehe war demnacheine gewisse soziale Höherstellungder Frau. Ergaben sich aber dann Fällevon Ehescheidungen, dann war es nurganz natürlich, daß der Frau, der der Weg zur Berufstätigkeit verschlossenwar, Alimente zuerkannt werdenmußten.

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Die Zeiten haben sich seit damals zwar gründlich geändert, politische und wirtschaftliche Rechte genießt die Frau heute im gleichen Maße wie der Mann. Nur die gesetzlichen Bestimmungen sind die nämlichen geblieben.Ihren Auswüchsen gilt also der Kampf der Männerrechtler und nicht, wieviele mißverständlich glauben, der Frau und der Ehe.

„Wir haben, so sagt Präsident Höberth, „zehn Forderungen aufgestellt; die wichtigsten davon sind:

Geschiedene Frauen, die erwerbsfähig sind und aus dem Erwerb odersonstwie ein Einkommen besitzen, das zumindest das Existenzminimum erreicht, haben keinen Anspruch auf Alimente.

Ein Anrecht auf Alimentie.rung nach der Scheidung besteht erst nachdreijähriger Ehe.

Erwerbsfähige Mütter unehelicher Kinder sind verpflichtet, ihrem Einkommen gemäß zum Unterhalt des Kindes beizutragen.

“Das Interessanteste dabei aber ist, daß es nicht nur um die Rechte desMannes geht. Unter den 2500 Wiener Mitgliedern des Verbandes gibt esauch viele Frauen. Der Bund hat bis jetzt schon drei Prozesse, die die Gleichstellung der Lebenskameradin mit der Ehefrau in Alimentationsangelegenheitenbetrafen, erfolgreich ausgefochten. Die Organisation des Verbandes, der vormehr als drei Jahren gegründet wurde, macht in letzter Zeit große Fortschritte. Es gibt auf der ganzen Welt jetzt schon 30 000 Mitglieder.

Der Weltbund der Männerrechtler ist heute also eine Institution, an derman nicht mehr achtlos Vorbeigehen kann. Es haben sich in ihm, ungeachtetder politischen Gesinnung, Menschen aus allen Gesellschaftsschichten zu-sammengefunden. Neben dem hohen Staatsbeamten sieht man Hilfsarbeiter, neben Künstlern und Gelehrten Geschäftsleute.


Der „Weltbund, der mit seinen Forderungen bereits an den Nationalratherangetreten ist, wird sich nur noch von Übertreibung freimachen müssen, um der Zustimmung aller, die für die Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechtereintreten, gewiß zu sein.

[Revue de Monats, 4. 1929/1930. H 4. Februar, Wien, pp. 389-90]

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Keyword: Hoeberth

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Is Wikipedia a Confederacy of Dunces?


Sigurd Hoeberth (properly Höberth) -- founder of the first international Men’s Rights organization, founder of a men’s right periodical, founder of two political parties -- was active from 1926 through 1938, at which point when the Nazis marched into Vienna on March 14 (the Anschluss) and went about shutting down all politically incorrect organizations and publications.


Why? First, a sage Wikipedia editor presumed the existence of this historical figure must be a hoax. Another of their “research” editors wrote that “ I can find absolutely nothing about him anywhere.”  Another editor thought Hoeberth sounded like “something from a sitcom.” Finally, the deletion was decided on the view that he was not anywhere near important enough to warrant a Wikipedia deletion.

Höberth’s activities, ideas and career is discussed in detail in a 2009 thesis by a University of Vienna student, Kerstin Christin Wrussnig. Nevertheless, Wikipedia's crack team seems to have never found it. Nor did they find the German language periodical (Revue de Monats) which printed the portrait featured here. The many score (probably hundreds) of articles in English language newspapers dating from 1926 through 1931 seem to escaped the Wikipedia scholars’ dragnet, too. It goes without saying that fully cited web sources regarded as associated with “men’s rights” would be dismissed out of hand as “not reliable sources.”

Despite all the Keystone Cops-style Wikibungling Herr Hoeberth and the Der Bund für Männerrechte are discussed by authors for Vice in 2014, Cake in 2015 and The Walrus in 2016 yet readers are not assisted by Wikipedia in discovering the background facts.

With editors like this, who needs Nazi book-burners?

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NOTES:

On April 7, 2015 Wikipedia DELETED its “Sigurd Hoeberth” page.

Alex Brook Lynn, “It’s Not ‘Female Privilege’ But ‘Patriarchal Back-Firing On Men’: Exposing Men’s Rights Activism,” Vice, Aug 4 2014

Shambhavi Saxena, “It’s Not ‘Female Privilege’ But ‘Patriarchal Back-Firing On Men’: Exposing Men’s Rights Activism, Youthkiawaaz/Cake, Jul. 30, 2015

Lauren McKeon, "Whose Side Are You On Anyway: Meet the Women Who Hate Feminism," The Walrus (Canada), Nov. 16, 2016



DIPLOMARBEIT Titel der Diplomarbeit Wollen Sie ein Mann sein oder ein Weiberknecht? Zur Männerrechtsbewegung in Wien der Zwischenkriegszeit Verfasserin Kerstin Christin WRUSSNIG angestrebter akademischer Grad Magistra der Philosophie (Mag. phil) Wien, 2009 Studienkennzahl lt. Studienblatt: 301/300 Studienrichtung lt. Studienblatt: Betreuerin / Betreuer: Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Duchkowitsch

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Footnote Sex (male) & Institutionalized Worthlessness


Here’s an important new article about the “empathy gap” ---

, “Male suicide: a question of value,” A Voice for Men, Nov. 13, 2017

“Published under a pseudonym, it was written by a mainstream journalist who encountered significant push back and refusals when he tried to have it published in more mainstream channels. Thus he turned to A Voice for Men, where the facts matter more than the narrative.”

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EXCERPT: Males in the U.S. die by suicide so much more than females that the rate is an astounding 3.5 to 1, or 78 percent of all suicides. That equates to once every 15 minutes. …

Yet the professional response to this is one of neutrality. The website for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has comparative graphs of suicide by state, age, and even race, yet none for gender. There is no mention of gender beyond the 3.5 statistic, and no section discussing male suicide. Even in its opening video on the front page there are no men, save a few in the background of a crowd. There is similar sparse acknowledgement from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). The SPRC has an underdeveloped section about men in their “populations” tab. … [continued]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE: “Male suicide: a question of value,” A Voice for Men, Nov. 13, 2017

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ALSO: This articulate and crucial 28 minute talk on the overlooked facts of male suicide.


“The Truth about Male Suicide part one,” Men Are Good! (Tom Golden), YouTube, Jun. 26, 2017, 14:25
“The Truth about Male Suicide part two,” Men Are Good! (Tom Golden), YouTube, Jun. 26, 2017, 13:23

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

New Book on Female Serial Killers – LADY KILLERS, by Tori Telfer


Unknown History of Misandry is pleased to announce that a diligent researcher/author and reader of our modest website has produced a series of columns based in part on cases which for the first time have been included in a female serial killer collection and now, in October 2017 has collected them in a book published by Harper-Collins.

The book, Lady Killers, includes these important cases which UhoM has brought to public attention as examples of Female Serial Killers: Lizzie Halliday, Elizabeth Ridgway, Oum-el-Hassen (“Moulay Hassen”), Alice Kyteler.

Tori Telfer has made an intelligent, if small, collection of 14 cases, dating from the fourteenth century to the twentieth. In addition to US and British cases there are Female Serial Killers from Egypt, France, Hungary, Morocco, Russia. It is regrettable, however, that among the numerous Eastern European Female Serial Killer rings of the mid-1800s through the mid-1900s, Tefler selected the only one that is well-known while dozens of like cases, equally interesting cases (from Hungary and surrounding regions) could have been related in its place.

Here is the list of Lady Killers with links to the posts on the same cases on UHoM. We’d like to point out that the Elizabeth Ridgway [old spelling] case is one of UhoM’s more important discoveries of a forgotten early Female Serial Killer case.


PS: And its extremely well-written.

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Here I humbly offer my suggestions of 14 amazing Female Serial Killer cases for a Volume 2 of Lady Killers.

1808 – Catherine Bouhours ("Auguste Manette") – Paris, France – Young Parisienne Catherine Bouhours got jilted. She developed a hatred of men and, disguised as a man (“Auguste Manette”), lured and murdered several members of the despised sex, employing a small hammer as her weapon. She also murdered some women, a total of “eighteen or twenty killings” were attributed to her. An elaborate effort was made by the police to trap her, and, following her conviction, she was guillotined at the age of 25.

1892 – Guadalupe Martinez de Bejarano – Mexico City, Mexico – Sexually tortured and murdered 3 orphan girls. Her son’s participation was not clear, but he was at least a passive participant.

1906 – Mary Maher – Dunkitt, County Kilkenny, Ireland – age 11 – During a three-month period, Mary Maher murdered three sisters (aged 1, 3, 4 ½), attempted to murder another sister, aged 8, and then, a week later, committed suicide. It seems that little Mary had been interested in getting a job as a nurse girl so she could exercise her homicidal obsession on little victims further afield.

1908 – Jeanne Weber – Paris, France – got her kicks from strangling children, including her own. She was defended by France's greatest "experts" and acquitted of murder twice, allowing her to continue her passion for strangling children to death. She murdered ten children and two were rescued from her attempts.

1926 – Maria Vukitch – Velika, Kikinda, Serbia ("Jugoslavia") – Maria Vukitch poisoned her husbands for their property and gathered about her other women who wished to go into the widowhood business. She disguised her husband-poisoning club as a Bible study group.

1950 – Georgia Tann – Memphis, Tennessee, USA – pedophile pervert who kidnapped and sold babies, murdering an enormous number (unsalebable merchandise). Tann's accomplice in child trafficking, a nationally famous "child welfare expert" and Memphis Juvenile Court judge, Camille Kelly, was equally evil.

1963 – Magdalena Solis – Villagran, Mexico – “The High Priestess of Blood” – “Magdalena Solis also known as the High Priestess of Blood, was a serial killer, a member of a cult in Mexico that was responsible for orchestrating several murders, and participated in drinking the blood of the victims. She was convicted of 8 murders and sentenced to 320 years in prison. Santos and Cayetano Hernandez recruited Magdalena Solis and her brother Eleazor to pose as mystical gods so their gang could exhort money and sex from their followers. Early in 1963, the Hernandez brothers convinced the remote village of Yerba Buena that the Inca gods of the mountain were willing to give them fabulous wealth in exchange for their undivided loyalty and sexual favors. The men and women of the village became sexual toys for the brothers in the hopes of bringing good fortune to the village.” [Wikipedia, excerpt]

2009 – Kanae Kijima – Tokyo, Japan – She used Japan's first matchmaking site to lure older men seeking a wife. she murdered and stole large sums of money from seven men. During her trial she attracted a following of "Kanae Girls" who admired her technique and attitude.

2003 – Jaroslava Fabianova – Decin, Czech Republic – The "Czech Ailen Wuornos." A thieving lesbian prostitute who was convicted of murdering men with a hammer and a meat cleaver multiple times, only to be paroled twice, both times during which she committed a brutal murder.

2000 – Credonia Mwerinde – Kunungu, Uganda – cult leader suspected of murdering three of her brothers and confirmed as the instigator of the arson mass murder of over 700 cult members.

2013 – Joanna Dennehy – Bifield, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England – This 31-year-old Englishwoman told her friend, “I want my fun. I need you to get my fun.” This fun consisted of finding a male stranger to stab in the heart. Ms. Dennehy was able to, over a period of several weeks, to engage in this form of amusement on five occasions, resulting in three deaths.

2015 – Elena Lobacheva – Moscow, Russia – 25-year old sexual sadist, with her 20-year-old male accomplice, whose alternative sexuality preference involved stabbing 12 men (up to 107 times), all strangers, randomly selected, to death, and photographing them “with their stomachs cut open.” She was inspired by the movie “Bride of Chucky,” and has a tattoo of the character on her arm. Quote: “Randomly stabbing the body of a dying human brought me pleasure comparable to sexual pleasure.

2015 – Tamara Samsonova – St. Petersburg, Russia – The “Granny Ripper,” arrested July 27, 2015, kept a diary of her deeds. She is suspected of up to 14 murders, all of them involving dismemberment of the victims’ bodies, the parts of which were distributed throughout St. Petersburg. The final victim was dismembered while still alive. Internal organs were removed from bodies and it is suspected Samsonova may have eaten these parts, particularly lungs. The investigation continues.

2016 – Juana, “La Peque Sicaria” – Baja California, Mexico – Juana, a 28-year-old executioner for Los Zetas in Tamaulipas cartel. She was in charge of multiple decapitations and confessed to be excited by blood, using it – and, apparently, severed body parts – as a sexual stimulant.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Great Equality Hoax - Exposed by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


What on earth does the simplistic mantra of “equality” as it is used by the adherents of “social justice,” really mean?

“Social justice” is a collectivist concept, which is, in many ways the opposite of plain “justice,” which promotes the ethos of group guilt – just as so many collectivists of the past are recorded have done: in the spirit of social justice for “the public good,” of course, as exemplified by Joseph Goebbels (and his mustachioed pal), Pol Pot in his Khmer Rouge regime and the slave labor camps and the genocide of the Russian Socialists.

“Social justice” true believers are known for their promotion of the vague and undefined idea of “equality.”

Kurt Vonnegut knew the answer. He brilliantly explicated what the cryptic “equality” notion means in the minds of the collectivists who repeat the mantra, in alternately starry-eyed and scowling ejaculations. It was in 1961 that Vonnegut published his short story “Harrison Bergeron,” which provides us an accurate and crystal-clear picture of the paradise envisioned by the cult-followers of  the “equality” utopian philosophy.

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Here is the first paragraph of the 2,185-word story:

“THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.”

And here is a link to the full text, free online.

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Half a century following Vonnegut’s prescient creation, Harrison Bergeron, we have the brilliant work of Neel Kohlhatkar, showing us the current stage of the intellectual and cultural decline dubbed so innocuously “equality.”

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By Neel Kolhatkar – Jan. 18, 2015 - 3:42 - YouTube

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By Neel Kolhatkar – Nov. 9, 2015 – 7:21 - YouTube

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By Neel Kolhatkar – Apr. 25, 2016 - 8:30 - YouTube

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Franziska Tyka, Polish Bandit Queen - 1927


FULL TEXT: Berlin. – American women gangsters might well take lessons from Franziska Tyka, notorious Polish bandit.

The Bobbed Hair Bandit was a piker compared to her. But ambitious American women criminals who might like to receive instruction will have to wait. She has just been sentenced by the Criminal court Rybnkik, in Polish Upper Silesia, to seven years’ hard labor. It was proved that in the last five years she and her gang of about 20 men committed 31 robberies, and they are suspected of countless more.

Franziska was no ordinary robber chieftain. For her life was a pleasantly varied but pleasantly interwoven of love and loot, or, rather, loot and love. Franziska’s motto was “business first, pleasure afterward.” During the last ten years she and her gang were the terror of Upper Silesia, and she was both the terror and idol of her gang.

~ A False Halo. ~

A false halo of romance surrounds her crimes, which outshine the most imaginative efforts of the writers of the most lurid fiction. When Franziska stood before the judge in Rybnik she lifted her small soft hands – an alluring figure for all of her forty-one years – and begged for mercy for those of her band who were captured with her. Coquettishly throwing back her golden blond bobbed hair, she told him: “I committed all these robberies in the full confidence of the unshakable love of my men and in the belief that they were loyal to me to their death.”

Her life of crime began 22 years ago, when she was nineteen. She said she was driven to commit her first breach of the law. She conceived an intense hatred of society, which she indulged by her crimes. She led a life in which no demoralization was strange to her. Yet still she retains her feminine charm. No judge would have suspected, without the evidence submitted, that with these small and soft hands she had herself thrown the torch into peaceful farmhouses to start the fire which preceded the pillage.

Twenty men, between the ages of twenty and fifty, followed her command in the forests around Pless and Rybnik. A word from her and they would sally forth to attack and plunder peaceful settlements. The terror done, they would hasten back to their encampment. For ten years they worshiped her – her courage, her criminal brain and her sex. For Franziska had been mistress of them all in turn. That was her ultimate power over them.

~ Led Band in Person. ~

The fact was fully established at before she and her gang started on their raids, after all preparations were complete, she undressed completely and thus led her band to battle. Jealousy between the members of the band she kept down by feminine tact and kindness.

But fate at last overtook Franziska through one of her latest lovers, one of her gang who was fifty. For some time he believed he was unduly neglected by her. At last his jealousy drove him to betray her to the Polish police. Surrounded by a cordon of police and soldiers in their forest retreat, she and most of her band were starved into surrender.

With this capture the robberies around Pless and Rybnik have ceased. Those few of the band who have escaped have scattered to the four winds. Without their sweetheart and captain they are helpless. They are waiting impatiently the end of the weary seven years to come when she will be restored to liberty and to them. But will she be able to charm them seven years hence?

[“Woman Bandit Rules Her Band By Lure of Sex – Polish Woman and Gang Starved Into Capture After Many Crimes.” The Woodville Republican (Mississippi), Feb. 25, 1927, p. 1]

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Catherine Muthoni, Accused Cannibal Spree Killer – 2015, Kenya


February 17, 2015, Korogocho, Nairobi, Kenya – Murder victims: Muthoni’s baby boy (1 week); neighbor’s children: Nyambura Gatei (4), Peter Gatei (10 days).

No news reports dating from after the arraignment of the suspect in early July 2015 have been found.

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FULL TEXT (Jul. 9, 2015) – A woman accused of murdering and eating her son has denied the charges in a city court. Catherine Muthoni, 20, has been undergoing psychiatric evaluation for more than two months after she was accused of killing her son and two other children belonging. The court heard that Muthoni had attempted to strangle her aunt in their house following disagreements with her husband.She reportedly had just delivered the baby boy and had lived with her aunt for a few days. Police said that the Muthoni turned her anger on her son who was asleep after her aunt sneaked out of the house. She allegedly slit the toddler’s belly with a kitchen knife, ate his intestines and part of his heart before drinking his blood.

The accused is said to have gone to her friend Nelius Muthoni’s house where she killed her two children. Police arrived in time to save the Muthoni from an angry mob that was baying for her blood. She was arraigned in court on February 19, but was taken to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Kayole after she appeared weak and unable to talk or walk without support.

The accused, according to doctors at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, used strange terms to communicate and recommended further psychiatric evaluation. Muthoni denied the charges and was remanded in custody until November 2, as she is also facing murder charges at another court.

“I didn’t kill and eat my son — Korogocho woman,” SDE Entertainment News, Jul. 9, 2015]

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[Another source: Stella Cherono, “Police detain woman in gruesome Korogocho triple murder,” Daily Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), Feb. 17, 2015]

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For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2012/11/female-serial-killers-of-africa-african.html


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Natalia Baksheeva, Russian Confessed Serial Killer – 2017


News reports appeared September 25, 2017 about the arrest of a cannibalistic serial killer couple in Krasnodar, Russia, Natalia Baksheeva, 42, a nurse at a military academy, and Dmitry Baksheev, 35. Neighbors reported that both were frequently seen in public in an intoxicated state.

Investigation of the pair began on September 11 when a discarded phone was discovered by road construction worker Roman Khomyakov containing gruesome photos of severed human body parts, including “photos of a man with different parts of a dismembered human body in his mouth,” according to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Police were able to identify the phone’s owner.A day after the phone’s discovery a bag containing dismembered, female believed to be Elena Vashrusheva, was discovered a military aviation school dormitory near the couple’s home located within a military base.

A Police raid on the couple's apartment building turned up over half-a-dozen body parts, canned flesh, body parts in saline solution, frozen meat (possibly human, and 'recipes' for cooking a human. In the courtyard and basement were additional body fragments.

“Dmitry Baksheev has reportedly confessed to two murders – that of the woman photographed on the phone and an additional 2012 killing.” Yet Natalia “has reportedly confessed to being involved in preying on, kidnapping, killing and eating at least 30 victims since 1999.”

Natalia had apparently cooked remains of victims into meat pies which she sold around the military academy.

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Sources:
[“Kuban Cannibals: Russian Couple Accused of Killing, Eating 30 People Detained,” Sputnik,  Sep. 25, 2017]
[“Selfies with human remains: Russian ‘cannibal couple’ detained after gruesome find,” RT, Sep. 25, 2017]
 [Will Stewart, “’Cannibal couple made human meat PIES and supplied them to local restaurants after luring female victims on Russian dating sites',” Daily Mail, Sep. 27, 2017]
[, “Russian ‘cannibal couple’ may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say,” Washington Post, Sep. 26, 2017]

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For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2015/03/female-serial-killers-of-russia.html

More: Female Serial Killers of Russia

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

“Women Hold Up Half The Sky,” it is said.


What does “Women hold up half the sky” mean? And where does this saying come from?

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The saying is attributed to Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party. Although no documentary source has yet been identified, one scholar, Perry Link, asserts that the words appeared in 1968 in China (which was the most brutal period of the Communist China’s mass murders and tortures under the guise of the Glorious Cultural Revolution). “Historians believe somewhere between 500,000 and two million people lost their lives as a result of the Cultural Revolution.”

In the US, the phrase seems to have originated with a 1972 Communist Party paperback.


A good short overview pof the Cultural Revolution:
Tom Phillips, “The Cultural Revolution: all you need to know about China's political convulsion,” The Guardian, May 10, 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/11/the-cultural-revolution-50-years-on-all-you-need-to-know-about-chinas-political-convulsion

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In Wikiquotes editors’ notes it is wrote:

Perry Link, in An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics, notes that it should actually be "Women can hold up half the sky", Funü neng ding banbiantian 妇女能顶半边天, and says that it was said "apparently in 1968."

Also: “Haven't found any contemporary source, though it appears that the phrase was used in the early 1970s - for instance, 1975 publication from Beijing.-- [From: Wikiquotes, Talk page; Larrybob, Sep. 18, 2015]

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Mao’s plan: “Our objective is to struggle against and crush those persons in authority who are taking the capitalist road... so as to facilitate the consolidation and development of the socialist system,” one early directive stated.

Frank Dikötter, the author of a new book on the period, says Mao hoped his movement would make China the pinnacle of the socialist universe and turn him into “the man who leads planet Earth into communism.” Tom Phillips, “The Cultural Revolution: all you need to know about China's political convulsion,” The Guardian, May 10, 2016

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From the book Women Hold Up Half the Sky (1972):

To make a revolution, we will need to activate the entire working class and all progressive people in this country. Women make up half the people and only with the active participation and support of the greatest number of women can our revolution win victory. We seek to build a powerful women’s movement now – to answer the crying needs of women and to combat the discrimination and degradation that all women suffer under the capitalist system.

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- Welcoming Speech by Micheal Klonsky Chairman of the October League International Women’s Day Celebration Los Angeles, March 11, 1972 -

On behalf of the October League, I would like to warmly welcome everyone to this International Women’s Day meeting which is being held to express our solidarity with the oppressed women of the world, who are heroically fighting against imperialism and its male supremacist policies and ideology.

International Women’s Day has become a great part of the revolutionary tradition of the working class around the world. This week in the Peoples Republics of China and Albania and other socialist countries, militant celebrations are taking place stressing the unity of men and women in the struggle against exploitation and oppression.

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