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Georgian Sentenced for Cutting Off Part of Back-Talking
Son's Tongue With Hot Scissors
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
McDONOUGH, Ga. — A mother accused of cutting off part of her son's tongue
with hot scissors avoided a 5-year prison sentence and was sentenced to 10
years probation. (Full
Story — off-site)
Ruth, my better half and editor-in-chief of Fathers for Life, feels that
a proper sentence for the woman would be to cut off part of her tongue with
hot scissors, "Then she would know what it feels like."
We tend to blame "the system" for the endemic miscarriage of justice
caused by leniency when women generally get of scot-free after committing
crimes, and especially violent crimes. The issue is an age-old problem
that already in 1908 was addressed in depth by Belfort Bax in an essay,
Subjection of Men (if necessary, try this link:
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Legal_Subjection_of_Men). As we today are prone to do, Belfort Bax, too,
blamed "the system." We should not blame politicians, lawyers and judges
(judges are lawyers, too). "The system" is something we put into place
to make sure that our feelings receive attention, support and enforcement.
"The system" is nothing more than a consequence of our feelings, actions and
inactions. The blame for the fundamental causes of what is wrong with
our society rests with each and everyone of us.
If that is not the right way to look at things, then how can we explain-away
what happened in the case of the mother who cut off part of her 6-year-old
...the state's case was hampered when Toby Davis [the boy's father]
filed court papers refusing to cooperate with the prosecution and asking
that charges [against the demonically cruel mother] be dropped. The boy
also signed an affidavit saying he did not want his mother prosecuted.
Never was our innate inability to see mothers (and we project from our
own mothers to all women) as merely human — with all of the failings that
can affects all humans, and deserving of equal punishment when committing
crimes of equal severity — demonstrated to me more than when I read in a
study report that a severely and cruelly mistreated child (whom its mother
ultimately attempted to murder) held out its arms, begging to be comforted
by its torturer. Here is an excerpt from the description of that
From: Covert Video Recordings of Life-threatening Child Abuse: Lessons
for Child Protection
PEDRIATRICS Vol. 100 No. 5, November 1997; Dr. Southall et al.
Case 34, 18-Month-Old Female Child
16:08 PM: the mother deliberately pinches the child who begins to cry
and develops breath-holding. She reaches for comfort from her mother
but is ignored. After 20 seconds, the mother presses an alarm to call
the nurses. They don't appear. The child reaches for the mother again
who draws back from her. The mother has a nurse coming but the
breath-holding has stopped; she slaps the child hard on the leg. The
child cries and the nurse enters the room. The mother appears to be
comforting the child. The mother tells the nurse that the child had
suffered a small event [of apnea, or stopping to breathe — F4L]....
16:14 PM-. the child walks past her mother who deliberately trips her up
with her leg and kicks her in the abdomen and back on three occasions.
The child cries and reaches for her mother who initially ignores her and
then, suddenly, picks her up and cuddles her.
16:41 PM: the mother changes the child's diaper. The child is
passive and lies on the bed quietly for 2 minutes. She then attempts to
get up. The mother takes a pillow and forces it over the child's head.
The child struggles to breathe. After 8 seconds, the mother removes the
pillow but then replaces it for 3 seconds and then lifts the child
roughly by the arm. A nurse enters the room after being alerted by the
CVS observers. (Full transcript of that
and other incidents in the report)
Truly, daughters (as well as sons, as described in the transcripts of
some of the other cases in the report) have a boundless capacity to love
their mothers. It is astonishing that it happens in some cases, but it is
what God intended. "The system" does nothing more than to give
substance to our basic instincts: Mothers (and by extension all
women) can do no wrong. That is why we let women get away with
murder, and, furthermore, that is why let radical feminists (who are in
absolute denial of any woman's capability and tendency to be violent)
destroy our society.