When She Was Bad...: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence download epub
by Patricia Pearson
When She Was Bad considers two different issues: (1) how we see violent women-that we either excuse their behavior with a "syndrome defense" . The Myth that women can't be serial killer came from the difference in killing styles. Male Multiple Murderers stalk their victims - they're "Hunters".
When She Was Bad considers two different issues: (1) how we see violent women-that we either excuse their behavior with a "syndrome defense" such as battered woman syndrome, or else see them as the passive partners of violent men; (2) how we see aggression itself-that we perceive it as physical and blatant, thus missing the ways in which women more commonly. use verbal assaults and indirect strategies. Female Multiple Murderesses work or live in a specific place that houses their victims - they're "Trappers".
When She Was Bad book. While national crime rates have recently fallen, crimes committed. Pearson paints a picture of women and violence that would give Charlie Manson pause, and you get the sense that she has the feminists soberly nodding their heads, "this is true, this is true my tilt was definitely in her favor.
Pearson, Patricia, 1964-. Female offenders, Violent crimes, Violence, Women. Toronto : Random House of Canada. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; toronto. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
When She Was Bad tells the stories of such women as Karla Homolka, who raped and killed three women . Our culture, argues award-winning journalist Patricia Pearson, is in denial of women's innate capacity for aggression. We deny that women batter their husbands
When She Was Bad tells the stories of such women as Karla Homolka, who raped and killed three women, including her own sister, then blamed it on battered wife syndrome; Dorothea Puente, who murdered several elderly tenants in her boardinghouse before attracting any attention; and Marti Salas-Tarin, an ex-con who runs a halfway house for women just out of prison. We deny that women batter their husbands. We forget that the statistics prove that children in America are abused mostly by women.
The publication of Patricia Pearson's book comes at a time when media reports of escalating violence amoung teen-aged girls are becoming more common. It is therefore a timely book. A Canadian journalist based in Toronto, Pearson has become an expert on violent women, especially girls, and has been frequently quoted in the Globe & Mail since the release of her book.
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When She Was Bad : Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence. In this highly provocative book, Patricia Pearson demonstrates over and over again that the idea (ideal?) of female innocence is pure myth
When She Was Bad : Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence. By (author) Patricia Pearson. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. In this highly provocative book, Patricia Pearson demonstrates over and over again that the idea (ideal?) of female innocence is pure myth. She argues that the two main culprits of the tendency to overlook extreme behaviour in women are feminists who have claimed victimhood for women and male society which finds it impossible to see women as powerful.
When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence, Viking (New York, NY), 1997, published as When . SIDELIGHTS: Journalist Patricia Pearson worked in New York City as a crime reporter before returning to Canada to write a column for the National Post and raise her children.
When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence, Viking (New York, NY), 1997, published as When She Was Bad: How and Why Women Get away with Murder, Penguin (New York, NY), 1998. Playing House (novel), Avon Trade (New York, NY), 2003. Area Woman Blows Gasket: And Other Tales from the Domestic Frontier, Bloomsbury Publishing (New York, NY), 2005.
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When She Was Bad convincingly overturns these perceptions by telling the stories of such women as Karla Faye Tucker, who was recently executed for having killed two people with a pickax; Dorothea Puente, who murdered several elderly tenants in her boarding house; and Aileen Wuornos, a Florida woman who shot seven men. Patricia Pearson marshals a vast amount of research and statistical support from criminologists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, and sociologists, and includes many revealing interviews with dozens of men and women in the criminal justice system who have firsthand experience with violent women. When She Was Bad is a fearless and superbly written call to reframe our ideas about female violence and, by extension, female power.