An Example of Female Domestic Violence

In July, South Carolina mom, Jessica Edens murdered her two children as well as one other women.  Her husband, Benjamin Edens, had filed for a divorced and they were involved in a custody dispute over their daughter. Jessica's son was from her first marriage.

Around 5 p.m. July 13, Jessica Edens drove to a Greenville, South Carolina apartment complex where her estranged husband lived and shot 28-year-old Meredith Rahme while she was in the parking garage. She died at the scene. Benjamin Edens and Rahme worked together. Jessica believed the two were dating Police, however, said they were uncertain of any romantic relationship and described them only as co-workers. Edens' children were in the Jeep when she murdered Rahme.

Edens immediately escaped the garage and drove the Jeep to the Greenville-Pickens Speedway where she then murdered her two children with a .40 caliber handgun. The violent and vindictive mom placed one final phone call to her husband before turning the gun on herself. According to the Greenville News, she left a phone message stating  “Everyone you love is gone. Do you hear me? I’m about to be gone too."

Inside the Jeep, Jessica left three notes. The 1st note was addressed to her first husband: “To Nate, I don’t know what to say. You gave me my first child. I will be forever greatful (sic) because of you,” she said. “I never meant to cause you as much pain as this.” The 2nd note was addressed to her family: “To my parents and my sister, I am so sorry for the pain I am causing all of you. You’ve all always been there for me and I love you all so much.” The final note was addressed to her second husband, Ben: "You have caused me more pain that I’ve ever been in in my life. You have caused my children pain. I hope you rot one day for what you have done to me and my kids … I hope you live with pain and shame and guilt for the rest of your life,”

Below an Inquistr.com  article summarizing this story, a university feminist wrote a comment. Her remark, the highest ranked comment on the article appears below

The feminist would not hold Jessica accountable for her crimes. Instead, she took the tact of implying husbands have no attachment to their children and relationships with men should be devalued.

Also, several news outlets speculated about Eden's reason for committing murder.  Some concluded that Ben and Meredith may have been involved in an affair during Ben's marriage and this is what caused Jessica to kill everyone. Thus, blame was shifted from Jessica to Ben. Whether or not he and Meredith were in a relationship is irrelevant information. Can a husband justifiably kill his cheating wife? Can he shoot their kids? Can he kill her boyfriend? Husbands killing family members is always considered domestic violence by the media.  

Women such as Jessica Edens should be thought of as no different than these husbands. Women like Edens should be afforded no sympathy. They should be given no excuses.

Jessica Edens is an example of female domestic violence.

August 30, 2017

An Example of a Female Sexual Predator

Mrs. Brooke Lajiness is an example of a female sexual predator. The Michigan mom lured two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15, by sending them naked pictures of herself on Snapchat (a mobile app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them). The teens saw multiple photos, including Lajiness in a bathtub performing sexual acts. Ultimately, Mrs.  Lajiness convinced the boys to meet with her. On multiple occasions, she rendezvoused with the boys in their neighborhood for sexual encounters in her car.  Mrs. Lajiness admitted to having sex with the 14 year old as many as 15 times.

in court, Michigan State Police Trooper Donald Pasternak testified that most of the sexual encounters happened in the back of Lajiness' car in a Lima Township driveway. The court also heard a report about a possible 3rd teenage boy the Michigan mom was cheating with. He was 17 or 18. The judge did not pursue further details. Both her lawyer and her husband blamed Mrs Lajiness actions on insomnia.

During the court proceedings, the mother of one victim read out a statement saying, "You made a conscious effort on several occasions to make arrangements to meet my son, sneak out of your house, start your car, leave your husband and children at home and drive to my son’s father’s house, back into the driveway between midnight and 4 a.m., wait for my son to run in the driveway, commit a crime and leave. Did you know that this was wrong? Did you ever worry about the harm you were doing to my son?"

Assistant Washtenaw County Prosecutor John Vella said in court "This is an incident that this is clearly a predator," He stated "This case involves a defendant seeking out minors for sex”.
She was recently sentenced to four years and nine months in prison. She was also required to register on Michigan’s sex offender registry. Lajiness said after her sentencing. "My family means everything to me, and I've caused them great pain for these regretful choices I have made."

American culture sometimes still views female predatory behavior as benevolent. Brooke Lajiness actions were not benevolent. She was teaching both her kids and the teens that cheating is ok. Stabbing someone in the back is acceptable. She was setting an example that having sex with minors is OK. Additionally, she was probabaly disrupting her victims' school work and social life. As discussed in a previous post, boys having sex with adult women can suffer negative consequences. 

One viewer at Mlive.com made an insightful comment concerning this court case:

Despite her claims to the contrary,  Brooke Lajiness wasn’t concerned about her family when she left them to have sex with a 14 year old 15 times. She didn’t have her family's best interest in mind while she had sex with two other teenage boys. Americans need to abandon their obsolete notion of the benevolent female predator.

August 22, 2017

Washington Post Projects Its Culture of Sexism and Racism

Uber's recently narrowed their search for a new CEO down to three men. The fact that the company was not hiring a female CEO angered the Washington Post. The news organization produced an article emphasizing executives should be hired on based their gender

Statements from the article include:

While it’s not yet known who will become Uber’s next chief executive — the board expects make a decision before Labor Day — the position is now likely to be filled by a white man, possibly one that hails from one of the most old-school of American industries.
In interviews, female executives and recruiters in Silicon Valley expressed frustration that Uber wasn’t going to wind up with a woman at the helm after all -- and that the pickings were so slim to begin with.
Workplace experts pointed to a phenomenon known to researchers as “the glass cliff,” in which women are more often called into corporate leadership roles in times of crisis, and are therefore subject to more criticism if companies don’t perform well.
As much as I would love to see more women chief executives, too often women get the cleanup jobs, and I’d prefer to not always see women get the cleanup jobs,” said Elizabeth Ames, senior vice president at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. She pointed to Marissa Mayer, who received outsized positive attention when she left her job as a Google executive to run Yahoo, and outsized negative attention when she failed to turn that company around.
Ellen Pao, who became CEO of the online discussion site Reddit during a time of tumult, was pushed out by angry Reddit users in 2015. 
One recent study found that companies with positive reputations had higher-than-average numbers of women in senior leadership roles.

This article promotes a culture of sexism.  Its main premise is that employees should be hired based on their gender. Uber is supposed to hire a CEO using gender as the main criteria. Uber also needs a chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief marketing officer. All three positions are to be filled using gender as a hiring criteria. The news outlet also wants female executives hired after companies are already performing well. Once again, these hires are to be based on the applicant's gender. The article complains that women receive more criticism when they fail. However no evidence supporting this claim is provided. In reality, the news outlet is angered female CEO's are being judged in the same manner as male CEO's - based on their job performance.  The Post also tacitly promoted its racist idea that hiring white male managers is wrong. Lastly, the recent study  referenced by the Washington Post is a vague and arbitrary feminist index claiming companies with more female managers have better reputations. Its based on feminist dogma rather than scientific research.

Another recent Washington Post article also promoted the importance of judging people on the basis of their gender rather than the quality of their skills. The article titled  "Why these professors are warning against promoting the work of straight, white men"  focuses on two  feminists, Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne. The feminists argue that scholars or researchers disproportionately cite the work of white men, thereby unfairly adding credence to the body of knowledge they offer while ignoring the voices of other groups, like women and black male academics.

They stated "This important research has drawn direct attention to the continued underrepresentation and marginalization of women, people of color. … To cite narrowly, to only cite white men … or to only cite established scholars, does a disservice not only to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism …,"  
The feminist professors claim that citing someone's work has implications on his or her ability to be hired, get promoted and obtain tenured status. The entire article emphasized that research credibility should be based on gender and race rather than accuracy and objectivity.

Both articles promote the idea people should be judged on the basis of their gender rather than knowledge or skills. Both pieces display the level of importance the newspaper places on a person's gender. Through these articles, the Washington Post is projecting its own internal culture of sexism and hate.

August 10, 2017