When She Was Bad: How And Why Women Get Away With Murder

Kobo ebook | March 18, 2011

byPatricia Pearson

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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.


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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 statis...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 18, 2011Publisher:Random House Of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030736383X

ISBN - 13:9780307363831

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from When She Was Bad A book that propounds that women are equally as violent as men and that we must stop treating violent women as victims. To a greater or lesser extent all crimials are victims of abuse of one form or another, but to absolve women from responsibility is dumb. Women are just as responsible for their actions as men. And contrary to the other review here, I am not proud of women's violence, I am ashamed that we allow this to happen and find reprehensible the attitudes of women's groups who try to down play the seriousness of women's violence.
Date published: 1999-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When She was Bad This is one book that proves women can be just as cold-blooded and vicious as men. The author explores several cases in which women have displayed violent tendencies, from abuse to murder. Yep, Karla Homolka's in there, too. Serial killers, killer moms and spousal abusers explain why they did it and how they got gentler sentences because they're women. Just goes to show that anything men can do, women can do better.
Date published: 1999-04-19