We have seen an era where sex abuse allegations against women have been ignored or ridiculed. Yet, we begin to see that women may not only molest children as much as men, but even more than men. If women commit 3/4 of all child abuse and neglect, murder 2/3 of all children killed, why is it that popular cultural theory of women as abusers can not accept that women commit more than 1% to 5% of the sexual abuse. A well reviewed nationwide study of youth guards by the U.S. D.O.J. turns that number upside down.
“What’s shocking, is that 34% of the molestations were homosexual.” The DCFS information shows that 69% of sexual abuse by mothers was of their foster or subsidized-adoptive daughters. In contrast, 14% of the sexual abuse by fathers was of their foster or subsidized-adoptive sons.
Feminism has sold the Western World on the most improbable of concepts that women commit sex offenses only because they are forced to by some man or that some man has exerted some as yet defined ‘mind control’ over perfectly sane and intelligent women to commit atrocious acts against children. Neither of those myths has any base in reality when the mass of child molestations by women is reviewed.
I was one of the duped and unable to comprehend and accept that women molested. I now know I was wrong. If women abuse children three to four times more often than men and murder children at three times the rate that men murder children, then what inhibition or un-crossable boundary exists for women to NOT molest children? This information on child abuse can be found at a Federal Government website. Since the feds continue to play with their web addresses, you can Google: U.S. Dept of H&HS Child Abuse Statistics by Perpetrator.
Personal involvement in one family case where there was testimony and personal interviews of a generational group of women who preyed upon their daughters and occasionally sons, for five generations, used false allegations of abuse against husbands or boyfriends after those men fell out of favor.
The wall of silence protecting female molesters of innocent children is beginning to fall. The volume of data is becoming overwhelming to the nay sayers. At times the data is a surprise and incidental to the core study, such as a national study on the treatment of juveniles in facilities across the country, discussed in other areas of this paper.
The feminist movement has been central in fighting to keep the reality of female paedophiles under wraps. In the following video Michelle Elliot, Author and Director of “Kidscape” a U.K.charity that assists those who have been sexually abused, addresses the prevalence of female molesters and rapists of children as well as the well organized efforts to silence any public discussion of women as sexual predators of children.
We are seeing any number of online organizations working to overcome the culture blind spot when it comes to women abusing our most innocent citizens, children. Here is one such bibliography available for those who are beginning to inquire: http://www.female-offenders.com/Safehouse/
We are now hearing from professionals over the self-interested clamor of the extreme feminists in the media that women molest for the same reason as men and are probably more prevalent than male offenders only because the women offenders are not taken off the streets. Children’s outcries are ignored by police, Children’s Services, and courts. Our very culture has become so gynocentric as to make it beyond the conceptualization of many in law enforcement, children’s protective services, the judiciary, and correctional systems.
The same group that has provided the bibliography of current studies, also, provides a bibliography of the study of women predators that is continually growing as others provide new studies. This comprehensive bibliography is by year and begins with it’s oldest study from 1857: http://www.female-offenders.com/Safehouse/bibliography-by-year .
In the vein of the feminist canard that alleged abusers of women also abuse their pets, it seems that not even the pets are safe from some women. An Oklahoma woman admitted to police that she had sex with her cat.
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It is a widely known fact that children in single mother homes are more likely and more susceptible to molestation. Many of these women pedophiles, as with the male molesters, prey upon the sad, lonely, and confused children of single mothers. I call this the ‘Sandusky Method’ in dishonor of the football coach who horrifically abused so many young boys.
There are many commonalities of female child sex predators that mimic those who are male. There are studies that indicate women who engage in homosexual activity may be inordinately more highly represented as predators of children than heterosexual women. “These new Illinois findings also suggest that a child’s risk of being molested is considerably higher when their parent engages in homosexuality,” This is taken from a study that can be found at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1354249/posts which was done by the Illinois Dept. of Children’s Services and reported in 2005. The study showed that women molested their foster daughters at much higher rates than men who molested their foster sons. Only 2% of the population is categorized as homosexual based upon their sexual activities yet constitute between 20% in one study to upwards of 75% in studies of sex criminals incarcerated in State facilities.
A conservative website is maintaining a list of convicted female predators at http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/39783/. The Huff Post Live recently did a very informative and inciteful piece on the topic of male victims of women predators at http://live.huffingtonpost.com/#r/segment/female-sex-offenders/50b3e38002a76052c60000c8
Just within the past year, 2011, another study was released by the D.O.J on the 2008-2009 reporting period showing that children incarcerated in juvenile facilities were sexually molested by women slightly more than 95% of the time while male staff accounted for only 4.6% of the sexual molestation of the minors incarcerated who reported sexual abuse. The study is in pdf format and can be downloaded from http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/svjfry09.pdf . (This website address has changed at least three times since this story was originally published and this latest location for this information was updated April, 2013)
The higHlights of this study of sexual abuse in all states in this National Study of Youth Detention Centers are:
“This report presents findings from the first National Survey of
Youth in Custody (NSYC), representing approximately 26,550
adjudicated youth held nationwide in state operated and large
locally or privately operated juvenile facilities. Overall, 91% of
youth in these facilities were male; 9% were female.
• Approximately 95% of all youth reporting staff sexual misconduct
said they had been victimized by female staff. In 2008,
42% of staff in state juvenile facilities were female.
• Thirteen facilities were identified as “high rate” based on the
lower bound of the 95%-confidence interval of at least 35%
higher than the average rate among facilities by type of consent.
Six facilities had victimization rates of 30% or more; 4
had rates between 25% and 30%; and 3 had rates between 20%
• Rates of reported sexual victimization varied among youth:
- 10.8% of males and 4.7% of females reported sexual
activity with facility staff.”
If women constitute only 42% of the staff of these facilities as stated further in this report, yet commit 95% of the sexual abuse, coast to coast, in these facilities, then we have a very frightening scenario for our nations children. I will repeat this question again, “If women committ 3/4 of all child abuse and neglect, murder 2/3 of all children killed, why is it that popular cultural theory of women as abusers can not accept that women commit more than 1% to 5% of the sexual abuse. The nationwide study of youth guards turns that number upside down.
Over the past 20 years since I began to hear of a multi-generational female on female incest from my ex wife in regards to her family. In those 20 years of attempting to protect my child, I was in the courthouses more and more and began to observe incidental cases involving both women and men molesters. The men were pilloried with long sentences. The women, when judges did not dismiss the cases outright, invariably got suspended sentences or probation .
I have begun to ask mental health professionals, children’s services investigators, and law enforcement about the numbers of people complaining of sexual abuse of children by females. I have heard any number dismiss my questions as saying there must have been some other agenda and they did not believe any of the allegations they had heard of women molesting. On the other hand almost all of the numerous counselors and psychologists questioned stated that they heard more legitimate adult outcries, long after statutes of limitations had run, of people who had been molested by women over the number claimed molested by men. Initially, I, too, was disbelieving of this. I saw my ex’s family as aberrant and way outside the norm even for incestuous families. Of note, the ones who claimed women never molested were either with the Children’s Protective Services or were self admitted extreme feminists who espoused the concept that a woman’s feeling had more substance than fact, even video taped fact. This attitude of accepting a woman’s feelings over the rights and due process of any she accuses is indeed a very slippery slope.
Child molestation is an aberration, sick, and criminal. Yet we have these abusers among us.
We have made it profitable with bounty money to prosecutors for each prosecution of a man for child molestation, but not for women. This can skew conviction rates dramatically. It then makes for sensational press. But, it hides half the three quarters of the problem, women predators, and incarcerates many innocent men. The bounty money on men, only, is special grant funding provided through the Department of Justice’s Office of Women. This bounty money is funded through VAWA. It is similar to the old bounty on Indian scalps paid by various local and state governments where even blonde and red headed children’s scalps were turned in and paid. Clearly not Native American Scalps. The same destruction of the innocent is happening with the DOJ grants.
The DOJ pays the same to the prosecutor’s office for a plea bargain with a father who has just had all of his assets frozen or handed over to a soon to be ex in divorce and is unable to pay for a criminal attorney after scraping up his last change for a divorce attorney. These innocent fathers are forced to plea bargain for their liberty. Not only does the woman win all assets and money in this ploy, but she gets the children and the father is lucky to get a couple of hours a month with his own children, if he ever gets to see them at all. Additional incentive for women to help build statistics against men, but mainly fathers is the large cash awards paid to mothers for their claims their childiren were molested or abused, up to $35,000. and then the mother gets an award of up to $25,000 in Witness Assistance funds. The net received for the mother, $60,0000.; full ownership of the children and all property, money, assets, and businesses of the husband and family. The father, even with a plea bargain, loses children, home, future (convicted of either DV or SA of children eliminates most better paying jobs), and future income.
Judges are much more lenient to women than men. In Pennsylvania a judge reduced a woman’s sentence for child molestation dramatically because the woman claimed she could not control her sexual urges, did this judge release her on her guarantee she would offend again? What would happen to a man with the same type admission? Here is an excerpt of that article from the New York Daily News:
– In May, former schoolteacher Kathleen Cawthorne, 33, of Rustburg, Va., successfully negotiated a reduction in her 11-year sentence for having sex with an underage student. Cawthorne’s punishment was set at only four months in prison when she presented the judge with a clinical diagnosis of “hypersexuality,” supposedly showing that she had little ability to control her desire to seduce the boy. [New York Daily News, 5-24-2013]
Victims Assistance and Witness Assistance programs give large cash bounties to women who claim they or their children were sexually abused. This money is not recovered if the woman recants or the allegation is proven false. Neither is the woman prosecuted for perjury. It is free money with a “Go Home without Going to Jail” pass card. If we want to minimize child sexual abuse, we are going to have to raise public awareness and we are going to have to insist on equal prosecution and sentencing. The best examples are the Duke LaCrosse accuser and Kobe Bryant’s accuser. The two women received Victims Assistance Funds and were not required to repay after recanting.
Even with billions of dollars in VAWA funding, the percentage of child abuse confirmed as being committed by women, continues to be multipliers of what men do, even with the extreme efforts to falsely skew the results.
A private foundation has been tracking the women school teachers who have been convicted of molesting children and provides a list of hundreds with a short synopsis of the sex offenses for which they were caught and convicted. How many more did just this one list of women molest and destroy. Children molested by women have the same prognosis, sometimes worse, then those molested by men. The prognosis is worse because the victims of women are most frequently not believed.
A Mayo Clinic research paper, in part, discusses this inequality of reporting, prosecutions, and convictions as contributing to the disparity of convictions upon which the studies numbers were based.
“In general, most individuals who engage in pedophilia or paraphilias are male.2-7,9,10 There was a time when it was believed that females could not be pedophiles because of their lack of long-term sexual urges unless they had a primary psychotic disorder.4,22 When women were studied for sexually inappropriate behavior directed toward children, these behaviors were classified as “sexual abuse” or “molestation” but not pedophilia.6,7,27 From federal data on sexual crimes, females were reported to be the “molester” in 6% of all juvenile cases.2 The study by Abel and Harlow of 4007 “child molesters” found 1% to be female, but the authors believed this number was low because of the systematic underreporting of women for molestation.15,27 One reason why acts of pedophilia committed by women are underreported is that many acts are not recognized because they occur during the course of regular “nurturing or care-giving activities,” such as when bathing and dressing children.22,27 Another reason is that when adult women engage in sexual acts with adolescent boys, others do not perceive this activity as abuse but rather a fortunate rite of passage.27 The law sees it otherwise.”
Pedophilic women tend to be young (22-33 years old); have poor coping skills; may meet criteria for the presence of a psychiatric disorder, particularly depression or substance abuse; and frequently also meet criteria for being personality disordered (antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, dependent)27 (Table 1). In incidents in which women are identified as being involved in sexually inappropriate acts with children, there is an increased chance of a male pedophile being involved as well.7 When a male co-offender is involved, usually more than 1 child is involved. Molested children tend to be both male and female and are more likely to be related to the offender. In these cases, the female offender is also likely to have committed a nonsexual offense and a sexual offense.28 Cases that involve a male codefendant rightfully or wrongfully often do not result in the woman being charged.27 Unless specifically stated, the rest of this article deals with male pedophiles because most studies are based on male offenders.”
Research Brief No. 7, January 2008 “Protectors or Perpetrators?” which can be found at http://www.americanvalues.org/pdfs/researchbrief7.pdf , addresses many of the commonalites found where abuse of children is present in elevated numbers. It clearly identifies mothers and their boyfriends and current husbands as the abusers of children in two thirds of the documented cases.
This research brief states:
“One study by David Finkelhor of the University of New Hampshire and his colleagues found that “children currently living in single parent and stepfamilies had significantly greater lifetime exposure than those living with two biological or adoptive parents” to five different forms of victimization—sexual assault, child maltreatment, assault by peers or siblings, being a victim of a crime, or witnessing violence.14 Other studies have found that children are markedly more likely to be killed or sexually abused by stepfathers, compared to children living in an intact, married household.
Information is beginning to surface that would dramatically change the perceptions of professionals on the numbers of women pedophiles. It is possible women match or outnumber the male pedophiles in numbers so astounding as to be incredulous to the previously un-informed. We should be asking these questions more in our research and surveys. It is amazing, considering the PC gender pressures, that any of the studies mentioned above received any funding or approval for publishing.”
Yet, the statistics are skewed against biological fathers when the CPS reports include men other than the biological father as ‘fathers’ then hides the information that ‘father’ unlike mother, is not a bio-parent label but the ‘male-like’ figure in the house when the abuse occurs. I first located this aberration in the statistics about 2003 and reported it to several organizations devoted to accuracy in government reporting and accuracy in reporting family related statistics. The inclusion of stepfathers was designed to intentionally misrepresent the safety of children with their biological father. The brief “Protectors or Perpetrators?” also documents and addresses this fact. “(Sic) Federal data derived from CPS reports in 2005 indicate that mothers were involved in 64 percent of child maltreatment cases, whereas fathers (including stepfathers and other ‘father-like’ figures) were involved in 36.7 percent of such cases”.
Later in this same research brief, the stepfather vs father issue is addressed further “Other studies have found that children are markedly more likely to be killed or sexually abused by stepfathers, compared to children living in an intact, married household.”
The data is overwhelming. Children are safest with their biological fathers and most in danger in a single mother’s home from direct abuse by the mother, including sexual abuse.
It is, also, quite evident that the safety of children with fathers is an ideologically uncomfortable subject and a target for misrepresentation. The data on biological fathers as abusers is dramatically pumped up by including one of the larger categories of abusers, stepfathers, in the mis-labeled ‘Fathers’ classification. More could be written about other pumping up of ‘Father Abuse’ statistics when they were defined as ‘Father-like’ which included such diverse categories as any masculine acting figure in the presence of the child in a ‘relationship’ with the mother. This included boyfriends, paying johns, and lesbian lovers as ‘Father’ figures to the children. The real data on just how safe children are with their biological father is still hidden. But even pumped up with inclusion of “stepfathers’, biological fathers are clearly the safest person for children to live. And, when the biological father is present, the sexual abuse of abusive mothers and the strange men a single woman will offer her children up to are kept at bay
The damage done by a woman pedophile to a child is just as devastating to children as that done by a male. Maybe, it is even more damaging, because many find it humorous and deny the molested male child any support or assistance. A recent statistic from a group called Male Survivors states that 1 in 6 men was molested as a child by either male or female predators. Where is the help for male victims that is made availabe for female victims? And, why are we allowing any of our children to be ‘free bait’ to women?