So 2 of the 3 top ever recorded top serial killers in the UK were women

(11 Posts)
camaleon Fri 22-Feb-13 19:44:59

The article is [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/amelia-dyer-the-woman-who-murdered-300-babies-8507570.html here]
Not sure if this helps fighting stereotypes or whether it confirms the extent women have had to go through to survive. I thought it was interesting (although not sure about its 'feminist' value)

camaleon Fri 22-Feb-13 19:45:39

Trying again the link here

TheFallenNinja Fri 22-Feb-13 19:53:22

1896????

mercibucket Fri 22-Feb-13 20:12:32

How sad

Such horrible sad times

mercibucket Fri 22-Feb-13 20:12:32

How sad

Such horrible sad times

Piemother Fri 22-Feb-13 20:59:24

I read that whilst feeding dd2 (4 months). Not the best idea.
How privileged we are in the uk in the 21st century that we need not worry about having illegitimate children hmm

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Fri 22-Feb-13 21:06:03

It would have been a feminist issue at the time though I think. If the fathers of illegitimate children had to be responsible for the child and/or the mother was allowed to be educated and/or earn her own money, then the mothers wouldn't have been in that impossible position which allowed the baby farmers to operate.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Fri 22-Feb-13 21:08:27

YY StickEm.

Lessthanaballpark Fri 22-Feb-13 23:07:26

That's awful. I'm so grateful that I live today. I can't imagine having to prostitute myself or give my lovely DS up.

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Fri 22-Feb-13 23:25:30

There was a thought provoking quote on call the midwife last week, something like "are babies more valued nowadays because they have a better chance of surviving, or do they survive because they are more valued?"

Lessthanaballpark Sat 23-Feb-13 16:20:30

Probably both. I think it's the best reason for making sure women everywhere get proper reproductive rights; being able to give more to the children that you do have is the best way of securing their survival and yours, IYSWIM.

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