Chicago police records document women’s weapon of choice. Hot coffee is thrown in teacup hand grenades
I had to look up the history of the Chicago Tribune to fully understand the malarky behind this article. After a quick wikipedia search, one finds that the paper was run with a distinctly Republican, misogynist viewpoint that was firmly in the camp of being against women's voting rights, so of course they ran these crazy, fear-mongering articles that are akin to rape victim blaming.
Pity the woman whose only weapon on hand against a assailant was a just book or a slipper.
It's interesting to study how this and similar papers were the Republican propaganda vehicles of the 19th and 20th century, and were as equally phony and hypocritical as FOX News is today.
The truly disturbing "journalism" aside, thanks for giving Lori some new ideas, Peter. A really dirty Swiffer just zoomed to the top of her list!
Bad move. Then she hits me with the slippers.
Smart. I am the broom handle of quipsters.
I suspect this is pushback against the Women's Temperance Movement, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Battle Axe herself, Carrie Nation. These women put domestic violence and women's rights on the national agenda even if it meant taking up their "witches brooms."
PS: Didn't William Randolph Hearst build his newspaper empire in Chicago and ultimately bought the Trib?