These are merely five of the many semi-unknown female heroes of the past few years. I listed them in the order in which I admired their courage and actions - meaning, that they are from greatest to least. But, that is not to say that I don’t admire them all. I respect all of these women for their courage, strength, resolve, and willingness to do what is just.
#1 – Sandra Crockett (1997)
In 1997, Sandra Crockett had her mentally handicapped son, who was 21 at the time, castrated in order to curb his sexual impulses and aggression. She feared that he would be taken away from her because of this, and she did not want him to be placed in a mental institution. Likewise, she said that he had been feeling some pain in his testicles. This one was originally number three on my list, but I loved this woman’s story so much, that I moved it up to number one. I greatly admire her, and I think she is a loving, kind hero. She did what she thought was best for her son, and it benefitted them both in the end. I believe that more women should, in terms of the practicality of the modern world, follow her example.
#2 – Anjana Maity (2009)
In 2009, forty-two year old Anjana Maity castrated her 13 year old son and then beheaded him. Interestingly enough, this act of release against the boy was committed after the woman’s husband, Ranjit Maity, left their family. He had had an affair, and he had threatened to set her and her son on fire if they did not leave him alone. The child was clearly suffering, as was she, and this should be considered an act of mercy on her behalf. So, regardless of whether she was arrested or not, she did the right thing.
#3 – Catherine Kieu Becker (2011)
In 2011, forty-eight year old Catherine Kieu Becker cut off her husband’s penis with a ten-inch kitchen knife. No act such as this is committed if the other party is undeserving. And, given that her husband was a man, who had attempted to abandon her, I would say that he did, indeed, deserve it. Mrs. Becker is a hero for seeking retribution for the misery she had been caused by her husband. Regardless of whether or not she was arrested, she is a champion, and I admire her courage.
#4 – Joyce Maxine Gregory (2012)
In 2012, thirty-five year old Joyce Maxine Gregory fought back against her boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend, after he went on a rampage through their home. During the struggle that followed afterwards, she grabbed his testicles, causing the scrotum to split open. And, while he may have recovered afterwards, meaning she didn’t quite finish the job, I still admire her for her bravery. It takes a lot to stand up against someone who is physically larger than you, especially when they have lost control of their senses. I salute her.
#5 – Chalie Simon (2009)
In 2009, nineteen year old Chalie Simon grabbed her boyfriend by the testicles and squeezed hard as he attempted to forcefully push her from his residence. Her actions came from his neglect for her feelings, and his neglect of providing the simple attention that she asked him for. It was justified, and regardless of whether or not she was arrested, I salute her for standing up against someone who mistreated her for loving them.
That is my list for now - five of the greatest, semi-unknown female heroes of the past few years and or decades. I salute them all, I admire them all, and I hope that I, too, can be as brave when standing up against those who wish to do me harm.
Femitheist Divine, The New Era of Feminism 80 Comments
[7/26/2012 3:40:05 AM]
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I...rarely ever feel this angry, but in this situation...if I ever met her, I'd rely on friends to hold me back. Otherwise, I'd force her onto the ground and rape her.
7/26/2012 6:11:17 PM
7/26/2012 6:28:00 PM
Obviously she was a very sick individual.
7/26/2012 6:42:47 PM
This was a girl barely out of her teens who posted crap for about three months, then apologised for it in her final post and then died (apparently by her own hand). She deserves our pity rather than our hate.
7/26/2012 7:12:23 PM
Her apparent suicide makes me second-guess judging people too quickly.
Some folks say vile things because they're just psychopaths.
But others say vile things because they are angry, hurting & besides themselves.
Perhaps this is why folks like Jesus and others said "Judged not, lest you be judged". That rotten person may be a genuinely angry & hurting human being rather than a complete psychopathic scumbag.
Perhaps this is the true meaning of "Love the sinner, hate the sin". You can hate their loathsome words & actions but you shouldn't hate them as a person.
I'm going to rethink the way I react to every nasty person & learn to practice Unconditional Love. We are all interconnected, spiritually and/or molecularly.
7/26/2012 7:34:20 PM
You're being "That Guy."
Don't be "That Guy."
7/26/2012 8:21:35 PM
that is not what I mean when I say I am a feminist... holy hell!
7/26/2012 9:28:03 PM
As much as her apparent suicide seems to change things, I cant help but feel that the hateful things she has said, and most of the pain and anger she largely brought them on herself. It is not like people didn't tell her that she needed psychological help, people can only offer so much help, the rest is up to the person. She chose to commit suicide instead of trying to get help first. She realized she had a problem but chose to do nothing about it.
7/26/2012 10:49:21 PM
Hey, can I cut off your breasts and hoo-ha?
You seem so accepting of sexual mutilation...
7/27/2012 2:22:36 AM
Oh, hey, I didn't notice that she was dead...Well,good riddance.She definitely brought so much love and joy into the world by existing...At least now I can take off my steel underwear.
7/27/2012 2:38:43 AM
Disgusting. All the same, I'd toss Doug Wilson to them in a minute.
I'll see your Doug and raise you a Newt Gingrich.
This bitch is obsessed with testicles.
"Balls!", said the queen, "If I had 'em I'd be king."
Apparently the OP, Krista Heflin committed suicide a few days ago.
Yeah, but she did it for her own good.
7/27/2012 2:41:33 AM
"Oh, hey, I didn't notice that she was dead...Well,good riddance.She definitely brought so much love and joy into the world by existing...At least now I can take off my steel underwear."
I wouldn't yet. Not while the Radfem Hub is still functioning...
"I'll see your Doug and raise you a Newt Gingrich."
One word: Santorum.
7/27/2012 2:58:22 AM
Raised by Horses
Lorena Bobbit? Valerie Solanis? Doormats, I tells ya.
7/27/2012 5:55:28 AM
You are sick lady, sick in the head.
7/27/2012 8:04:35 AM
And nothing of value was lost.
7/27/2012 11:09:33 AM
Blue the Thiefwhatever
One word: Santorum.
What does anal sex have to do with anything?
7/27/2012 1:13:02 PM
#2: Someone who castrated & beheaded her son is your hero? Like her, you are bloody insane.
#5: So, the guy tried to make his ex-girlfriend leave his property, and not only did she refuse (violating trespassing laws), she assaulted him & caused massive physical damage. And this violent criminal is your HERO?
I know you're a misandrist who worships anyone who would harm a male for any reason (I've read your site), but now you're worshipping ACTUAL CRIMINALS and the DANGEROUSLY INSANE.
Glad to know where you stand... something tells me you'll be on some kind of FBI Watchlist soon.
7/27/2012 1:19:37 PM
There are a lot of things I'd consider heroic. Doing the maximum possible damage to balls* is not one of them.
*I could make an exception for truck nuts.
7/27/2012 8:21:15 PM
Anyone else want to introduce this woman to the people on the "loveshy" forum or to Vox "there is no such thing as marital rape" Day?
Edit Never mind. Just read that she's dead. Teach me to read all the way through. Too bad she never got help.
7/27/2012 8:46:12 PM
Now that she's committed suicide I see that all of these crazy posts came from someone who was in a very dark place in her life. It's a shame she never got any help and that no one could see what was wrong. Rest in peace.
7/28/2012 8:48:37 AM
WHAT THE HELL! I have no words...
7/28/2012 9:39:33 AM
Funny, #4, if true, is actually a good one. The rest are batshit insane.
7/28/2012 11:39:46 PM
When this lady up and kills some dudes people will wonder if there were any warning signs.
Well here they are, warning signs posted in bright red neon.
Edit: Nevermind, seems she killed herself instead. It's a shame she never got the help she desperately needed.
7/29/2012 8:53:33 AM
You are a complete lunatic.
7/29/2012 3:01:52 PM
=#1 is profoundly disturbing. She actually got DOCTORS in a first world country to castrate an adult against his will. What the fuck?!
7/30/2012 8:53:38 AM
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