What Types of Crimes Do Female Convicts Commit? Comparing Trends of Female Killers to Male Killers

Someone asked over Quora.com the following question, “What types of crimes do female convicts commit?” Of course, someone responded with “the majority of crimes committed by females are for drug-related offenses (e.g, possession, distribution, trafficking, etc.) tied to the women’s addiction.

I cannot speak for the majority of all types of crimes committed by female prisoners. However, according to the journal, Violence and Gender“Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976 to 2015,” the following are quotes from the article:

According to the journal article, “Women are always and everywhere less likely than men to commit criminal acts, a phenomenon most evident in the extreme case of murder.”

“…. homicide research remains largely male-centric, with patterns unique to female offenders and victims often lost in the aggregate. Although males constitute the overwhelming majority of both homicide offenders and victims, it is important nonetheless to identify gender differences and similarities in trends and patterns of homicide.”

“For women to kill, they generally must see their situation as life-threatening, as affecting the physical or emotional well-being of themselves or their children. Overall, it is often noted that males and females tend to see the utility of violence in radically different ways. Whereas men tend to employ violence as an offensive move to establish superiority, women typically view violence as a defense of last resort.”

“Unless the murders of women are examined separately from the murders of men, that is, disaggregated by gender, little can be known about this type of murder which is otherwise lost within the larger number of male-to-male homicides.”

My personal opinion and information that did not come from the above-mentioned article are derived from murder research when women kill their children. When it comes to aggressive violence perpetrated by females, women tend to be more passive-aggressive. Women are caregivers, and may already be well versed in establishing felt security in others. They are guardians for the well-being of their husbands and children. Already groomed for second class status, it is this very status that supports their necessity to, not only utilize the best modes of behavior but find the best avenues that will foster their success. Sometimes women’s best avenues are perceived antisocial ones which including murder. It is for this reason women make excellent female intelligence operatives. Where men use brute force, women look for subtle angles and avenues that don’t require physical violence. In this sense, women tend to subvert their overt aggression towards more passive-aggressive methods.

Additionally, when women kill, their murdering methods deviate from the brute force typically used by males; physical contact battery (physically striking victims) and ballistic and sharp weapons (guns and knives). When women do kill, they tend to murder by smothering, drowning, suffocating, poisoning, or strangling their victims. In this sense, the very method of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical violence (EAs), and psychotronic torture tend to be “passive-aggressive” methods to commit violent assaults. Women tend to plan their murders out carefully and beguile and charm their victims. Another interesting fact is that when women kill, they kill for love or gain and typically target the people they know. It would be logical to presuppose that such violence as the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture is derivative of a woman and that a woman would more likely be the perpetrator of such targeting. Since the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture is poorly understood by mainstream researchers, we simply do not have the aggregate data and evidence to support the theory that “feminine masculinities” are the cause of this type of targeted violence, except in probably a few cases. The cause of females targeting other subjects as a form of “feminine masculinities” can also be attributed to women’s high executive functioning, higher IQ, and detailed planning of the crime. This places the perpetrators of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture in a particular category of criminal; the high executive functioning serial killers.

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Butler, Judith. (1997). The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in subjection. Stanford, California. Stanford University Press.

Butler, Judith. (2021). The Force of Non-Violence: An ethico-political bind. New York. Verso Publishing.

Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. (1984). Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books.

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Uncovering the Clues to Electronic Targeted Physical Assaults and Psychotronic Torture and Why the Central Illusions of White Supremacy Has Not Ended

Once we had black slavery. Now we have clinical trials, paid experimental test subjects, clandestine electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture.

Post Updated: August 17, 2021

“An era can be considered over when its central illusions have been exhausted.” ~Arthur Miller

WARNING THERE IS DISTURBING CONTENT PUBLISHED ON THIS POST. DO NOT READ ON IF YOU ARE FAINT OF HEART.

John Cusack tweeted this quote about our political environment. It’s a compelling quote. Of course, when I think of political central illusions, and a time era, I think of Adolf Hitler. Of course, when it comes to discussing perverse acts the like of Adolf Hitler, we believe that era has ended but it’s only become an infinite game in business and profits. It’s only become more conventional through the use of advancing clandestine technologies that can hack into peoples’ lives and steal away their rights and their bodies through cyber warfare. We now live in the era of eSTIM (wireless electronic stimulation). We also live in an era of wireless communication in which handheld devices have been placed in our hands. There is a very real connection to man’s proclivity to use eSTIM sex toys as a form of BDSM and the electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture both have connections rooted in the human pregenital instincts and the pregenital human ego. That is to say, acts of sadism and the creation of the anal sadistic universe.

For the last few days, I have been excessively manipulated with electronic convulsive shock therapy during the nighttime hours as I sleep, again. I can’t see my predator, his identity, his ethnicity, his nationality, the color of his eyes, nor the color of his skin.

There seems to be a connection between past violence (past domestic/physical violence element), Capital Health Systems at Fuld (medical facility element/medical access to victims’ bodies), the police (state authority element), and the electronic physical assaults and psychotronic torture (continued violence element against a human body) of victims. At least, as I have experienced it in my case.

When analyzing sadistic targeted physical assaults utilizing electronics and psychotronics, at random and at will assaults, there is the pregenital instinct of the pregenital ego of the perpetrator to consider. When I say “pregenital instincts” and “pregenital ego” that’s a clue that’s been uncovered about the psychological state and persistency of character of the perpetrator. The suspect who is responsible for torturing me from “a far”, who may in actuality be very close in proximity, will have as part of their personality tendencies and repertoire persistent sadistic and anal sadistic phantasies (unconscious wishes towards annihilating victims) and fantasies (the acting out these same sadistic fantasies in their relational world. This is something that escapes the barrier of invisibility to that point of observations to hint towards suspicion). (1) There seems to be a basic breach in human decency and standards of conduct with this perpetrator who is acting out his/her sadistic conscious or unconscious phantasies against me.

“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technology.”

E.O. Wilson, September 9th 2009

Since human violence first takes the form of aggression, some type of conflict is most likely an element that proceeds the initiation of mind and body physical assaults the targeted individual experiences. And we know from past time eras, that the label “mental illness” has been used to manipulate wives and love interests, and to satisfy the male pregenital instinct and pregenital ego in management of his anger toward female flesh (in fact, any flesh), as a result of his maternal Object’s initial ambivalence towards him in infancy. That is to say, he/she not only cast females in delusional images and images of Evil, but males as well. It is an indexical sign of the perpetrator’s warped and distorted notion surrounding their mothers accompanied by notions of feminine evil. He is from the middle class. (2)

Here, when we speak of a time era where the anal sadistic universe manifested, I think of the World War II era. What if Hitler said, “I’m sorry but I didn’t know what I was doing.” Would this be an acceptable excuse for his actions? Certain actions are just beyond the pale of human decency. (3) Arthur Miller said, 

“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”

Exactly why does REVENGE and VENDETTA tap into the pregenital instincts in the pregenital ego to satisfy the human proclivity for sadistic attacks against human flesh? The answer to that question is rooted in theories of matricide and the paranoid-schizoid personality position.

For me, I have to ask, “Why do these attacks increase and coincide with phone calls from psychiatric service facilities and calls from my insurance company to remind me of “services” that are available to me?” And, “Why are these attacks happening in the privacy of my own home?” This makes me believe it is more about violence and territory. The canvas of the human body in the form of female flesh echoes the past violence of the pregenital stage (preOedipal stage). That is to say, the unconscious territory of the female sexual body is locked in the masculine and feminine mind from our pre-Oedipal phase of psychosexual development. There, in our unconscious mind, resides our pregenital instincts and the pregenital ego. Here is what stranded objects do with their psychic fodder that remains unsublimated:

Trash, City, and Death

Jews from the World War II Holocaust
One of Washington State Prostitute Killer, Robert Lee Gates’ victims
Gang Murders Credited To El Chapo and The Sinaloa Cartel

Below are the images of Elizabeth Short. In the case known as the Black Dahlia murder.

Additionally, “Why do these attacks end after I’m placed in psychiatric care in the hospital and start again a few days after release if it’s not about controlling a human body as an Object Other?”

Please consider reading the following post to better understand historical phenomenon and how phenomena can be considered harbingers for change.

In The In-Between ‘Space’ of ‘Voice’ and ‘Silence’: Comparing the phenomenon of the T.I. to other historical harbingers | by Karen Barna | Jul, 2021 | Medium

Sources:

Janine Chassegeut-Smirgel. (1984) Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books. Chapter 7, “Psychoanalytic Study of Falsehood” and Chapter 9, “Aestheticism, Creation and Perversion.”

Bram Dijkstra. (1986) Idols of Perversity; Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture. New York. Oxford University Press.

Eric Santner. (1990). Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany. Ithaca and London. Cornell University Press. The interesting connection to the opening of the play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1975 play entitled “Trash, City, and Death” was a speech of commemoration by the cardinal of Cologne, Joseph Höffner, in which he declared that the Germans “should not, again and again, exhume past guilt and mutually committed injustices, in constant self-torment.” Yet the connection being made here, by me, is to this fact, German Nazis have not left us but are still living with us in the form of white supremacist narcissism and group (gang) psychology. The only way this can be explained is through personality and the existence of the paranoid-schizoid personality position rooted in pregenital instincts and the pregenital ego of the individual. That is to say, human sadism.

Murder As An Art Form; Art from the age of dissection

Just ask any medical doctor if murder is an art form, especially in the age of creepy Victorian medical illustrations.

Consider the staged murder scene of Jon bennet Ramsey. A child beauty queen who was bound and strangled with her hands bound above her head.

Now consider the staged murder scene of Elizabeth Short whose body was brutally mutilated and then dissected at the waist in a procedure known as a hemicorporectomy and artfully displayed with a sheet covering her with her legs spread and arms positioned over her head similar to Jon Bennet Ramsey.

For more graphic crime scene photos from the Black Dahlia murder please visit The Black Dahlia Death and Autopsy Photos. www.ReelReviews.com http://www.reelreviews.com/morbidly-hollywood-no-ad/morbidlyhollywoodgraphic/marbidly-hollywood-no-ad/black-dahlia-death3

The Primal Scene and Symbol Formation: Why war and the electronically targeted individual

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Children playing war-games

The following writing considers the theory of Dietmut Niedecken and her psychoanalytic work exploring the primal scene and symbol formation.

Interpreting the Psychic Material

Alfred Lorenzer thinks that the traumatic experience consists of an “intolerable situation” that is available in phantasy being realized (1965, p. 693). If we consider what is being suggested is an “intolerable situation” represented in the fabric of the psyche that is generally dissolved in the fabric and only brought to bear when it is activated by a traumatic irruption, we can then make a connection with its connection to psychosis.

In considering potentially traumatic influences in early childhood, the primal scene was in focus in early psychoanalytic writings. The child is subjected to such an experience, to excitations that are overwhelming and therefore may have a traumatic impact. Freud thought the traumatic event of the primal scene was due to the child’s witnessing the parents’ act of intercourse. But some psychoanalysts believe the “primal scene” isn’t so much connected to witnessing the parents’ act of sexual intercourse as much as it is connected to how the parents treat one another in response to each other’s needs (e.g., in a loving and respectful way or in violent altercation and aggression). When aggressive arguments and physical fights are witnessed by the child, the child may experience traumatic side effects to the excitations that create cortical arousal and these excitations may be overwhelming for the child to process, and as a result, the child may have a hard time processing the event. This is most certainly connected with dissociative states and this becomes the difference between knowing and not knowing the trauma. Melanie Klein takes early phantasy formations as the “combined parent figure” and this combined parent figure is a particularly anxiety-inducing, fusional-destructive representation from the early stages of the Oedipus complex. The primal scene phantasy comes into being on the basis of projections of fear of abandonment, envy, and hatred that the child feels with regard to the parents’ sexual relationship from which he is excluded. Laplanche (2004) considered the primal scene the product of both the result of an event and a phantasy as the child works out the enigmatic message proceeding from the adults. In addition, according to Laplanche the phantasy is not arbitrary but an outcome of the child’s cultural environment which makes available to him for the translation of the enigmatic message of the primal scene some “general cultural . . . narrative schemata” (2004, P.908) These serve the binding and symbolization of the traumatizing enigmatic messages.

Many psychoanalysts have asked the question, “Why war?” And the answer to that question is, “War is how some children work out the enigmatic message of the primal scene (Mitzlaff and Niedecken, 2013, p. 87).” We see these enigmatic messages being played out all the time in child’s play when children will come together and play war-games. A very common game played when I was little was “Cops and Robbers.” In the war-games played by young children (mostly boys), one can observe the obvious encoding of the actions that make up the primal scene into male-sexual and female-sexual stereotypes, and the war scene itself is made up of the props and objects the child recognizes from television and computer games. As part of the primal scene symbolization what is acted out in the child’s game of war is a phallic-aggressive attack. Thus, the enigmatic message of the primal scene is in play here. In the journal paper The Primal Scene and Symbol Formation, Deitmut Niedecken writes:

“We can postulate that the children playing war have already developed a primal scene phantasy in which they assume the place of witnesses of excited events taking place between the parents. In playing, they are concerned now with further translating for themselves the enigmatic message of the primal scene. They are falling back on the metaphor of the war game, which operates as a cultural “translation aid (Laplanche, 2004, p. 908)”

Thus, there is a structure-forming aspect of the primal scene phantasy. Britton develops a concept called “The missing link” which positions a third person within the triangular space of the primal scene. This triangular space is bound by three persons of the Oedipal situation and all their potential relationships. This structure-forming space includes the possibility of being a participant in a relationship and observed by a third person as well as being an observer of a relationship between two people (Britton, 1989, p. 85).

Niedecken has shown when a child works out the exclusion from the primal scene the possibility of the “I think” position is made available and the protagonists of the primal scene are represented in grammar as “subject” and “object” and the relationship between them is governed by the predicate “Father-Subject has a Mother-Object.” I believe her German translates into a possessive form, as in “Father-Subject possess a Mama-Object.” That is, the father possesses the mother and the child is excluded from the sexual relationship.

If we consider it in this way, the development of verbal-discursive thinking is underpinned by an extremely violent, in fact, murderous phantasy and it is not surprising that children convey a perpetrator-victim relationship in their play. In this context, it is easily understood how the instrumentally dissecting external view proceeds from discursive language and allows a sadistic control over what is thought. This sadistic control and extremely violent and murderous discursive thinking underlie the machinery used during the Holocaust and can provide the reason for the sweeping tide of our planet’s self-destruction (Horkheimer and Adorno, 1973).

It is at this point in the paper Niedecken presents the possibility that exclusion from the primal scene may not be the only way a child interprets and experiences the primal scene. There is another possible way the child works through the experience as an inclusive member of the trio. She offers an example in music theory in which “two human voices can sing a love duet while an instrumental part accompanies it and adopts its own position towards it that is heard not as excluded by as belonging; in a fugue, two voices can join each other in a stretto, while a counterpoint is interwoven in it so that the three parts combine to produce an interwoven whole. Such forms of experience suggest to Niedecken that the primal scene experience must also be conceivable as a terzet, and she began to wonder where she could find such a form of the “primal scene as terzet (Niedecken, 2016).”

Niedecken offered two clinical examples of how children may experience the primal scene not as excluded but as included. She writes,

“In being together sexually, the parents do not have to exclude the child from their phantasies; instead, she can latently appear in them as its extremely welcome product, perhaps also as an oedipally desired participant; and the child can experience with them the excitation of the scene herself until the moment when she makes her own entrance and makes herself heard — as a counterpoint that is woven into the stretto of the fugue theme (Niedecken, 2016).”

It is important to note that this inclusion is in no way perverted, but rather demonstrates the healthy love between the two parents and towards the offspring him/herself. That is, the inclusion of a child in the primal scene is based on healthy reciprocity within the relationship, a relationship filled with respect, love, and caring that is consistently and actively demonstrated throughout.

With regard to the material that can be interpreted and analyzed in the phenomenon of electronic target assaults in the experience of the targeted individual, we can read its terzetto. We can read the unconscious unanalyzed fantasy of a child’s exclusion from the primal scene and the Father-Subject’s phallic aggressive attacks against his Oedipal Objects. In object relations theory we interpret the aggressor’s message as the phallic and potent father figure commanding and ordering his subjects/objects of his relational world.

It is my opinion, there is a tremendous lack of understanding in the research literature with regard to the prevalence of sadism in the world of non-incarcerated adults today, and how individual-specific sadistic traits contribute to the invisible crime of electronic targeting. It is also my opinion this phenomenon belongs to a subculture. A subculture interested in the “theatre of cruelty” in acting out a fantasy of control. It also utilizes the world of hi-tech electronic commercial fetishism (consumer hi-tech products) and biological implants that tethered together Objects with electronic devices, devices that act as counter-phobic objects warding off anxiety from these fear-inducing “threats.” Its action is bound to working out the enigmatic message from the child’s exclusion of the primal scene and it demonstrates the sadomasochism associated with other acts of BDSM. Please read further the link below.

STAGE VIOLENCE, POWER, AND THE DIRECTOR: Interpreting the evidence of electronic targeted assaults and body violations using electronic stimulation and radiofrequency — Proclivities’ Principle Wisdom (wordpress.com)

Sources:

Lorenzer, A. (1965). Ein Abwehrsyndrom bei traumatischen Verlaufen [A defensive syndrome in traumtic processes]. Psyche Z psychoanal 19:685–700.

Niedecken, D. (2016). The primal scene and symbol formation. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97(3), 665–683. Video abstract of the paper: http://youtu.be/5XxKSQ3pgWw

Laplanche, J. (2004). Die ratselhafte Botschaft des Anderen und ihre Konsequenzen fur den Begriff des UnbewuBten im Rahmen der allgemeinen Verfuhrungstheorie [The enigmatic message of the other and its implications for the concept of the unconscious in the context of the genderal seduction theory]. Psyche Z psychoanal 58:898–913.

Mitzlaff, S. & Niedecken, D. (2013). Zerstorung des Denkens in Institutionen [Destruction of thinking in institutions]. Frankfurt: Brandes und Apsel.

Britton, R. (1989). The missing link: Parental sexuality in the Oedipus Complex. In Britton R., Feldman, M., O’Shaughnessy, E., editors. The Oedipus Complex Today: Clinical Implications, 83–101. London. Karnac Books.

Horkheimer, M. and Adorno, T.W. (1973). Dialectic of Enlightenment, Cummingm J. translator. London. Allen Lane.

Winnicott, D.W. (1971). “The use of the Object and relating through identifications.” In Playing and Reality. Harmondsworth. Penguin, 1980.

Musical source to consider regarding Niedecken’s theory of a primal scene terzet:

Gustav Holtz. (1925) Terzetto (Flute, Oboe, Violin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_DsQFfehGE

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

STAGE VIOLENCE, POWER, AND THE DIRECTOR: Interpreting the evidence of electronic targeted assaults and body violations using electronic stimulation and radiofrequency

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Practitioners of the art of BDSM and sexual consumer fetishism

Jordan Matthew Walsh wrote, “My hypothesis is as follows: an act of violence enacted on the stage and viewed by an audience can act as a catalyst for the coming together of the audience in defense of humanity, a togetherness in the act of defying the truth mimicked by the theatrical violence represented on stage, which has the power to stir the latent power of the theatre communion (Walsh, 2012).

Through the contract of mimesis between the author and the players in the theatre, we come to an understanding of how this “latent power” may be working. Do you remember the Aurora Colorado Theatre shootings? James Eagan Holmes set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms during the midnight screening of Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. Although a court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. William Reid, reported Holmes had no obsession with Batman and that the particular theatre was chosen because it would mostly carry an audience in full attendance, it makes one wonder about mimesis and its connection on how the “theatre of cruelty” influences audiences and individuals like James Holmes. Definition of “mimesis” in literary criticism and philosophy carries a wide range of meanings, including imitatioimitationnonsensuous similarity, receptivityrepresentationmimicrythe act of expressionthe act of resembling, and the presentation of the self. In ancient Greece, mimesis was an idea that governed the creation of works of art, in particular, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model for beauty, truth, and the good. We can make a connection between mimesis and the audience in stage theatre and on-screen and how those narratives of violence, along with other narratives, combine to affect individuals in the nature of “the theatre of cruelty.” In Walsh’s academic paper presented to the theatre arts department at Pittsburgh University, he refers to this “theatre of cruelty” in the works and refers to the works of Antonin Artaud and Sarah Kane.

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Original Crime Scene Photo “Black Dahlia”, the murder of Elizabeth Short, 22 years-old, January 15, 1947.

If we look to the history of how social movements and sexually deviant groups establish rights and shape legislation, we can take Walsh’s statement “violence is used as a tool for empowering the audience through the theatre of cruelty on ‘a stage’” (a viewing audience) and compare the cruelty seen in a theatrical stage production against the murder of the Black Dahlia. From a viewer’s standpoint, one can understand how the body was carefully and artfully positioned, in the display as if she was posing for a photograph. From these examples, it isn’t a far leap to establish a connection between the theatre of cruelty and the organized movements of BDSM that began during the 1970s. Occurring at the same time were women’s upward mobility and equal pay. BDSM and homosexual rights were also moving from the realm of socially unaccepted subcultures to being legally recognized in various US states. Women’s upward mobility with their right to equal pay and access to employment in upper positions of management, along with the homosexual movement for gay rights, and BDSM were achieving recognition through social movements and legislation that sought to protect the rights of these groups. So, we can see how subcultures try and achieve for themselves legal rights, and the legal right to homosexual marriage was finally achieved when all fifty states ratified laws pertaining to its intuition in the United States in 2015.

However, one of the latest subcultures to emerge was the culture that stormed the US Capitol and to which I believe is the subculture responsible for attacking US citizens through invisible electronic assaults. A subculture found within the middle class, that may not necessarily be actual Trump supporters, but that utilizes “a theatre of cruelty” on a stage geared toward violence.

BDSM reaches as far back as the 17th century and 18th century in which it was claimed flagellation was an effective remedy for erectile dysfunction and female lower libido. The seminal text that identified sadism and masochism was Richard von Krafft-Ebings’ “Sexual Psychopathy: A Clinical-Forensic Study” (1889). The economic growth of the industrial revolution created an upper middle class with more disposable income to pursue the pleasures they had not otherwise enjoyed in the past. Likewise, the perpetrators carrying out electronic targeting against Targeted Individuals (TIs) belong to a subculture that has provided them both the disposable income and the time to, not just purchase electronic devices and find avenues for the implantation of biological devices, but they pursue the sadistic enjoyments electronic torture offers them through imposing pain, suffering, humiliation, degradation, dehumanization through its sadism. These “targets” are accessed on a viewable “stage” over electronic devices that allow for the victims to observed during their torture. Regardless of whether the stage belonging to the electronically targeted individual is visual, audio, cyber-electronic or all three, it is nonetheless a “stage” of viewing set-up by the “director/orchestrators” to entrap and torture their victims.

Madonna’s book “Sex,” published by the pop star in 1992, offers a graphic glimpse into this subculture’s commercial world of the BDSM fetish and carefully crafts the message regarding the “dominant” and “submissive.” Sadomasochism in the world of the BDSM fetish theatrically flouts the edict that manhood is synonymous with mastery, and submission is synonymous with female fate. Its connection to hate, humiliation, and masculinities, which are extreme violence’s main message, cannot be ignored. Extreme acts of violence against others offer two vocal sentiments. One, I am not a little girl, and I will not be humiliated by being cast into the role of a submissive female child. And two, I will not be humiliated by a superior member of the group. Thus, the art of BDSM carefully constructs defining gender and sex roles used within its sex play regardless of one’s biological gender.

In the journal article Maid to Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power, Anne McClintock writes:

“The outrage of “Sex” is its insight into consensual sadomasochism as higher theater. Demonizing sadomasochism confuses the distinction between unbridled sadism and the social subculture of consensual fetishism. To argue that in consensual sadomasochism the “dominant” has power, and the “slave” has not, is to read theater for reality; it is to play the world forward. The economy of sadomasochism is the economy of conversion: slave to master, adult to baby, pain to pleasure, man to woman, and back again. Sadomasochism, as Foucault puts it, “is not a name given to a practice as old as Eros; it is a massive cultural fact which appeared precisely at the end of the eighteenth century, and which constitutes one of the greatest conversions of Western imagination: unreason transformed into delirium of the heart.” Consensual sadomasochism “plays the world backwards.”

Practitioners of BDSM always claim the violence is “consensual.” But in court proceedings that defend a person’s right against such violent acts, even when written proof of consent is provided, the law will not recognize it. The violence practiced by BDSM presents in the court of law, as violations involving criminal battery. Any physical contact that results in bodily injury is illegal by definition under the law. Any physical contact that results in emotional injury and psychological pain is equally illegal by definition of law.

The making of consent is not unfettered, but not vested with one source; it is a dialectic between ordinary people and the law, the social reality that orders relationships within a prescribed legal category. Even if the individual consented to be electronically targeted, assaulted, and tortured, the law will not recognize it because “those persons that do freely consent to such force and bodily injury no doubt requires the enforcement of the very [criminal] laws that were enacted to protect them and other humans. Ultimately, the court concluded that “consent of the victim is not generally a defense to assault or battery, except in a situation involving ordinary physical contact or blows incident to sports such as football, boxing or wrestling (Weinberg, 2016, p. 10).”

The difficulty surrounding previewing the evidence of electronic targeted assaults and torture is that mostly it offers no physical evidence. The only evidence that can be recorded, or, if lucky, viewed by a witness during an assault, comes either as recorded video, recorded audio, or written down as an account of the event, and even then, reasons for the aberration of behavior on film and in audio can be supported by other possibilities. For example, the stumbling of speech, or the disorientation preceding a fall can be attributed to “intoxication.”

In a paper entitled “Dark Triad, Tramps, and Thieves” the authors write:

“Despite the obvious importance of individual differences in understanding offending behavior (e.g., Miller & Lynam, 2001; Wilcos, Sullivan, Jones, & van Gelder, 2014), there has been relatively little research exploring the relationships between personality and petty thefts in non-incarcerated adults (Lyons, & Jonason, 2015).”

The exact nature of the research study was to explore the link between personality and thieving and to consider the individual differences in impulsivity and the Dark Triad (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) and commonplace, low-level thieves. Through the use of online questionnaires, the researchers examined how Dark Triad traits and dysfunctional and functional impulsivity provide insight into individual differences with regard to petty theft, those who admitted having stolen something in their lifetime, were higher on primary and secondary psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and dysfunctional impulsivity than those who had not stolen anything.

In my opinion, there is a tremendous lack of understanding in the research literature with regard to the prevalence of sadism in the world of non-incarcerated adults today, and how individual-specific sadistic traits contribute to the invisible crime of electronic targeting. Since I can give a personal account for the side-effects of electronic targeted assaults and torture, and its relationship to petty theft and sexual assault (rape), I feel it pertinent to voice the power of this technology to induce a lower-level state of conscious awareness. I can attest to the very real possibility that electronic targeting contributes to the proliferation of petty theft and even sexual assault and rape. Since electronic assaults hold the potential to lower the level of one’s conscious state of awareness, it opens the door for the perpetrator to victimize the subject because the ability of the victim to defend against such attacks has become compromised. Not too unlike the lower level of conscious awareness induced by alcohol or sedating pharmaceutical drugs. This is the new theatre stage of cruelty set for the consumption of a form of commercial fetishism with regard to electronics and petty thieving and sexual assault in the 21st century. The leather strap tether has now become the electronic tether in a Master-Slave relationship.

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A “Dom” in BDSM utilizing leashes to control his “submissives”

Sources:

Jordan Matthew Walsh. (2012). “Stage Violence and Power: An examination of the theory and practice of cruelty from Antonin Artaud to Sarah Kane.” University of Pittsburgh, Theatre Arts Department. (an academic paper). Retrieved online February 4, 2021.

Aurora Colorado Theatre Shootings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Aurora,_Colorado_shooting

Black Dahlia Murder. https://www.thecrimemag.com/graphic-look-back-at-black-dahlias-murder/

Madonna. (1992). Sex. Warner Publishing. https://archive.org/details/sex_20190913/mode/2up

McClintock, A. (1993). Maid to Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power. Social Text, (37), 87–116. doi:10.2307/466262

Jill D. Weinberg. (2016) Consensual Violence: Sex, sports and the politics of injury. Oakland, California. University of California Press.

Lyons, M., & Jonason, P. (2015). Dark Triad, Tramps, and Thieves. Journal of Individual Differences, 36(4), 215–220.

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis