In a shocking display of petty self-centeredness, an Ohio woman confessed to suffocating-to-death three of her own sons, while sparing her daughter—and the reason why may shock you even more.
On Wednesday, authorities in Bellefontaine, Ohio, told reporters, “She has confessed to placing a blanket over the faces of three of her children and holding them either face down or face up until they expired.”
And what could possibly be the motive? What could possibly motivate a mother to deliberately, premeditatively smother her own offspring to death—with the exclusion of her daughter?
Prosecutor William Goslee reveals, “No one could predict the behavior of this mother, a 23-year-old mother who is apparently killing her children in order to preserve the smaller family with her and her daughter and the father of the children.”
Goslee elaborates, “She did say…she was jealous of the favoritism the father showed the little boys.”
Did Mrs. Brittany Pilkington murder her three sons because she was jealous that the father, allegedly, liked the boys more than the girl? This is what police and prosecutors have concluded thus far.
But beneath the obvious tragedy of this story is a more subtle, overlooked, and systemic tragedy: the U.S. legal system’s preferential treatment to women in custody battles. And would it surprise you that, just a week before killing her son, Brittany won custody of her kids?
But let’s rewind for a moment: the mother’s first murder occurred last summer (2014) when she suffocated her son. At the time, the coroner could find no clear cause of death, and Brittany was cleared of any wrongdoing. Nearly a year later, in April 2015, the second son was found dead, and once again, the police, prosecutors, and courts completely overlooked the mother as a potential cause. Even at the family court, it was suggested that the deaths were caused by some genetic disorder.
Finally, in August of 2015, Brittany won custody of her remaining son and daughter. Less than a week after this, she rid the world of all her male children by murdering the 3-month-old baby, Noah.
I suppose it’s under the social idea that women are the “gentler gender”, or that because women are the incubators of human life through pregnancy, that they must be somehow more fit to care for children than a father is. But far too enough, even in cases of blatant murder like this one, mothers are treated as default victims of circumstances beyond their control, often placing blame on an “abusive” husband, or prescription drugs, as the cause of the crime.
Inherent in this interpretation is the idea that men are adults who should be held responsible for their actions, but women are like children who should be given a pass.
It is certainly ironic—in a post-feminist age where mainstream culture claims women should be equal to men—that women are so often exempt from personal responsibility under the presumption that they are not equal to men.
Even in cases of infidelity, the feminist media/”experts” attempt to deflect responsibility from the woman and place it on the man. That’s right: did your wife cheat on you? Well, don’t blame her—blame yourself for not meeting her every need!
Fuck, even in cases of female pedophilia (adult women molesting boys), the feminist media has tried to blame men. One article from ABC News titled “Female Offenders Driven By More Than Sex”, includes this quote from Hollida Wakefiled, an “expert” on treating sex offenders:
“There are some cases where some people are in bad relationships or marriages and are just really lonely, and they find themselves in a relationship with these children. It isn’t so much that women are sexually aroused.”
In other words, female pedophiles aren’t just horny whores with a thirst for young virgin cock—instead, they’re just “really lonely” because of a “bad relationship” with a man who doesn’t find enough ways to keep her entertained!
Again, notice the feminist theme: “women are children, women cannot be held responsible for their actions, it’s men’s fault.” This is essentially what patriarchy theory teaches: as long as women live under the patriarchal oppression of men, then holding women responsible for their actions amounts to victim-blaming.
I guess holding the mother responsible for her actions is just “victim-blaming” then, huh? Ironically, the prosecutor in the case, William Goslee, said, “When [Brittany was] asked what should happen to parents who kill their children, she said they should be given a second chance and go to counseling.”