Science: Maniacal Wives

"How long would you like to have your husband remain in jail?''

"Until he rots to death."

Such was the verbatim answer not of one vindictive ex-wife but of no less than 270, during the three years that indignant Executive Secretary Jack Anthony of the Alimony Reform League of New York State has been prying into the psychology of women who have their onetime mates jailed for nonpayment of alimony. Lately Dr. Lewis Madison Terman, distinguished Stanford University psychologist, after tabulating the results of a questionnaire, described the typical divorced woman as lacking "sweet...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!