Saturday, October 04, 2014

She'll probably get "time served."

Following these "bad women teacher" stories, I've noticed that the punishment does seem uniformly less severe than what you might expect if the genders were reversed. Is it that men who do this are considered "evil" and women who do this are considered "nuts"?  Is it that it is considered less of a violation for boys?

There may be some truth in those notions - and maybe not - but this one deserves a public horsewhipping:

//TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): 11-Year-Old Boy Impregnates Friend’s Mom. Note the way the story is written so that the 11-year-old boy seems to be the active party here: “An 11-year-old Auckland boy fathered a child after having sex with a friend’s 36-year-old mother.” Now reverse the genders and try to imagine that.//


2 comments:

marian said...

These women have no more right to do this than any man does. Penalties should be just as harsh for women.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Marian's comment above.

However, I think its important to recognize that women are vastly more likely to be the victims of violent sexual assault by men than the reverse and that sexual relationships between adult men and underage girls are far more common than the reverse. In sexual terms, human culture has a long history of recognizing men as predators and women as prey. There are a lot of men out there who fit this mold, and they need to be dealt with harshly. Hence, our laws reflect a certain prejudice against sexual misconduct by men.

 
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