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WTF is infanticide?

John the Other puts up interesting vids on You tube about Men’s rights and gender issues and I think that this vid has a lot to recommend it if you believe in the quaint notion that men and women should be treated equally under the law when they are  before the courts.

Cheers Comrades

Murder Is Dangerous - illus Norman Saunders, 1951-1

 

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7 Comments

  1. Jeff G. says:

    Well I can understand why some women kill their new borns, because post natal depression is a very real thing (got experience of it in my family.) But I dunno why we have to invent a whole new charge for women. Just charge them with murder or manslaughter and let the courts take the mitigating factors into account. The other one that p****es me off is female sex offenders (teachers usually) who get off lightly for kiddy fiddling, when if it was a man in the dock, they would throw the book at him, if not the whole library.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    I totally agree with you about female sex offenders Jeff

  3. GD says:

    I totally agree with you about female sex offenders Jeff

    likewise

  4. Jeff G. says:

    I am not surprised that you fellows agree because I don’t think I know any men who don’t. The courts are notoriously soft on female sex offenders. There seems to be an idea that if you have an adult vagina and invite in a 16-year-old penis, then not much damage has been done. But if the situation is reversed then the penis recipient is emotionally damaged forever. Personally I don’t think that’s really true. I reckon that in a lot of these cases the victim (i.e. the female) is just using the courts to atone for her poor judgement as a teenager. And that is not what the courts are for.

  5. Simon says:

    If you get a chance to watch it, Louis Theroux has a new three part documentary series called: LA stories. The final one being interviews with convicted paedophiles out on parole – including a female (who yes had been a teacher).

    I found it insightful as she obviously felt her crime was excusable and herself worthy of a second chance, while at the same time saying she took full responsibility for her actions and regretted what she had done. The attitude of her parole officer was; yes she was compliant and was one of her more pleasant to interact with charges, but there was no way she’d ever let this ex-teacher alone with her own kids.

    You wouldn’t let someone who’d stolen before look after your things, and the same goes for paedophile – irrespective of their gender.

  6. Paul Murray says:

    A particularly reprehensible thing is 15-year-old boys being seduced (aka: raped) by their teachers and then being sued for child support. These people have no shame whatever. Another one is abuse by female prison guards of boys in juvenile detention. One startlingly commonality in male rapists is earlier sexual abuse by a female.

    As to PPD, PMS, and all the rest of it: you can’t claim to be biologically incapable of not committing crimes and at the same time demand the freedoms of a responsible adult. Schizophrenics whose delusions cause them to murder people are locked up for everyone else’s safety. Anyone who genuinely, truly goes criminally insane once every 28 days should be ankle-tagged and made to check themselves into detention for a few days before Aunt Flo arrives. (And needless to point out – domestic violence is a crime). Require them to blood test themselves for crazy hormones daily, like a diabetic or someone on lithium has to.

  7. GD says:

    I reckon that in a lot of these cases the victim (i.e. the female) is just using the courts to atone for her poor judgement as a teenager

    Once again, I agree. As a teenager of fifteen and sixteen, I couldn’t think of any fantasy better than a tryst with my German teacher. She was in her early twenties. It would have been wonderful. My other classmates felt the same. I turned seventeen a month before I matriculated. By that stage I was her only student. We had lessons in a cubicle in the library. Were it not for a couple of musos jumping the school fence and telling me they had an audition at a nightclub and would I like to join the band, I can only wonder what might have happened.

    Bring it on!

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