Some days, you read a news article and just shake your head.
I did that this morning, reading this article about a woman, 35 years old, and a teacher, convicted of having sex with a 15 year old student. Her sentence? Sixty days in jail. And oh, she won’t have to register as a sex offender either.
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this type of justice where a woman, committing the same crime as a man, is basically let off because..? Well, no one really knows do they. Suffice to say that if the genders were reversed the man would probably receive at least 10 years in prison. As he should. As she should.
And yes, before you start, there have been men left off with a slap on the wrist as well, but what I’m referring to here is the pervasiveness of the disparity of sentencing for men and women in the justice system.
I think it’s becoming more and more noticeable to the public as we start seeing stories in the media like this one.
Heres the money quote from the linked article
“Investigations into female-teacher, male-student abuse are not pursued as thoroughly, or as rigorously as with the gender roles reversed,” he said.
Looks a bit like privilege, doesn’t it?