Women Who Commit Abuse, Sexual Assault or Murder Must Be Held Accountable

Recent headlines of women avoiding jail time after being charged with sexually assaulting children or being freed after being charged with murder are shocking to the conscience: Knox Freed After Conviction Overturned http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44752948/ns/world_news-europe/#.TopOqnJVXYg

Casey Anthony Freed From Jail http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=14089837

Debra Lafave: Probation Ended for Florida Teacher Guilty of Student Sex Scandal http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/218521/20110922/debra-lafave-probation-ended-for-florida-teacher-guilty-of-student-sex-scandal.htm

Female Teacher Avoids Jail Time in Statutory Rape Case http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/2011/01/female-teacher-avoids-jail-tim.html

Women frequently get away with or receive light sentences in comparison to men for child abuse, assault, murder, rape and sexual crimes. A female criminal may realize that she can manipulate the process of justice by crying or presenting as helpless, innocent and weak. When the tears and the helplessness are turned on, male and female jurors and judges alike seem to find it difficult to believe that the woman could do the atrocious crimes for which they stand accused.

Women who abuse or murder their children, female school teachers who sexually assault teen boys and girls and women who physically assault, sexually assault or kill partners, family members or citizens in the community of any age or sex should not be allowed to walk away without paying adequate consequences and restitution to their victims or victim's families. Likewise, men should not be viewed by default in our society as guilty until proven innocent. If a man is guilty, then the courts should show just as much concern for how his circumstances, such as a traumatic childhood, impacted his behavior, as they do in some cases of women.

Gender biases in the justice system that fail to hold women fully accountable and punish men more severely than women are disgusting and must not be tolerated by courts. I believe in Restorative Justice for all people who commit crimes, but this can't occur if women get the message that being a woman gives them license to commit violent crimes without being held responsible to their victims or victim's families!

Here are some links to more information about violent female criminals:

"86% of the victims of female sexual predators aren't believed, so the crimes go unreported and don't get prosecuted. Considering these facts,  arrest statistics for child sexual offenders by gender are meaningless." - "The Sexual Abuse by Women of Children and Teenagers", UK TV programme - Panorama - BBC1 - 10 pm Monday, October 6th, 1997 http://www.canadiancrc.com/Female_Sex_Offenders-Female_Sexual_Predators_awareness.aspx and http://www.canadiancrc.com/Newspaper_Articles/BBC_Child_sexual_abuse_by_women_06OCT97.aspx

"Even more disturbing, these female teacher sex offenders have even gained pop culture status through intense media scrutiny regarding their arrests and sex crime trials. Contrary to their male sex-offending peers that are often deemed as “predators” by public and judicial consensus, female teachers involved in sex scandals tend to receive lighthearted, even flattering press coverage and minimal jail sentences that make them memorable pop culture stories, instead of being reviled sexual predators forgotten by the public as they serve out their criminal sentences." : - LawFirms.com, Teacher Sex Offender List, http://www.lawfirms.com/female-teacher-sex-crime-offenders-and-scandals.html

Female Perpetrators and Male Sexual Abuse Victims: Society's Betrayal of Boys http://kalimunro.com/wp/?page_id=1550

Florida Epidemic: Teachers Sleeping With Students http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1901762,00.html

Goffstown Teacher Arrested a Third Time http://www.newhampshire.com/article/20110928/NEWS03/709289947/0/newhampshire03

The big list: Female teachers with students, the most comprehensive account on Internet of women predators on campus http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=39783

Female and male teaching couple in California lured a 17 year old boy and raped him several times: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-04-23/news/29484681_1_hot-tub-teaching-couple-school-and-davidson-shepard

Choate Stepmother Charged, Pleads Not Guilty http://chicagoist.com/2011/05/11/choate_stepmother_charged_pleads_no.php and http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/article_b1fdc580-8a7d-50f4-b9a7-0503202d0f9f.html

 Police: Mother, boyfriend caged and starved 5-year-old boy http://www.imperfectparent.com/topics/2011/04/26/police-mother-boyfriend-caged-and-starved-5-year-old-boy/

"Dynamics of Female Perpetrated Abuse", from The Invisible Boy http://www.aest.org.uk/survivors/male/ibc3.html

November 7, 2011

Here is an updated story of a group of women in Zimbabwe who raped at least 17 men at gunpoint: Notice how the charge for serial rape was "aggravated indecent assault", not rape! http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/15/world/africa/zimbabwe-sperm/

December 8, 2011

Stories of women who abuse and rape boys and men have been increasingly in the news. Here are some updated stories:

Ohio Mother Charged with Raping Infant Son http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2011/09/ohio_mother_charged_with_rapin.html

Wife Cuts Off Husband's Penis, Throws in Garbage Disposal http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wife-cuts-off-husbands-penis-throws-garbage-disposal/story?id=14055080#.TuDUVHqy-Ah

Mom Pleads Guilty to Raping 4 Sons: In this case, the mother, who plead guilty to raping her four sons in 1997, is allowed to walk for 16 years of time served. Her conviction was originally overturned:  http://www.wmur.com/news/29886665/detail.html