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Is gender inequality in sentencing ok?

nikki-red

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If you cant have a discussion without resorting to insults and personal comments then please dont post at all.

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I just read this story on BBC News.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-47914832

 

The BBC quotes the (female) judge as reportedly saying that if the defendant "was a man, there is no question it would have been straight down the stairs, because this is a shocking case of dangerous driving against a background of two previous convictions for excess alcohol."

 

Discuss.

 

Speaking generally, as a man, I'm not sure I'm happy thinking that if I fell on the wrong side of the law, I'd be treated differently for the same crime just for being born male. 

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No, justice should be blind, and that means to the gender of the offender IMO as well.

 

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The comments are being investigated by a judicial watchdog.

If she'd said she was suspending the sentence due to the bit about domestic violence and not commented on gender then whilst possibly unduly lenient it would be less of an issue.

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If things are as presented here then it is inevitable that there will be some comeback on this. Watch this space.

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47 minutes ago, Bash Street said:

Yes, of course it is.

Sarcasm, or a genuine belief that it is ok?

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10 hours ago, WiseOwl182 said:

I just read this story on BBC News.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-47914832

 

The BBC quotes the (female) judge as reportedly saying that if the defendant "was a man, there is no question it would have been straight down the stairs, because this is a shocking case of dangerous driving against a background of two previous convictions for excess alcohol."

 

Discuss.

 

Speaking generally, as a man, I'm not sure I'm happy thinking that if I fell on the wrong side of the law, I'd be treated differently for the same crime just for being born male. 

It is stupid of the judge, male or female to make such a decision. But as we now live in strange times, the answer to the question is quite simple, as a male facing a female judge, " I identify myself as a woman for the foreseeable future " what judge would dare disagree with him/her.

 

Angel1.

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4 hours ago, WiseOwl182 said:

Sarcasm, or a genuine belief that it is ok?

Genuine belief, the fairer sex should be cut more slack.

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2 minutes ago, Bash Street said:

Genuine belief, the fairer sex should be cut more slack.

Oh my lord

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24 minutes ago, hackey lad said:

Oh my lord

Obvious troll is obvious, don't play along.

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1 hour ago, hackey lad said:

Oh my lord

 

39 minutes ago, Yeah but said:

Obvious troll is obvious, don't play along.

What seems to be the problem, that's how it's always been and always will be. 

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29 minutes ago, Bash Street said:

 

What seems to be the problem, that's how it's always been and always will be. 

Which in itself is sexist.

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3 minutes ago, WiseOwl182 said:

Which in itself is sexist.

It may be in your mind but in mine it's just how it is.

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