Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kill the men - treat the women fairly

I am going to state an observation about sexism that I picked up on this morning.

I open my facebook to see what's going on with my friends and family.  I do follow a few of the local news media feeds as well and today I come across two stories about potential child molesters here in Maine.

The first is regarding a 29-year-old female teacher in Kennebunk who may have had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a male student.

 

The second story is about a man who possibly molested a young girl.


Now I want to direct your attention to the Facebook comments under each of these articles.  Let's take a look at the second one first which I will provide via screenshots. Re: Maine man charged with sex crimes against young girl


Here are the rest, I couldn't resist.


Now we know how everybody feels about sex offenders, especially the ones who commit crimes against children.  As the above comments demonstrate, they are often the most hated and feared members of any community.  The good and self-righteous people are calling for his death or for castration.  

Of course, it's different if you're a woman.  "Community shocked by teacher accused of sex crimes" Let's take a look at some of the comments under the article about the female teacher who may have had sex with the male student.


and it continues...


Notice any difference in tone?


As you can see, regarding the male they want to castrate him or put a bullet in his head.  It's pretty straightforward.

The comments on the article regarding the female are either much more supportive or jokes.  One guy can't understand why the kid told because they would love every minute of it.  The women are saying that we shouldn't jump to conclusions and that this possibly innocent victim of a false accusation should be treated innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  

Even a few more comments are pointing out what I am demonstrating here.  If the teacher was a male the bullet, hanging or castration would be recommended but since she is not male, she should be treated differently.

So there you have the Facebook Court of Public Opinion.  Both of these people are accused of serious crimes.  The man should die, the woman should be treated fairly.  How's that for equality?













Thursday, September 21, 2017

Final disposition of Ayla Reynolds death probate case expected Thursday


PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Five years after Ayla Reynolds disappeared, a request from her mother to have her declared legally dead is expected to be finalized.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Parents concerned with Gov. LePage's plan for special needs students

It could be a major change for preschool children with special needs, as Governor LePage looks to shift responsibility from the state to local school districts.

Right now, the state pays about $40 million a year to provide services for about 2,500 special needs preschoolers.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

LePage wants schools to take over special ed services for preschool kids

Governor LePage apparently doesn't understand that the Special Education system in Maine, when left to the schools, is a joke that couldn't possibly perform the task that he is suggesting.
The LePage administration wants local school districts to start providing special education services for about 2,500 3- to 5-year-olds with disabilities and developmental delays who currently receive the support through a $39 million state program. 
Under a bill the Maine Department of Education plans for next year’s legislative session, the state’s Child Development Services program would eventually stop providing services such as speech and occupational therapy, psychological services and others to young children with disabilities, autism or other needs that, left unaddressed, could grow into more significant problems once they reach school. 
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Parents’ concussion fears keep more Maine kids off football fields

Ah yes.  Modern parenting.

Feminizing the boys.

Turning them into wimps by forcing them to avoid every possible risk.  

The same type of parent who would expect a trophy for participation even when your kid sucks.
Crystal Sands appreciates the enthusiasm surrounding “Friday Night Lights” more than most of her peers. 
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It's called fate and fate will find a way.  It happens.  Kids fall off their bikes and skateboards.  Kids get injured while playing sports.  If you avoid that then fate will find another way.  Perhaps a car accident or a tornado or something.

The best thing you can do for your kid is toughen them up.

Maine parents still in the dark about criminal checks on school employees

Delayed setup of a state online database means the public can't see background and credentials information for school district employees before October.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lewiston Middle School: Students will see strict cellphone ban

LEWISTON — Lewiston Middle School students this year will be barred from using cellphones during school hours to curb negative social-media postings.


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