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?