MENZ Issues

The realisation of female violence

The frequency and brutality of female offending is definitely on the rise. Men are increasingly in a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. What is the next generation going to look like with an increasing number of children suffering the consequences of universal suffrage.

An Australian father who regularly drank and played poker while his twin toddlers were starving to death in their bedroom has been sentenced to eight years’ jail for manslaughter.

Last month, the mother was sentenced to eight years’ prison, but she was eligible for immediate parole as she had already served over five years.

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Prosecutor Jim Pearce said the children were starved and, if they ate when they were not supposed to, they were sometimes forced to vomit up the food.They were also ordered to stand against a wall all day and were beaten for stepping out of line. When authorities stepped in, one child was hospitalised with hypothermia and all the children were taken into care. The woman, who can’t be identified, admitted to spending social security payments on eating out, cigarettes and poker machines. Five other people will go to trial on similar charges.

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An alcoholic British mother who let her 4-year-old son starve to death and left his body in a cot for almost two years will spend the next 15 years in jail.

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These cases are all foreign; two Australian and one English but another thing that caught my eye was the severity of the jail sentences compared to New Zealand – they actually give women jail sentences in other countries. When was the last time you saw a media article with a women getting a jail sentence?

Actually now that I think about it, it was only a couple of days ago but that was for stealing money from her boss, who wasn’t Women’s Refuge.