Friday, March 13, 2009

A little bit of math if you will

A story from Fathers4Fairness.

2 - The number of sex crimes committed against under aged children in the same school in the same week.

2 - The number of abusers.
1 - The number of male abusers.
1 - The number of female abusers.

2 - The number of victims.
1 - The number of male victims.
1 - The number of female victims.

Okay things are adding up properly so far right? Then let's continue. But be warned it gets a bit tricky.

A. 1 - The number of abusers who had their gender, name, age, exact occupation, and town of residence revealed.

B. 1 - The number of abusers who had their age, gender, and not so exact occupation revealed.

C. 1 - The number of victims who had their age revealed.

D. 1 - The number of victims who had their age concealed in order to protect their identity.


Now I'm sure this is not the first time you've seen (even if you didn't realize or don't want to admit) a female being granted more anonymity than a male no matter which side of the ordeal they are on but having this both occur in the same article helps bring that ugly truth to light.

Now I'm not sure who is in charge of what information about a suspect and a victim is released to the press, although I would guess someone in the police department, but its pretty clear that when it comes to at least sex crimes there is an obvious gender bias as to whose anonymity is worth protecting and whose is not.

Upon suspicion a male's entire life is given to the public. Upon suspicion only certain parts of a female's life is given to the public. Its almost as if "innocent until proven guilty" or "guilty until proven innocent" is employed based on one's gender.

When the victim of a crime a young male is put under scrutiny for it is assumed that he is actually the real culprit therefore protection really isn't that necessary. When the victim of a crime a young female is guarded more tightly than the president and it is a crime against nature for any info on her to be given to the public.

So we supposedly have one system of law enforcement and justice yet it acts in one of two ways depending on what gender one is. Interesting.

Shoutout to Fathers4Fairness.
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