Driving home yesterday, I happened upon the Tom Leykis show. What caught my attention was that he spoke of a 43 year old woman that was convicted of molesting a 13 or 14 year old boy. She only got 6 months jail time, 10 years probation, and had to register as a level 1 sex offender (the lowest in that particular state). He also brought up Mary Kay Laturno (sp?) and how she was on her third offense before getting 7 years (incidently she is eliguble for release sometime this summer).
One caller identified himself as a person that at the age of 23 had sex with a 15 year old girl. It was discovered and he spent ten years in prison with the child molester tag. This tag is the lowest among the hierarchy of crimes in prison, and a child molester has to continually watch his back.
Please understand that I am all for throwing child molesters in jail for life. I might even think that if something happened to them while in the pokey, it would be no great loss to society. However, there were some good questions asked.
The segment's premise was based around the question, and what I would like to ask you fine people is this, "Why do women seem to get off easier on child molestation charges?"
Does society place more value on a virgin girl?
Where are the feminists that are demanding equal treatment of women? After all shouldn't justice be blind, theoretically, to gender? Why are many feminists so silent when it comes to equal punishment under law?
Your thoughts are appreciated.