William Collins on The Corston Report (2007)

We have some commentary in our draft manifesto about the Corston Report (2007) – the report by (Labour peer) Baroness Corston about the treatment of women by the criminal justice system. We’re going to delete it and simply point readers to this new piece by William Collins.

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I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Mr. Collins is spot on. The Corston report is, as he points out, built on the presumption that men are inherently of less worth and consideration than women. It is the latest in a long stream of reports starting in the 19th Century based on the idea that women are far too precious and fragile to take responsibility for their actions. The irony is that this movement , to prevent women going to goal for debt or theft , was the genesis of laws preventing women taking out loans or entering some forms of contracts. In effect their male relatives were held responsible . So no more Gaol for debt. Of course this came under fire in the 60s as the female “pedestal” was atttacked by feminists. Yet here the Baroness mounts 19th century arguments to extend special protections and a privileged status to women. It is of course wholly sexist.