Australian Home and Away actress Maggie Kirkpatrick (74) found guilty of child sex offences. She is not expected to be given a prison sentence.

Our thanks to Mike for this. It’s the same old story. Women aren’t held properly accountable for their crimes.

There are about 81,000 men in British prisons, and fewer than 4,000 women. The government is more concerned with reducing the number of female prisoners than male prisoners. It’s not just the government. The National Lottery Fund recently handed a grant of £1.2 million to the Prison Reform Trust to pursue the objective of reducing the number of women in prison.

As William Collins pointed out in an impressive piece, if men were treated as leniently as women in sentencing terms, five out of six men in British prisons wouldn’t be there. The male prison population would fall by around 68,000 to about 13,000. There, the prison overcrowding crisis solved at a stroke, by introducing gender equality. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong sort of gender equality.

About Mike Buchanan

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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  • when we see the basically total discrimination aganst men in all walks of life in present day society,how do men still justify thinking that women should be accorded endless perks and exemptions,simply for being women? Today’s men are basically powerless to hold on to the family and their children,are bypassed fro promotion by often less capable women,are being accused of various sex assaults without a grain of evidence,are subjected to much stricter rules on every level… Unless we men have become complete fools,why should we still believe female workforce deserves perks? give me on e reason !

  • So Rolf Harris for lesser changes get 5 years and this women get 5 minutes, so much for equal under the law.

  • Nick Earnshaw

    hi mikehave you seen this in today’s guardian? female lawyer suggests soft sentence may have been because offender is a woman http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/22/former-nfl-cheerleader-sentenced-after-pleading-guilty-to-of-15-year-old-boy