Sophie Franklin, 30, office manager, went on £38,000 designer shopping spree with company credit card. Spared jail after a (male) judge says he ‘hates sending women to prison’.

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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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  • We men allow this to continue.


  • And here’s precisely problem. Not so much feminists but “gentlemen”.

  • epistemol

    “I hate sending to prison women who have not been to prison before.”

    If this logic were generally followed it would surely require that no woman would EVER be sent to prison ?

    • This logic IS generally followed, if unstated, hence fewer than 3,000 women in prison, but 80,000 men.

    • It is in fact in a report by Baroness Corston and is Gov. policy to aim to end the need for women’s prisons. Courts are under pressure not to hand down prison terms to women.

  • The tradition of the gentleman is a noble one, a great one. But it is not fit to an era of full female emancipation, unfortunately. By continuing to offer the gentleman treatment, men, especially in positions of power, are literally violating the equality laws of the judicial system, and the equality laws in employment by not holding women responsible to the same degree as men. Women, on the other hand, are all too happy to accept the outcome of this scenario, while at the same time demanding equality on all levels. This makes the concerned women dishonest and the men plain dumb. But in the end, it makes the whole society unjust and inefficient. Once women demand equality, men must put aside the gentleman mindsets and hold them responsible to the same degree as men. Reserve the gentleman treatment to the theatre, the movies, the horse races, the ballrooms, but not the court of law or the office. It does not belong there. Time to accept the inevitable.