Women who sexually abuse children

In area after area, decade after decade, we see women not being held properly accountable for the crimes they commit. They’re less likely than men to be charged with crimes. If and when they’re charged, the justice system treats them far more leniently than men who commit the same crimes, and is far less likely to incarcerate them. The government plans to close women’s prisons altogether, and house female offenders in comfortable ‘rehabilitation centres’ near their families. The existing women’s prisons will then be used to house more male prisoners.

Women’s lack of accountability under the law is particularly evident with respect to crimes they carry out in the home environment, as we see in the case of female perpetrators of domestic abuse, allied with the absence of support for male victims. Police are far less likely to pursue men’s allegations of domestic abuse than women’s allegations.

Following communications with a number of supporters, a small number of whom were sexually abused as children by their mothers, we intend to do what we can to raise public awareness of the sexual abuse of children by women. The proportion of sexual abuse of children carried out by women – and by mothers in particular – is far higher than generally supposed, and we’ll be pulling together some research findings on the matter in the coming weeks and months.

Feminists portray male paedophiles as evil, indicating something fundamentally wrong with the psyches of men in general. It’s related to their ‘All men are rapists’ narrative. Conversely they portray female paedophiles as psychologically damaged women, presumably damaged by abusive men.

A supporter recently pointed us to the response he received from his local police authority to a Freedom of Information Act request he’d sent them. In the preceding year 86 men had been convicted of sexual offences against children. The number of women convicted for sexual offences against children shouldn’t surprise any regular followers of this website.


We end with a reference to a famous paper in the field of sexual abuse of children by women, published almost 30 years ago:

Petrovich, M., & Templer, D. (1984). Heterosexual molestation of children who later become rapists. Psychological Reports, 54(3), 810.

A link to the report is here. Among the paper’s findings was that out of 83 incarcerated (male) rapists, 49 (59%) had been sexually abused as children by women. As we often find, women and girls as well as men and boys suffer from the consequences of women not being held properly accountable for their actions.

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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  • Mike.
    I for one would certainly support maximum focus on this area – a beam of light needs to be shone clearly into the darkest recesses of our nation’s criminal justice system which, it appears to me, actively support and defend child sex abusers, dependent upon them being female, of course.
    As an aside, I too have uncovered some remarkable data which fully confirms your own expectations.
    Gloria Steinem (a leading feminist that you may have heard of, recently awarded an honour from Nobel Peace Winner O’Bama) has remarked “we won’t have real equality until we recognize men’s capacity for care and nurture just as we have recognized women’s capacity for strength and achievement”.
    Ms Steinmen wants to look closer at international data which confirms that “care and naturing” women are killing, abusing and neglecting far more infants and babies than men do, and now it is confirmed that they also sexually abuse far more adult male rapists (as children) than men ever did.

    It appears that as Gloria’s troops attempt to show strength and achievement they show their menace and their own brand of care and nuture by assaulting our babies.

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