Amanda Platell, a Daily Mail columnist, can usually be relied upon to pen at least one short piece every week which speaks volumes about the realities of how the genders are treated differently, whether by the state or otherwise. Our thanks to the three supporters who’ve pointed us to one of her pieces, in yesterday’s edition of the paper:
Why Help the Peru Two?
From the moment two British high-life-loving party girls were arrested for trying to smuggle 11kg of cocaine out of Peru, the Foreign Office has worked tirelessly to help them.
As a result, they received much reduced sentences, which they may yet get to serve in Britain.
What a contrast to the FO’s apparent abandonment of the British surgeon, Dr Abbas Khan, who went to Syria on a humanitarian mission and was found hanged after a year’s imprisonment and torture, just days before his promised release.
His brother Shahnawaz Khan said: ‘We are proud that he died doing something he believed in, helping people who were in desperate need.’
How different to the drug mules, who were just greedy fools fuelling a trade in misery. So why were they the ones to get Government support?
Does Ms Platell really not know why criminal women received more support from the state than a male doctor on a humanitarian mission? We somehow doubt it. It’s solidly in line with how the state always allocates limited resources on the basis of gender, given a choice.