Laura Nichols (26) plundered £10,000 from vulnerable man’s bank account for year-long shoes and handbags spree

Ms Nichols’s (male) defence counsel is reported as saying:

‘She found herself living beyond her means.’

‘She found herself…’ What? She’s 26 years old, but is described as if she’s a young child with no personal agency, no power to resist temptation.

Some common sense from the magistrate, spoken while the woman was ‘sobbing’ – as women always seem to do during their trials, to solicit sympathy and get a lenient sentence (if any sentence at all):

Mr Recorder Ian Wyn Lloyd Jones told her he would not be doing his job if he suspended the sentence – and jailed her for eight months at Swansea Crown Court.

Does it appear to you, as it appears to me, that his personal preference would have been to hand down a suspended sentence, but he wouldn’t have been ‘doing his job’ if he’d done so? He surely wouldn’t have made the same comment to a male carer convicted of such a crime.

Women such as Caroline Criado-Perez and Laura Bates see misogyny everywhere. Day after day I find myself thinking:

What planet are these crazy women living on?

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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