This 21-year-old barmaid’s ‘punishment’ for stealing £3,000 from her employer? She has to repay just £500 of the £3,000 she stole from him. What lesson is this giving to her, and other women? The usual. Women are above the law. And who’s paying the costs for her crime? Men, in the main – her employer, and men who (through their income taxes) finance 72% of the cost of the welfare state – she’s on benefits – and the cost of the trial.