Another impressive piece from Mr Collins.
In our 2015 general election manifesto we explored 20 areas in which the human rights of men and/or boys are assaulted by the actions and inactions of the state, usually to advantage women and/or girls. The longest section on an individual area concerned sexual abuse (pp.31-37).
In his piece, William Collins explored the extreme double standard in relation to the sentencing of male and female sex offenders. Is there also a gendered difference in the frequency with which the police – with the approval of the feminist-driven Crown Prosecution Service – charge suspected sexual offenders?
From what is known about the relative frequency with which men and women commit sexual offences against people of the opposite sex – details in our manifesto – all else being equal, we’d expect the male:female ratio of people charged with sex offences to be a little under 3:1.
In the UK, in 2013, the ratio was 146:1.