Our thanks to William for this. Owning a vagina is a licence to kill in the UK today – to kill elderly men, anyway. Excerpts:
A motorbike rider who hit and killed a pensioner as he got off the bus when she checked to see how far over the 30mph speed limit she was has been spared jail.
Vegan chocolate maker Jessica Wells, 22, spotted a speed camera as she weaved in and out of traffic and looked down at her dashboard – which showed she was doing 44mph – in the seconds before she hit 80-year-old Ian Rose.
She had overtaken a lorry and undertaken a learner driver just moments before.
At that moment Mr Rose was getting off a bus in Eltham Road in Blackheath, south east London before Wells crashed into him…
Wells of Swaffham Road, Wendling, Derenham, Norfolk, admitted causing death by careless driving and was today given a sentence of four months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months…
Judge Philip Katz QC told Wells: ‘I accept that you have from the word go shown a considerable degree of remorse here. [J4MB: That’s clear from the photograph at the top of this piece.]
‘It’s quite clear to me you are a sympathetic and compassionate young woman. [J4MB: We don’t get it. Are such subjective and utterly irrelevant judgments the stuff of mitigating circumstances today, at least in relation to women?]
‘You are also very conscious of the fact you have taken somebody’s life, a fact you will have to live with for the rest of your life.
‘I accept wholly that you are thoroughly remorseful about what you have done.
‘It seems to me I will cause more damage than justice requires if I sentence you to prison, because you have a vagina.’ [J4MB: We may have added a few words there, but they’re clearly implied.]
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