Can’t Do The Time? Don’t Do The Crime. Yes, You Too, Ladies..

The usual suspects are in full cry (again), demanding soft sentences for women:

Green served three months of her sentence in prison and the rest on licence, but said that a community sentence would have saved her from the stigma of a criminal record.

Well, no. It wouldn’t. You can only get a community sentence if you’ve committed a crime. The clue’s in the word ‘sentence’, you daft mare!

Women in Prison’s director, Rachel Halford, said imprisoning women has larger consequences than does locking up men.

Well, she would, wouldn’t she?

Issues of domestic and sexual violence, mental health problems and substance abuse “led [women] into criminality”, she said.

“Consequently, these are all issues that, had they been picked up and addressed earlier, these people may well have not ended up in the criminal justice system.”

Funny. All those sob stories we hear defence briefs spout in court seem to apply just as much to men as to women…

Rebecca Roberts, from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, said tackling structural inequality against women in society was key and that prison had become “a very convenient way for the Government to [deal with] particular groups of people and not really offer the support they need”.

No-one needed to offer me ‘support’ to not steal from my employer, Rebecca…

10 comments for “Can’t Do The Time? Don’t Do The Crime. Yes, You Too, Ladies..

  1. May 18, 2015 at 9:17 am

    i was domestically abused, and that caused sever depression, I HAVE NEVER BROKEN THE LAW.
    If you don’t want a criminal record or to go to prison, dont comit the bloody crime. simple.

  2. Old Geezer
    May 18, 2015 at 9:19 am

    That’s funny. I thought that the main demand for the women’s activist movements was that women should be treated the same as men.

    • Jim
      May 18, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Only when that gives them a benefit. When equality gives them a detriment they are suddenly very silent. You don’t see massive campaigns to get more women working on bin lorries do you? Campaigns to get women into all the professions of course, but nasty dirty jobs that are 90+% male? Not a chance!

      • May 31, 2015 at 5:58 am

        SPOT ON!

  3. john in cheshire
    May 18, 2015 at 10:54 am

    OG, it seems to me that all matters concerning so called minority issues start with them wanting equal treatment and very quickly move onto wanting preferential treatment. Reference the recent racist and sexist outpourings by some female muslim at one of our universities. When challenged on her utterances she is said to have replied that she can be neither sexist nor racist because she is a female muslim. Wilful stupidity or what?

    • Jonathan
      May 19, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Wilful stupidity or what?

      Not really, simply using a tactic which has proved extremely successful in the past.

  4. Bucko
    May 18, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    “imprisoning women has larger consequences than does locking up men.”

    Then they should take extra bloody care not to break the law.

    • May 31, 2015 at 5:59 am

      🙂

  5. Hereward unbowed.
    May 18, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    The gels, they only want equality on their terms and bugger to equality if it’s not all in their favour. There’s just NO arguing with them.

  6. May 19, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Mandy Rice Davis spoke the truth at least once.

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