One of the stories of last week was the story on the increase in the number of women being convicted of domestic abuse. The same week, the Women's Justice Taskforce, set out a report welcomed by the Ministry of Justice, that said women's prisons should close. The BBC also reported that the taskforce of self-appointed experts wanted a director of women's justice to be appointed to provide "clear leadership and accountability". A Minister for Women is not enough.
This is an issue that we have covered before but reports like this are unbelievably dangerous for men and society as whole. How can Britain possible ever claim to be a champion of equality and have equality before the law when there the justice system discriminates against genders.
The whole justice system is based on the tenet that justice is blind, but how can it be when she sneaks a look from behind the blindfold to check what the gender is of the prosecuted and then hands down the sentence accordingly. Prison for the man, community service for the women - even if the crime is the same.
That is what the Women's Justice Taskforce wants and believes in (do they want this woman out on community service?).
It is not equality of justice is it is discriminatory justice.
Is there no end to discrimination against men, special treatment for women and the undermining of the rule of law and equal justice.
Posted by Skimmington