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do you think the law gives women lighter sentences when they commit a crime ?

i think sometimes the law does go light and fluffy when it comes to women.

 
gwen20

Asked by gwen20 at 8:06 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • no, but society in general sure does. We're full of double standards in society.

    example: a man without drive and ambition is looked down on far more than a woman (esp an attractive one) who does the same thing
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 9:58 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I think they do, they rape little boys and get probation and then do it again and get a year in jail, a man does that he gets forever...
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 8:33 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • No I don't . Rapists, child molesters and predators of all kinds are let out on the streets to re offend several times over. I don't think women get it any easier.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 8:09 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I wonder how the Scott sisters would feel about that statement.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 8:16 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • those scott sisters should not have stolen and harmed other people so know i dont feel bad..
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 8:37 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Whether the final sentences given are lighter or not, I'm not sure, but I do believe society in general (and juries are compromised of these folks) has a harder time grasping and accepting the concept that women can be every bit as evil and deadly as men.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:39 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • In some cases. not all...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:44 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • i dont think the law does, but the jury might
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 9:18 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I agree with mrssundin re: sexually based crimes; women tend to get far lighter sentences. Several years ago there was a PTA president at our local high school who slept with several 15-16 year old boys. She got probation. I'm sure if she was a man there would have been significant jail time.
    TikiWiki33

    Answer by TikiWiki33 at 12:04 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • so no
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 8:38 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

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