Serial drink-driver avoids prison 'for being a woman'

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  1. Mel O'Drama

    Mel O'Drama Super Moderator Staff Member

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    An absolutely reprehensible case of gender bias.

    The female judge's own words:


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-47914832
     
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  2. Justine

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    I read this headline yesterday and I am so appalled. It's beyond me why this has been permitted to happen. If she had cited the defendant's drinking problem for the sentence and promoted rehabilitation - as the story actually reports she did, though she still doesn't pinpoint it as her reasoning - I would understand. But why wouldn't a man be eligible for the same? It's blatant discrimination.
     
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