Female sex offenders, should they get the same punishments?

Jennifer - posted on 10/30/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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So, yesterday I stumbled onto some very disturbing news stories of adult female teachers having sex with students(mostly male). Reading through the jail time and punishment, though, it seemed these women were just slapped on the wrist! Not even a mention of whether they would have to be on the sex offender list. Is this fair? How do others feel about it? If some adult woman molested my son, I think it'd be the same as if an adult male took advantage of one of my girls!



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Both sexes need to be dealt with the same and more tougher than they do at present.
.Its a despicable crime that needs a tough sentence , show no mercy in my eyes.

Tina - posted on 10/30/2011

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The law is stupid. Punishments for sex crimes aren't good enough. And just about non existant for woman.

Katherine - posted on 10/30/2011

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She is not taking responsibility. She says they took advantage of her. Give me a break!

Katherine - posted on 10/30/2011

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Of course it was the teens. Are you kidding me? She's the adult. And yes, I agree she should get the same punishment as anyone else.

Stifler's - posted on 10/30/2011

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I think the reason we view male-female rape as worse is the genital mutilation factor, not that females are more easily manipulated or more emotionally fragile.

Charlie - posted on 10/30/2011

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Yes they should Gender shouldnt matter in a predatory crime like this.

Johnny - posted on 10/30/2011

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Same crime, same punishment, regardless of gender. It is not a cool thing for a young boy to be losing his virginity to an older woman. The whole "Mrs. Robinson" type of innuendo is so inane.

JuLeah - posted on 10/30/2011

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yah, gender doesn't matter for this type of crime. The child is brainwashed, or powerless, or .... the child feels shame, even as soceity tells him to feel proud and brag. He think she loves him, as do the victums of male teachers

I would say the same punishment for both, but the 'punishment' doesn't ever do any good, on any level ....

Caitlin - posted on 10/30/2011

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It's funny, because it makes me think of that south park episode from ages ago.. But yeah, they shoudl get the same punishment..

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Yes they should receive the exact same punishment and social stigma. The problem is that we still (as a societal whole) still do not view a young boy losing his virginity to an older woman in the same light as a young girl losing hers to an older man.

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