Another Sex Offender Gets Off, Because She’s a Woman (A response to Molly Shattuck)

There are all sorts of neat double-standards in this country when it comes to women and crimes.  Almost 40% of all domestic violence victims are men, but society at large chooses to believe that it’s funny and that men should “grow a pair” or “man up.”  Yet, if he does choose to defend himself, “dude, you don’t hit a girl!”  See how that works.  Oh, and let’s not forget how women get roughly 20% less jail time than men for committing the same crime.  That’s just one of those little things that they choose not to talk about.  Here’s some gender inequality that the Puritan feminists choose to ignore.  But there is one form of gender discrimination that REALLY gets to me.  And that is how women are treated when it comes to rape.  Specifically when it is a woman who is guilty of it.

Let me introduce you to Molly Shattuck.  Molly was a cheerleader and has been something of a fitness coach now that she’s retired from that line of work.  She recently plead guilty to 4th degree rape, when she invited some of her son’s friends over and supplied them with booze.  One of them, a 15 year old boy, she seduced and ended up making out with, and there was some minor sexual contact.  It didn’t go all the way, because according to her, that would be wrong.  It went right up to the barrier of sexual contact, and that is enough.  Shattuck was arrested and charged, and just recently plead guilty to all counts.  I’ll give this much to her – at least she’s taking responsibility.  That’s more than some women.  Like that 30 year old woman who was guilty of sexually assaulting a young man and then sued him for child support.  Yeah, there are more than one of those stories out there.  It’s horrifying how accepting our legal system is of that sort of thing.

So she pleads guilty to 4th degree rape.  Naturally, she’s going to see the inside of a jail cell and get her name on the sex offender registry, right?  Wrong!  See, the judge thought that she had “suffered enough.”  What did he think the proper punishment should be?  Spending every other weekend at a facility.  The reason for this?  Because she shouldn’t be away from her children.  In other words, an admitted rapist gets the severe punishment of going to some place in Delaware that they insist is very strict, but I don’t buy that for a minute.  And she doesn’t even have to go there for some time.  It’s every other weekend.  Let me make clear what has happened here – an admitted rapist has just got off from her crime, virtually scott-free.  That’s the big and small of it.  Only a woman, man.

What happened here ties in to my thoughts on this.  If it were a man and he was charged with rape and sexual assault of a minor, how do you think it would play out?  The judge would be all fire and brimstone as they lay down the sentence and feel good that they have helped justice prevail against this terrible sexual predator.  But when a woman admits to being a sexual predator, “oh, she’s had enough, don’t ya think?”  Tell me again how the system in this country favors men, feminists.  Tell me again how what happened here is somehow indicative of the mythical and non-existent “patriarchy.”  Go on, give me your best shot.

I’ll tell you what it is indicative of – a culture that lets women get such a pass for things like this.  I can’t tell you the number of articles and comments I have read where people basically go, “man, what is that kid complaining about?  He should be so lucky!  I wish that I had a hot woman looking to have sex with me when I was at that age.”  This attitude is everywhere.  People who otherwise think of themselves as moral and all for helping victims of sex crimes are basically making the same arguments that people made once upon a time for girls.  Funny how that works.

There is this belief that we have in this country that men are just sexual animals.  That were are looking for sex all the time, and will take it from whoever offers.  That no guy ever will turn down sex.  This dehumanizing and patronizing view of men is so utterly repugnant, and the thing that really blows my mind is how prevalent it is in society.  Because no teenage boy who has never had any sexual contact before could possibly be turned off by a woman getting him drunk and then going WAY past where he wanted to go.  No, that couldn’t happen.  He should stop complaining!  Of course he wanted it, right?  If the genders were reversed and society at large made that argument, feminists would be up in arms.  Society at large makes an argument that a teenage boy is just lying that he didn’t want it, and what do I hear…?  Oh, that’s right – nothing.  *insert crickets noise here*

Molly Shattuck is a sexual predator.  Right now, she should be in jail and on the sex offender registry, having to let everyone in any new neighborhood know that she is a sexual predator.  Because she is.  She is a disgusting human being, but society is even more disgusting for pretty much giving her a slap on the wrist.  This mentality makes me sick.  How we can stomach it as a civilization is beyond me.  Yes, there are boundaries that men have.  This kid was 15 years old, and was sexually violated by an adult.  I know this might be hard for society to believe, but boys actually do have limits and can be violated without their consent.  A novel concept, if you look at most comment sections of videos.

The really sad part, from where I’m sitting, is that how many of these people don’t actually get what it is like to be in that situation.  You’ve never had sex, it’s new and while part of your body wants it, you are afraid of it.  You are afraid of how little you understand it and you want to be able to have your first time be good.  We keep acting like only girls are afraid when it comes to sex and losing their virginity.  Guess all that shit Emma Watson was about men needing to feel sensitive is context-sensitive.  I wonder what she would think of all of this.  Or any feminist, really.  As I said, they are all blissfully silent.

Until next time, a quote,

“The time has come for America to hear the truth about this tragic war – that the hottest places in Hell are reserved for people who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace out,



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