When men have a daughter (another tale of male-blaming and silencing)

At the time of writing the Weinstein affair remains an ongoing and evolving media phenomenon. The hypocrisy of this one does my head in.

Imagine … All men being demonised for being the same gender as the alleged perpetrator at the centre of a major scandal. Men offer comments supportive of female victims of sexual harassment, and condemnatory of male perpetrators, but are dismissed or even shamed for doing so. Meanwhile other men are shamed for not commenting.

Men subseqently re-frame/qualify their thoughts/feelings in the light of well-publicised research – research that proposes that men understand and empathise with women better when they have sisters, wives and daughters. Men are then shamed on the basis that their amended and qualified message of support doesn’t treat women as humans.

Men, the beasts that they are, just can’t seem to say or do the right thing.

Women are a different kettle of fish. It goes without saying that nowhere, nowhere are they responsible. For anything. Not for being victims or alleged victims. Not for helping Harvey trick/lure women into private meetings in hotel rooms (their excuse). Not for willingly following the casting-couch route to financial rewards. Not for remaining silent when they knew what was going on, in many cases accepting payment for doing so. And absolutely not, for they themselves harassing others.

Note that I have addressed the topic of harassment in the workplace in another blog post. This current post is more about feminist shaming, bitterness and hypocrisy set against the backdrop of the media furore surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s real and alleged misbehaviour.

Feminists have long been telling men – even feminist men – that they have no legitimate right to talk about feminism, or about specific topics that they (feminists) consider to be women’s issues. They typically assert that men have no understanding of women’s lived experience, and have nothing worthwhile to contribute. Here’s a recent Australian example.

As a consequence men are most reluctant to offer up public comment on such matters. This situation is addressed in the following blog posts:

Beware the ire of an angry feminist
Nice guys, nice guys™ and the friendzone
A feminist laments: “Why do so few men turn up to hear women speak?”
Karen Straughan and others on feminist shaming tactics

The media informs us however that men move one rung up the ladder when they have wives and/or daughters. See for yourself – just do a google search using terms such as “when men have a daughter” or “men change after having daughter”. Year in and year out, article after article based on this assertion:

Why the best words a dad can hear are… It’s a girl! (7 June 2017)
Men Really Do Get Less Sexist When They Have Daughters (3 June 2017)

This is the backdrop to the emergence of the Weinstein affair. Or at least the October 2017 version thereof. Because, as we are finding out more each day, plenty of people were ‘in the know’ before now.

The first development after the publication of the initial allegations was men being blamed for not speaking out against Harvey Weinstein. See for example:

Hollywood men silent over Weinstein allegations as women speak out (11 October 2017), with a later contribution being … Men who are silent after #MeToo: it’s time to speak up (20 October 2017)

Sure enough, after being given what they assumed to be the media’s ‘green light’ to enter the debate, more men spoke out to condemn Weinstein and/or to condemn the problem of sexual harassment generally.

Thus the next wave of outrage was in relation to men speaking out against Weinstein, especially those mentioning that they were motivated to do so, in part, because they had wives/daughters. Some examples of the media coverage include:

You don’t need to be a father to stand up to abusers. You need to believe women (13 October 2017)

Some questions for the “Fathers of daughters” condemning Harvey Weinstein (13 October 2017)

Men don’t need to have daughters to be concerned about women (13 October 2017)

People Are Dragging Men Who Say They Care About Rape Culture Because They Have A Daughter (12 October 2017)

Does any reasonable person seriously believe that men referencing the girls/women in their lives meant women any disrepect? Think of any other instance where this ‘logic’ has been proposed, because I can’t. I can think, for example of discussions regarding childhood disability or illness whereby parents comment along the lines of “as a parent of a child with autism …“. Were those parents insinuating that their autistic kids were less than human?

Then there was the push-back against the push-back. Men are mostly guilty and should do more to stop themselves and their brothers, including but not limited to public self-flagellation:

Dear Men: It’s you, too (19 October 2017) by Roxane Gay & attracting 1,397 readers comments

How men can help after Weinstein and #MeToo (22 October 2017)

“After the flood of #MeToo posts, critics charged that the hashtag continues to put the onus on victims to speak up while letting men off the hook. In response, some have shared lists of tips on how men can stop this behaviour from flourishing.”

And to remove any doubt about who’s wearing the pants in this debate, the usual feminist voices pressed long and hard on the ‘all men are responsible’ button:

It’s not the job of “Hollywood women” to ‘fix’ sexual harassment (12 October 2017)

The men who kept Harvey Weinstein’s secrets safe are all around us (11 October 2017)

Harvey Weinstein Scandal: Men In Hollywood Staying Silent? | The View (10 October 2017) Video. Reddit discussion thread here

Oh, and for any other men who dared offer an opinion, because “… some people – and more particularly, men – seem to think that it’s not the feelings of the alleged victims that matter. No, it’s actually their feelings that are important.”

Men of Hollywood – don’t make this Harvey Weinstein situation about you (13 October 2017)

‘Cancel the Christmas party’: 2017’s the year of the ‘confused’ man (16 November 2017) Rather than working with men to resolve confusion about what constitutes appropriate behaviour, feminist journo prefers to mock for what she sees as a weak ‘excuse’. Anything but helpful.

As is usually the case, any rebuttal was muted and provided by male-positive writers like Martin Daubney and Kathy Gyngell:

This #MeToo witch-hunt will destroy women’s happiness (23 October 2017)

Weinstein’s actions are revolting – but don’t tell me all men are to blame (11 October 2017)

So male voices were silenced again and the debate wrested back into the hands of feminists/liberals satisfying their ongoing imperative to control the narrative. But things didn’t entirely go their way, as derailments followed (and continue to this day), namely:

Articles highlighting the hypocrisy of the Hollywood democrat/leftist elite in turning the backs for so long, and regarding Harvey Weinstein as an archtypical nice guy & supporter of feminism, for example:

“Weinstein, the reports noted, had been a prominent donor to causes that address gender inequality, especially in the entertainment industry” (Source)

Harvey Weinstein and Feminism (19 October 2017)

Watch When Barbara Walters and The View Coverup For Harvey Weinstein Types (15 October 2017)

Jane Fonda: I knew about Weinstein, and I’m ‘ashamed’ I didn’t say anything (12 October 2017)

Ah but of course the feminist lobby will never admit weakness or fault, so their strategy here is to double-down on their ongoing ‘feminist men aren’t feminists’ offensive (example, with more in the opening section of this blog post).

Articles highlighting the elements of dog-piling, misandry, vengeance and hysteria that is occurring, for example:

#MeToo: A moral panic about men (18 October 2017)

Male Victim Erasure and Backlash in #MeToo Campaign (17 October 2017)

The hysteria in the Harvey Weinstein scandal (12 October 2017)

Finally, I note that mention has yet to be made of sexual harassment perpetrated by influential women. There has, however, been some limited and peripheral acknowledgement of the harassment of men/boys by men:

Corey Feldman celebrates ‘turning of the tide’ on Hollywood sex abuse (17 October 2017)

Hollywood’s Other ‘Open Secret’ Besides Harvey Weinstein: Preying on Young Boys (16 October 2017)

Weinstein saga leads James Van Der Beek to share personal story of sexual harassment (12 October 2017)

Actor Terry Crews recalls being sexually assaulted by Hollywood exec (11 October 2017)

In closing, Cathy Young has written an excellent article that touches on a number of the issues mentioned above.

See also:

Paul Elam’s take on this topic from a Red Pill perspective
This piece by Gideon Scopes entitled ‘Rethinking Gender, Sexuality and Violence’, This article by D.C MacAllister in the The Federalist

Women in politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire — and they’ll be the ones punished (12 December 2017)

A panic is not an answer: We’re at imminent risk of turning this #metoo moment into a frenzied rush to blame all men (26 November 2017) by Christina Hoff Summers

Kathy Gyngell: The silence of the males (13 November 2017)

Knee-touching MPs? I took advantage of men to get ahead at Westminster: By Spectator columnist MELISSA KITE, who admits flirting shamelessly to get scoops (14 November 2017)

The #MeToo sexual harassment hysteria is a pretext for women to take power and money from men (21 December 2017)

Other posts in this blog related to this topic include:

Don’t look at me! No wait. Look at me!
Girls showing their bits = empowerment? patriarchal exploitation? self-indulgence? other?
#HeForShe: Men pressed into service with nary a hint of ‘quid pro quo’
Nice guys, nice guys™ and the friendzone
On Gender Traitors, White Knights and Manginaso

‘Sunrise’ provides equal time for feminism and men’s rights

The ‘Weekend Sunrise’ show surprised and pleased by providing separate interviews with MRA Paul Elam and feminist Laci Green.

On Saturday morning there was an interview with Paul Elam

Paul discussed the fact that mens work/life choices are more limited than women, but most of the all-too-brief interview was taken up with a discussion of rape hysteria and the need to address the problem of rape in a more rigorous and fair-minded manner.

Reddit discussion thread here and here is an article about Paul’s interview

On Sunday morning it was the turn of Laci Green

The intro provided by Andrew O’Keefe – and his comments throughout the interview left absolutely no doubt where his allegiance lies … “The history of feminism is long, strong and proud …. in fact (if not for feminism) married women, you would still be the property of your husband“. Oh please.

Feminism is wonderful – just badly misrepresented, feminism is not about hating men, feminism is just about equality and stopping sexual objectification, blah blah blah. Keep moving folks, nothing new to be seen/heard here.

The boobs are used to sell everything …” Yes indeed Andrew, and that’s nowhere clearer than watching Laci’s efforts on Youtube.

Reddit discussion thread here which features the comment:

“[Laci] is what we call one of the “Aren’t Like That” feminists that all the other feminists use to cover their bigotry. You want to know what kind of person Laci Green is? Let me tell you.

First, I have to explain a few things. In the hood, we like to have parties. We like to get rowdy, smoke some herb, get crunk. We like to play music loud and act a fool. The problem with this is, the cops show up. Now, I’m not sure you all know what its like having the cops show up, but some people at this party have illicit drugs, or arrest warrants, or just no fucking sense. So someone has to talk to the cops. You always want to have a well spoken, easygoing, friendly person at your parties so that THEY can talk to the cops and make sure none of the other people at the party get into any shit.

Thats who feminists like Laci Green are. They’re the person Feminism has answering the door when society comes knocking and wants to know what’s going on.”

More about Laci Green here and here

(Postscript 4 December 2018: Bettina Arndt, Sam Armitage and Nat Barr stirred up the feminists with this discussion of the #MeToo phenomenon. And then – of course – a follow-up article about the outrage, entitled ‘Sunrise cops criticism over one-sided #MenToo discussion’)

Harassment and discrimination in business and the workplace: Surprise, surprise, it goes both ways

Workplace harassment takes a number of forms, and these may or may not be related to a worker’s gender. Whilst sexual harassment is the most often discussed, all forms of harassment or discrimination warrant serious consideration and remedial action. No-one should have to tolerate working within such an environment. Everyone deserves respect.

Thus sexual harassment, gossiping and false accusations, bullying, and gender discrimination in recruitment, promotion and management policies – all deserve attention.

If the majority of perpetrators are historically male, as is likely the case with regards to sexual harassment, then a gendered debate might be called for. What we are seeing nowadays though is more a case of systematic demonisation of male managers and staff, whilst female perpetration of sexist and abusive behaviours is downplayed or even air-brushed out of contention.

Despite the fact that both men and women can (and do) perpetrate these types of behaviours, or be victimised by them, media coverage focuses almost entirely on the victimisation of female staff (example/example/example/example/example).

The furore about sexual harassment that initially centred on the misbehaviour of Harvey Weinstein has only amplified this already heightened degree of gender bias. It has also added to the confusion regarding the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable workplace behaviour.

Men are thus, both collectively and individually, painted as the architects of toxic workplaces, and responsible for victimising a slew of women and other men. And as with so many of these issues, men are the ones held responsible for fixing the problem and judged harshly on any perceived lack of progress.

Conversely, the media generally avoids identifying women as having significant involvement in discriminatory and/or harassing patterns of  behaviour.

One of the outcomes of this situation is that men are discouraged from reporting abuse, in turn reinforcing the view amongst policy-makers and managers that female perpetration is little more than a rare aberration.

Numerous examples now follow:

The rise of ‘toxic femininity’: Author reveals female colleagues tricked her into making mistakes so she wouldn’t be promoted and told her everyone hated her – and insists other women create the REAL glass ceiling (8 June 2019)

“I’ve never had a male co-worker try to undermine me and backstab me, but I’ve had plenty of female co-workers do both” (29 May 2019) Twitter discussion thread

Game of Thrones star Daniel Portman’s disturbing fan encounters (25 April 2019)

Opera House contractor who got drunk after work wins job back (8 March 2019) Australia

What about the gender workplace safety gap? (19 February 2019) Australia. Senator David Leyonhjelm asks more questions that need to be asked

Square Enix Fires Kingdom Hearts 3 Dev For Being A Victim & Industry Ignores It (15 January 2019) Video and related Tweet

Labor MP Emma Husar Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment (2 August 2018) Australia

Kimberly Guilfoyle left Fox News after allegations of misconduct (27 July 2018)

A Fan Groped Harry Styles At A Concert & it’s Not OK (26 October 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Estate agent whose female boss told him at boozy Christmas lunch that she’d perform sex act on him if he hit sales target wins discrimination tribunal (1 June 2017) UK

To the workplace sleazes of the world: Your time is up, by Julia Baird (21 April 2017) Because only men can be sleazes, right?

Workplace equality meaningless unless ‘macho’ culture disappears, by Mary Barry, CEO ‘Our Watch’ (13 February 2017) Not content to simply ignore female perpetration/male victimisation, the author suggests the answer lies in feminising the workplace. But wait there’s more, as the author draws an even longer bow in asserting a nexus between the perceived overt masculinity of many workplaces, and the incidence of domestic violence in the community.

Not asking for it (2016) Australia. This article interviews 13 women about their experiences of sexual harassment. I guess no men were available on the day.

In this example the author again makes no mention of there being either female perpetrators or male victims of inappropriate behaviour (see Reddit discussion thread here).

Similar bias can be seen in ‘Know where the line is: Melissa Hoyer and Elizabeth Broderick address sexual harassment‘ (May 2014). Interestingly though, readers comments paint a quite different picture. This then prompts a furious backlash, with feminists asserting that others are seeking to downplay the significance of harassment of women and/or justify that harassment on the basis that women also harass men. This tends to be the pattern with articles on this topic, and I sense a great deal of pent-up frustration with the one-sided coverage of these issues.

(Addendum: Ms Broderick is now raking in plenty of $$ shaming business into conducting surveys of sexist behaviour which confirm, surprise, surprise, that they have a toxic culture that can only be remedied by feminist consultants.) 

If you care, then stand up and say sexism is not OK (9 January 2016) and Sexual harassment is serious business (13 January 2016). Two further typical offerings, again both ignoring the reality of women as harassers and of there being substantial numbers of male victims of discrimination.

We need to do more about sexual harassment in the workplace (6 January 2016) One need go no further than the first two sentences of the article to note that male victims have been excluded from consideration.

Sexism fail? EOC’s sexual harassment video criticised for showing mostly female victims (30 November 2015)

Australian women share their experiences with sexism in the workplace (16 April 2015) This typical mainstream media article about discrimination in the workplace lacks even a single reference to the fact that men experience the same or similar problems and issues. But again, take a look at the subsequent readers comments both here and at the relevant post in the news.com.au Facebook page … an avalanche of angry men and women pointing out how biased and inaccurate the article is.

Things my male colleagues have actually said to me‘ (10 April 2015) Don’t hold your breath waiting for part 2 ‘Things my female colleagues …’, at least not in the mainstream media. And I note that readers comments are not permitted – which is typical in the case of these anti-male hit-pieces

In contrast very little indeed, with the exception of readers comments, has been written about toxic workplaces from the male perspective. Have men been given a free pass from having to endure such experiences? Or has the plight of male victims simply been ignored, as has occurred in the case of domestic violence and sexual assault?

Unfortunately, one outcome of ignoring female perpetration/male victimisation is the relative lack of objective research. And of course as long as research bias results in such behaviour being excluded from consideration, then there is an over-reliance on conjecture and anecdotal evidence. Hardly an ideal situation in terms of getting the powers-that-be to sit up and take notice.

On that note I just google-searched using the words “My female boss …” and was surprised by the topics that automatically appeared. Try it yourself. Looks like a lot of people having problems with female supervisors. Personally, both my best and worst bosses were female. But boy, the bad ones were shockers.

Moving on, I think it’s clear that some of the behaviour that is perceived as harassment or discrimination in the workplace is a function of the different ways that men and women operate. There are gender-based differences at play, and it is hardly unreasonable to suggest that both men and women should try to understand and compromise.

This WSJ article is another in a long line of articles proposing that men need to adjust to women, but never the other way round (read the comments too). See a critique of this article here, and again I would suggest also reviewing the readers comments.

And again, this August 2016 article appearing in the pro-feminist/SJW ‘The Conversation‘ provides a remarkably one-sided view of the issue. It’s entitled ‘Calling all men! Five ways you can be a feminist at work‘, and it’s by UK academic Scott Taylor.

This provider of business training videos obviously hasn’t heard – or doesn’t care to acknowledge –  that women can also be perpetrators (scroll down to ‘Employment and Workplace Issues‘).

More recently David Schwimmer and Sigal Avia produced a series of short videos portraying sexual harassment of women (12 April 2017) None of the videos showed women harassing others or men being harassed.

There are a number of implications – both positive and negative – regarding the current ‘debate’ and related media coverage. One of the negative outcomes is the growing reluctance by men to work closely with individual women, as discussed in this and various other recent articles.

The following sources consider discrimination/harassment/false allegations suffered by men/boys:

Teacher sexually assaulted colleague, panel hears (1 November 2018) UK

Homophobic bullying at my past work. Nothing was done since the bullies were FEMALE and I’m male (19 July 2017)

Just typed this out on another thread thought I would share, my experience being hounded out of an all female office (19 June 2017) Reddit discussion thread

Men Shouldn’t Refuse to Be Alone with Female Colleagues (5 May 2017)

Co-worker made a grievance claim to end my career, I gathered facts to prove otherwise. Compromised HR says I’m taking this too seriously and dismiss it. Advice? (4 April 2017)

Wayne County Deputy Philip Kozlowski files sexual harassment suit aginst female sergeant (3 January 2017) USA

I [25M] am getting sexually harassed by my [32F] co-worker (8 December 2016) Reddit discussion thread

Ex-Yahoo employee sues Marisa Mayer claiming she led an illegal purge of male employees (8 October 2016) with more on that issue here

Sportsman Julian Edelman groped by female fans at book signing (undated) USA

Father wins £30,000 sex discrimination case in row over shared paternal leave (3 October 2016) UK

Men are targets of sexual harassment at work far more commonly than we assume (25 August 2016) UK

‘A bunch of Gaylord Fockers’: The prejudices failing male nurses (20 August 2016)

Teaching accreditation exams reveal grading biases favor women in male-dominated disciplines in France (29 July 2016)

Lorry driver, 40, sent home from work and docked a day’s wages for wearing SHORTS on the hottest day of the year (20 July 2016) UK

Feminist instructor proudly informs readers how she discriminates against male students (15 July 2016) Australia. Reddit discussion thread with linked article.

Student investigated by uni for harassment (19 June 2016) NZ

Workplace sexism: we still don’t want to talk about it, by Kate Jenkins (1 June 2016) Australia. A sole reference to male victimisation in an article that otherwise implies sexism only affects women. I’d suggest that one reason why men “don’t want to talk about it” is the strongly gendered nature of the debate which is equal parts disinterested and dismissive of men’s concerns.

Update on Rates of Violence in Male and Female Exotic Dancers (18 May 2016) France. Reddit discussion thread with linked article – be sure to click through to the earlier study which showed roughly equal rates of harassment/abuse of male versus female performers.

Why women need to stop complaining about their high heels at work (13 May 2016)

Workplace (In)Equality (7 May 2016) Reddit discussion thread. On situations where men & women are paid the same but men routinely given the harder jobs.

Exclusive: Calgary call centre dispatchers accuse female colleagues of sexual harassment (26 April 2016) Australian Human Rights Commission and state anti-discrimination agencies, are you hearing this? This is what happens when you focus on harassment of women 100% of the time:

“She turned towards me and she said, you can’t sexually harass a man”

Are Sexual Favors In The Workplace Discrimination against Men? (11 April 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here.

Men are victims of sexism too (18 March 2016) Some interesting readers comments

Men of Reddit, have you been sexually harassed and if so what did you do? [serious] (13 March 2016)

Male teacher numbers dwindling, work in education an ‘isolating experience’ for men (22 February 2016) Australia

Karalee Katsambanis: Male teachers face shocking prejudice (1 February 2016) Australia

Former Yahoo employee accuses company of gender bias – against men (3 February 2016) Men standing up for their rights under the law dismissed as “some kind of ridiculous trend”

Here are two of countless Reddit/mensrights discussion threads about the sexual harassment of men and boys in the workplace: http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/26kmyx/deleted_by_frogman/ and Bfs boss being highly inappropriate, HR shrugging it off because she was intoxicated (21 January 2016)

Colton Haynes Speaks Out About Male Model Income Inequality (8 January 2016)

Rise of the female sex pest: Think it’s only men who harass colleagues with wandering hands and crude taunts? Not any more (7 January 2016) UK

Deutsche Bank Executive Wrongly Fired on `False’ Sex Complaints (25 September 2015)

Men too are victims of sexism, finds survey (21 August 2015) Discussed results of a survey of 2,000 people in India

Sexual harassment inquiry: senior doctors say women can also be perpetrators (12 August 2015)

Women sexually harass female soldiers, says report (20 July 2015)

Traditional Scottish pub barmen stop wearing kilts as women check what is underneath (14 July 2015)

I’m being discriminated against at my job! Help! Reddit discussion thread (24 June 2015)

Monash University awarded $900,000 in indemnity costs for failed sexual harassment case (11 June 2015)

Privileged Feminists STUNNED by Empirical Evidence – Mike Buchanan MRA London Live TV (26 May 2015) UK

Stop punishing the family man (15 May 2015)

Why Some Male Members of Congress Won’t Be Alone with Female Staffers (14 May 2015)

The unfairer sex? (18 April 2015) On recruitment bias in the STEM sector

‘I was the victim of women sex bullies at work’ (12 April 2015)

Told by my boss I’m intimidating and less effective at my job “because I’m a male” (3 April 2015)

Women falsely accuse man of sexual harassment, man takes women to court (26 March 2015) This was known as the ‘Team Harpy’ case. A good Breitbart article on this issue can be found here.

Gender and prestige bias in philosophy (18 March 2015)

How I learnt the importance of reporting sexual harassment in the workplace (10 March 2015) As always, have a good look at the reader’s comments

How feminist propaganda is destroying men’s lives (2 January 2015)

Verbal abuse in the workplace: Are men or women most at risk? (17 November 2014) The same study is also discussed here

Paternity leave:  The rewards and the remaining stigma (7 November 2014)

Sex discrimination against men: 10 ways employers could fall foul (13 October 2014)

Workers happier with members of the same gender, study finds (6 October 2014)

I found a hostile anti-male environment at my new job (2 October 2014) (Reddit discussion thread)

Sexism alive and well in the workplace (A brief discussion on Reddit – perhaps a bit picky but still makes a valid observation) (22 May 2014)

Domestic violence: The NFL isn’t the only workplace with a problem (23 September 2014) See the infographic, which also provides some stats for male victimisation

The myth of the glass ceiling (24 July 2014)

Sexual harassment of men revealed (25 June 2006)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2628308/Childrens-chef-Annabel-Karmel-fired-employee-rejected-sexual-advances-employed-good-looking-men.html (15 May 2014)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/22im1h/i_work_in_pr_and_this_happened_in_a_meeting_the/ (8 April 2014)

Women complain a lot, interrupt, developer says at conference (4 June 2014) The article is a beat-up but there are some interesting reader’s comments about harassment/discrimination in the workplace)

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/technology/technologys-man-problem.html?_r=0&referrer= (5 April 2014)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/22ekyr/the_tech_community_works_fine_without_females/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (7 April 2014)

Discussion thread about female on male harassment (1 August 2014)

Article about male US academic taking action against harassment in his workplace (4 September 2014)

Black knights (22 March 2013)

Profile: Male nursery worker reveals how he faced sexism and prejudice working in the childcare sector (7 March 2013)

Articles about how women treat other women/girls at work

“I can’t understand the push for more women in the workplace. My partner has just quit specifically because of problems with women at her workplace. Her sister also has quit her job from a different workplace for the same reason. This prompted me to ask other women I know if they have problems with women in the workplace.

The answers I received staggered me. I have two sisters that I could ask and both said they were having problems with women in the workplace at the moment, but never with men. My own mother when asked said to me, “to be honest with you the only problems I have had in my working life have been with women”.

I have asked now dozens of women when I get the chance, many that are friends, and every one of them say the same thing. That they find it difficult to work with women and that they are the cause of stress in the workplace for them, preferring to work with men.

I challenge readers to ask this question to women they come across. The answers I receive are amazing to me. A real problem that is either unknown or swept under the carpet in my opinion.” (Source)

High-ranked women less generous than men when sharing a reward with their collaborators (10 October 2017)

Caleb Bond: ‘We can’t disregard the viciousness of girls’ (11 September 2017)

OPINION: ‘Sexism among women is still sexism. It’s time to stop dragging each other down’ (24 March 2017)

Sexual-Harassment Claims against a ‘She-E.O.’ (20 March 2017) USA

When female managers are better at kicking you down than helping you up (15 March 2017) Australia

‘Just got thrown a really dirty look like to say ‘ewww”: More than half of women give each other unfriendly and judgmental glares (8 March 2017)

Lorna Jane sportswear former employee Amy Robinson suing company for $550,000 (14 February 2017) This is not the first time female staff at this company have been accused of bullying (google on ‘Lorna Jane bully’)

‘Go and grab a jacket!’: Nine newsreader Amber Sherlock blasts colleague for wearing similar outfit (13 January 2017) Australia. But we’re not allowed to draw attention to women generating toxic workplaces because – misogyny! And now even Clementine Ford has weighed in about terrible it is that people dare to call out inappropriate workplace behaviour by women.

Senior policewoman ‘bared her breasts at younger colleague’ during drunken rant (30 November 2016) UK

Do women prefer female bosses? (18 September 2016)

Horrible bosses exist. But does their gender make a difference? (16 September 2016)

How The Bachelor turns women into misogynists (18 August 2016) Read this article which tells how women only undermine other women when manipulated by TV producers … then read the papers below.

Woman fired because of other women’s insecurities (10 August 2016) Reddit discussion thread

The myth that women secretly hate other women has a long history (24 September 2015) Australia. This author gives every indication of being someone who is deeply, DEEPLY, in denial. Here is a related reddit discussion thread.

A Crack in the Lens: Women working for women, by Lucy Brogden (6 May 2015)

Cutting down the tall poppies: female athletes bullied in Aussie schools (21 July 2015)

Sleep with me or be sacked (14 July 2014) with the same issue addressed here where some guy is quoted as having said: “You’ll see more sexual harassment cases in Silicon Valley [like this] because of the male dominated culture“. Here are two of the readers comments that followed:

“Don’t be shocked. My female manager harassed me for years. I was maybe 24 and single, she was probably 40, married and had 2 kids. I knew her family pretty well, which made it even more weird.
For years she would come in and sit on my lap, or make comments like “If I don’t eat soon, I’m going to get goofy and rape you or something”… It was very uncomfortable. Especially since I knew her husband, and her regular “boyfriend”.. Finally, one day she was teasing me, I turned around and said, must you? She says, why is it sexual harassment? I responded, I don’t know, what if you were sitting in this chair and I was behind you tickling your neck, would that be harassment? A week or two later I got my layoff notice… So I don’t find this story hard to believe at all….”

“This is about a woman harassing another woman, but yet this running dog had to curry favor with his feminist masters and find a way to vilify men and make them responsible somehow for the wrongdoing to this female victim. Nobody can just admit that women are as prone to indulge in harassing behavior as men are”

http://c4mb.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/more-american-and-british-men-and-women-prefer-male-bosses-to-female-bosses/

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/24/books/q-a-women-are-nurturing-how-about-cruel-especially-to-one-another.html

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/jul/16/sorry-martin-amis-women-can-be-cruel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c87j-qDStUY&feature=youtube_gdata_player (Warning: Bad language and politically incorrect humour abound in the Youtube offering)

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/women-ruin-fellow-females-careers-leadership-management-australasia/story-e6frfm9r-1226780106951 (11 December 2013)

Too many women ignore their own misogyny (4 June 2014)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2018776/Why-female-boss-womans-worst-nightmare.html

I don’t want to hire women (14 May 2014)

Women In Academia Are Less Likely Than Men To Cooperate With Lower-Ranked Colleagues (3 March 2014)

Women prefer male bosses even more than men do (16 October 2014)

Out Of The Mouth Of A Female Who Worked At Yahoo: “Who Are The Meanest People In The Corporate World? Women” (12 February 2014) USA. Go to 3:41

Bitches be mean. Ladies be crying. Let’s give them MORE responsibility! Clearly, they can handle it (31 March 2013) USA

Girl cop ‘felt up and slapped five officers’ (10 May 2012)

Women Helping Other Women? Not so Much, it Seems (15 November 2010)

Good Game presenter claims ABC gender bias after axing (October 2009) Australia

Catfights over handbags and tears in the toilets. When this producer launched a women-only TV company she thought she’d kissed goodbye to conflict… (7 April 2009) with related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Women like women more than men like men (December 2004) and related reddit discussion thread

“Hostility to the Presence of Women”: Why Women Undermine Each Other in the Workplace and the Consequences for Title VII (May 2004)

See also:

A panic is not an answer: We’re at imminent risk of turning this #metoo moment into a frenzied rush to blame all men (26 November 2017) by Christina Hoff Sommers. Included here as it includes some interesting statistics re: the prevalence of harassment

Over-friendly, or sexual harassment? It depends partly on whom you ask (17 November 2017)

ABC News and Washington Post intentionally excluded male victims from their already flawed sexual harassment survey (12 November 2017)

‘Half of women’ sexually harassed at work, says BBC survey (25 October 2017) Men less likely to report harassment – no surprise there

It’s Not Just Mike Pence. Americans Are Wary of Being Alone With the Opposite Sex (1 July 2017)

If festival crowds can unite to help a crowd-surfer, they can unite against sexual assault (6 February 2017) Australia. This article demonstrates the prevailing mindset of only men harass/only women are harassed & it’s men’s duty to defend women. The hypocrisy of creating an assistance ‘hotline’ that only caters for women is lost on these people. See also the reader’s comments

Heinous sexist culture inside STEM industries exposed, by Liz Burke (27 January 2017) Ignores discrimination and recruitment bias against men – the implication being only women are affected. Relies heavily on anecdotes, and fails to provide corresponding statistics for men (ditto) – all typical of pro-feminist journalism/’research’.

Women suffer much more work stress than men, says psychiatrist (30 December 2016) When was the last time you saw an article in the MSM entitled “Men suffer much more <anything>“? Wonder why that is

No man is above unconscious gender bias in the workplace – it’s “unconscious” (14 December 2016) And no woman is above unconscious gender bias either, but this author can’t bring herself to admit that. Perhaps indicative of her own bias?

Women more likely than men to be bullied at work: Report (30 November 2016) Australia

Swedish women get hotline to report mansplaining (16 November 2016) Feminists hard at work addressing the big issues. All men magically know whether each individual woman knows more about a given topic than they do. Well all men except the misogynists it seems. NB: Women never guilty of behaving in a patronising manner.

Statistics from the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line and Bully OnLine reveal that at least 50% of over 6000 cases involve a female serial bully. The top four sectors for cases are teaching, nursing, social services, and the voluntary / not-for-profit sector, in which there is a higher percentage of female managers. Serial bullies, male or female, can be recognised by their behaviour profile.

Sexual harassment in politics, by Karen Middleton (15 October 2016) Australia. The article contains details of a string of incidents of gross conduct by men in the political sphere. Karen asserts “that attitude and that kind of predatory behaviour is extremely – extremely – common” (para 9), and then in the final paragraph:

“The men I’ve described are ordinary men. That’s the problem – that it is and has been ordinary to behave this way. Women don’t talk about it for lots of reasons. They fear it would damage their careers, their social lives, their relationships. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen …”

No, ordinary men do not behave in this manner, and such conduct is not part of the ordinary course of events in Australian workplaces. It is certainly not “extremely common“. In fact the author admits “it was only a handful of our elected representatives who did these things“.

Karen omitted any/all incidents of female perpetration of abuse. And yet men are also victims, albeit it to a lesser extent, though they also “don’t talk about it for lots of reasons“. Whilst journalists fail in their duty to report the other part of the workplace harassment problem … “But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen”.

Watch your language: The gender bias in job adverts (7 October 2016) To avoid frightening away special snowflakes one shall not use terms like ‘leader’ or ‘competitive’ in job advertisements. Seriously

Why are women stil being judged by appearance? (2 October 2016) Unintended harassment via acts of benevolent sexism (eye roll)

Feminist guru paid $2 million to weed out public service gender bias (17 September 2016) Surely a study that only considers discrimination against women is itself evidence of systemic gender bias? This together with the fact that 66% staff are female (a point I see that has now been raised by Andrew Bolt).

“Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s department is paying a feminist “change agent” almost $200,000 to conduct a three-month “cultural audit” to find and weed out any unconscious bias against women”

The Unexpected Effects of a Sexual Harassment Educational Program (2 September 2016)

This person has the perfect solution for women in the workplace (2 September 2016) Because only women have to walk on eggshells due to the entitlement and/or fragile egos of their co-workers. Feminist erasure – This blogger failed to upload my comment in relation to her post.

Half of women in UK have been sexually harassed at work, study finds (10 August 2016) No men were surveyed so results give the impression that this problem only affects women. Now why would they do that? See also ‘Report Claiming Half Of Women Harassed At Work Involved Hardline Feminist Group

How men and women can help reduce gender bias in the workplace, by Emma L Johnston (15 July 2016) This piece in The Conversation oozes gynocentric condescension …

“I am a professor and a newly minted pro vice chancellor and I have spent my entire research and working life with male bosses or supervisors. I have never reported to a woman.”

So presumably men have mentored the author throughout her career, and been instrumental in her elevation to the top job. Despite this she implies that the disproportionate number of men in senior positions is sinister, given their inherent propensity to exercise power to the benefit of men. Greater gender equity is only achievable through listening to women’s voices. Men should be grateful for sound guidance that women shall provide … and for any incidental rewards that may come their way. Oh wait, I get it, those men, the first lot, they were different.

(As a footnote: I sent three tweets in response to this article (see Twitter stream 15 July 2016) and was immediately blocked by the author. What a curiously inept response for someone so obviously well-credentialled to attempt to defend her position.

Middle-aged women bosses more at risk of sexual harassment, finds study (30 June 2016) I can’t locate the results of the Australian Journal of Public Administration study cited in the article anywhere online … if anyone reading this can provide a link, then pls let me know. Thanks in advance.

Research: Vague Feedback Is Holding Women Back (29 April 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here.

Sexual harassment rife in service industry because ‘customer is always right’ (8 March 2016) Article ignores harassment of male hospitality workers

Flexible work a career killer for men: report (3 February 2016) Australia

Men must be on board to help eradicate workplace gender bias (18 December 2015) Ireland. Because workplace gender bias only consists of (according to feminist journalists) men discriminating against women.

Female firefighter hits out at secret report, feels ‘used’ by Jane Garrett (16 December 2015) Jane Garrett is the Victorian State Emergency Services Minister. A feminist politician “pushing an anti-male agenda“? Oh, surely not.

Julia Gillard was right. Sexism is rampant in Australia (9 December 2015) The article is predictable one-sided feminist tosh – more interesting were the number of anti-feminist and anti-Gillard reader’s comments

Well done, feminism. Now men are afraid to help women at work (1 October 2015) UK

These men’s rights activists are using a 1950s law to shut down women in tech (2 September 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Women who don’t want to work for a woman (4 May 2015) Video of Studio 10 (a TV show) segment

#ThankYouEllenPao? Only if You Like Bullying, Vexatious Opportunists (30 March 2015)

Why the U.S. Economy Is Biased Against Men, by Marty Nemko (18 April 2012)

Elsewhere in this blog you might also be interested in reading:

Recruitment bias favours hiring female staff

Fudging the figures to support the feminist narrative

Profound gender bias at the Australian Human Rights Commission (Part 1)

I thought women were meant to be more empathetic?

Companies with women at the helm perform better (so they say)

On women having ‘flings’ with children & students

We are now witnessing a continual stream of articles about women having sex with underage boys and girls, most commonly involving teachers in secondary schools. I have listed a representative sample below, but a review of non-MSM news sites and discussion fora will often reveal similar articles on a daily basis.

And yet despite this, most articles concerning paedophilia in the mainstream media imply that men are almost always the ones responsible for crimes of this nature. Further, when female perpetration is addressed in the media it is often softened through the use of terms such as tryst/romp/relationship or ‘seduced’, rather than – for example – ‘assaulted’ or ‘raped’.

A combination of factors are, or may be, underpinning this increasing public exposure of female sexual assaults on under-aged victims:

  • increased numbers of women engaging in this type of behaviour
  • mobile phones that can take photos are everywhere, so the chance of evidence reaching the public domain is greater than ever before
  • increased willingness of (fringes of) the media to publicise the issue
  • a cultural backdrop involving the progressively earlier sexualisation of children
  • increased willingness of victims to come forward and/or for their parents to press for charged to be laid

And yet at the same time, some airlines still won’t let unaccompanied minors sit next to men due to the perception that they’ll be so much safer sitting next to a woman.

It’s not only that substantial numbers of women are committing these crimes, it’s also the double-standards that apply when they are caught at it. All too often, when and if convicted, the penalties applied are substantially lighter than they would be the case if the perpetrator was male.

And further, it should come as no surprise that this is an issue about which the feminist lobby falls strangely silent. I guess if all else fails, they’ll blame it on the patriarchy. I guess it’s a heck of a lot easier than acknowledging flaws in the feminist narrative and/or teaching women not to rape.

In this first set of links you can access general sources that address this issue:

Emmerdale: The myths around male sexual grooming explained (23 May 2019)

Predator women (30 January 2019) UK

Yes, women can be sexual predators (12 October 2018)

10 attractive teachers who had sex with their teenage students (25 June 2018)

Debra Lafave: Why We Can’t See Women as Sexual Predators, and Why It Matters (12 September 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Women who sexually abuse children are just as harmful to their victims as male abusers (21 August 2017)

The rise of female child molesters (27 June 2017)

‘Passing the Trash’: Teacher Sexual Misconduct (12 June 2017) Video

NSW teachers sacked for sexual misconduct nearly doubles over seven years, report shows (20 May 2017) Curious how no mention is made of the gender ratio amongst perpetrators.

Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons often differ from men’s (20 February 2017) Easy to imagine the howls of ‘rape apologist’ is something similar was written by a man concerning male offenders. The author not only seeks to minimise the culpability of female offenders, but does so in the context of a statistical backdrop that she admits is patchy and unreliable.

Note this reader’s comment about this article:

“The whole “teacher/lover” hypothesis is nothing more than a perpetuation of the BS gender stereotypes that lead to female sexual predators getting away with their crimes even after being caught: the notion that male sexuality is perverted and male abusers get off on sex and power, and that female sexuality is loving and romantic and female abusers fall in “love” and have “affairs”. So it’s not as bad because women never intend to abuse or harm; they’re just lonely and need love, affection, and sympathy!

FXXK this author. It’s all confirmation bias. People need to see males as abusers, thus when a man texts the under-aged girl saying he loves her, people interpret that as him deliberately grooming and manipulating her. But when a woman texts an under-age boy the same thing, people just assume she must be genuine because they can’t see women as true abusers.

The behaviors aren’t the primary difference; what is different, is people’s perception of the behaviors, namely seeing women abusing young boys to be out of need for “love/intimacy” and men abusing to be out of a perverted drive for sex. Society can no longer ignore the increase of female sexual abusers coming to light, but there’s too much cognitive dissonance to question the male = abuser/female = victim ideal, so instead they basically say “sure, there are a lot of women doing it, but it’s just different and men are still the real threats””

The Media’s Double Standard for Female Teachers Accused of Having Sex with Underage Boys (20 January 2017)

Teachers who sexually abuse students still find classroom jobs (22 December 2016) Gynocentric bias is when USA Today’s “investigative team” can’t find a single female perpetrator to profile

Children do not have affairs with older women, they are abused by them (September 2016)

What happens when you ignore female sex offenders (19 August 2016)

Is Statutory-Rape Less Serious When the Victim is Male? (13 August 2016) Reddit discussion thread with linked article

When a woman rapes a boy, guess who’s to blame: “toxic masculinity” (29 June 2016)

The Female Pedophile (24 June 2016)

Please Stop Saying That Teacher “Had Sex With” Her Student (2 June 2016) USA

Female child sexual abusers – how are they getting away with it in organisational contexts? (15 May 2016)

When sexual assault victim is a boy, there can be a double standard (23 April 2016) USA

Child sexual abuse by children demands more clinics, NSW Health worker says (3 April 2016) Australia. Article falsely implies that only male children are perpetrating sexual abuse

WAVAW (Vancouver) Honours Sexually-Exploitive “Feminist” Therapist (29 February 2016)

Defending Female Teacher Sex Offenders (18 January 2016)

Playing to fantasies: why we excuse female rapists (10 December 2015)

Jenni Murray Discovers Female Paedophiles (18 October 2015)

Female Offenders in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: A National Picture (30 January 2015)

Female paedophiles seek justification for their crimes but are ‘mentally disturbed’ says expert (4 August 2015) Australia

After a shocking confession by a colleague a former teacher asks: Why ARE so many women teachers seducing boy pupils? (4 June 2015)

Female paedophiles more prevalent than conviction rates suggest, leading forensic psychologist says (28 April 2015)

Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference to focus on female sex offenders (27 April 2015)

U.S. cracks down on female teachers who sexually abuse students (21 April 2015) USA

MSN news video concerning the rising number of assaults on boys by female teachers

Female teachers: The sex offenders no one suspects (17 November 2014)

Justice system must be blind to gender when it comes to crime and punishment (13 October 2014)

The dark secret of juvenile detention centres (3 September 2014)

Female perpetration of child sexual abuse (7 May 2014)

Wikipedia entry for ‘Female Child Molesters

As a male you’re supposed to enjoy it (12 June 2014)

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/female-paedophiles-manwomanmyth-interviews-michele-elliott-author-of-kidscape-uk-charity/

Judge questions why ‘only the boy’ is charged in underage sex case (28 May 2014)

Female Offenders Driven by More Than Sex (15 October 2013) Read how Dr Wakefield minimised the actions of female paedophiles:

“They don’t seem to be pedophiles like men,” said Hollida Wakefield, who has studied and treated sex offenders for more than 20 years at the Institute of Psychological Therapies in Minnesota.

“There are some cases where some people are in bad relationships or marriages and are just really lonely, and they find themselves in a relationship with these children,” she said. “It isn’t so much that women are sexually aroused.”

Victim ordered to pay child support to aggressor (29 May 2013)

Are there women paedophiles? (29 April 2009)

A Brief Examination of Pedophilia and Sexual Abuse Committed by Nuns Within the Catholic Church (2006)

Sharp rise reported in child abuse by women (9 November 2009) Also addressed in this article in The Guardian

Do Women Molest Children More Than Men? (2011)

Hundreds report sex abuse by women each year (11 January 2011)

Women are not always the ‘gentler sex’ (11 October 2011)

In this second set of links you will find sources detailing specific examples of abuse

(NB: This is by no means an exhaustive listing of incidents – merely a sample of media stories I happened across)

The Big List: Female Teachers with students and see also the Twitter feed of @JohnDavisJDLLM

Woman sentenced to 17 years for rape of 5-month old girl (15 May 2019) USA

Care worker, 26, who had a sexual relationship with a vulnerable 16-year-old she met at a residential centre for troubled teens is spared prison (12 April 2019) UK

Teacher who sexted teen using school email and Snapchat pleads guilty (11 April 2019)

Teacher, 33, ‘who had sex with schoolboy, 13,’ brands him ‘the real predator’ (9 April 2019)

‘Humiliated’ teenager took his own life after being molested by sex-crazed female teacher (19 March 2019)

Rookie drama teacher, 23, has sex with boy in school theatre (16 February 2019)

Female teacher who romped with pupil, 13 (15 February 2019)

Biology teacher, 40, ‘gave her 15-year-old former student NINE beers and drank several bottles of wine before having sex with the boy at her home’ (13 February 2019)

Christian school teacher, 30, who was caught by her husband having sex with her 15-year-old male student is sentenced to 20 months in prison (12 February 2019)

Spokane woman charged with raping 3 year old girl (29 January 2019) 

Woman jailed for six years for forcing little girl to perform a sex act on her (3 January 2019) UK

Victorian teacher Kathryn Woods avoids jail for molesting boy (14 December 2018)

Substitute teacher sentenced for sex assault of boy (9 December 2018) with more at ‘Teacher blames 15-year old student victim for affair‘ (7 December 2018)

SA teacher ‘so ashamed and ‘deeply sorry’ for student sex (21 November 2018)

Teacher married to pastor sobs in court after being sentenced to 10 YEARS in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old and sending nude Snapchat photos to six students (7 November 2018)

Home economics teacher confesses to sex with student in class pantry (2 October 2018)

Bronx teacher who performed oral sex on 14-year-old gets 10 years probation, avoids jail, keeps teaching certificate (13 September 2018)

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint (20 August 2018) USA

Teacher who performed oral sex on student pleads guilty (3 August 2018) USA

Married teacher, 35, at prestigious $35,000-a-year Sydney Grammar School gives birth in JAIL after her affair with a student, 17 (26 June 2018)

Female teacher in Sydney’s west charged with child sex offences dating back 20 years (12 December 2017)

Sydney teacher slept with teenage boy because she thought she was ‘making him happy’ (1 December 2017) Australia

Wales brother and sister caught out as part of child exploitation team (25 November 2017) Interesting and predictable that the male in this trio was sentenced to more than twice the jail time of his female friends.

Baby’s DNA proved Vic woman abused teen (15 November 2017)

Teacher, 35, facing six years in jail after turning classroom into sex den for teenage boys (30 September 2017)

Arkansas schoolteacher loses job, charged with underage sex after seducing four students (24 September 2017) USA

Woman jailed for five-and-a-half years for grooming boy for sex (21 September 2017)

Twentysomething Teacher Traumatized Male Teen Student With Sex Frolics At Her House, Cops Say (20 September 2017) Yep, it was just a ‘frolic’

Arlington woman gets 5 years for explicit videos involving a young child (7 September 2017) USA

Wisconsin woman drugged boy, 10, with Slushie before sex assault, police say (22 August 2017)

Teacher allegedly had sex with teen over three year period despite red flags (14 August 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Female teacher had sex with schoolgirl in car ‘then bragged to friends about it’ (9 August 2017)

Former Kennewick teacher sentenced for raping student, sending nude videos to boys (5 July 2017)

“she was ordered to serve 1 1/2 years in prison under a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative”

Housewife, 35, who sexually abused 13-year-old boy after grooming him with iPhone and designer clothing gifts is jailed for more than two years (4 July 2017)

Married health teacher, 29, accused of having sex ‘multiple times’ with her 17-year-old boy student (30 June 2017)

Ex-Catholic school teacher sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexual relationship with teen (28 June 2017)

Sydney Grammar teacher who had sex with student pregnant during affair (10 June 2017) See earlier story below.

Whangarei mother Amanda Campbell will go to prison for sexual offending against boy (28 May 2017) NZ

Teacher, 36, jailed for sexually assaulting young boys, giving them booze and sending nudes (22 May 2017) Canada

French First Lady Brigitte Trogneux pursued a student in her care (15 May 2017)

Sydney Grammar School teacher, 33, pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old student (11 May 2017)

Teacher Mom, 33, Jailed After DNA Test of Sofa Proves She Had Sex With 14 Year Old Boy (9 May 2017) USA

Woman convicted of sex with minor charged for doing it again (26 April 2017) USA

Moorhead woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual contact with 7-year-old (24 March 2017) USA

Schoolteacher charged with sexual contact with a male student smiles for her mugshot (23 March 2017)

Mother, 38, ‘had sex with a 14-year-old boy up to 15 times after starting relationship by sending him nude photos’ (18 March 2017) USA

Pregnant woman, 19, charged with rape after signing up for Medicaid and listing a 14-year-old boy as the child’s father (15 March 2017)

Teacher jailed after stalking students for sex behind her husband’s back (5 March 2017) USA

California woman, 42, accused of having underage sex with schoolboy football players (3 March 2017) USA

Woman sentenced to prison for sex assaults of girl (1 March 2017)

3 women arrested in Ashland on rape and sodomy charges (24 February 2017) USA

Vile female teacher, 37, who raped two of her male pupils in her classroom and car is jailed for a year (21 February 2017)

Woman, 28, accused of sex with boys in public bathroom (11 February 2017)

Married mum admits to ‘striptease sex’ with string of underage schoolboys in her home (9 February 2017) UK

Investigators say they have video of Cincinnati woman raping 4-year-old (6 February 2017) USA

Louisville Woman Sentenced to 16 Years for Incest, Sodomy, Sexual Abuse of Child (31 January 2017) USA

Teacher who repeatedly sexted students then performed sex acts on them blames her strict religious Muslim upbringing for making her too repressed (25 January 2017)

Dad ‘catches female dance teacher, 38, having sex with his 15-year-old stepdaughter’ (16 January 2017) USA

Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with 13-year-old student gets 10 years in prison (15 January 2017) Judge said she was not a “danger to children or a classic pedophile“. Guess you have to be ugly to be a classic pedophile – and preferably male.

Woman raped boy 13 with ‘Nice Body’: Get probation (13 January 2017)

Ryde woman sentenced for sexual abuse of 14-year old boy  (6 January 2017) No jail time – another win for the pussy-pass

Mother-of-nine nursery worker who was jailed for sexually abusing a two-year-old boy is forced to … (4 January 2017) UK

Teacher groomed her accused murderer to be sex toy, baby daddy (28 December 2016) USA

Child care worker ‘sacked after bragging about relationship with teen girl on Facebook’ (28 December 2016)

Mother-of-two drugs and alcohol counsellor pleads guilty to rape after repeatedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy in her care (23 December 2016) UK

Teacher Gives Teen Blowjob In Parents’ Driveway After Sexting His Schoolmate (16 December 2016) Canada

Female teacher faces charges after ‘seducing two students and rating their sexual performance’ (1 December 2016) USA

Teaching assistant who performed six sex acts on schoolboy on plane is jailed for two years (29 November 2016)

Houston woman accused of sexually assaulting 4 year old (9 November 2016)

Female Catholic school teacher named Randi is charged with TWO HUNDRED child sex offences ‘after sleeping with schoolgirls and filming their lesbian trysts’ (23 October 2016) USA

Paedophile babysitter had intercourse with boy she was looking after 70 times (19 October 2016)

Female teacher, 33, charged over alleged sexual relationship with male student (15 October 2016) Australia

Letter: Dismayed by sex predator plea bargain (12 October 2016) USA

Women have sex with 15-year-old boy after luring teen with pizza party (29 September 2016) USA

Woman, 37, admits sexual activity with boy, 14 (20 September 2016) UK

“Judge Forrester indicated she was considering either a suspended prison term or a community order”

Woman had two children with underage boy (19 September 2016) USA

“Denver investigators say a 33-year-old woman had a relationship with an underage boy and had two children with him” Note use of term “relationship”

West Coast woman jailed for sex with a 12-year-old (13 September 2016) New Zealand

Woman jailed for sex with boy (12 September 2016) Pussy-pass denied

27-Year-Old Female KY Teacher Charged With Raping Two Male Students (17 August 2016) USA

Deaf paedophile sisters abused a six-year-old boy and then repeatedly molested him for 14 years as he turned to drink and drugs to cope (12 August 2016) UK

Perth woman charged with raping 9 year old boy (9 August 2016)

Guidance counselor charged with lewd and lascivious conduct (4 August 2016) USA

Science teacher, 39, is banned from the classroom for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old pupil she became friends with on Facebook (2 August 2016)

“The allegations were referred to the local authority via safeguarding procedures and reported to the police. No further action was taken by the police”

Teacher who had sex with male student says it was the school’s fault (27 July 2016) USA. Linked article and related Reddit discussion thread here

NC woman arrested for statutory rape of 15-year-old boy (25 July 2016) USA

Woman jailed for sending underage boys naked selfies (19 July 2016)

Sex-crazed female teacher slept with 5 pupils on her ‘bucket list’ telling one ‘I just became a paedophile’ (13 July 2016)

Woman charged with sexual assault of 2 boys (8 July 2016) USA

School bus driver arrested for sexual activity with teen (7 July 2016) USA

Day-care worker who raped toddlers on video actually a “charming young lady“, lawyer says (6 July 2016) USA. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Mandurah teacher free to go after child sex charges dropped (6 July 2016)

Female teacher rapes 13 year old boy. Feminist blames toxic masculinity (28 June 2016)

SC woman has sex with child, gives him drugs and alcohol, deputies say (21 June 2016) USA

Karate instructor sent lewd messages to boy, 11 (20 June 2016)

California teacher accused of having sex with student pleads guilty (20 June 2016)

Malka Leifer: Australian principal accused of 74 child sex charges walks free in Israel (3 June 2016)

Former substitute teacher negotiates plea on charge of sex with teen (2 June 2016) USA

Aldine ISD teacher surrenders on sex charge (1 June 2016) USA. “Harris County prosecutors say Vera had sex with a 13-year-old student almost daily for nine months”. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

Judge rejects plea deal in juvenile detention sex abuse case (31 May 2016) USA

Former Duncanville Teacher Starts 10 Year Sentence For Student Affair (27 May 2016) USA. That’s right, it was an “affair”, so you know the teacher was female, right? Otherwise it would have been ‘Student Rape’

Opening arguments heard in sex assault case (19 May 2016) USA

Married geography teacher, 27, SCREAMS as she is jailed for 12 months for having sex with a 16 year old pupil during a six month affair that started when she propositioned him after giving him a lift home (20 May 2016) Note how such incidents are only ever described as an “affair” when the teacher is female.

Ex-Marysville High School teacher gets 7 days in jail for sex with student (18 May 2016) Related Reddit discussion thread here

Man ‘is just after £120k compensation’ after claiming matron paid him for sex (13 May 2016) UK

Woman who boasted about her lust for pop twins Jedward is jailed for two years after having sex with two 14-year-old boys (4 May 2016) and how the victim’s mother feels about the punishment imposed

Churchville woman gets 10 years for rape (21 April 2016) USA

Olathe teacher who had sex with student gets a month in jail (12 April 2016)

Vic woman avoids jail over child sex (6 April 2016) Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Female Catholic board teacher charged with sexual assault on student (1 April 2016) Canada

Woman posed as man to have sex with teenage girls (24 March 2016) UK

Elementary school substitute teacher sentenced to NINE years in prison after having sexual contact with 10-year-old student who slept in her bed when her husband was out of town (22 March 2016) USA

Female teacher fired for student sex to pay $3500 towards disciplinary costs (19 March 2016) New Zealand. See related Reddit discussion thread here

Teaching assistant ‘sent teenage boy a picture of a sex toy and offered to perform sex act on him if he told her he loved her’ (15 March 2016) UK

Vacaville woman convicted of having sexual relationship with young boy (8 March 2016) USA. It was her own son

Teacher aide guilty of sex with 14-year-old (1 March 2016) NZ. See related Reddit discussion thread here. Avoids jail time

Woman had sex with underage boys, falsely accused them of rape, but the DA says the BOYS’ conduct was ‘reprehensible and wrong’ (25 February 2016)

Local kindergarten teacher accused of sexual relationship with boy, 14 (24 February 2016) USA

Ontario teacher accused of 36 sex crimes, making pornography involving youths aged 12 to 15 (19 February 2016) Canada

Jefferson City woman pleads guilty to child sex crimes (18 February 2016) USA

Michelle Yeh (17 February 2016) USA

Woman receives caution for engaging in sexual activity in front of child (17 February 2016) UK

Southwest Licking Local Schools employee arrested, charged with having sex with 14-year-old (9 February 2016) USA

Diane Day, 50, of Homosassa, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen for one year (3 February 2016) USA

Lesbian PE teacher who groomed two teenage pupils and even had sex with one in a school store room is jailed for just 18 months (30 January 2016) UK

Former teacher takes plea deal in sex case (25 January 2016) USA

Charter school teacher charged with ‘grooming’ student (15 January 2016) USA

Penn Twp. woman sentenced for sexual assault (14 January 2016)

Ex-local teacher set for sentencing in student sex case (6 January 2016)

Mother-of-three “takes 15-year-old boy and his friend to bed for threesome” (5 January 2016) UK

Former Menomonee Falls teacher charged with 12 counts of sexual assault (22 December 2015) USA

Female Teacher has orgy with 5 students and is a “victim” Related reddit discussion thread here

Teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student is pregnant with first child (27 November 2015) USA

NZ teacher jailed for abuse of schoolboy (27 November 2015)

Former Bennett teacher gets community service in sex abuse case (16 November 2015) USA

Jail for Derby woman who groomed and had sex with 13-year-old boy (14 November 2015)

Woman charged with raping 13 year old boy : Article instead describes it as “having sex in her car on a clear, cold Monday night last spring” (5 November 2015)

PE teacher Sandrine Brown sentenced after admitting sex acts with two former female pupils (27 October 2015)

Teacher had an abortion after falling pregnant to a student she first slept with at the age of 10 (19 October 2015) New Zealand

Disturbing rise of the women child sex predators: How sickening slew of babysitters and teachers are abusing young boys and girls – but would they be punished so leniently if they were men? (16 October 2015)

Campbell teacher sentenced for sex with students (6 October 2015) USA

Female Teaching Assistant Spared Jail Despite Admitting Sex With 15-Year-Old Student (23 September 2015)

Private Detective Caught Man’s Wife Having Sex With His Own Teenage Son (10 September 2015)

Former Trinity College School teacher Leslie Barton pleads guilty to sex charge (1 September 2015)

Woman sentenced for sexually abusing boys at Talent trailer park (31 August 2015)

Teacher had sex with autistic student (27 August 2015) Australia

Ex-teacher pleads guilty for sexual relations with student; could serve only 120 days (11 August 2015)

There’s nothing sexy about this, Mrs Robinson. It’s child abuse (30 July 2015)

Female rapist faces jail after being found guilty of running paedophile ring which subjected five young children to horrific abuse over more than a decade (28 July 2015) UK

Maggie Kirkpatrick denies sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl (28 July 2015) Still only an allegation at this stage – the case goes to court in August 2015. Australia

Let’s Be Honest ~ This Woman Is A Rapist (27 July 2015)

Brianne Altice Sentenced To 2 To 30 Years In Student Sex Case (9 July 2015)

Woman sexually abused boy for more than two years before falling pregnant to him, court hears (1 July 2015)

Headmistress who took 13-year-old’s virginity while he was wearing his school uniform is found GUILTY of 13 counts of indecent assault (24 June 2015)

According to the news women don’t sexually abuse boys, they “provide sex” to them (19 June 2015)

Teacher admits sex with Oklahoma teen; father sues school (2 June 2015)

Teaching assistant, 35, ‘had sex with boy of 13 on her marital bed after confiding in him about relationship problems with her husband’(28 May 2015)

Teacher: Don’t fire me for sex with student (25 May 2015)

Glendale woman posing as teen sentenced on sex charges (21 May 2015)

High school teacher ‘encouraged 16-year-old biology student to cover up sexual affair’ (12 May 2015)

High school principal Krista Eve Morton found shirtless in back seat of car with student and marijuana (11 May 2015)

Adass Israel School principal Malka Leifer helped by officials to flee from student sex abuse claims (8 May 2015)

Teacher-student sex isn’t a relationship, it’s ‘sexual coercion,’ says advocacy group president (22 April 2015)

Mom loses 5 kids over sex party with daughter’s friends (16 April 2015)

Woman sentenced for sex with Boy Scout (6 April 2015)

Former special education teacher sentenced for having sex with students (3 April 2015) USA

Female teacher obsessed with 11 yo girl (March 2015) Video

Love-starved Corporal’s wife who seduced soldier’s son, 14, after meeting him on a school bus is spared jail (28 March 2015)

Kathryn Ronk (17 March 2015) Pussy pass DENIED. Related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Teaching aide spared jail for sex with pupils… because she’d already served time for seducing five other boys (16 March 2015)

Teacher who had sex with 6 underage students, her defense plans to paint boys as the aggressors (20 February 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Michelle Ladd (5 February 2015)

Female gym teacher, Megan Mahoney, charged with 30 counts of rape (2 February 2015)

Juveniles Sexually Abused by Staffers at Corrections Facilities (1 January 2015)

‘Shishy’ (5 December 2014)

Helen Turnbull (12 November 2014)

Sarah Raymo (10 November 2014)

Molly Shattuck (6 November 2014)

How did reviewers who lauded Lena Dunham’s rape survivor chapter ‘miss’ molestation story? (1 November 2014)

Symone Greene (23 October 2014)

Nicola Mason (23 October 2014) Her male partner only watched, but was given a longer jail sentence.

Diane Brimble (9 October 2014) Australia

Lauren Harrington-Cooper (30 September 2014) This case, and the issues arising from it, is discussed at length here. Here Lauren is interviewed on TV and the hosts rationalise it away on the basis that she simply wanted attention and the students got a buzz out of it.

Nicole Dufault (26 September 2014)

Bridgett Szychulski (18 September 2014)

Emily Fox (6 September 2014)

Jennifer Caswell (20 August 2014)

Malka Leifa (18 August 2014)

Amy Thompson (14 August 2014)

Hayley Southwell (12 August 2014)

Andrea Clevenger (11 August 2014)

Elaine McKay (6 August 2014)

Unnamed Israeli woman

Meredith Powell (23 July 2014)

Danielle Watkins (18 July 2014)

Martine Stanley (18 June 2014)

Anne Doubler (6 June 2014)

Kylie Henry (6 June 2014)

Helen Cartwright (5 June 2014)

Brianne Altice (4 June 2014)

Joy Morsi (3 June 2014)

Saralyn Portwood (22 April 2014)

Ellen Niemiec and others (11 May 2014)

Loren Morris (19 March 2014) ‘Female paedophile, 21, is jailed for two years after she had sex with an eight-year-old boy 50 times, starting when she was 16’

“The judge in the case told Morris that he would be lenient with the sentence – which will see her released from jail after one year – because she ‘realised it was wrong’ and stopped having sex with the boy.” After two years! Pussy-pass!

Keshia Shaw (25 February 2014)

Pandela Salmon (10 May 2012)

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/05/23/10/31/vic-woman-escapes-jail-for-sex-with-13yo

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/#r/segment/sexually-abused-by-a-woman/53472aa502a760044c0008f1

http://www.webpronews.com/brooklyn-beckham-is-too-young-to-father-your-kids-2014-04

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2564409/JAN-MOIR-How-Harriet-call-feminist-this.html

http://www.thenativecanadian.com/2013/01/feminist-hypocrisy-and-shame-female.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/03/teen-films-teacher-sex-act-brittany-marie-phillips_n_5083035.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/kelly-burgess-avoids-prison_n_5113654.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2565343/Female-teacher-spared-jail-having-sex-16-year-old-student-prom-party-wrote-letter-apology-mom.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/wash-teacher-charged-sex-students-article-1.1746325

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2606937/Female-radio-DJ-sex-15-year-old-girl-plying-vodka-walks-free-court-didnt-know-youngsters-real-age.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/heidi-ferber-ex-hockey-coach-gets-1-year-in-jail-in-teen-sex-case-1.2595085

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25401461/el-paso-county-hit-by-another-school-sex

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588563/A-school-security-officer-24-sex-15-year-old-student-escaped-jail.html

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/georgia-maths-teacher-lori-quigley-had-sex-with-two-students/story-fnixwvgh-1226862108620

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/23/this-week-in-public-school-teachers-busted-for-molesting-13-and-14-year-old-boys/

http://underthegoddess.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/woman-35-had-sex-with-schoolboy-12-in.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/17-year-old-girl-found-guilty-of-27-charges-producing-child-porn-and-pimping-teenage-girls/

http://www.news.com.au/world/girl-was-just-15-when-she-began-to-pimp-out-children/story-fndir2ev-1226838350580

http://www.smh.com.au/national/human-traffickers-are-mostly-women-australian-institute-of-criminology-report-finds-20131128-2yclp.html

Elsewhere in this blog you might also be interested in reading:

On the punishment of women and the notion of a ‘pussy-pass’

Denying female perpetration of sex crimes – The Mercier Affair

On violence carried out by women and girls

Mostly female perpetrators, so child abuse is a gendered crime then?