Is child abuse a gendered crime too?

The nature of child abuse

Child abuse can consist of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect. Each of these forms of abuse are explained on this page, and an estimate of the relative scale of each of these forms of abuse is provided here.

Sexual abuse of children, the least common form of abuse, is mostly committed by men. Although note that there is no shortage of female perpetrators. Neglect of children is mostly committed by mothers, reflecting the fact that they are usually the primary care-givers. Female perpetrators tend to dominate the other two forms of abuse, although there are significant variations (and gaps in data) between different studies. Links to sources of statistical data concerning the perpetration of child abuse are provided below.

Child abuse, where it occurs within the home, is itself a subset of a broader range of destructive behaviours known as domestic violence.

Domestic violence is not a gendered crime, although most feminists believe otherwise and never stop telling us so. They justify this position on the basis of their claim that domestic violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women. But if we were to accept that, then surely child abuse and neglect must also be a gendered crime given that the majority of the perpetrators are female and the majority of victims male? Further, why isn’t perpetrator gender nearly such a big issue in the child abuse debate, as it clearly is in domestic violence?

I would draw the readers attention to an article entitled ‘Abuse and neglect: Australia’s child protection ‘crisis’’ published in ‘The Conversation‘. An interesting thing about that article was that it never mentions the issue of gender. This contrasts strongly with articles that ‘The Conversation‘ has published about domestic violence, wherein gender is invariably the central theme.

I submitted a comment in relation to that article – pointing this out – but it was removed by their moderator within minutes. As an aside, that’s entirely typical of the censorship that takes place at that web site.

Thus we seem to have one form of violence involving somewhat more male perpetrators, and where gender is absolutely pivotal. Then we have another form of violence where most perpetrators are female, yet apparently gender is not a significant issue. How strange and paradoxical.

Could it be, as some have suggested, that researchers move the goalposts depending on whether the relevant information alternately supports or undermines the feminist narrative? The issue of the corruption of gender-related research is addressed in another blog post.

How about we start telling it like it is? Most child abuse and neglect is perpetrated by women, and women should acknowledge this and deal with it the same way they harangue men to take ownership and deal with domestic violence, i.e. tell all your friends it’s wrong. Though the impact of that approach, in isolation, is unlikely to amount to much in the way of a reduction in abuse.

Perpetrators of domestic violence expose their children to the unhealthy experience of seeing and hearing abuse taking place, thus this behaviour is itself a form of child abuse. Pro-feminist advocacy groups and journalists sometimes offer up statements such as “25% of young people have witnessed physical domestic violence against their mother”.  As always, the lack of comparative data for male victimisation is a sure-fire indicator of sexist bias.

The actual situation, as identified by ‘One in Three‘ is:

“23% of young people have witnessed physical domestic violence against their mother or stepmother, and 22% of young people have witnessed physical domestic violence against their father or stepfather” (Source)

See also ‘Why aren’t we talking about abusive mums?‘ by Corrine Barraclough (15 June 2017)

It is of great significance that victims of child abuse, be they male or female, are much more likely to become perpetrators of not only child abuse, but also domestic violence, upon reaching adulthood. Thus abusive women are guilty twice over. In the first instance they abuse their partners and children, turning their lives into a living hell. Then, assuming their abuse doesn’t lead to murder or suicide, those children grow up and have children who they abuse – thus perpetuating an inter-generational cycle.

We should be giving equal emphasis to combating all forms of domestic violence including child abuse and elder abuse. Instead because of the inordinate degree of influence by the feminist lobby, the government is concentrating all of its effort on reducing violence against women based on the flawed claim that DV originates from the disrespectful attitudes of men and boys.

I believe that, were we to take a broader and longer-term view of the DV issue, then we should be placing far greater emphasis on women’s role in perpetrating child abuse. This would see, for example, the provision of more behaviour modification programs for abusive women with the aim of reducing the level of domestic violence in both the current and subsequent generation.

Statistical information on child abuse, and related discussion:

As previously noted, many statistical sources regarding child abuse (esp. in the past 5-10 years) don’t detail the gender of the perpetrator. This problem was identified in this Australian study for example. This is rather curious given that gender is promoted as the pivotal issue in the sphere of domestic violence research. Of course there the majority of perpetrators are male and thus entirely consistent with feminist dogma.

(The above quote was a reader’s comment in relation to ‘The blind spot in our domestic violence crisis’)

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

New research on perpetrators of child sexual abuse released (29 September 2016) Australia

This U.K article notes that “mothers are the “unseen force” behind so-called honour-based abuse, inflicting violence on their daughters” and that “of the 100 “honour” crimes she studied, 49 involved mothers – but this was often not recorded in crime reports.”

FactCheck Q&A: does Australia have some of the highest rates per capita of fetal alcohol syndrome in the world? (18 April 2016)

Who abuses children? (September 2014)

The Cost of Child Abuse in Australia – Nov 2008 The sole reference to the gender of the perpetrator in this study was the following quote from another study (page 111)

“mothers were more frequently cited as being the perpetrators of maltreatment (63% compared to 45% for mothers and father respectively)”

Child Maltreatment 2013 (USA)

40.5% of all child abuse is committed solely by biological mothers 17.7% of all child abuse is committed solely by biological fathers 19.3% of child abuse is committed by both the mother and the father 6.4% of child abuse is committed by the mother and some other individual 1.0% of child abuse is committed by the father and some other individual 11.9% is committed by someone other than the parents 3.1% is committed by an unknown or missing perpetrator.

Child Maltreatment 2012 Department of Health and Human Services USA. Refer table 5-3. Other reports in this series can be found here.

Reddit discussion threads on the issue of perpetrator gender, included here as they contains links to further statistical sources of note:

Child Abuse – Who Are the Perpetrators? (2016)
Do mothers commit the majority of child abuse? (2016)
Anyone have statistics on the gender of the perpetrators of child sexual abuse? (2013)
Just in case everybody doesn’t know by now: the majority of child abuse is perpetrated by women, not men (2012)

The truth about women who commit domestic violence and child murders (7 April 2011)

“The Western Australian figures shed light on who is likely to abuse children in families and are in line with overseas findings. The data show there were 1505 substantiations of child abuse in WA during the period 2007-8. Natural parents were responsible for 37% of total cases. Of these, mothers are identified as the perpetrator of neglect and abuse in a total of 73% of verified cases.”

Mum, not dad, more likely to neglect kids (23 September 2009)

Most child abusers are women: report (11 April 2007) Australia

“The report shows there were 13,184 substantiated child abuse cases across Queensland in 2005-06. Women were responsible for 7,319 – or 55.5 per cent – of cases, and males for 5,846, or 44.3 per cent.”

Characteristics of child sexual abuse victims according to perpetrator gender (August 1995)

Some specific incidents of child abuse:

‘Mum cut my throat’: Toddler’s shocking dinner-table confession (13 July 2019)

Baby dies after mum took him clubbing and fell asleep on him (8 June 2019)

Violent mum dragged father of her child around ‘like a rag doll’ in Wythenshawe school (18 April 2019) UK

Chilling story of the ‘kind’ Victorian midwife who murdered hundreds of babies (8 December 2018)

Teachers allegedly used zip ties to restrain young students (2 October 2018)

#Diversity #Inclusion (September 2018)

East Texas mum made explicit videos of her 8-year-old daughter and tried to sell her for sex (24 June 2018)

We lost the battle but we’ll win the war: Father of little girl who was brutally attacked by own mother …  (27 April 2018) Australia

90 days in jail for Eagan home day care provider convicted of inflicting brain injuries on 1-year-old (29 September 2017)

Woman charged in child’s gruesome death in hot car released on bail (22 September 2017) Canada

Lesbian couple who beat their 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes shut and kicked him in the groin in a brutal attack that caused him to suffer two strokes are jailed for 20 years (21 September 2017)

Woman spiked two-year-old boy’s Fruit Shoot drink with enough morphine to kill an 11-stone adult and tried to blame the boy’s father (9 September 2017) UK. Serious child abuse + false allegation, and is then awarded a pussy-pass

Adelaide mother escapes jail sentence after bashing eight-month-old daughter with a spoon (8 September 2017)

Texas mum left two kids in hot car as punishment (25 June 2017)

‘I was sexually abused by my mother and I need to talk about it’ (17 June 2017)

An Albury mother has been charged with serious child neglect (10 May 2017)

Kolkata Teacher Brags About Molesting A 10-Year-Old Boy, Accepts She Is A Pervert (23 March 2017) India

Mother accused of daughter’s attempted murder told police she was ‘possessed’ (9 March 2017)

Girl, eight, allegedly bashed to death by grandmother wrote ‘I hate this life’ in her diary (3 March 2017)

Mother allegedly assaulted two sons for opening Christmas presents early (23 December 2016)

Video of Pecos woman hitting her daughter (21 December 2016)

Toddler starves to death and his sister, two, is left alone with the body for three days after their mother leaves them without food to spend nine days with her lover (8 December 2016)

2 Wisconsin women charged in death of 7-year-old who was starved, burned and beaten (3 December 2016)

Girl 5 died after her mother sedated her with heroin (30 November 2016)

Mother left her son, 2 in a washing machine … (27 November 2016)

Day care worker hangs 1-year-old boy (21 November 2016)

Nanny charged with abuse after being filmed ‘putting buttocks in disabled boy’s face and dragging him across floor’ (6 October 2016)

My childhood home – scene of my nightmares (4 October 2016)

2 women found drunk in Salem parking lot with infants, police say (20 September 2016)

Woman who battered and knifed 8 year old boy jailed for 15 months (20 September 2016)

Mother guilty of bruising son’s genitals (15 September 2016) Australia, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Gold Coast mother accused of shocking abuse of her daughter including rape, torture (3 September 2016)

Mother who repeatedly beat her children across the arms legs and backs with a TV CABLE is spared jailed after a judge rules it would be worse for them if she went to prison (24 August 2016)

Mother accused of poisoning her nine-year-old daughter by putting URINE in her intravenous drip after she was admitted to hospital with life-threatening condition (19 August 2016)

Abused girl says her name is ‘idiot’ as mum Jennifer Deden and Clarence Reed are arrested for child abuse in Arkansas (18 August 2016)

Girl whose mum put her in a oven begs for her to remain in jail (29 July 2016)

Mother found guilty of allowing death of baby at hands of boyfriend (29 July 2016) The headline tries to diminish responsibility of mother – the mother did not merely “allow” the death, she was an active participant in the abuse and was also charged with murder. Pussy-pass?

Woman charged in Boscobel infant’s death first blamed father (28 July 2016)

Queensland mum jailed for abusing four daughters (22 July 2016) Australia

Three and a half years jail for mum who dumped newborn in drain (21 July 2016) Australia

Mother, 40, ‘locked her naked five-year-old son in a cupboard for more than 10 HOURS while she went on a family day out to Blackpool’ (12 July 2016)

Day-care worker pleads to raping, videotaping toddlers (2 July 2016)

Stepmother of five-year-old Josiah Williams handed 99-year sentence in brutal starvation case (29 June 2016) USA

Brockton babysitter accused of horrific child abuse on two boys (14 June 2016) USA

Red Deer mom charged with using son to make child porn sent to U.S. man (2 June 2016) Canada

Woman ex-soldier used electric shock dog collar to punish toddler and beat him so hard she broke a wooden spoon (26 May 2016) UK

What do I do? Wife verbally abusive and now starting to get physical with toddler (13 May 2016) Reddit discussion thread

NSW mother charged with attempted murder after allegedly hitting her young son with her car (10 May 2016)

Double Jeopardy on Sunday Night: Will baby Chloe’s killer ever be brought to justice? (4 April 2016) Australia

Brisbane mum jailed for child cruelty (29 March 2016) Australia

Single mother, 35, is arrested for ‘putting her two-year-old daughter in the oven, leaving her with third-degree burns’ (21 March 2016)

Mother Stabs Her Baby 90 Times With Scissors After He Bit Her While Breastfeeding Him! (8 March 2016)

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

Babysitter Moriah Gonzales was caught smothering a baby with her hand, police say (5 March 2016) USA

Nanny who beheaded Russian child says it was revenge for Putin’s Syria strikes (3 March 2016)

Mum Christi Howell and her boyfriend Casey Shackleford allegedly waterboarded her son (20 February 2016)

Mom charged with murder after allegedly running daughter over with lawn mower (18 February 2016)

Grandparents deny seeking revenge for mum’s sexual violation of baby (28 January 2016) NZ

Mom Sentenced For Molesting Son (25 January 2016) USA

Day care teacher who turned classroom into a ‘baby fight club’ found guilty (17 January 2016) USA

Lesbian couple ‘beat one woman’s 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes and kicked him in the groin until he bled and suffered two strokes’ (14 January 2016)

Woman eludes murder conviction for son’s death after beating (4 January 2016)

Mum who sexually abused her own daughter is jailed for 9 years (9 December 2015)

FGM: mother and retired nurse both found guilty of mutilating two sisters (12 November 2015)

Rachel Kinsella charged with intentionally poisoning her nine year old son repeatedly (8 November 2015)

Mildura Mother used daughter as ‘sex slave’ to satisfy husband’s lust (5 November 2015)

Mother and her lesbian lover ‘beat toddler to death over eight days then tried to frame seven-year-old boy for his murder’ (6 September 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Woman Gets 23 Years For Killing Baby Girl In 2012 (4 September 2015)

Mother, 71, jailed for historical sexual abuse of twin daughters (28 August 2015)

Hunter Valley woman appears in Cessnock court charged with injecting daughter with urine (19 August 2015) Australia

Mother charged with torture and murder of Tyrell Cobb (14 August 2015) Australia

Woman Accused of Tossing Infant from 4th-Floor Window (8 August 2015)

Queensland’s Task Force Argos helps shut down Philippines-based child abuse ‘service’ for ­foreigners (26 June 2015) A ‘service’ run by women, by the way

County Commissioners will investigate Pocono Child Abuse Response (18 June 2015)

Psycho woman goes on a rampage with 2 children, father doesn’t do anything (15 June 2015) Video

Mother allegedly hit five vehicles during police chase while children in the car (14 June 2015)

Mom sentenced to 40 years for raping own children (7 May 2015) USA

Woman accused of putting her newborn in plastic bag, leaving it in her desk drawer (27 April 2015)

Texas woman helped starve boy to rid him of a ‘demon’ (16 April 2015)

B.C. woman put superglue in baby nephew’s ears because she was jealous of son-bearing in-laws (8 April 2015)

Mother, accused of molesting daughter, jailed for bail breaches (31 March 2015)

Mother used one-year-old baby as weapon in Alice Springs street fight (21 March 2015) Features the comment “Women who are victims of domestic violence should seek help from relevant support agencies long before it reaches such a crisis point.” Of course she’s a “victim“, rather than a perpetrator … she’s a woman, right?

Blogger Mum Poisoned Son To Death With Salt (2 March 2015)

Mother charged in brutal stabbing of 4 year old son in NW Harris County (27 February 2015)

Mum arrested for abuse after ‘beating daughter and sending her to school in grade-shaming T-shirt’ (25 February 2015)

Joyce Hardin Garrard charged with making nine-year-old granddaughter Savannah run until she died (23 February 2015)

Mother Accused Of Punching Son In Face For ‘Being Too Feminine And Gay’ (20 February 2015)

“Listen to their screams…”: Mother’s chilling phone call to husband ‘as she burned their three daughters alive’ (12 February 2015)

Father finds surprising video on his son’s IPad (9 January 2015) Click on video and scroll to the one minute mark

Queensland woman charged with trying to kill two kids in house fire (30 December 2014)

Children stabbed to death in the Cairns suburb of Manoora (20 December 2014)

Five-year-old Scottish boy suffered a ‘sickening and violent death’ that was so gruesome medics had to be given counselling – as police question mother (6 December 2014)

Texas mum ‘hid daughter’s body in fridge’ (5 December 2014)

No jail time for former Lake Charles woman in scalding case (30 October 2014)

Mum who tried to turn daughter against father condemned as ‘child abuser’ (12 June 2014)

Mum tried to sew daughter’s mouth shut (18 October 2014)

Woman, 48, jailed for seven years after horrific torture of teenage nephew (16 October 2014)

Killer mum in court to access daughter she injured in horror attack (7 October 2014)

‘Sickened’ judge jails woman for ‘horror’ child abuse (6 October 2014)

Mother pleads guilty in Shaniya Davis’ death (18 October 2013)

See also:

Half of Canada’s prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests (21 February 2019) Article doesn’t identify the ratio of male/female abusers, which generally means ‘predominantly female’

An article informs us of the considerable danger caused by dads drinking, but neglects to mention the (even greater) danger caused by mums drinking (17 February 2019) and subsequent Tweets from Bettina Arndt (and another).

A study has found kids who get smacked are more likely to assault their partners as adults (11 December 2017)

Unspoken abuse: Mothers who rape their sons, by Ginger Gorman (15 January 2017)

Why do mothers abuse children? It must be the fathers, so says the US government (28 June 2016)

Children are the forgotten victims of family violence, by Jeremy Sammut (7 December 2015) Australia

When mothers abuse (5 November 2015) Australia

Women who kill, by Janet Bloomfield (28 August 2015)

New research shedding light on sex abuse committed by mothers against their sons (8 August 2015) Profiles the work of Lucetta Thomas

Maternal Punitive Reactions to Children’s Negative Emotions and Young Adult Trait Anger: Effect of Gender and Emotional Closeness (16 April 2015)

Child-killer parents should have subsequent children taken away: coroner (10 April 2015)

Let’s not forget the real victims of family violence… children (5 April 2015)

An open letter to Rosie Batty, by Mark Dent (15 March 2015)

Why deliberately alienating a father from his child is domestic abuse (9 December 2014)

Most of this blog post concerns killings by women, but child abuse is addressed towards the end (13 October 2014)

Five reasons feminism should deal with women who abuse children (20 October 2014)

Mum, not dad, more likely to neglect kids (23 September 2009) Western Australia

Turning a child against a father with false accusation is…child abuse (4 August 2014)

Some people have suggested that feminist ideologues using pre-pubescent girls in expletive-laden videos to further their cause is also a form of child abuse (commentary here and here). Another one is seen when feminist mothers bemoan the fact that they are rearing a male and map out a path of indoctrination, see this article for example.

Other related posts within this blog include:

Regarding female perpetration of paedophilia and underage sex

The often contrasting reaction when mums and dads kill their children

On violence carried out by women and girls

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On the sexualisation of children

Most of us are aware of, and concerned about, the extent to which children appear to be becoming sexualised at a younger and younger age. The contributing factors are primarily social/cultural, although physiological factors also play a role (for e.g. diet and environmental pollutants). What needs to be done, and who should be held responsible for taking whatever action is needed to address the situation?

With regards to social/cultural influences, a linkage has been established, for example, between the increasing prevalence of households in which the father is not present, and children becoming sexually active at an earlier age (Source).

Other social factors that may be relevant include the trend towards families having less children, parents delaying having children until they are older, and the increase in the proportion of families where both parents work.

Clearly we must also consider sexually predatory behaviour by some adults, together with the related issues of child sex tourism, child prostitution and trafficking. The latter is more common in developing countries, yet is nevertheless still present here in the first world. It is important to note that both men and women perpetrate and/or facilitate these crimes, and that their victims may be either male or female.

I am by no means an expert in this field, but some of the more significant influences would seem to be:

The example provided by parents, teachers, and carers, & the messages they convey regarding what constitutes appropriate values and age-appropriate behaviour

Parents make many decisions affecting children, for example, what clothes are bought/worn, what films are watched at the cinema, what magazines are purchased, etc. There have been stories in the media about parents who encourage (persuade?) their children to take place in beauty pageants or similar activities that many other would consider questionable.

Who is responsible? In order of significance … mothers, fathers (where one is present), other family members, and carers/teachers. Governments and the courts play a role through the social and welfare policies they put in place, particularly in relation to issues of custody and visitation.

See my post in relation to feminism-inspired programs in schools, as well as the following examples:

LGBT community celebrates 8-year-old drag queen. Critics call it child abuse (9 June 2017)

Reality star Farrah Abraham accused of sexualising daughter, 7, in bikini photoshoot (27 June 2016)

Story about the promotion of dance costumes for young girls and related dance culture (26 April 2015)

Mother of ‘most beautiful girl’, 9, slams claims she sexed up daughter (7 December 2014). Feb 2016 update on Kristina and her mum here

Exposure to media images and stories, particularly for example in tween/teen and young womens magazines, that promote, glamourize and normalize sexually-charged behaviour and styles of clothing

10-Year-Old Boy ‘Drag Kid’ Photographed With Naked Adult Drag Queen (11 January 2019)

‘Art of Safe Sexting’ video slammed by Victorian Education Minister (30 June 2018)

First she became a 13-year-old internet meme. Now, she’s treated like a porn star (23 March 2017)

Sexting: Should teens be left to their own devices? (8 October 2016) Australia

Children as young as 10 years old are sending sexually-explicit images to friends (26 September 2016)

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/cute-or-creepy-kristina-pimenova-may-be-six-but-shes-already-a-supermodel/story-fnixwvgh-1227135126748

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/porn-stars-describe-how-their-families-reacted-after-learning-about-their-careers/story-e6frfmq9-1226888926971

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/vanessa-knowles-pays-for-25k-law-degree-by-stripping-on-the-web/story-fnixwvgh-1226888337382

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/three-porn-stars-explain-why-they-chose-the-porn-industry/story-fnet0gt3-1226917259841

Sexualisation of children (13 February 2011)

Who is responsible? Editors and journalists of the relevant publications (these being primarily women), and parents who ostensibly control TV viewing habits and determine which magazines are purchased and brought home.

The availability and social acceptability of certain products, particularly clothing, that could be seen to facilitate the sexualisation of children

Department stores, for example, often assert that they stock products based on there being a consumer demand for them. Whilst many parents are against stores stocking provocative and age-inappropriate clothing, there is another group of people who are against restrictions or censure in relation to the public dissemination of questionable photos of children in general, and dressing girls in adult-style clothing in particular. Here’s an example of that line of thought here.

The members of that group see such photos, and such clothing, as “cute” and “harmless fun – just like playing dress-ups”. Their views seem to be akin to the criticism of so-called ‘victim-blamers’ as practiced by feminists. In other words, they feel that others who say that pre-teen girls should not be wearing skimpy/provocative clothing are ‘sick’ (or even accuse critics of being paedophiles themselves), and that girls of any age should be able to wear whatever they want without judgment or fear of repercussions on themselves or others.

Wife scolds husband for discouraging his 12-year-old daughter from buying sex toys (1 May 2019)

‘I’m sexy and I know it’ dress for tots disgusts parents (28 November 2017)

Pole dancing video sparks backlash on Facebook (12 July 2017)

House of Fraser forced to remove ‘provocative’ Calvin Klein advert after shoppers complain that it sexualises children (14 March 2017) UK

Child models in bikinis spark controversy at fashion show (19 July 2016) USA and Would you let your pre-teen daughter pose like THIS for a fashion brand? (Australia)

Best & Less accused of selling ‘sexualised’ children’s clothes (3 June 2016)

Mother objects to short shorts for young girls (10 February 2016) Video

Online retailer Missguided slammed for selling ‘offensive’ top (1 December 2015)

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/texas-dad-challenges-school-dress-code-labeling-sexist/story?id=30704598

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/mothers-outrage-at-unsuitable-girls-clothing-strikes-raw-nerve-20120814-246tw.html

Reader ‘Molly Black’ writes: “As for the sexualising of young girls—it isn’t paedophiles grooming them, it’s their own mothers dressing them like little tarts. I had lunch in the Kings Rd on Saturday and I couldn’t believe the way 11,12 and 13 years old girls were dressed , often with their mothers. ‘Mini-me-s’ and looking at older men too to check out if they were being given the once over.” (Source)

Who is responsible? Retail owners/managers, product manufacturers, and parents (primarily mothers)  who make clothing purchasing decisions

Exposure to poor role models in popular culture, e.g. actors, models, pop stars and social media ‘celebrities’

Who is responsible? The artists in question (again, who appear to be primarily female) and the companies responsible for creating/marketing their image

See ‘Baby-faced Instagram star posting sexy snaps‘ (16 January 2016) and ‘Thanks Iggy big butts are ‘in’ for teens’ (28 November 2014)

Exposure to pornography

It appears that the influence of pornography on early onset of sexual activity by specific individuals may have been overstated, although one would imagine that its effect as part of the broader social milieu is still likely to be significant. See http://human-stupidity.com/stupid-dogma/teenage-sexuality/porn

The issue of pornography in general is addressed in this other blog post.

Who is responsible? The producers of pornography, the models/actors featured therein, and adults responsible for either facilitating or failing to exercise control over childrens access to porn.

Passive exposure to sexually-charged advertising on billboards, magazines in stores, and free-to-air TV

This is the ‘white noise’ of sexualised messages and imagery that we are all unwittingly exposed to as we go about our daily business.

Who is responsible? The media. Companies that advertise products. The advertising/marketing agencies (most of whose staff are female) who create the ads. To a lesser extent, bureaucrats within government agencies that make determinations as to whether ads are acceptable.

Diet and environmental factors affecting children

It has been established that the early onset of menstruation can be triggered by body weight reaching certain thresholds. Given an increasing number overweight children then it seems likely that this is an increasingly significant factor in early development, and in some cases the subsequent early onset of sexual activity. The presence of certain household chemicals is another possible contributing factor.

See:

Something is happening to our kids, and it’s time we talked about it (29 July 2017)
Poor kids hit puberty sooner and risk a lifetime of health problems (24 May 2017)
http://mums.bodyandsoul.com.au/kids+health/health/why+girls+are+maturing+early,12327
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/16/early-precocious-puberty.aspx
What causes girls to enter puberty early? (5 February 2015)

Who is responsible? In terms of economic disadvantage, primarily broader societal and economic forces. In terms of dietary choices and product purchasing decisions, primarily parents/children, but also food processing companies and supermarkets.

Conclusion

Clearly,  the increasingly early sexualisation of children is a significant social issue. Is it also a gender issue? It shouldn’t be, as both boys and girls are affected, and both men and women share responsibility for creating the environment in which this phenomenon is occurring.

At the same time though, I’m not seeing a lot of patriarchy at work here. It is largely women who create and purchase the magazines in which sexualised images of girls are portrayed, their pages filled with messages conveying the idea that dressing and behaving like a tramp is a desirable expression of excitement, independence and maturity. It is women who design, market and purchase provocative clothing lines aimed at tweens and young teens. It is female celebrities, actors and pop stars who twerk and nipple-slip their way across our TV and cinema screens.

All of this is presented, by a particular group of women (and the occasional mangina), as being some noble expression of ‘girl power’. See some graphic demonstrations of that perverse mentality, here, herehere, and here.

In an article entitled Sexualised girls are seen as less intelligent and less worthy of help than their peers‘ the bad guys are those people in the community who make certain value judgements concerning sexualised girls, rather than the adults who allowed them to become sexualised in the first place.

A petition I came across on change.org provides another such example of the whacky logic of liberal progressives. This was summed up in the title of a reddit discussion thread, “So, telling girls they shouldn’t dress sexually is sexualising women“. In other words it is the person who discusses or draws attention to the fact that a girl is dressed like a hooker, who has compromised judgement/morals … not the girl in question or her parents. How frighteningly short-sighted, shallow, and foolish.

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And now upon viewing the fruits of their self-indulgence, that same group resort to heaping of blame upon the male gender. A more mature and reasoned course of action would be to accept a degree of accountability and to direct their energies to turning things around. The problem though is that there is an obstacle preventing progress in that direction. And that blockage is gender feminism.

On the other hand, men hold the majority of elected positions in government and within the ranks of CEO’s and thus could institute reforms to more effectively address many of the factors noted above. A small minority of men (and women) also participate in child sex tourism and other paedophile activities.

If there was ever an issue for men and women to set aside ideology and work together to protect future generations, then this is the one.

See these related sources:

Tracey Spicer: Why do men think it’s OK to comment on my pre-teen daughter’s looks? (5 February 2017) Australia. Apparently it’s all men’s fault. Tracey doesn’t like men on planes either.

Stop the sexualisation of our children. Right now, by Kylie Lang (8 December 2016) Australia

You’re A “Bigot” If You Don’t Support Pedophilia (31 May 2016)

Children with sexualised behaviours need support, not silence and stigma (27 May 2016) Australia

Controversial sex-ed program will teach Aussie toddlers about cross-dressing (6 March 2016) Australia
“Children are sexual beings and it’s a strong part of their identity, and it is linked to their values and respect”

I see articles about young girls being “sexualised” all the time, but never about boys (1 December 2014) Reddit mensrights discussion thread
Feminism, consumerism & the sexualisation of girls
Don’t blame advertisers for the sexualisation of children

Tramps like us: Target and modern day misogyny (20 August 2012)
Study: Girls as young as six want to be sexy (17 July 2012)
Sexy clothing for young girls makes up 30 per cent of the market (10 May 2011)

Sexualisation in child beauty pageants (wiki entry)
http://www.theguardian.com/media/blog/2011/jun/06/sexualised-children-media-blame
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/37158.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-22002324
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008009/Sexualisation-children-blamed-parents-want-bond-them.html
http://www.womensforumaustralia.org/significant-issues/premature-sexualisation-of-children
http://www.tai.org.au/documents/downloads/DP93.pdf
http://www.thejournal.ie/poll-who-is-to-blame-for-the-over-sexualisation-of-children-171919-Jul2011/
Twelve going on 20: Are girls reaching puberty earlier? (10 August 2011)

Denying female perpetration of sex crimes – The Mercier Affair

Adele Mercier is an unrepentant feminist and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at  Queens University in Canada. In April 2014 Adele hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as detailed in the following sources:

http://francisdroy.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/fireshot-screen-capture-114-letter-to-the-editor-march-31-queens-journal-queensjournal_ca_story_2014-03-30_opinions_letter-editor-march-31.pdf (31 March 2014)

http://www.genderratic.com/p/4207/its-shit-like-this-feminist-professor-apparently-argues-child-sexual-abuse-does-not-exist/ (1 April 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/professor-adele-mercier-it-wasnt-rape-he-was-asking-for-it-queensjournal/ (2 April 2014)

http://www.genderratic.com/p/4240/feminist-rape-culture-statutory-edition/#comment-354005 (4 April 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-rape-culture-adele-mercier-statuatory-edition-queensjournal/ (4 April 2014) and then read Ms. Mercier’s subsequent threats here and here and here. Most recently a video was uploaded to Youtube attacking the MHRA response, possibly produced by Mercier’s supporters,

http://queensjournal.ca/story/2014-04-08/news/prof-accused/

http://www.thewhig.com/2014/04/09/queens-prof-targeted-by-group (9 April 2014)

Further Youtube video by Alison Tieman here discussing the issue (23 April 2014)

Adele did not merit her very own post in this blog simply because what she said was so egregious. I have no doubt that many other feminists, including others working in educational institutions have said and are still saying, things that are just as bad or worse. In many such cases however the relevant information does not make it beyond the walls of the relevant institution, as it did on this occasion.

Rather, I have created this post because the Mercier Affair is an excellent example of where feminism has taken us to at this point in time. And where is that, you might ask? Well it’s a dark place characterised by:

  1. Feminist spews forth haughty and patronising criticism of those who identify anomalies, misrepresentations or inappropriate comments made by said feminist or feminists in general.
  2. Feminist reacts to legitimate complaints or accusations as if molten metal was thrown in their face, even though concerns are  presented in a more logical and reasonable way than would be the case were the situation reversed (i.e. a male being accused, by feminists, of being a rape apologist).
  3. Increasingly frantic behind-the-scenes attempts to remove evidence of wrong-doing from the public domain and to silence critics via whatever means are available (generally beginning and ending with ad hominem attacks)
  4. Feminists attempts to shame the responsible authority (in this case the university) into coming to her to defence

All this would appear to be an automatic or default response borne from a generous measure of arrogance and a misguided sense of moral righteousness concerning the female condition. Combine this with an endemic failure to recognise and react to the female perpetrators of violence and their male victims, and feminism transforms itself from merely a sexist ideology into a vehicle for active misandry.

The Mercier Affair seems to have faded away – for now. I have no doubt whatsoever that if it was a male academic saying the same sorts of things about incarcerated girls, then he would already have been given the choice of ‘resign or be fired’. But then, of course, women are special … and connected feminists even more special.

Meanwhile be sure to read this paper concerning women guards in an adult prison, and how their behaviour is rationalised by a pro-feminist journalist. The item is entitled ‘The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin: “Cynical and devious” male inmates abused female guards‘.

See also ‘Boys in Custody and the Women Who Abuse Them‘ (22 June 2015) and
Teen says juvenile detention center used inmates as ‘sex slaves’ (30 August 2017)

Some related posts within this blog:

On violence carried out by women and girls
Paedophilia and underage sex: Not just male deviant behaviour
On sexual assault and unwanted sex
On the feminist myth of ‘rape culture’

Fembots may prove to be a game changer

‘Fembot’ is a term used to describe a robot with the outward appearance of a female human, the Wikipedia entry for which can be found here.

I saw a peculiar documentary on TV in which one of the people being interviewed was a guy who had a life-size plastic girlfriend. He referred to women as either “organics” or “synthetics”. He preferred synthetics. Well, OK, whatever floats your boat I guess. But this guy’s girlfriend has nothing on what’s coming, as discussed in this article.

One would imagine though, that only a small percentage of men (or women) would be content with a robot as a partner. Fembots are never going to completely replace the need for human companionship. What they will do however, possibly in conjunction with virtual reality technology, is increasingly provide a fuss-free outlet for the human libido.

I wonder how the emergence and growing popularity of fembots might alter the status quo with regards to various aspects of the gender debate? To what extent, for example, will fembots alter or replace conventional dating/marriage, facilitate a MGTOW lifestyle, or undermine the so-called ‘pussy cartel‘?

I suspect that most feminists would consider a world in which fembots were plentiful as a paradise for misogynists. Indeed, the Wiki definition linked above includes reference to the term ‘misogyny’. The entry for the term ‘dildo‘ neglects to mention the term ‘misandry’ … yet another double standard.

And as sure as god made little green apples there is already a feminist push-back involving calls for bans or controls on the development, production and sale of fembots (refer examples herehere, and here).

One particular strategy being pursuing is to create an association between fembots and pedophilia. They are doing so by, for example, creating the impression that a “surge” in the sale of child-like sex robots is underway:

Illegal childlike sex doll imports on the rise in Australia and New Zealand (8 July 2017)
Surge in paedophiles arrested for importing lifelike child sex dolls (31 July 2017)
The one disgusting request sex doll brothel owner always turns down (10 October 2017)

[Allow me to digress for a moment … This is not to say that artificial intelligence (AI) does not pose a significant danger to humankind, for it does. It’s just that, within that context, the relative significance of some possible nexus between humanoids and how men treat women amounts to little more than navel lint-picking. Ditto for manufactured debates as to whether robots should be accorded rights or protections in relation to, for example, sexual functions. Indeed such debates and attendant policy responses, whether they be genuine or simply disguised attempts to control male sexuality, could be exploited by machines with AI to move against humans. Think this is science fiction? Well, think again.]

Ever heard the observation that less attractive women tend to have the best personalities? The idea is that physically unattractive people tend to work harder at developing other appealing attributes. Many women overtly use their sexuality to attract mates and subsequently extract various advantages. Their sexuality is like a strong perfume that covers all manner of odious traits like bad manners, selfishness, and dishonesty.

Now imagine a world where men had an alternative and readily available outlet to satisfy their sexual needs. One that lacked some of the attributes of human company, but had none of the negative features (e.g. the threat of false accusations, financial abuse, domestic violence, etc).

To some extent, and I know it seems a bit of a stretch at this stage, all women would find themselves on more of a level playing-field with regards to physical attractiveness. Heterosexual men would be more inclined to place greater value on non-sexual attributes of women, just as in the case of homosexual guys [in their dealings with women] do now. Women who had little to offer other than sex appeal might find well themselves somewhat devalued in the dating marketplace, if not shunned entirely by many men.

Such a situation could in fact be quite liberating and a win/win for many women, given that pressure for sex would be somewhat reduced. Just as women (well, those who valued male company at least) would have a heightened incentive to be the best person they could be, so too men might be freer to engage and express themselves in a non-sexual sense.

(Postscript July 2019) Ok, well I’ve just found a twitter account by/for a sexdoll … @Masumi98. And then there was @LacyLibertyDoll. How many are there by now?

More relevant material in these sources:

The first anti-sexdoll law in American history went in effect on 1 July 2019 (Tennessee)

Sex robot advocate Professor Adrian David Cheok given Queen’s Birthday honour (11 June 2019)

Could you fall in love with a robot? It may be more likely than you think (7 May 2019)

Japanese sex robot brothel gets surge of men asking for male sex dolls (29 April 2019)

Using love dolls as a substitute for human intimacy (10 January 2019)

The men in love with $7,000 sex dolls: Subculture of ‘iDollators’ who marry and develop romances with inanimate partners after swearing off ‘flesh and blood’ women (11 November 2018)

Sex robots BACKLASH as brothel workers reveal fury over ‘dehumanising and dangerous’ droids (5 October 2018) Hilarious!

Sex robot brothels are now banned in Houston. But people can still have sex with them (3 October 2018)

Prediction: Sex Robots Are The Most Disruptive Technology We Didn’t See Coming (25 September 2018)

“There are millions of real women who do more damage to objectify women than any robot could ever do”

Sex robots turning Japanese into ‘ENDANGERED species’ as men choose dolls over women (24 July 2018)

Sex robot makers blasted over sick ‘family friendly’ dolls (16 July 2018) Ooh, really working hard at creating reasons to ban them aren’t they, starting with the good old ‘think of the kids’ angle.

At last, a sex robot that ‘wants’ you. How sad that anyone would want it (27 June 2018)

My fake conversation with a sex robot (16 June 2018) The left crowd of the mainstream media try to get their heads around the fembot phenomenon in yet another version of the never-ending “Where have all the good men gone?” story theme.

Robot hysteria and the fear of future sex by Gloria Brame (14 June 2018)

Report: More Than a Quarter of Millennials Would Date a Robot (8 December 2017)

Japanese robot ‘bad boy’ believes his creation Erica has a ‘soul’ (2 December 2017)

We interview Harmony – the sex robot with a Scottish accent (1 December 2017)

Sex robots spark rise of men who will only sleep with dolls (28 November 2017) Note the conversation steered away from WHY men might prefer fembots, with implication that it’s due only to some unspecified male moral and/or mental failing.

Sex robot boom as maker seeks to MASS PRODUCE in UK, US and German factories (25 November 2017)

Demand for sex robots rises as customers ask for ’emotional’ cyborgs that can fulfil their kinky fetishes (20 November 2017)

News: Sex robots dangerous? (19 November 2017) Video

Sophia the robot shows off her newsreading skills (25 October 2017)

First sex-doll brothel opens in Germany, selling ‘plastic prostitutes’ (19 October 2017)

Sex Robots: Part 2 — The “good enough” threshold (16 October 2017)

Sex with a robot? Joy Behar says: “If they can program a robot to find your G-spot and take out the trash, men are history!” (14 October 2017)

‘Times are changing’ World’s first sex robot WEDDING on the cards (13 October 2017)

The Bunny Ranch Is Aiming To Have Sexbots Available By 2019 (10 October 2017)

24% Of American Men Would Have Sex With A Robot (10 October 2017)

How sex robots could help with the nuts and bolts of relationships (3 October 2017)

Sex robots and the breakdown of gender dynamics (1 October 2017) Video

Can you tell if she’s a robot or a human? ‘Life-like android’ at a Tokyo gaming conference baffles social media (28 September 2017)

Invasion of the sex robots (25 September 2017) Video by Paul Elam

Should we ban sex robots while we have the chance? (25 September 2017)

Feminist claims sex dolls can be raped (21 September 2017) Some entertaining readers comments

Feminism’s worst nightmare (18 September 2017) Video

Celestina the fembot dollsplains some concerns about sex robots (5 September 2017) Video

Sex robot TAX: Government could kill off cyborgs with ‘10,000% price hike’ (26 August 2017)

Austrian brothel buys a SECOND sex doll after its first became more popular with customers than real women (22 August 2017)

Woman spends $13,000 to become a real life sex doll (22 August 2017) When you want to compete with sex dolls but developing a pleasant personality is too challenging

Law professor warns: Congress must act on growing sexbot industry (14 August 2017) Reddit discussion thread

“Women’s bodies; women’s choices. Men’s bodies; threatening and must be watched and controlled!”

Would YOU hop into bed with a sexbot? Tracey Cox reveals why women should embrace dolls for BETTER orgasms (2 August 2017)

‘Sex robot’ brothels gaining popularity in Europe (31 July 2017)

Sex robots will change everything (15 July 2017) Video

Increasingly Nervous Women Push for Faux “Sex Robot Rights” Agenda (14 July 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article.

Sex robots: innovation driven by male masturbatory fantasy is not a revolution (6 July 2017)

Sex robots trigger debate about gender and sexism: DiManno (6 July 2017)

Call for a ban on child sex robots (5 July 2017)

Will sex robots become the new norm? Report looks at uses of life-like robots (5 July 2017)

Looking for love: Unhappy Japanese men turn to silicone sex dolls (30 June 2017)

Sex Robots Are Coming, and They’re Not as Skeevy as You Think (2 June 2017)

A new barrier to replacing women with technology (5 May 2017)

Virtual reality technology is the future of porn (3 May 2017)

Race to create the best artificially intelligent sex robot (1 May 2017)

Why female sex robots are more dangerous than you think (28 April 2017)

Sex robots epitomize patriarchy and offer men a solution to the threat of female independence (27 April 2017) Ooh, feel the feminist burn. I wonder if Meghan hand-washes her clothes, or prefers to “dominate” a washing machine.

Meet Harmony 2.0, the world’s first ‘talking’ sex doll (5 April 2017)

Europe’s first sex robot brothel FORCED OUT of base as prostitutes complain of competition (16 March 2017) Spain

First European sex doll brothel opens in Barcelona where punters can ‘fulfil fantasies without limit’ (1 March 2017)

Introducing the Gatebox virtual companion (13 February 2017)

Woman reveals what it’s like to make love to a lifelike robot male sex doll (16 January 2017)

Japanese men so scared of sex they’re marrying hologram wives that want them to be their ‘master’  (27 December 2016) Typically, this article mocks men rather than recognising/discussing how women/society also play a role in such developments.

Robot marriages will be recognised by the state within 35 years, a top academic has claimed (21 December 2016)

Sex robots would give us only what we think we want, and not what we truly desire (21 December 2016)

Why female sex robots are more dangerous than you think (20 December 2016) With related Reddit discussion thread here.

Toothpaste? Check. Soap? Check. Vibrator? Check (14 December 2016) Another article demonstrating the prevailing mindset of celebrating/idealising female sexuality versus demonising male sexuality.

Campaign Against Sex Robots warns of danger to women and children (25 November 2016) Think of the children!

Automation will embed gender inequality at work – unless we fix it now (9 November 2016) Feminists suspicious of all robots, not just fembots!

From adult toys to lovers: Would you have sex with a robot? (9 October 2016)

‘Out of this world’ sex: Erotic robots ‘real as humans’ to have a pulse (16 September 2016)

We will happily be having sex with robots soon, according to scientists (8 September 2016)

Sex robots could soon be in brothels sooner than we think (24 August 2016)

Sex doll makers “putting finishing touches” to artificial intelligence app so they can love you back (18 August 2016)

Sex and robots: how mechanical dolls may press all the right buttons for lonesome guys (30 July 2016) Hong Kong

Geeks fall in love with sexy humanoid dubbed ‘robot goddess’ – and she isn’t just a pretty face (29 June 2016)

At last, a cure for feminism: sex robots (10 June 2016)

Sex robots to storm into the British bedroom within ten years (9 June 2016)

Why This Guy Fell In Love With a Sex Robot (20 May 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here

The world’s most high-end sex dolls are on display in Japan (2 May 2016)

When robots are an instrument of male desire (27 April 2016)

Why do we give robots female names? Because we don’t want to consider their feelings (22 April 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here.

Virtual Reality Porn Is Coming To Las Vegas Hotel Rooms (20 April 2016)

Meet Jia Jia the ‘robot goddess’: Chinese inventor claims AI humanoid is the most realistic ever made (16 April 2016)

The Challenge of Determining Whether an A.I. Is Sentient (14 April 2016)

An article in ‘Salon’ about male sex toys (11 April 2016) Female author seems oblivious to the fact that men might want such devices as an alternative to a female partner, rather than as an add-on

Pornographic Progress, Sexbots and the Salvation of Man (7 April 2016)

What Do These Robots Mean For The Future Of Sex? (23 March 2016)

Will Sex Robots Make Real Women Obsolete? (21 March 2016) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Vibrators are SEXIST: MRA says ‘brutal’ love machines will turn women into misandrist monsters (17 February 2016)

Feminists want to ban sex robots ‘because they’re like prostitutes’ (15 February 2016) UK

My robot Valentine: could you fall in love with a robot? (11 February 2016)

Makers of ‘mindblowing’ sex robot with virtual vagina swamped with orders (3 February 2016)

The future of sex includes robots and holograms. What does that mean for us? (14 January 2016)

Sex, love and robots: is this the end of intimacy? (13 December 2015)

Love and Sex with Robots conference cancelled for fear people would have sex with robots (26 October 2015)

Sex with robots will become reality by 2050, author claims (30 September 2015)

Advent of the virgin births: Women who have never been in a relationship paying £5,000 to get pregnant (27 September 2015) So, apparently it’s OK for women to not need men but not OK for men to not need women

The Campaign against Sex Robots website (seriously!?)

The feminist outrage at sexbots (24 September 2015) Video

Sexbots increase the market value of some women. Bring ‘em on!, by Janet Bloomfield (17 September 2015) USA

Progressive feminists: Ban sex robots! (16 September 2015) Video

Sexbots: Why women should panic (16 September 2015) Another great article from Milo Y – he really nails the subject. And > 1,000 readers comments already

Robots with artificial intelligence that can have sex with humans should be banned says a university academic (16 September 2015)

Will Sex Robots Make Real Women Obsolete? (15 September 2015) Video

Synthetic Love: Can a Human Fall in Love With a Robot? (23 June 2015)

“Robots designed for sex can’t say no, therefore having sex with one should be considered rape” – Jincey Lumpkin(TED) (17 April 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked video

Ex Machina is less a movie about the nature of AI and more about the fantasies of men (23 March 2015) Because, of course, women never fantasize about obtaining sexual pleasure from machines

A vibrator is not a substitute for a partner. But how do you tell men that? (21 March 2015) This is the female perspective – but is it the same when the boot is on the other foot?

Toshiba’s android Chihira Aico is ready to work and play (10 January 2015)

Serious question, when “sex bots” start being made and sold, what will change in our society and culture? (24 November 2014) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Sick child-like sex dolls being imported by accused paedophiles (9 November 2014)

‘I believe that it will become perfectly normal for people to have sex with robots’ (26 October 2014)

These Japanese sex dolls  (13 August 2014)

A (straight male) history of sex dolls (6 August 2014)

Will you lose your job to a robot? (6 August 2014) Scroll down to comment by Stowe Boyd

This blow job machine went viral, but will we let men enjoy it without shame? (July 2014)

http://np.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/22uoeq/radviceanimals_discusses_sex_bot_for_men_women/

Will robots replace prostitutes? (9 May 2014)

Year 2060 – The end of feminism due to fembots and artificial uteri

And this development takes technology forward in a different direction … Artificial wombs are coming (4 August 2014)

Are robots the future of sex?: Jincey Lumpkin Esq. at TEDxSiliconAlley (6 March 2013)

Human-like robots created by Japanese engineers (2 November 2011) Video

Tomoko Tamari interviews Jennifer Robertson on Robo-Sexism in Japan (22 September 2010)

The Windup Girl (novel)

false-rape-accusation-disabled-just-another-upside-to-sex-robots-3937061

Elsewhere in this blog you might be interested in reading:

Deep down in places that feminists don’t talk about at parties (‘pussy cartel’)

Western men with Asian women: Gender relations through a different frame of reference

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:

Increase in Female Teachers Having Sex With Students Isn’t Just Your Imagination, Experts Say (4 June 2019)

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

British mum, 26, raped kids and took indecent images before boasting in ‘exceptionally graphic’ detail about sex abuse online (10 August 2019)

Female teacher sex crime accusations (13 July 2019) This article provides an estimate of the gender ratio of teachers who are abusing students, one third of which are said to be females. But as one commenter states, one might find that the incidence of boys reporting the abuse might well be lower than in the case of female students.

Ex-Arizona teacher, 28, who had sex with a 13 year-old boy in a classroom while his friend kept look out (13 July 2019) USA

Jury takes 15 minutes to acquit high school teacher who had sex with student (17 June 2019) Mr Zillman, the defence lawyer for Ms Guazzo, said the student was aware of his actions and had treated the defendant like a piece of meat.

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?