Thursday, September 4, 2008

China Arnold escapes the death penalty.

"Microwave Killer" Mom spared death penalty.

What do you know, another woman commits another horrid act of disgusting infanticide and escapes the death penalty. The only reason I even mention this vile, putrid individuals gender is for one simple reason: invert it, and "he's" off to the gallows before you can turn 'round.

As of Victor L. Streib's #62 issue of "Death Penalty for Female Offenders," women in the modern era through to December 2007 have accounted for 10% of murder arrests, yet only 2% of death sentences, 1.5% of people on death row and 1.0% of actual executions. For the same crime, men are 5x likelier to get the death penalty and 10x likelier to actually be executed.

But of course, there exists no cases whatsoever of institutionalized pro-woman (and in the case of zero-sum situations, anti-male) biases in our society whatsoever. No, no, none at all.

Yet, consider the counterpoint.

Imagine if females represented 10% of applicants for a certain job and only got 1% of the positions.

Imagine if females represented 10% of a Fortune 500 Company's working roster but only 1% of its executives.

You get the idea.