Washington Post, junius 26:
"Her and Him
Several months ago the Post reported that a Gaithersburg woman had
been convicted of seducing a 13-year-old whom she was tutoring. The
woman was sentenced to six months in jail. A female attorney was
quoted as saying that this proved that sex with minors was treated
just as seriously when a woman was the miscreant as when a man was
involved. The woman's name, however, was not published. The Post
said that this was to protect the privacy of the teenager.
No such courtesy was given to an obscure professional athlete
(from another city) who was named in The Post in a short piece the
same day. He had been previously charged with rape by a woman, but
had not been convicted. The woman later withdrew the charges.
Several weeks later, in a tiny article buried in the back of The
Post, we learned that the aforementioned female tutor's sentence
been reduced to one month in jail with the remainder of her short
sentence suspended. There were no protests and certainly no
On June 16 in the Post a similar story was reported from Fairfax
County, where a male tutor had seduced a 14-year-old. The man was
named by The Post, of course, and sentenced to 50 years in jail
25 suspended. He will be eligible for parole in five years, it was
This must be more evidence of how unfairly women are treated by
legal system and the media in sex-related cases, a situation that
reported regularly in The Post and most of the national media.
-Robert E. Mumford Jr."
Begepelte: Zeke Laszlo