19.Mar.2010 More on Gender biased courts
The problem of sexually biased judges isn´t just something seen in North Dakota, or the US as well. This story comes from our more educated cousins to the North, in New Brunswick, Canada, where a domestic abuser beat the friend with a frying pan and stabed the victum repeatedly with a kitchen knife. But the abuser was a woman, so she avoided jailtime and
returned home with her victim/boyfriend.
Judge Henrik Tonning couldn’t deny if the male/female roles were reversed, the penalty
would likely be harsher. But he followed the joint recommendation of prosecutor and defence lawyer by sentencing Mary Lisa Joyce Carrier to a six-month conditional sentence, followed by one year’s probation for assault causing bodily harm.
Judge Henrik Tonning said if the role was reversed and it was a man who beat his girlfriend with a frying pan and then stabbed her repeatedly, he is "doubtful" the sentence would be as light. More likely he would be incarcerated for a significant period of time, Tonning said. but I don’t intend to rock the boat today.
Can you imagine if the roles were reversed and this happened in North Dakota what would happen? You could be sure CVIC and thousands of feminists would be pounding the streets and demanding the judges head and the abuser put in jail for a very, very long time.