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Reader links on male injustice

Many of you have been sending links this week to stories of male injustice, or stories of interest. I thought I would share a few with other readers. First, a href=”http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090511/NEWS0107/305110014/1055/NEWS/Mason+teens+sentenced+for++sexting+”there is this story /a (thanks to the reader who sent it) on sexting where the male teen in the case is put under house arrest and the female must (gasp!) do a research paper:br /br /blockquoteTwo Mason teens who were charged earlier this year with “sexting” nude photos on their cell phones were sentenced today in Warren County Juvenile Court.br /br /The teens admitted to charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, misdemeanors of the first degree, according to an announcement from the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.br /br /Juvenile Court Judge Mike Powell sentenced each teen to 100 hours of community service and counseling. The male teen was sentenced to house arrest for 30 days while the female will be required to submit a research paper to the court relating to the dangers of “sexting.”br /br /The teens will be required to turn over their cell phones to a probation officer for 30 days. The sentence also allows for the offenses to be dismissed from their records if they fully complete the terms of the sentence.br /br /“This is a just and adequate punishment,” Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said. “It sends a message to the teens of Warren County that this is not a joke, this is a serious issue that can have long lasting consequences. /blockquotebr /br /Can anyone explain to me why the male got a stiffer sentence? br /br /Next up is a a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1178157/Why-Ill-NEVER-trust-man-says-hes-contraceptive-jab–girl.html”sexist story sent in by/a another reader about male birth control called, “Why I’ll NEVER trust a man who says he’s had the contraceptive jab… and neither should any girl.” What I find ironic is when the author says:br /br /blockquoteWithout being too indelicate, there’s also the question of proof. How on earth can a woman know that the man really has had the injection?br /br /Imagine the scenario: boy meets girl, and, like so many young women now, she doesn’t know the man particularly well.br /br /As they strip and get into bed, she asks him if he has ‘brought anything’. He says: ‘Don’t worry, I’ve had the jab.’br /br /What woman in her right mind would believe that? At least you can see a condom with your own eyes. Or would they issue sperm-free certificates for men to carry around with their driving licences to prove they’re up to date with their jabs?br /br /But most important of all, you can’t buck human nature. Deep inside every man who still has his own hair and teeth, and even those who don’t, is a sexual predator who will have sex anywhere, anytime, if he can. /blockquotebr /br /My question is, why is it that if a woman tells a man she is on the pill and she gets pregnant because she lies about it, people say the man should have known better and blame him–and these blamers are often women. I hardly think anyone will blame a woman if she ends up pregnant from a man who lies. Men have been dealing with this situation for years, glad to know the shoe is on the other foot now. And don’t even get me started on the “every man is a sexual predator.” br /br /I do want to add that if I was male, I would protect myself if I did not want children by getting this contraceptive so I would be at less risk of getting a woman pregnant. This, along with DNA testing, could provide more sexual freedom for men since they have no rights when it comes to pregnancy. br /br /Finally, another reader a href=”http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090511/ap_on_re_us/us_chain_saw_wife_killed;_ylt=AjyokqmjyLT4Kll58tENUvys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFpcWFmNWdqBHBvcwMyNARzZWMDYWNjb3JkaW9uX21vc3RfcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDbWljaG1hbmtpbGxz”sends in a sad story /aabout a man who, it seems, killed his wife in an accident with a chain saw. The reader appropriately makes the point, “Seems like a tragic accident, but I’ll be trying to find updates to see if the husband gets punished more harshly than a href=”http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/08/14/preacher.slain/index.html”Mary Winkler./a”br /br /Reader, please keep us informed. And if other readers have thoughts on these issues, share them below.