Friday, October 05, 2007

Take it like a man

John Dewar was sentenced to four and a half years in jail, which means he won't be eligible for home detention. I invite all readers, particularly those who don't believe in jail, to take a moment to celebrate.

But the real reason I'm posting is because Paul Mabey told the court that John Dewar maintained his innocence - but would take his sentence like a man.

I think that's been the problem.

John Dewar protected his mates like a man.

John Dewar treated women as objects like a man.

It's not the penises that's the problem, it's the power.

Louise Nicholas wrote a victim impact statement, but was not allowed to read it out because the judge decided it went beyond the bounds of what was permissible. I think beyond the bounds of what is permissible is exactly where we need to be.

2 comments:

  1. Deborah8:29 am

    Well said, Maia.

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  2. Hooray! I'm so glad he's going to jail. Hopefully this will be a lesson to his buddies who think this sort of unprofessional, misogynist, sexist behaviour is all right.

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