Death penalty  

cuddleboy69 49M
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8/16/2005 8:00 am

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Death penalty

In the news recently I read two stories about the death penalty. As a Canadian the death penalty thing seems a bit strange to me.

The first story was about a Chinese banker who had been convicted for corruption but whose sentence had been suspended for two years. It seems to me that if there's any case when you don't want the death penalty it's in a corruption case. Well I mean I guess it does shut them up permanently.

The second story was about a black maid who had been pardoned. The pardon was for an crime for which the execution took place 60 years ago. Better late than never I suppose. What struck me was that I read that she was the only women ever to be executed by electrocution in the state of Georgia. It said in the article that she was convicted by an all white all male jury. However what struck me was that she was the only female. So I looked on the internet and found that between 1930 and 1967, 3,859 people were executed, 32 of which were women.
What does this mean? With equal rights for men and women shouldn't the proportion be a bit different? Are men really 100 times worse than women? I think it's just more that it rubs us the wrong way to think of having that kind of brutality perpetrated against women. Men on the other hand ... they can take it.
To be this touches on alot of issues of equality (and masks) for me. Most of which are in the shadow world.

(I talk about the shadow world in Shadow world)

redmustang91 57M  
8657 posts
8/16/2005 8:58 am

Another reason the death penalty is not fairly applied as sexism shields women unfairly who are as deserving of death as some of the men executed. The false negative problem, as opposed to executing innocent people, the false positive problem. Until people are infallible I oppose the death penalty. The same people who make and fix your car, and design computer software decide life or death on juries!

cuddleboy69 49M

8/16/2005 1:25 pm

Yeah, I agree that there is a sexist idea that men are inherently more evil. It gives women a leg up in the crime and punishment arena (and I guess in the sex arena too).

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