Oxford student surgeon who stabbed Tinder boyfriend could avoid prison thanks to ‘extraordinary’ talent

Article here. Oh yeah, she's also female. That was a factor too. Given she struggles with staying off booze and drugs, I would prefer she stay away from operating tables and especially scalpels. Excerpt:

'AN Oxford student who knifed her lover in a drug and drink-fuelled frenzy may avoid jail — after a judge hinted she is too clever for prison.

Aspiring heart surgeon Lavinia Woodward, 24, stabbed Thomas Fairclough in the leg with a breadknife and hurled a laptop, glass and jam jar at him.
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But Judge Ian Pringle suggested he will waive the usual prison term when he sentences her in case it damages her career.

He said: “It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off.
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The court heard Woodward had a “very troubled life,” battling addiction and suffering abuse by another ex.

Judge Pringle will sentence her on September 25 but she has been slapped with a restraining order and told to stay drug-free and not to re-offend.

Mark Brooks, of the ManKind Initiative which supports male domestic violence victims, said: “The judge’s comments are unacceptable. This is domestic abuse against a man and the sympathy should be for him.”'

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Wow.

I think that if she ends up walking free, and does in fact become a heart surgeon, it is the moral obligation of everybody to protest any place she ends up working and continue to shame, shame, shame, until no place will be willing to hire her. She certainly does not deserve to be a professional of any capacity after the way she has conducted herself.

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punishment?

have u lost ur mind?

this is a woman. a privileged 'victim' in our society.

the very fact that she threw jam and a computer while using a bread
knife proves her innocence. she was obviously just trying to make a
sammich when her bf made her mad.

this d.v. stat will most likely be used to fortify the need for more
free stuff for female victims of dv. she will also probably be eligible for
$$ from v.a.w.a for years to come.

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I haven't lost my mind. . .

. . . but clearly western society has, if it's willing to concoct any ridiculous excuse to get a violent female off the hook.

Be sure to remember this case to pull out as a brick of logic to throw the next time someone tries to say that it is only women who are victims of domestic violence.

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