Case Raises Issue Of Sexual Abuse By Women

David Byron writes "Statistics say men sexually abuse children more than women do, but as with most definitions of sexual based crimes the definition itself is biased towards only describing male criminal behaviour. For example the FBI stll defines rape as something that only happens to women. This article in the Chicago Tribune is about a case where a single mother was forcing her 6 year old son to breast feed and sleep naked with her. The state called it sex abuse. She called it good parenting. The judge called it bad parenting but refused to say it was sex abuse. When will sexual crimes be seen as truly gender neutral and when will women's sexual crimes be recognised? The child is now in foster care."

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