After Stanford rapist Brock Allen Turner got off with what many people considered to be a light sentence, CNN commentator Mel Robbins posted an article online about the case. In it, she detailed the victim’s pre-sentencing courtroom response to Turner and said that every man and boy should read it. Really? This is just an example of another modern double standard that is all too common in our politically correct world. That is, when one man does something reprehensible, it is okay to caution every male in our society against that kind of behavior. However, this wouldn’t work with any other demographic group.
For example, after a Muslim committed an act of terror, would it be okay to suggest than every Muslim read the read the statement from each of the surviving victims and the families of those who died? Absolutely not. People would be screaming to high heaven about religious discrimination and the stereotyping of Muslims. And what about crimes committed by blacks, Hispanics, or women? Would it be acceptable for someone to suggest that all members of those demographic groups read the victims’ statements? Again, the answer is no. But yet it’s okay to stereotype all men and boys as potential sexual predators?