The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a woman who threw two babies in the garbage, killing them, is not guilty of second degree murder.
Meredith Borowiec was originally convicted of second degree murder in the deaths of her two babies in 2008 and 2009. Her original conviction was overturned and she has now been found guilty of the lesser crime of infanticide.
Killing multiple people makes you a serial killer. But in Canada we have an antiquated law called infanticide. It’s a special law just for women. It’s there from a time when male doctors thought the female psyche was so fragile that the pain of pregnancy and childbirth was so great that us little ladies might lose our heads and go crazy.
Childbirth doesn’t make women evil. Some just are.
But this theme of women getting lesser sentences for the same crimes as men doesn't stop at mothers who murder their children. Women generally spent less time in jail for the same crimes.
Where is that male privilege the feminists keep telling me is out there? Because if a woman can kill two babies and nearly kill a third and get off with a mere 18 months jail time using a special law just for women, then I’d say she’s pretty privileged.