Saturday, May 12, 2007

Child Pimp Jailed

A woman called Fiona Walsh was jailed for 10 years by a London court this week. Ms Walsh befriended girls as young as 12, showered them with gifts, got them addicted to crack cocaine and then made them work as prostitutes.

"Five victims told police how Walsh had ruined their lives, although the case against her focused on offences against two girls, aged 12 and 15."

"The 12-year-old had tried hard but failed to give up prostitution and faced a "very uncertain future".

Walsh also "pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to conspiracy to supply class A substances while on remand in Holloway Prison."

What a charming piece of work. I expect she's had a really tough life though. It's not really her fault. The Evil Patriarchy made her do it. She's actually the victim in this story.

The government still thinks we should abolish women's prisons. Quite right too. What people like Ms Walsh really need is a shoulder to cry on.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think its undeniable that men are more likely than women to commit truly egregious acts, probably largelydue to innate differences. Feminists like Patricia Pearson who try to dispute that are really just trying to prove that women have equal capacity for high level intellectual and artistic achievement as well as the other beneficial and admiral arenas that men have historically dominated. They basically want to disprove camille paglia's "there is no female mozart because there is no female jack the ripper" idea by showing that women are just as capable as men of becoming jack the rippers.

I think if you want to make men feel good about themselves it makes much more sense to trumpet the truly wonderful acts that they do disproportionately rather than point out all the horrible things women do. I think you're definitely one of the smartest men's issues bloggers that I've seen, but these kinds of posts are definitely my least favorite.

Heretic said...

Thank you for your kind comments. However, the intention of my blog is not merely to make men feel good about themselves - although that is one aim - it is to challenge the dogmas of ideological feminism. One of these is that women are morally superior to men, and are incapable of wrong-doing. Another is that women suffer heavier penalties than men for the same crimes. Stories such as this one help to highlight the absurdity of one or both of these claims. However, I do take your point, and I think Camille Paglia got it right.

Jim said...

"I think its undeniable that men are more likely than women to commit truly egregious acts, probably largelydue to innate differences. "

That depends a great deal on what you consider egregious acts. Woemn commit far more child abuse than men do and for me that is about as low as it gets. Abusing your own child is a lot lower than torturing and murdering strangers. Obviously.

Where there is a difference in the crimes men and women commit, it has more to do with the power men and women have at their disposal. And in reality, there isn't that much of a difference, on balance.

Anonymous said...

To commenter number one who said:

"I think its undeniable that men are more likely than women to commit truly egregious acts, probably largelydue to innate differences. Feminists like Patricia Pearson who try to dispute that are really just trying to prove that women have equal capacity for high level intellectual and artistic achievement as well as the other beneficial and admiral arenas that men have historically dominated. They basically want to disprove camille paglia's "there is no female mozart because there is no female jack the ripper" idea by showing that women are just as capable as men of becoming jack the rippers."

I am going to have to disagree 100%. Personally I feel it is women who are capable of far deeper depths of depravity then men.

No female jack the ripper? What world do you people live on?

Please Google the name Elizabeth Bathroy. She slaughtered more then 10 times more young women then old Jack all by herself with no man at all to blame - 700+ young girls over the course of a decade. Jack only killed 5

She is histories greatest serial killer. She alone counts for about 14 Jack the rippers.

How many men do you know that brutally murdered 5 children like Andrea Yates? If kids count higher on the victim chain then hookers, she's got Jack beat to.

Just because society excuses female monsters does not mean they are any less common then male monsters.

Just because we teach our children the tale of Jack the ripper doesn't mean Elizabeth Bathroy didn't make his murdering spree look like a petty crime.

You may idealize women or loath your own maleness but believe me, when it comes to horrifically egregious acts men have nothing one women.

Heretic said...

If you click here, you will see a list of women who have committed 'egregious acts', including Elizabeth Bathory.

I agree with Erin Pizzey's view that women are more psychologically violent than men. They are not any less physically violent when they can get away with it, but they are smaller and weaker, so it is not always an option for them. They are good at getting men to do their dirty work for them, and better at covering their tracks. They are not any 'nicer' or more moral; in fact in my experience, women are much more ruthless and selfish than men.

Richard Ford said...

I did a google on Elizabeth Bathroy and came up with a rather drooling and admiring account here http://www.gothicgirl.com/Bathroy.htm.

The site is (of course)for goths and wiccans.

As a side issue I agree with Heretics opinion that Video is going to be a big growth area and have created a video link section on my site.

Heretic said...

Richard Ford,
Yes, Bathory is admired by teenage goths. I believe there is an East-european heavy metal band named after her. Don't let that cloud your judgement. Also see it in its cultural context. It was the late medieval period. She came from the same culture as Vlad Tepes. There have always been violent, arrogant and vain women, she is just an extreme case.

Anonymous said...

I've known Fiona for years as I used to live in Sussex Gardens, where she used to work and I know she's a good person inside, but what she did wasn't good.
I never understood why she did these things, but know she was an addict too and that can make someone do crazy things.
I hope she will get help in prison, as I will always see her as a friend, even when she did these terrible things.