Sure, intelligent people don't necessarily do better in toilet cleaning jobs. But in the high salary jobs intelligent people do a better job, so should get paid more.
(Original post by When you see it...)
You mean you disagree? I don't think intelligent people should be payed more. What happened to equality? Or at least equality of opportunity.
Last edited by vedderfan94; 26-05-2012 at 14:23.
(Original post by Ultimate1)
Lol cannot believe that you are trying to justify the uphill battle he struggled if he decided to not plead guilty and defend himself, solely because of a girl's word which had no evidence to it. Just shows what feminism has achieved.
The odds were so hugely stacked against him, because of a girl's word that it was better for him to serve five years than to serve 41 years in prison if he was found guilty (Which was extremely likely). The lawyer is not stupid to suggest to him that it is better to plead guilty as opposed to pleading not guilty. And as you have just seen, he was not guilty, yet still pleaded guilty because he had no choice. The justice system needs an overhaul, if any other case came up with only a testimony and no evidence it wouldn't have even made it to the court.
I accept that she is wrong to make false accusations. I do believe that not pleading not guilty hurt his defence. That doesn't mean I am blaming him for being wrongly imprisoned based on that. I pointed out that that decision may have biased the people who made that decision against him and may not have helped. Ultimately it is still definitely the woman's fault since she made he false accusation. There are problems in society's view on people (mostly male) who are accused of committing rape.
(Original post by electriic_ink)
It's funny, isn't it, that you're trying to blame the man for what went wrong. "It's his fault for not pleading 'not guilty'!", you say. I would bet any amount of money that if the genders were reversed, you would blame society for placing the victim (who, in this case, would be female) in a position where she's better off pleading 'no contest' than 'not guilty' for a crime she didn't commit.
As bad as this might sound I'd rather have the support there for women or men who do come forward to report a rape than to have them made to feel uncomfortable (wrong word I think) and for people to dismiss their claims because they don't want to treat the accused rapist too harshly. Ultimately the balance should be somewhere between the two extremes but as that isn't likely to happen in the future then while innocent until proven guilty should definitely be the case refusing to believe any woman/man who says they has been raped but has little physical evidence would be wrong.
Last edited by VaVe; 26-05-2012 at 14:36.