Media Describes 30-Year-Old Woman Who Had Sex With Child as “Glamorous”
Two major newspapers in the United Kingdom described a 30-year-old woman who had sex with a child as “glamorous” and included numerous “gallery” pictures of the teaching assistant in the body of their articles.
The Manchester Evening News reported on how Caroline Berriman had pleaded guilty to “two counts of sexual activity with a child – and a further charge of sexual activity with a child.”
However, Berriman was spared jail and only handed a two year suspended sentence by Minshull Street Crown Court. The child was at most 15 years of age when the offenses took place.
‘Glamorous teaching assistant escapes jail despite admitting having sex with teenage pupil’, read the Manchester Evening News headline.
The Daily Star also described Berriman as “glamorous,” and like the Manchester Evening News also featured a number of photogenic gallery images in which Berriman is seen posing for the camera.
After I criticized the Manchester Evening News on Twitter for glamorizing pedophilia in their headline, the writer of the story, Todd Fitzgerald, blocked my account. The headline was subsequently changed, although no retraction was included.
Although feminists like to complain about how the “patriarchy” downplays the notion of men as sexual predators, this example completely debunks that notion.
Imagine if a 30-year-old man had slept with a 15-year-old girl. Would he be described as “handsome” by the media? Would there be a series of photogenic gallery images of the culprit looking cool and suave?
As we reported earlier this week, there seems to be an unnerving trend unfolding where pedophilia is being increasingly mainstreamed.
A writer for Salon.com who confessed to being a pedophile penned a lengthy article in which he argued that people should be more “understanding and supportive” of those who lust after sex with children.
Todd Nickerson, who runs a forum called ‘Virtuous Pedophiles’, insists that pedophilia is merely another form of “sexual orientation”.
Salon previously published an article in 2012 entitled ‘Meet pedophiles who mean well’.