Monday, 18 November 2013

Provocation defence abolished for men

Back in 2005, the Australian government of Victoria abolished provocation as a defence for men who were provoked into fits of rage that resulted in the murder of their female partner, having them convicted of murder instead of manslaughter, but introduced new laws that would convict a woman of manslaughter if she killed her male partner - as long as she claimed it was self defence, even if there was no imminent threat.

So women can kill men and be charged with manslaughter and go to jail for a few years, but if a man kills a woman under similar conditions, it'll be considered murder and he'll go to jail for life.

Seems fair, right?

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