“We find it abhorrent because it challenges our ideas of women and motherhood,” she explains.
“We also find it frightening because we like to live with the idea that men are dangerous and women are safe, so when you see children to a male stranger in the park it’s dangerous but if they’re talking to a woman it isn’t.
For various reasons, however, many species deviate from anything like an even sex ratio, either periodically or permanently.
Examples include parthenogenic species, periodically mating organisms such as aphids, some eusocial wasps such as Polistes fuscatus and Polistes exclamans, bees, ants, and termites.
They argue that even relatively modern sex ed has even not begun to reckon with what kids are now exposed to in person and online.
The singer Rihanna, for example, has legions of young fans.
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grade curriculum for the five district high schools, arguing it was inappropriate for their 13 and 14-year olds.
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They hired a local lawyer and put together a petition with more than 2500 signatures.
Their target: a sex-ed book published by Mc Graw Hill.
“Female sex offenders challenge those notions, which is why a lot of people struggle to believe these things.” Yet women are paedophiles and child sex abusers.
Franca Cortoni, professor of criminology at the University of Montreal, has written extensively on female sex offenders and tells me that though there is an overlap in the way male and female child abusers think, there can be specific motivations for women to offend.
Forensic psychologist Nina Burrowes says the gender of female abusers often accounts for some of our shock: “I do generally believe [women sexually abusing children] happens less often than men, but it happens a lot more often than you realise.