Again I’m going to reference KISS 108 but I was listening to their Right Now segment when people call in with what is going on in their lives right now. The other day a girl called in about an incident she witnessed the night before.
The girl said she was at a party I think when she and her friend witnessed a hit and run where the driver crushed a car parked on the side of the road. The drive drove right off and they were not able to get a license plate number.
The car went around the corner, came back and tried to see the damage that they did. They tried to stop the driver but of course they only drove right off. They filed a police report.
The next day I think they were driving down the street when they saw the car, which was in the same neighborhood. While escorted by the police they confronted the woman who claimed she thought she was the one who’d been hit. They reminded her that there was no way she could be hit by a parked car.
The cop apparently felt bad for the woman, since she was a mother and she wasn’t arrested.
I love how women are excused for so many things because they are a mother but how often are men excused from things because they are a father? In fact, often mothers get off easy while father’s are crucified. I know this is certainly not always the truth but more often than not this is what I’ve witnessed.
Now, is it the having child and being female or is it the act of giving birth that lends sympathy?
If you want to listen to the audio here you can, this part of it is at the 5:40 mark so you can fastforward. I tried to edit the damn thing with audacity with no luck and the file was too big to upload.