The double standard that is present here is something we've argued on here several times. It exists and thats it. Its cultural and will take generations to change.
What bothers me about this case the most, though, is not that the fact that she took a plea, or was given a plea and got no time. It's what arguement her attorney used.
He claimed she was too attractive to go to prison. I quote:
"To place an attractive young woman in that kind of hell hole is like putting a piece of raw meat in with the lions," Lafave's attorney, John Fitzgibbons, said in July of the possibility of jail time. "I'm not sure she would survive."
So we now have a precadent where the attractiveness of the defendant is grounds for a plea to include no prison time. Notice, this was not a case of a jury not sending someone attractive to the pen. That has happened before and attorneys rely on it. This was a judge accepting this, and a DA agreeing with it.
Does anyone think a guy could could get away with this plea? Even one as pretty as Chris 'Pretty Boy' Shugart? I think not. And if a Judge took the plea on those grounds, vicims advocates would be calling for his head and balls on a pike pole along with the offenders.
But since the precadent exists, we will one day see a guy try and say "Judge, I look too good, and will be someones playtoy if you put me in prison." And he'll have this ruling to go to bat with.
SO, now along with the reasons of good health and looking good naked, we can workout and train in hopes it will keep us out of prison.