The Mighty Barrister has found an example of the double standard applied, not just to the Church, but also to men. He reports on the case of a female lacrosses coach who seduced a bunch of teen boys. Not only is she not identified as a child abuser, her lawyer says the victims themselves are partly responsible and that they seduced her!
Where are the howls of outrage? Where are the victims’ groups to string up this lawyer? Where is the outrage against the prosecutor for dropping the worst charges against her? It’s not just the press with a double standard, but also the courts, the victims’ groups, the lawyers, and more.
If this had been a man and specifically a priest the story would have read very differently you can be sure.