So we’re better judges of character than women – what’s new?

Guilty as charged

Guilty as charged

Study: Male jurors more likely to find fat female defendants guilty.


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5 responses to “So we’re better judges of character than women – what’s new?

  1. Walt

    Dude –
    They needed a study to determine this? How much did they piss away on this study? I want a refund.This is self-evident on its face. Or more accurately, self-evident on her big fat ass.

    If I was on a jury, Steph vs. her midget husband, Buddy Hackett, who do you think I am going to side with? It’s not even close.

    You know fat people are guilty of something. Stealing a Devil Dog, gluttony, taking up two movie seats, so just convict them, I say.

    But what could a skinny babe with a huge rack possibly do wrong? Nothing as far as I can think of. Except maybe wanting to spoon after you treated her like a dirty little slut. That should probably result in at least 2 days in the slammer. Other than that, the more hotties on the street, the better, I say. And the fatties may shed a few pounds in the slammer, so we are doing them a favor. And if they don’t, who cares?

    And that British light loafer boy, Piers, is on saying the children of Newtown should not die in vain, and we need gun control to honor them. They would have been better off if it wasn’t a gun free zone, and a good guy had a gun and saved some of them. That is just common sense.

    Just like jailing the fatties.

    You agree?
    Your Pal,

  2. Anonymous

    The Journal-News should publish the names of everyone who, based on their medical records (sought after a FOIA filing) are at least qualified as morbidly obese. Because, you know, you don’t want to live near someone who’s likely to break in your home in the middle of the night and steal your bag of potato rolls.

  3. Anonymous

    Better yet, Anon @ 9:42 PM, an interactive map of FF county so we can see exactly where the clusters of fatties reside. Is Greenwich fatter than Darien? And what about New Canaan? Westport? Bridgeport (solid red, I’d guess)? Inquiring minds want to know.

  4. Alf

    So male jurors are more likely to find heavy set women guilty…are heavy set women more likely to commit crimes for some weird correlation reason or is their weight make them slower and thus easier to catch by the police?

    So far we’re at the statistical equivalent of saying that there are more black people in jail ( as a percent ) than whites. Some people imply that proves something ( racism!) others wonder if for whatever reason, one ethnic group commits more crimes (of the nature that police notice) than the other.

    • Alf, I do believe the study exposes a preference among male jurors for svelte beauties – it says nothing about the propensity of a certain weight class to commit crimes. The rest of the commentary is humor, even if unappreciated by serious, sober individuals.