Talking Point: Woman Punishes Cheating Boyfriend By Burning His Penis With Hair Straighteners. Erm, WTF?

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  • The 22-year-old woman from Australia compared his burnt member to a 'cooked piece of meat'

    A courtcase from Australia has left us utterly horrified at our desks this afternoon. A woman has been charged with recklessly causing serious harm after she burned her boyfriend’s penis with a pair of hair straighteners.

    Bronwyn Parker from South Australia and her unnamed boyfriend reportedly made a deal: if he was ever unfaithful, she could burn his penis with a pair of straighteners. We’re guessing Bronwyn’s boyfriend thought she was bluffing but after he spent the night with an ex, Parker found out and made good on her promise.

    According to the judge presiding over the case, this was merely one episode in a series of regular abuses the victim suffered at the hands of Parker.

    The 22-year-old told police that she only burned his penis for a few seconds in retribution for his indiscretion, describing it’s appearance to that of a “cooked…piece of meat”:

    ‘To start off with, it looked brown around the outside and it didn’t look too bad.’

    However the severe burns, which left his penis “swollen and blistering”, could take two years to heal.

    Judge Paul Muscat condemned Parker’s violent action as he handed down the jail sentence:

    ‘You regularly abused him, including physically, if you suspected, or, if he admitted to being unfaithful to you.’

    ‘You took his penis in your hand and then, with the other, you placed the straighteners on either side of the shaft of his penis before squeezing them momentarily.’

    The victim’s embarrassment over the injury stopped him from receiving treatment but according to Judge Muscat he will be “scarred for life”. 

    Parker pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious harm and was given a nine-month (suspended) jail sentence.

    Should Parker’s punishment have been more severe?

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