And as mentioned, female robber, male rapist, is that still funny? Why is that so different? Because women are weaker than men and can't sustain as much psychological duress or trauma? Isn't that type of thinking, that men can handle being raped but not women because they're so frail and fragile mentally, sort of sexist?
What if the woman had, instead of raping this robber, actively tortured him for days? Hot irons, spikes, etc. Maybe she goes Jeff Dahmer and drills into his skull or cuts off pieces of him. Same concept. One predator is one-upped by another. But the punishment and crime just don't match, and I'm guessing that too is not so funny. To me, while what happened probably wasn't quite that extreme, it was pretty harsh. Too harsh for the robber's illegal, but ultimately non-violent, actions.