I totally disagree with the above statement, that being a correctional officer is the same for both women and male genders. For example, female correctional officers that are working within male prison units are subjected to predatory behaviour from the male offenders i.e., male inmates will attempt to seduce female correctional officers. Often, these behaviours will start innocent enough with something as simple as being nice to the female staff but it can develop quickly into asking for things which can then escalate into potential prison escapes — like the one seen in the Clinton Correctional Facility. Even though the female correctional officer did make a decision to help these dangerous offenders escape, which is a criminal offence. It can be argued that other prison correctional officers and administrational staff noticed this type of behaviour taking place but did nothing to prevent or correct the behaviour to help this female correctional officer from going down a wrong path, because no one helped her she could have been feeling pressure from the offenders to help them out.
As women age, the pay gap increases. According to statistics people within the ages of 55-64 have a 74% pay gap (Miller). Women also obtain sexually harassment at work and when they try to speak up about
During the “New Girl” Era, women in Germany suffered discrimination because of the fact that they were not men. They lived in an era that was almost entirely run by men. Women were given less job opportunities and were finally given women’s rights, but were not able to fully use them because they were still restricted from doing many things. This lead to Hannah’s creations of her photomontages that were inspired by her social and political views on this era.
Women’s worse health is because they have lower socioeconomic and subordinate status which causes greater stress. Stress can weaken the immune system, cause higher rates of depression and mood disorders. Gender equality has progressed over the years however women still experience discrimination which negatively impacts both their mental and physical health. Researchers found that physicians are not taking female patients pain as serious as men’s because they believe it’s a psychological problem due to anxiety or emotional stress. Women are not as likely to receive the appropriate treatment or diagnostic testing as males and physicians were disregarding serious health problems in female
In the books The Awakening by Kate Chopin and 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez are both in a different time period and both have a different view towards women in their society. The Awakening goes against women and who they are and thinks of them poorly. Women struggle for freedom and are presented as weak individuals. But 100 Years of Solitude portrays men and women to be equal, both women and men have an important role in their society and are both highly needed because of what they both have to offer.
Pg.69). This quote represents the fear that scout shows while trying to hide her femininity. It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel.
Typically female prisons are less violent compared to male prisons. A majority of women that are incarcerated are there because of drug or property offenses. Women usually commit less violent crimes compared to men who are more likely to commit violent crimes. “Because most women serve time for drug offenses rather than violent crimes, they tend to serve shorter prison sentences, (Study.com).” The female prison population in France and the U.S. is lower then that of the male population.
I have always wondered why women are less studied than men, it is because perhaps their problems and concerns have been considered less essential than men or it is because they are seen as having psychological problems or deficiencies. The above has been a concern and interest of many psychologists, infect they have realized that psychological knowledge about women was androcentric (Crawford & Unger, 1992). However in light of the fact that a lot of psychology 's knowledge about women has truly been androcentric, women 's activist methodologies came into give oppositional information (Marecek, 1990) .It has been found by numerous psychologist that women are dealt with sub-par than man on account of their sexual orientation. The picture of
Although both men and women have the same qualifications, it is statistically evident that men have a greater likelihood of getting hired. As a result of men being hired more, women consequently tend to feel inferior. . Kay and Shipman state,“ Compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. This disparity stems from factors ranging from upbringing to biology.” These feelings of inferiority then cause women to never fully explore their potential, thus fulfilling that prophecy that women are less qualified than men.
She then mentions how transgenders feel excluded due to the use of the words “women” and “vagina”, and how women are standing up for themselves and their body anatomy. She quotes how when actress Martha Plimpton was criticized for defending the word “vagina” Plimpton responded by saying, “given that without a vagina, there is no pregnancy or abortion?” (❡ 21). This is of
Freda Alder has claimed, “At their essence women and men are more similar than dissimilar. Some saw this as unsettling and challenged this idea because they proposed that they were very different in the sense of their preferences, beliefs, and behavior. She is correct in the way that they engage in as much crime as men and have the same needs, but their risk needs in correctional institutions and in communities do differ. I believe that men and women need different programs and different treatment from one another because as much as they are alike, they are different. Each gender responds to situations and treatments differently.
There have been several arguments over the years as to why women should not be employed as correctional officers. Reasons for the opposition include a belief that women are physically weaker than men and can’t hold their own in a fight with male inmates — a fear that women could fall prey to an inmate and be raped by those sexually deprived and predatory male inmates. Lastly, an overall assumption that women are mentally weak and unable to handle the mental challenges of working in an all-male prison environment. “GOOD OLD BOYS”
In A Thousand Splendid Suns Part Two, Hosseini acknowledges the importance to continue studying and being a well educated adult. Hosseini states, “Babi had made it clear to Laila from a young age that the most important thing in his life, after her safety, was her schooling”(114). The author is showing how important it is to continue going to school and having a successful career where you can make a difference in society. Babi wanted to see Laila make a great difference in their society. In Afghanistan, the people who provide for their family, have control, and an education are the men.
The authors this week all proposed the fundamental issue with current theories as the ignoring of the female gender and how current theories assume motives for crime to be equal across genders. Simpson (1989) and Chesney-Lind (2006) take the biggest stance on how not only gender influences criminal perspectives but race as well. This is an extremely important notion. Colored women do not experience the chivalry that white women are often afforded under the system. While the current belief is that women in general are subjected to less harsher punishments than men, this is simply not the case.