Vote: Should women have higher representation in U.S. prisons?

New YdjH73
Jun 8, 2018 39 Comments

According to the BOP a full 93.1% of prisons were men as of May 2018.

Why is this, and should it change? Participation in this thread by women is highly encouraged.

https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_gender.jsp

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  • Autodesk / Eng ^.^
    How about this: men do less crime so less men get thrown in prison?
    Jun 8, 2018 6
    • Google / Eng
      hellomom

      Google Eng

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      hellomommore
      You took the bait!

      *Facepalm*

      Guess that's why you work for Autodesk :)
      Jun 8, 2018
    • New YdjH73
      OP
      That would definitely be nice, but what I'm trying to understand is why the ratio is so off kilter given a relatively 50:50 split in the general US population.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      FhyzA0

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      FhyzA0more
      OP, you're trolling right?
      Jun 9, 2018
    • New YdjH73
      OP
      Yes and no - In our world today you have to troll to get people to talk seriously about real stats that discussing in public would be reputation destroying. Seeking new explanatory narratives.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      FhyzA0

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      FhyzA0more
      These posts just exposes how hypocritical people are.
      Jun 9, 2018
  • FireEye Dude++
    Yes. But only for legitimate reasons.

    We're not going to start throwing women in prison to hit dumb ass diversity quotas.
    Jun 8, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng
      hellomom

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      hellomommore
      Just because there aren't as many women commiting crimes doesn't mean it's right. We should strive for equality
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Facebook Eirne
      Well said. Where the SJWs at?
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Intel timwhatley
    What an ass.
    Jun 8, 2018 2
    • New YdjH73
      OP
      If we can't talk about this blatant statistic without name-calling, that's a problem....
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      FhyzA0

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      FhyzA0more
      Facts hurting @timwhatley's feelings
      Jun 9, 2018
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    • New YdjH73
      OP
      Anonymizing things may be a better way, rather than selective identification, no?
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Microsoft sseVero
    Prison Warden bonuses will be reduced by 10% for every month female participation is below 50%.
    Jun 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft JDwb49
    Many tech companies have quotas. We can implement them here too.
    You cannot offer the jail cell to a male until you found a female suitable for another cell.
    We can also stop reviewing male resumes until the balance improves.
    Jun 10, 2018 1
    • Intel sillycon
      And this is OPs point, using an extreme analogy to highlight whats wrong with the urm quota policy
      Jun 10, 2018
  • Amazon Shaktiman!
    Trolling the feminists?
    Jun 8, 2018 1
    • New YdjH73
      OP
      Building holistic understanding
      Jun 8, 2018
  • Google tc-life
    I don't think you understand logic OP.
    Jun 8, 2018 2
    • New YdjH73
      OP
      Can you teach me then? Why men commit so many more crimes seems like it warrants an explanation, an explanation that may be linked to other societal effects (without placing value judgements on those effects).
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Microsoft JDwb49
      Logic is the tool of patriarchy. Why do you want OP to use it?
      Jun 10, 2018
  • Lyft Wey
    Yes. I do think more women get off easily / are charged less harshly than deserved. I do think we should do unconscious bias training (in this case one to help men) for the panel of judges. Totally serious here

    - a feminist female
    Jun 9, 2018 1
    • New YdjH73
      OP
      Thank you for your thoughtful answer! 🙏
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    Why not just get rid of prisons?
    Jun 10, 2018 7
    • Salesforce / Eng Vlad Putin
      Bolsheviks were close to the community and actually realistic to the cinicicism, if you read Lenin.
      American commies just retarded and detached from reality outside their bubble, as frequently demonstrated on blind and outside. I guess it is good since no harm can come from them other than obnoxious brain farts in virtual reality.
      Jun 10, 2018
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      What does this mean: “realistic to the cinicicism”?
      Jun 10, 2018
    • Salesforce / Eng Vlad Putin
      Lots of things Lenin wrote were quite cynical but realistic.
      Jun 10, 2018
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Oh I see. Well the difference is that in one case we are talking about strategy for an actual rebellion involving real things and people and in this case we are talking about strategy to responding to an online troll-post.

      If we are talking in this thread about magically putting more women in prison, then my reply is that we magically destroy all prisons. In that case why magically kill other people for the hell of it? Just harsh.

      If this were a actual revolt and releasing unjustly held prisoners required killing some prison guards, then yeah - nothing magic about that. The moral view of it would depend on which side of the bars someone stood. The slave’s liberation is the master’s social-apocalypse.
      Jun 10, 2018
    • Facebook Eirne
      How about construction? Let’s force women into manual labor jobs and promote it as a desirable career choice among women in schools, @EllisDee25?
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Shit post. Get your priorities straight OP.
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Daimler Gitstash
    When you see a woman commit a crime, please report it. No one wants to see criminals of any gender roaming the streets. I am with you here. Feminist female. As for the point you were trying to make, I have seen several capable women more qualified and experienced overlooked for meaty projects. Lack of a gender balance in the workplace makes it hostile for existing minorities. Deserving minority candidates are not getting the opportunities they deserve, hence quotas try to enforce it
    Jun 23, 2018 2
    • Microsoft JDwb49
      I have no problems with deserving candidates, but many people here are reporting being forced to hire non-deserving candidate of certain gender/race.
      As you understand, this is going to increase the failure rate for the projects led by the people belonging to those races/genders.
      Which in turn would create reluctance to assign them to important projects.

      The vocal masses only want populism. They do not want long-term, but not "here and now" diversity projects.
      So, that's exactly what the companies are delivering - diversity theatre to please the feminist crowd.
      Jun 27, 2018
    • Daimler Gitstash
      If that is what is happening, you are setting up those minorities to fail. It’s not helping anyone. If you hire them, commit to setting them up for success. Grow them. Don’t just hire and promote them
      Jun 27, 2018
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    Yes it should change, we need equal representation: 0% and 0%

    Unlock the cells. Bulldoze the prisons.
    Jun 8, 2018 1
    • Facebook Eirne
      And live in a ghetto mafia country? Um, no.
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Intel sillycon
    I see what you did OP.
    Jun 8, 2018 0

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