Beneath an image the main feature of which the writer doesn’t mention, The Guardian opines that women are so great and perfect and good that holding them responsible for crimes they ‘do’ is terribly unfair.
The homogeneity of the human species breaks down when it comes to criminal behaviour. Women, who constitute slightly more than 50% of population, commit only about 20% of all crime. They commit even a lower portion of all serious crime.
Hillary Clinton is right to assert that the sentencing system should be reformed to reduce the growing number of female prisoners but the changes should go much further than has been suggested. We should implement concrete targets to remove the stains on our landscape and societal ethic that are women’s prisons.
When someone suggested that white people should be exempt from prison for precisely the same reasons, The Guardian ran away screaming and decided to never again utter anything about ‘the homogeneity of the human species breaking down when it comes to criminal behaviour’.