WOMEN, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1
I believe it is possible to achieve gender equality if women striveto improve criminal justice professions by incorporating their uniqueopinions at work. The approach will give women the opportunity toinclude different viewpoints, which were initially excluded becausethe law was formulated with the male perspectives in mind. Genderequality can only be achieved if the current practices and customsare reviewed to include both male and female standpoints. Besides, itis important to change the family-oriented views that hinder womenfrom performing their duties and establish frameworks that areneutral to both male and female workers. Men and women cannot betreated the same because the needs of women may be overlooked.Accordingly, the criminal justice system should provide a balancedplatform that integrates opinions and experiences from both men andwomen.
The manterrupting article offers helpful tactics on how femaleworkers can handle unnecessarily interruptions from their malecolleagues. The article provides solutions that every employer andemployee can use to allow teamwork and recognition of women in theworkplace. I believe that the suggestion to support female colleaguesis very crucial in reducing unnecessary interruptions. Most womentolerate unnecessary interruptions because they lack the support oftheir female colleagues. Consequently, women should help boost eachother’s confidence and encourage the female co-workers toarticulate their ideas. However, practicing bystander interventionmay be difficult because some people might view it to be rude. Thus,it may not get the intended intention, but rather create some form ofhostility.
I agree that the Orange is the New Black provides some helpfulinsights into the prison life. The corrections officers have beenseen abusing their power and treating inmates in a discriminatingmanner since the beginning of the first season. The injustices in theprison system are best portrayed through the characters of Healy,Mendez, and Caputo. The movie illustrates that incarceration does notalways promote rehabilitation because the inmates are subjected toworse punishments. I agree with Kang’s opinion that the movie doesnot offer alternatives to incarceration. Throughout the first season,only one inmate, Taystee, has been released on parole, but sheencountered challenges that resulted in recidivism. It shows thatincarceration is the only option for these inmates, although it doesnot seem to improve their behavior.
Iwill watch season two because the last episode in season one left mewondering what will happen to Chapman and Pennsatucky. The episodeends with Chapman mercilessly beating Pennsatucky thus, their fatesare unknown. The film finally provokes the audience to questionwhether incarceration has turned Chapman into a monster or if she wascruel all along. I would also like to know how the relationshipbetween Chapman and Healy progresses. At the beginning of the season,Chapman and Healy seemed to have a close relationship. However, alongthe way, they had a falling out, and Healy is doing everything in hispower to make Chapman’s stay at Leitchfield more difficult.Therefore, Chapman is set for an interesting character in the secondseason. I would like to know how Daya’s relationship with Johnprogresses because it contributed to major cover-ups in the firstseason. Furthermore, there is an interesting change in roles at theend of the season where Red is no longer working in the kitchen.Caputo puts Gloria in charge of the kitchen, and she brings in herfellow Hispanic inmates, including Daya, Maritza, Flaca, and Maria toreplace Red’s crew. Although Red’s sabotage plan backfires, Iwill watch the second season and find out if Red will form a new planto retake the kitchen. The season has introduced us to the historiesof a few women, but there is more to learn about these prisoners.Hence, I will watch subsequent seasons and find out more about thecircumstances that led to the incarceration of these women.