Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Incarcerating Women - Or Not
This Washington Post Op-Ed suggests that we should not incarcerate women for anything. Ignore for a moment the logical errors in the essay. (Look, if I can resist taking the bait, so can you.) Fish, barrel, not worth your time. But buried in the crap is the fair point that what we are doing isn't working very well. Women commit different types of crimes than men, and it might well be that something else would work better. A new solution wouldn't have to work very well at all to be better. Rather like the joke about the guy who tells his friend while on safari "I don't have to outrun the lion. I just have to outrun you."
Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at 11:02 PM