Thursday, November 27, 2008

 

Wo(men) in Prison

A few days ago, Katie Allison Granju posted on women in prison. Katie's worried about the notable trend that "population of women in U.S. prisons has risen 650% in the past two decades." That is worthy of concern but Katie misses the greater trend: that the U.S. has the largest percentage of its population in prison of any country on Earth and that roughly 92% of those prisoners are male. So much for the land of the free.

Lest you try to pin this too on George Bush, this first became true during the Clinton administration. We need to drastically change how we deal with certain crimes, especially non-violent crime.

When people focus only on certain small aspects of the problem, they miss the overall picture. Feminists only look at issues from the "female" point of view and screw the men. Some even revel in hardship for men. They believe any pain and suffering men receive is deserved.

If you're focused on a true value, such as freedom, you're concerned in the freedom of all people. The workings of many special interests, such as feminism, restricts freedom. Look at the laws passed to further the interests of feminism. Have any increased freedom? Plenty have decreased it.

Freedom, folks, is the greatest gift our nation offers. Preserve and increase it.

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