During an evidence giving session with the House of Commons Justice Select Committee, that was not without a good point here and there, David Lammy made the claim that “the vast majority of women that I met in the criminal justice system are there because of a man and are there because of exploitation – and the system is not responding sufficiently to the role of that man in bringing them to court.” (video at Huffington Post).
This bigotry of low expectations, this idea of women as mere feathers in the wind to be blown hither and thither (rather than moral agents) is a classic feminist position on women in the criminal justice system. It is, of course, a position entirely inconsistent with other feminist positions that present women as morally capable or even superior to men – whatever argument is most expedient for the expansion of privileges for women is the argument they will push at any given time.
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