^ institutionalised misandry ^
And people want to tell me we don’t live in a matriarchy.
And what did I say?
Not but 5 minutes later
We found the MRA
THIS STUDY IS FAULTY. IT’S BASED ON A MODEL, NOT ACTUAL DATA. THE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS ARE ECONOMISTS.
Within our data set, the scarcity of observations on females and the preponderance of observations in the plea regime conspire to leave us with an insuFFicient sample size to properly apply FIML to estimate the sentencing determination model separately for females. In the decomposition developed here, we exploit an insight from Oaxaca and Ransom (1994) that allows us to decompose the male-female regime and sentencing differentials without actually estimating the model for females. Rather than comparing weights from a male only and female only model, we instead are able to compare the estimated parameters from the model for males with parameters estimated in a pooled model for males and females.
IT ALSO ONLY APPLIES WITH WHITE MALES AND WHITE FEMALES.
In order to abstract from sentencing issues associated with race and ethnicity, we have confined our attention to convicted white males and white females. (p 11)
Look at their methodology:
Lastly, they controlled for “aggravating circumstances” like “use of a weapon”, which neglects to account for this:
Only males commit beating or strangulation homicides;
women are more likely to stab or shoot their victims. This
opens women to vastly harsher sentences with legal
enhancements for use of a weapon in the commission of
Oh, hey, guess what?
The average prison sentence of men who kill their
women partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their
male partners are sentenced on average to 15 years,
despite the fact that most women who kill do so in self-
Currently, women are eight times more likely than
men to be killed by their intimate partner. ( Rennison and Welchans 2000 ) Estimates of the number of women killed by husbands, boyfriends or former partners range from 1,000 to 4,000 per year
As many as 90% of the women in jail today for killing men had been battered by those men.
(Allison Bass, “Women far less likely to kill than men; no one sure why,” The Boston Globe, February 24, 1992, p. 27)
Currently there are 2,000 battered women in America who are serving prison time for defending their lives against their batterers.
(Stacey Kabat, Remarks from presentation at Harvard School of Public Health)
Convicted Survivors -Elizabeth Leonard(Project Muse):
When a woman survives a deadly assault by her male abuser by using lethal self-defense, she often faces a punitive criminal justice system—one that largely failed to respond to her earlier calls for help.
In this book, Elizabeth Dermody Leonard examines the lives and experiences of more than forty women in California who are serving lengthy prison sentences for killing their male abusers. She contrasts them with other women prisoners in the state and finds substantial differences. Leonard’s in-depth interviews reveal that the women are slow to identify themselves as battered women and continue to minimize the violence done to them, make numerous and varied attempts to end abusive relationships, and are systematically failed by the systems they look to for help.
While in jail, these women receive liberal dosages of psychotropic drugs, damaging their ability to aid in their self-defense. Moreover, trials and plea bargains feature little or no evidence of the severe intimate abuse inflicted upon them. Despite a clear lack of criminal or violent histories, the majority of women found guilty of the death of abusive men receive first- or second-degree murder convictions and serve long, harsh sentences. Leonard concludes the book with a discussion of policy implications and recommendations arising from this research.
And of course, Marissa Alexander,
who was denied the protection of the Stand Your Ground law for firing a warning shot against her abuser while pregnant and fleeing for her life, and who is now serving 20 years to life.
And of course, CeCe MacDonald
, who is serving prison time for surviving a hate crime,
defending herself against violent attackers who cut open her face with a broken bottle.
And of course thousands of other women serving sentences who are being misrepresented by the faulty and misleading study above.
I think OP just got shat on.
But even if this WERE true and not clearly twisted, the fact that someone in the post proclaimed we live in a matriarchy…