Coronavirus and women in detention: A gender-specific approach missing

Olivia Rope4th June 2020


Mustapha Sulaiman, 04th Jun 2020 at 22:41

It is so disheartening to see how decision makers often tend to show one-sidedness in almost every issue of national importance in regard to gender.

Sara Jones, 06th Jun 2020 at 23:40

This is sexist, insulting and damaging to the many, many families and loved ones of the many, many men who are incarcerated.

Prison affects many more men and their families, men’s prisons are statistically more often overcrowded, unsanitary and not fit for purpose, male prisoners are more often denied access to healthcare, including mental health care and men are more likely to be affected and die from Coronavirus.

Male prisoners suffer and love and miss their families no less than female prisoners, families of male prisoners suffer and love and miss their incarcerated loved one no less – love and suffering is not, and never has been a gendered issue, neither is human suffering.

Stop creating a hierarchy of suffering in which you are attempting to dictate who deserves sympathy and assistance based on gender, you are causing immense damage to male prisoners and their families.

You are causing immense damage and trauma to many women – wives, mothers and daughters who love their incarcerated loved ones dearly with your attempts to dominate the narrative of incarceration however, your agenda was clearly never about genuine empathy for those suffering, it is clearly about obtaining funding by manipulating wherever the public sympathies lie.

Clare Simms, 09th Jul 2020 at 15:20

The View Magazine is actively campaigning about the plight of women in the English prisons and justice system more widely. Ww have recently petitioned the UN about the appalling conditions and the mental and psychological torture as well as unacceptable prisoners conditions women are in.

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