Should women on death row be treated differently? Or does this fall under a reverse sexism mentality?
The execution of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, has been delayed a second time.
Montgomery, 52, got the death penalty in 2008 for killing a pregnant woman four years earlier and stealing her fetus. The baby survived.
I got into the legal system over 50 years ago!!!
IMHO, the whole legal system has been on a down hill slide for that entire time, and it is getting worse!!!
The court system claims to be protecting US from racism, sexism, and all the other "isms", but the court system continues to create more and more "isms"!!! How does/can that help???????????????????????
Should women on death row be treated differently? No. Is this delay in execution a sign that women are being treated differently? I don't think so.
Don't death sentences get delayed all the time? A quick Google search brought me this article: [deathpenaltyinfo.org] A chart on there shows that in 2008, the average waiting time between sentencing and execution was 139 months (about 11.5 years). It looks like that time is just going up and up. The last recorded number in there is 243 months (20.25 years) in 2017. It's a long wait!
"Should women on death row be treated differently? Or does this fall under a reverse sexism mentality?"
Well, by many metrics women are treated with less harsh punishments for a long time in the west and in other societies. Time in prison, for same crime. Restrictions and conditions of prisons. Reduced sentences. Courts more likely to bealive word of a woman than a man in various disputes, especially domestic disputes. Divorce laws are far more favorable to women etc. That being said, not all men are treated the same for same crimes either. There a various discriminations not related to men or women, but other factors such as class, corruption, celebrity status etc.
However since the rise of feminism, its not that only punishment were reduced in favor of women, compared to men, but far more damaging was the fact that bad behavior was rewarded when it comes to women, and good behavior was punished when it comes to men and women. This is part of the large societal and cultural problems. However much of it can be traced to feminism being the main driving force. It is poison to any society. Men and women suffer, but no one more than children cought in crossfire. Like the baby that survived in the case you mentioned.
I think it should not be matter of men or women or anything else, but plain old fairness. Everything else is unfair.