Female gangsters were assumed to be just “sex toys,” “objects” or “tomboys” to the male gangs members, an assumption that has carried over to contemporary stereotypes of female gangsters whether these stereotypes of female gang members as “tomboys and sex toys” are accurate it is difficult to confirm because often these stereotypes do not come from reliable sources.” “Females join will join a gang for the same reason males join gangs, economic considerations, protection, lack of a stable family background, and respect. Female gangsters engage in the same types of criminal and noncriminal activities as boys. They can be very violent as well. According to Huizinga (1997), female gang members account for more violent crimes than do nongang boys” according Delaney (2006,
This is because women (especially when they have children) are seen first and foremost in the expressive role (mothering and caring). In these cases it can be seen that the chivalry thesis carries some weight. Men within the CJS are being protective towards women. If this was not then case then the police, judges and juries would find it easy to arrest and send women to jail. However, women are not always treated leniently by the CJS.
Women as a result of their backgrounds and concerns have a harder time doing time than men do. There are not as many riots and attacks in women’s prisons as there are in men’s. Perhaps a better way to classify prisoners is group them according to needs. Some prisoners have families and some do not. Some prisoners are loners others are drug users.
Since we live in a patriarchal society, and have since the beginning of time, women are more known for supporting the male in whatever his role is, and staying behind the scene. Women in the drug game were almost nonexistent as men felt that women were not strong or wise enough to handle such dangerous and demanding situations. This however, is not the case in either Dorm Room Dealers or Cocaine Kids. While there weren’t many women in the forefront selling drugs, Kitty, Cecelia, and Stopper certainly defied the norm as female drug dealers. Kitty, however, fit more so in the background as her role was not as instrumental in the actual scheme of selling drugs.
It is more common that street gangs are made of males, but the author takes in the prospective views of a street gang made of females. The story revolves around Noemi hanging around her little sister Olivia and the gang Las Chicas Chuecas. In the short story the character named Olivia is one of the gang members that is very tough, which is a character portrayed having masculine dominance. Secondly, another issue with living in East L.A. are the drugs. In the short story it shows that their mother is a recovering addict.
The gang protects them from random street violence, and she dedicates herself to fighting the “crew”. She soon comes to realize that women in the male dominated world of gangs are little more than "hos" to be passed from gang member to gang member and who are expected to accept being beaten for arguing with their "man" or just because he's "pissed-off " at something. Some may find the language, the
Sex trafficking is a much more serious crime than people think it is – a business of female empowerment that sell sexual services in exchange for money – when, however, it is an underground market of enslaved women forced into unwilling intercourse. Prostitution starts out at a fairly young age – ages 11-14 – where pimps use social media networks and blogs to befriend vulnerably young women. They’ll use seducing woos and flaunts to lure these girls in, comforting them with protection & care and buying them tangible desires. Seeing the point of view on sex trafficking from a prostitute as a victim – rather than a sex-worker – is one factor that change my view on sex trafficking. In the film, a turned-prostitute provides their life story as a former prostitute and how they were able to escape the slavery of sex trafficking.
Soldiers have a strong sense of commitment to their set and are extremely dangerous because of their willingness to use violence both to obtain the respect of gang members and to respond to any person who “disrespects” the set. “Associates” are not full members, but they identify with the gang and take part in various criminal activities. To the extent that women belong to the gang, they are usually associate members and tend to be used by their male counterparts to carry weapons, hold drugs, or prostitute themselves to make money for their
Smaller gangs, usually made up of youngsters, are also normally swallowed up by larger, more prominent gangs who then use the youngsters to commit the crimes for them. This is evident in the number of youngsters being arrested for murder and possession of illegal firearms. It must also be noted that there are females in gangs as well. Girls on drugs, or those prostituting for gangs sometimes class themselves as gang members. They may form their own gang, which is regarded as an “affiliate” of the main, male-dominated gang.
Where Have You Been? Where Are You Going? “Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going”, by Joyce Carol Oates is a story that depicts the struggle of a girl coming of age. It is quite a disturbing story that was written by Oates after a magazine article was released about a similar story regarding a serial killer. I think the main theme of the story is the sexual victimization that have been and are facing teenagers in contemporary society.