Feminism and Left Realism - Views of statistics

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Feminists would criticise the patriarchal nature of the statistics. This is similar to a Marxist critique in that the definitions and workings of the process of law-enforcement benefit the powerful. However, in this case the powerful are men and they can minimise their criminality through, for example, the limited punishments given in **** cases. In addition, gendered stereotypes are transmitted by the selective use of law-enforcement and punishment. Women who conform to gendered sterotypes are protected, whereas those who


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