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    Are the Police Sexist?

    Males are far more likely than females to be stopped and searched, arrested and killed by the police or sent to prison. Does that mean that there is systemic sexism in the police force?

    I am interested to see what positions people take and how they make their case. I am trying to create an interesting thread and not trying to offend or upset people. It is meant to be an intellectual challenge and a bit of fun. Please don't get offended or use it as an opportunity to bash me.
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    I think it's more a case of gender profiling. I suspect the data backs it up (i.e. more men than women commit crimes, especially violent crimes that would tend to result in violent resistance and/or prison sentences).

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    Haha knew it would be a Police song, just didn't know which. Sounds stalkerish by today's sensibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Caveat View Post
    Haha knew it would be a Police song, just didn't know which. Sounds stalkerish by today's sensibilities.
    It's literally a song about stalking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    It's literally a song about stalking.
    Sure, if you take "I'll be watching you" literally. The most chilling phrase is "every vow you break." Doesn't sound like a "que sera, sera, lots of other fish in the sea" guy.
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    Alright alright be that as it may with the cops being sexist with females for speeding, there are inherent fundamental differences that lead to unequal dealingswith. But dare I say, what if the cop was African American as fuck? Are there still no fundamental differences? Or is he the same as a white cop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Senseye View Post
    I think it's more a case of gender profiling. I suspect the data backs it up (i.e. more men than women commit crimes, especially violent crimes that would tend to result in violent resistance and/or prison sentences).
    I agree that males are more likely to commit crimes than females, particularly crimes that are punished with incarceration.

    Does gender profiling constitute sexual discrimination? Is such discrimination reasonable if it is based on strong data, or should the police be required to give up gender profiling?

    Are males are inherently more likely to commit crimes and crimes that result in incarceration? Will these differences disappear when we achieve sexual equality?
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    The police spend more time arresting prostitutes than arresting their (more often than not) male pimps.

    Gender profiling in reverse.

    Is just profiling.

    But yeah, the majority of male police are racist, misogynistic pigs.
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