Despiteall the public criticisms and disputes in regards to women taking matters intotheir own accounts, is the issues that arise from a racial standpoint. ShoshanaPollack, has made a clear point in moving beyond the victimization of women’s’lives to actually understanding the conditions of what women have to livethrough. Pollack has taken it upon herself to act as a conduit, to voice blackwomen who have been deemed “out of control” or are treatment prone. But theargument of women’s questionable role in society is deeply rooted within the publicscore. Another example of rebellious deeds and pride is sourced from a strongwoman’s standpoint; claiming that culture, gender and race is Explanatorypower is one of many key components to a feminist criminology. One must first understandthe relationship between gender roles and its functionality in society. Prideand prejudice transcends humiliation and has been a reoccurring theme incriminological research. (Albert Cohen, 1955).
A clear example of prideful actsover a range of feminist viewpoints are from what Margaret Shaw illustrates.She claims that, the issue is not about women hating men, or recognizingthemselves as victims; but more so the fact that women need to be heard alongsidetheir consciousness. Thesubject area of women’s history has increasingly gained acceptance and havegrown closer to the center of historical profession. Gender has been integratedinto some general history texts, courses and far more departments. Furthermore,early 1970s Canada saw a crisis of production that paved the way to aneo-liberal economic model (Ratner and McMullan, 1983).
Neo-liberal economicswere concomitantly legitimated by a neo-conservative political ideology thatsolidified a reactionary criminal justice system. It was also argued thatstreet crime was brought on by “permissive people victimizing decent citizens”.Women in criminology struggled with watching activism for decades. Within thistime frame, the feminist project re-shifted towards politics of identity. Inaddition, North American feminism has also decoupled culture from the politicaleconomy just as neo-liberalism uprising.