Watch this TEDx event with NYU Press author, Dr. Jill A. McCorkel.
Dr. McCorkel is a Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Villanova University and founder of the Philadelphia Justice Project for Women and Girls. She is recognized as a leading expert on issues related to gender and incarceration, and is the author of Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment.
Dr. McCorkel discusses how the MeToo movement exposed the ways that sexual assault, violence, and harassment reinforce and deepen gender discrimination and gender inequality in a variety of employment, educational, and cultural settings.
Her talk, titled “#MeToo And Mass Incarceration,” urges us to examine these issues in the context of the criminal justice system and women’s incarceration.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment by Jill A. McCorkel is composed of compelling interviews that uncover why tough drug policies disproportionately impact women in the American prison system. Breaking Women was the winner of the 2014 Division of Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology and was a finalist for the 2013 C. Wright Mills Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems.