(In which an associate asks, “Do you feel that your parenting experiences helped inform your role of correctional librarian and dealing with inmates?”
This same associate says: “I am not equating dealing with my daughter with dealing with narcissists, sociopaths, and misogynists.” Whyever not? EYE do. Teenagers are narcissists, and I argue that they’re sociopaths until they learn to show real concern and compassion. And many teen boys have never been taught to treat their female counterparts with the respect they deserve. Parenting is an apt analogy.
Prison is akin to a dangerous day care center, where the 10 year-olds are 6’5″, 235lbs, don’t read well, think the universe revolves around them, cry to their Mommies (i.e., file grievances), and hit instead of think. It’s arrested development.