Organized crime traditionally has been a man’s world. Women generally are relegated to the margins of this most secretive of societies. There have been famous cases in Italy’s mafia strongholds where daughters have delivered secret messages for their incarcerated fathers, or when widows collected protection money on behalf of their dead husbands. Mothers have even hidden knives used in killings among fresh linens. Increasingly, though, women who are married to the mob are playing an even more pivotal role, not to help their criminal consorts, cooperating with authorities to try to stop their own children from getting sucked into a life of crime.
Field is a key part of a new battle to challenge one of the last state-sanctioned areas of gender discrimination in British law, and allow women to inherit these titles from their fathers. Hereditary peers (as titled aristocrats in the UK are collectively known) can still have considerable influence on the lawmaking system as 92 seats (and their associated votes) in the House of Lords, are reserved for peers. But as the law currently stands, only sons can inherit the peerages – and the right to stand for these seats – from their fathers.
There’s an abundance of crying in Recovery Boys—from mothers and friends, but most often from the men themselves. “I just love everyone that has anything to do with helping people that everybody else in society looks down on,” Ryan says to a room of Jacob’s Ladder affiliates in between sobs. “There are not a lot of places like this on the planet.” It’s a powerful indictment: not only of hostility toward drug users, but also of toxic masculine molds that command men against seeking help, relief, and love.There’s an abundance of crying in Recovery Boys—from mothers and friends, but most often from the men themselves. One participant in the show said, “I just love everyone that has anything to do with helping people that everybody else in society looks down on. There are not a lot of places like this on the planet.” It’s a powerful indictment: not only of hostility toward drug users, but also of toxic masculine molds that command men against seeking help, relief, and love.
Over the past six months, BuzzFeed News has used a secret trove of internal documents to show that the department’s disciplinary process is uneven and unaccountable. Records and interviews reveal that, largely in secret, minor infractions have led to investigations, suspensions, and the loss of careers. Meanwhile, officers who commit serious offenses, from stealing from the department to lying under oath to beating innocent civilians, are sometimes allowed to keep their jobs. None of the punishments are made public.
“This whole thing where there’s a weird sense of entitlement that certain fans have about their ability to control the content of something in a weird way, or this thing where it’s like, ‘Star Wars is dudes, man, you can’t have women! You’ll ruin it!’ It’s so crazy to me. It’s OK to have a walrus creature or a robot, but not a woman?”