Sexual Double Standards in a Montana Prison

From Salon:

Michael Murphy is an alleged womanizer who seduces women, uses them to
satisfy his needs and then discards them like trash. What sets this
player apart from the rest, though, is that he's done all of this while
in the slammer — with five female guards, a clinical therapist and
other prison workers. The 36-year-old's exploits while at a Montana
prison, where he was serving a 25-year sentence for burglary, forgery
and theft, are detailed in new documents published Monday by The Smoking Gun. Prisoners are considered legally incapable of giving sexual consent — seeing as they are, you know, prisoners — but some of the women involved with Murphy see themselves as the real victims, according to the AP…

An unnamed female employee, who lost her job due to her dalliances with
Murphy, told the AP that the prison should have better protected its
female workers from one-one-one time with Murphy, who was widely known
as a skilled charmer and manipulator. "Everyone needs to be held
accountable," she said on condition of anonymity. "I need to be held
accountable, and I think I was. The prison needs to be held
accountable, and Michael Murphy needs to be held accountable." Another
worker, who was disciplined for failing to report Murphy's
transgressions with one of her coworkers, said: "They need to do
something about protecting women from predators like him, I know he's a
predator," she said. "I know he's done it to several people before and,
I didn't know until after the fact, after all this stuff happened, but
I found out all about Michael Murphy."

…The argument that prisons need to do more to protect female jailers from being seduced by inmates makes
me uneasy. Lady-guards are up against quite a challenge already in
keeping under control a population of criminals, most of whom are
probably bigger, stronger and scarier than they are. Do they really
need to be treated as so emotionally fragile that they need
extra-special protection against manipulation? Not to mention, the
sexual double-standard at play is awfully unfair to men. What would be
the response to a male prison guard who claimed to be a victim because
a female inmate seduced and manipulated him? Riotous laughter, that's

Riotous laughter…and then rape charges for the male guard. If the supposed manipulation wasn't sexual, but involved a bending of prison rules or other misconduct by guards, no one would even think to blame the prisoner, but once sex comes into play, the guards are victims? I'm sorry, but if you can't handle a manipulative personality behind bars, when you have a gun, a taser, and the full force of the law enforcement system behind you, you don't belong working in a prison.