(Before anything else, let me just add to any moderator out there that I have made a search to see if there are already any threads about this topic. I didn’t found any. Feel free to close this thread if my search was inefficient or to change its category if it was placed in the wrong one ).
Back to topic. So I may or may not be starting to write (talking to shrink mode: or maybe I’m talking about a friend of mine… ) a game about mobsters in a fictional version of the US (more creative freedom and such), where the PC starts at jail . When creating some of the non playable characters that the PC meets at prison I faced a question that I found very interesting.
And so I decided to pose the question to this fantastic community, always ready to discuss gender related things: do you prefer a book/game where there isn’t any kind of gender segregation (to the point of jails and prisons being unisex) despite the fact that it occurs in a “realistic” society, or would you prefer a true realism-inspired world where, for example, jail population is divided by sex?
Please note that any reflection on this issue is not intended to focus on my little pet project, it is a quite abstract question. That being said, I wouldn’t (obviously) object if some of the answers contemplated my specific problem (gender segregation of the jail population) .
Also, note that I know very well the difference between sex and gender. I only used the terms in an interchangeable way so that all people could understand the question.
Thanks in advance.