C. Gilligan's argument that women see morality differently from men also applies to criminal justice. While male justice focuses on abstract moral concepts divorced from every day reality, women assert a practical and shared responsibility for the offense and its consequences. To women, the offender is not solely a free, responsible agent, but is functioning in a specific social context and set of relationships. The author disagrees with radical feminists who, because of these moral differences, demand a community of women separate from male society. Instead she suggests a synthesis of both views of justice which would operate in a much broader ethical context than the confines of the law. In this manner, a male-oriented criminal law can punish a rapist as a fully responsible perpetrator, while a sisterhood of women can also assume and legislate the responsibility for the rapist's victim.