I am not sure that there should be any argument on whether the death penalty is "right" for men and "wrong" for women. There are certain crimes in certain states that warrant the death penalty (by law) regardless of sex. Having said that, there are some things to consider that I can think of off the top of my head: 1) many capital punishment crimes by women are done because of the continued unrecognized mental health conditions that are particular to women -- severe postpartum depression is one example in a case where a woman may have killed her children; 2) there have been scholarly works that indicate that most women in prison are there because of some control that a man (typically a boyfriend or husband) has exerted over her. In essence, there are times she was a victim too. Since these issues have yet to find a correct place within the legal system, perhaps it there is legitimate argument, assuming the death penalty is a good thing. Which leads me to respond to NotPC -- I agree (assuming I understand your comment correctly) that since death is final, and so many are on death row without access to the newest technology, such as DNA testing, that it is probably better on society as a whole to having many living criminals than one dead innocent person.