Feminism unmodified: discourses on life and law

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Harvard University Press, 1987 - Law - 315 pages
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analyzes the failure of organized feminism, particularly legal feminism, to alter this condition, exposing the way male supremacy gives women a survival stake in the system that destroys them.

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I approached MacKinnon's work when young as a rather naive closeted queer Christian; this bit of biography may explain why I saw a work centered on the conflict of man and woman as brilliant. Decades later, obviously no longer closeted, yet still with some spark of hope for a better world, I remain of the opinion that MacKinnon's work is brilliant. While I can understand a straight "sex positive" person might find her work dated or irrelevant, just as I have tried to see the world from the Other perspective I ask you, dear reader, to offer her the same consideration. This work is the theory which was the basis for a great deal of progressive work to defend the poorest and weakest from injustice. MacKinnon deserves to be proud of her contribution to the struggle for justice.  

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Rigorous book , very well instructive and articulated. I think it can be touted as a feminist classic ! Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION The Art of the Impossible
1
APPROACHES
19
On Sex Discrimination
32
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.

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