Still Unequal: The Shameful Truth about Women and Justice in America

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Crown Publishers, 1996 - Social Science - 452 pages
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Still Unequal is a compelling and wide-ranging look at the profound sexism that still pervades the legal system after thirty years of feminist attempts to reform it. Not only is the prejudice of the past written into the law itself, our society continually reinforces it: Women students and faculty at some of the most prestigious law schools are still routinely discriminated against; as lawyers, they face oppressive odds against making partner at the big firms and, amazingly enough, encounter blatant bias in the courtroom from judges and opposing counsel. Both students and lawyers often face staggering levels of sexual harassment. Finally, women entering the system through divorce court or as survivors of abuse and rape frequently run up against attitudes we thought had died long ago. Still Unequal proves how far we must still go to rid our system of gender bias at all levels. To support her claim - documented with numerous studies and based on hundreds of interviews - Lorraine Dusky recounts in vivid detail stories involving women from all walks of life, from former professors at Yale to lawyers at white-shoe firms to women fighting for custody of their children to battered women. Dusky makes an overwhelming case for fundamental change in the legal system.

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STILL UNEQUAL: The Shameful Truth About Women and Justice in America

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An extensively researched indictment of the sexism that still pervades our legal system. Journalist Dusky (author of The Best Companies for Women) looks at the discrimination women on all sides of the ... Read full review

Still unequal: the shameful truth about women and justice in America

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Dusky examines American legal education, legal practice, and the law and its application and finds all three seriously wanting in the treatment of women. Prompted by a news item about injustices ... Read full review

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Introduction
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Legal Education
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Poma at the Gates
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