Women's Lives, Men's Laws
In the past twenty-five years, no one has been more instrumental than Catharine MacKinnon in making equal rights real for women. As Peter Jennings once put it, more than anyone else in legal studies, she "has made it easier for other women to seek justice." This collection, the first since MacKinnon's celebrated Feminism Unmodified appeared in 1987, brings together previously uncollected and unpublished work in the national arena from 1980 to the present, defining her clear, coherent, consistent approach to reframing the law of men on the basis of the lives of women.
By making visible the deep gender bias of existing law, MacKinnon has recast legal debate and action on issues of sex discrimination, sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, and racism. The essays in this volume document and illuminate some of the momentous and ongoing changes to which this work contributes; the recognition of sexual harassment, rape, and battering as claims for sexual discrimination; the redefinition of rape in terms of women's actual experience of sexual violation; and the reframing of the pornography debate around harm rather than morality. The perspectives in these essays have played an essential part in changing American law and remain fundamental to the project of building a sex-equal future.
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These 29 provocative essays investigate the role of law in women's everyday lives. Taking on such fundamental issues as rape, prostitution, and pornography, MacKinnon (Only Words ) maintains that even ... Read full review
Unthinking ERA Thinking
From Practice to Theory Or What Is a White Woman Anyway?
Law in the Everyday Life of Women
Toward a New Theory of Equality
Laws Stories as Reality and Politics
Freedom from Unreal Loyalties On Fidelity in Constitutional Interpretation
What Brown v Board of Education Should Have Said
Keeping It Real On AntiEssentialism
Unequal Sex A Sex Equality Approach to Sexual Assault
sexuality inequality and speech
Sex Lies and Psychotherapy
Liberalism and the Death of Feminism
Does Sexuality Have a History?
Speaking Truth to Power
PORNOGRAPHY AS SEX INEQUALITY
Of Mice and Men A Fragment on Animal Rights
The Power to Change
SEXUAL ABUSE AS SEX INEQUALITY
Sexual Harassment The First Five Years
Reflections on Sex Equality Under Law
Prostitution and Civil Rights
The Logic of Experience The Development of Sexual Harassment Law
On Accountability for Sexual Harassment
Beyond Moralism Directions in Sexual Harassment Law
Disputing Male Sovereignty On United States v Morrison