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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This is a collection of lectures given by the author, a feminist and legal scholar. Mainstream feminism, with its emphasis on obliterating the differences between the sexes, she states, has failed to ... Read full review

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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.  


INTRODUCTION The Art of the Impossible
On Sex Discrimination

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

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