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A law of her own : the reasonable woman as a measure of man

Author: Caroline A Forell; Donna M Matthews
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2000.
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"In A Law of Her Own, the authors propose to radically change law's fundamental paradigm by introducing a "reasonable woman standard" for measuring certain behavior. Advocating that courts apply this standard to the conduct of men - and women - in legal settings where women are overwhelmingly the injured parties, the authors seek to eliminate the victimization and objectification of women by dismantling part of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline A Forell; Donna M Matthews
ISBN: 0814726763 9780814726761 0814726771 9780814726778
OCLC Number: 42072064
Description: xxii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Locked in and locked out --
The meaning of equality --
Men, women, and sex at work --
How and why different perspectives matter in hostile environment sexual harassment cases --
Gender, race, sexual orientation, and the reasonable woman --
The reasonable woman after Harris V. Forklift systems --
Stalking and the gendered meaning of reasonable fear --
The continuum of stalking, sexual harassment, and domestic homicide --
Slips in a dangerous game --
"Provoked" intimate homicide --
When battered women kill --
Rape and the use and misuse of the reasonable woman.
Responsibility: Caroline A. Forell and Donna M. Matthews ; foreword by Barbara Y. Welke.
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Identifying a profoundly male bias in the law, this text recommends a "reasonable woman standard" for measuring behaviour, arguing that a woman-based legal standard would help rectify the imbalance  Read more...

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