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Women's lives, men's laws

Author: Catharine A MacKinnon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
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"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the first since MacKinnon's celebrated Feminism Unmodified appeared in 1987, brings together previously uncollected and unpublished work in the national arena from 1980 to the present, defining her clear, coherent, consistent approach to reframing the laws of men on the basis of the lives of women."--Jacket.
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MacKinnon, Catharine A.
Women's lives, men's laws.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)608890842
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine A MacKinnon
ISBN: 0674015401 9780674015401
OCLC Number: 55494875
Description: viii, 558 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : realizing law --
Part 1: Equality re-envisioned. Section A. Women's lives under men's laws. 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 ; Law's 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 anti-"essentialism" ; Of mice and men : a fragment on animal rights ; The power to change --
Section B. 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 ; Unequal sex : a sex equality approach to sexual assault --
Part 2: Sexuality, inequality, and speech. Section A. Theory and practice. Sex, lies, and psychotherapy ; Liberalism and the death of feminism ; Does sexuality have a history? ; Speaking truth to power ; Mediating reality --
Section B. Pornography as sex inequality. Civil rights against pornography ; Pornography as defamation and discrimination ; Pornography left and right ; From silence to silence : violence against women in America ; Vindication and resistance ; The roar on the other side of silence.
Responsibility: Catharine A. MacKinnon.

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Catharine MacKinnon has been very instrumental 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  Read more...

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