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The common law inside the female body / Anita Bernstein.

Author/Creator:
Bernstein, Anita, author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
vi, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Human body -- Law and legislation.
Sex and law.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Human body -- Law and legislation.
Sex and law.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Summary:
In 'The Common Law Inside the Female Body', Anita Bernstein explains why lawyers seeking gender progress from primary legal materials should start with the common law. Despite its reputation for supporting conservatism and inequality, today's common law shares important commitments with feminism, namely in precepts and doctrines that strengthen the freedom of individuals and from there the struggle against the subjugation of women. By re-invigorating both the common law - with a focus on crimes, contracts, torts, and property - and feminist jurisprudence, this highly original work anticipates a vital future for a pair of venerable jurisprudential traditions. It should be read by anyone interested in understanding how the common law delivers an extraordinary degree of liberty and security to all persons - women included.
Contents:
Introduction : what is the common law inside the female body?
Saying no to what we don't want
Exceptions to condoned self-regard : prior voluntary conduct
Women too may say no to what they don't want
Unwanted penetration
Unwanted pregnancy
Challenges, prospects, gored oxen.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-254) and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781107177819
1107177812
9781316629185
131662918X
9781316835999
OCLC:
1043402240
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