A Law of Her Own

A Law of Her Own

The Reasonable Woman as A Measure of Man

eBook - 2000
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Despite the apparent progress in women's legal status, the law remains profoundly male, and as such contributes to the pervasive violence and injustice against women. A Law of Her Own proposes to radically change law's fundamental paradigm by introducing a "reasonable woman standard" that focuses on respect for bodily integrity, agency, and autonomy. Examining the bias of the existing "reasonable person" standard through analysis of various court cases and judicial decisions, A Law of Her Own aims to rebalance the law to incorporate women's values surrounding sex and violence. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9780585331980
Characteristics: xxii, 260 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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