Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law

Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law Author Catharine A. MacKinnon
ISBN-10 0674298748
ISBN-13 9780674298743
Year 1988-01-01
Pages 332
Language English
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Catharine A MacKinnon noted feminist and legal scholar explores and develops her original theories and practical proposals on sexual politics and law These discourses originally delivered as speeches have been brilliantly woven into a book that retains all the spontaneity and accessibility of a live presentation MacKinnon offers a unique retrospective on the law of sexual harassment which she designed and has worked for a decade to establish and a prospectus on the law of pornography which she proposes to change in the next ten years Authentic in voice sweeping in scope startling in clarity urgent never compromised and often visionary these discourses advance a new theory of sex inequality and imagine new possibilities for social change Through these engaged works on issues such as rape abortion athletics sexual harassment and pornography MacKinnon seeks feminism on its own terms unconstrained by the limits of prior traditions She argues that viewing gender as a matter of sameness and difference as virtually all existing theory and law have done covers up the reality of gender which is a system of social hierarchy an imposed inequality of power She reveals a political system of male dominance and female subordination that sexualizes power for men and powerlessness for women She 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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Feminism unmodified

Feminism unmodified Author Catharine A. MacKinnon
ISBN-10 UOM:49015001106575
Release 1987
Pages 315

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Butterfly Politics Author Catharine A. MacKinnon
ISBN-10 9780674416604
Release 2017-04-17
Pages 504