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The Common Law Inside the Female Body


ISBN13: 9781316629185
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99



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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 reinvigorating 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.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction: what is the common law inside the female body?

Part I. Condoned Self-Regard in the Common Law:
1. Saying no to what we don't want
2. Exceptions to condoned self-regard: prior voluntary conduct
3. Woman too my say no to what they don't want

Part II. What Follows:
4. Unwanted penetration
5. Unwanted pregnancy
6. Challenges, prospects, gored oxen.