This coursebook introduces students to feminist jurisprudence. The first three chapters develop the historical range of feminist theories. Subsequent chapters examine topics such as violence, reproduction, intimate relationships, children, employment, and education. Extensive readings, cases, and text notes encourage detailed, rigorous analysis and critical thinking.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/29/2017

Cynthia Grant Bowman, Cornell University Law School

Laura A. Rosenbury, University of Florida College of Law

Deborah Tuerkheimer, Northwestern University School of Law

Kimberly A. Yuracko, Northwestern University School of Law


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Thoroughly updated, including: new sections on the treatment of campus sexual assault, with an emphasis on issues arising under Title IX and the proliferation of affirmative consent standards; extensive new excerpts from the U.S. Supreme Court case recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, along with discussion of the litigation that paved the way to this decision and tensions arising under the current legal framework; new excerpts on teenage sexuality and the challenges presented for contemporary application of statutory rape laws; new discussion of revenge pornography and the ongoing evolution of legal responses; analysis of recent case law treating discrimination based on sexual orientation as a form of sex discrimination; new critiques of fetal protection laws; and new perspectives on free speech debates taking place on college campuses.

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