feminist Legal Theory

Masters
Essay
Law
Pages 12 (3012 words)
Download 0
Feminism has been part of society for over a century. This phenomenon was responsible for social change through challenging the inherent biases and oppressions against women. However, in the field of law, feminism became an instrumental aspect only after the Critical Legal Studies movement in the nineteen eighties…

Introduction

The paper will examine the portions that constitute these two aspects and what makes them interconnected. In other words, an examination of how legal feminism as a concept affects feminist legal research will be done.
Feminist legal scholars argue for a renewed dimension of research. They claim that gender recognitions had not been made in the past and that there is a need for adoption of a different phenomenon known as emancipator research. In other words, they are claiming that legal work needs to reflect the challenges affected by both sexes rather than merely focusing on the needs and perspectives of a universal experience. Radical legal feminists argue that men's experiences have always been treated as neutral or universal while female experiences are regarded as private or even negative. Consequently, these groups of legal feminists claim that there should be a radical transformation in law by accepting and changing power roles in the profession.1
Feminist research in law has been treated as something that lacks objectivity by opponents to this phenomenon. However, legal feminist researchers claim that objectivity is in fact a term coined by non feminists in an attempt to hide women's own subjectivity in law. Consequently, these proponents argue that research should not be treated as devoid off subjects. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Critically consider how feminists should view pornography and/or prostitution.
People involved in the act or business of pornography show pornographic material to other people through many ways, such as, books, websites, magazines, paintings, photos, and videos. Child pornography is one of the most criticized forms of pornography. Wiesen states, “In some countries, all depictions of sexual activities are considered illegal pornography and the punishments for possessing or…
law of obligations special study
Liberal feminist theory dismisses the immoral characterization of unforced prostitution and argues that prostitutes should be accorded the protection of the law via the law of contract and in particular service or employment contracts. This paper examines the rationale for rendering contracts involving prostitution illegal by reference to radical feminism and the rationale for legalizing and…
Prevailing Legal Theory within the United States Today
These are examples of many different legal theories, but represent the prevailing views of United States Law. Introduction There is no single prevalent legal theory for the United States, however, this study considers that three common legal theories, Legal Realism, Natural Law and Feminist Theory together provide a strong description of the prevailing legal theory that is present in the United…
Rules and Legal System
This will also ignore rules set down by extra-systems and will not come up with a definition of law.…
Legal Theory
This discussion chronicles the rationale for the implementation of Britain's seatbelt and crash helmet legislation, the laws' actual effects in contrast to what was intended as well as the theories as to why they are essentially ineffective.…
Legal Philosophy
It is not possible to choose one over the other and nor is it possible to stand in between and interrupt the constant tension brought about by it cyclic relation. Whether a particular legal philosophy is merely an abstraction or of practical value is one that is constantly changing in the highway of history where old philosophies are constantly revived and injected with new vigor and applied to…
feminist Legal Theory
The paper will examine the portions that constitute these two aspects and what makes them interconnected. In other words, an examination of how legal feminism as a concept affects feminist legal research will be done.…