Feminist Philosophy of Law

[Revised entry by Leslie Francis and Patricia Smith on October 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminist philosophy of law identifies the pervasive influence of patriarchy and
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[Revised entry by Leslie Francis and Patricia Smith on October 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminist philosophy of law identifies the pervasive influence of patriarchy and masculinist norms on legal structures and demonstrates their effects on the material conditions of women and girls and those who many not conform to cisgender norms. It also considers problems at the intersection of sexuality and law and develops reforms to correct gender injustice, exploitation, or restriction. To these ends, feminist philosophy of law applies insights from feminist epistemology, relational metaphysics and progressive social ontology,...

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