Are Women Human?: And Other International Dialogues

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Harvard University Press, Nov 30, 2007 - Political Science - 431 pages
More than half a century after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights defined what a human being is and is entitled to, Catharine MacKinnon asks: Are women human yet? She exposes the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women and its systemic condonation as she points toward fresh ways of targeting its toxic orthodoxies. A critique of the transnational status quo that also envisions the transforming possibilities of human rights, this bracing book makes us look as never before at an ongoing war too long undeclared.

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The various national and international legal systems are based on the male as norm. Therefore in certain ways the answer to the question in the title is, 'Not always, at least not in court.' The ... Read full review

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Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and the James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law (Long-Term) at Harvard Law School.

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