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Directions in Sexual Harassment Law$
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Catharine A. MacKinnon and Reva B. Siegel

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300098006

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300098006.001.0001

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What Feminist Jurisprudence Means to Me

What Feminist Jurisprudence Means to Me

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(p.43) 1 What Feminist Jurisprudence Means to Me
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Directions in Sexual Harassment Law
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Andrea Dworkin

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0002

This chapter focuses on feminist jurisprudence and the two things one should expect from it. The first is that the law has to recognize real injuries to real women, concrete ways in which women are turned into second-class citizens, acts that hurt women, and the lexicon through which women's bodies are colonized for sexual exploitation. The law has to, in some way, be about something real that is helping to keep women under, to keep women accessible for sexual exploitation or sexual abuse. The second thing that it must do is exactly what law does not want to do: the law has to undermine or sabotage male dominance. In political terms, it should make a difference in the distribution of power between men and women, in addition to redressing real grievances.

Keywords:   feminist jurisprudence, real injuries, real women, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, male dominance, distribution of power

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