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Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Catharine A. MacKinnon and Reva B. Siegel


When it was published twenty-five years ago, Catharine MacKinnon's pathbreaking work Sexual Harassment of Working Women had a major impact on the development of sexual harassment law. The U.S. Supreme Court accepted her theory of sexual harassment in 1986. Here MacKinnon collaborates with eminent authorities to appraise what has been accomplished in the field and what still needs to be done. An introductory essay by Reva Siegel considers how sexual harassment came to be regulated as sex discrimination. Contributors discuss how law can best address sexual harassment, the importance and definiti ... More

Keywords: sexual harassment, sex discrimination, law, consent, unwelcomeness, same-sex harassment, institutional responsibility, employment, gender, racial justice

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300098006
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300098006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catharine A. MacKinnon, editor

Reva B. Siegel, editor

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Front Matter

Part I Contexts

5 The Ecology of Justice

Gerald Torres

Part II Unwelcomeness

7 Who Says?

Louise F. Fitzgerald

9 Sexual Labor

Jane E. Larson

10 Unwelcome Sex

Robin West

Part III Same-Sex Harassment

14 Discriminating Pleasures

Marc Spindelman

15 Gay Male Liberation Post Oncale

Christopher N. Kendall

Part IV Accountability

18 Sex in Schools

Deborah L. Rhode

19 Nooky Nation

Ann Scales

20 Damages in Sexual Harassment Cases

Cass R. Sunstein and Judy M. Shih

Part V Speech

24 The Silenced Workplace

Kingsley R. Browne

Part VI Extensions

28 The Racism of Sexual Harassment

Tanya Katerí Hernández

31 Why Doesn't He Leave?

Diane L. Rosenfeld

Part VII Transnational Perspectives

36 The Modesty of Mrs. Bajaj

Martha C. Nussbaum

37 Sexual Harassment

Christine Chinkin


Catharine A. MacKinnon

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