LGST 390 (Rev. 3): Women, Equality, and the Law Report a Broken Link

Legal Studies 390: Women, Equality, and the Law is designed to introduce you to the history of women’s engagement with the law as a tool to achieve social change. In this course, you will examine both traditional women’s issues (abortion, pornography) and more cutting-edge issues (transgendered persons) that exemplify the feminist legal movement in Canada.

Required Readings


Unit 1


Introduction to Feminist Discourse

Note: Read Chapters II, III, and IV, only.

Note: Read Chapters 1 and 4, only. You might also want to review the table of contents for Chapters 2 and 3 and read portions of those Chapters that are of interest to you and support your assignments if you choose to write on these topics.

Note: This link will download all of MacKinnon’s book. You will have to scroll down to Chapter 2, pp. 32–45.

Unit 2


Basic Legal Principles and the Canadian Legal System

Note: You are only required to read to the end of the second paragraph of "The Consequences of Failure" section (at the top of p. 22).

Note: Read Sections 91–93 (pp. 14–19), only.

Note: Read Part I, Sections 1–34 and Statute 52, only.

Unit 3


Women’s Legal Personality: A Test Case

Note: Read to the end of Part 4: Proceedings and Evidence of the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and of the House of Commons on the Constitution of Canada.

Unit 4


Critical Perspectives on Law and Rights

Note: As this is an ebook, you will have to scroll to Issue 3, page 581 to find the correct article.

Unit 5


The Concept of Equality

Note: You will have to log in to access this reading: 
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Unit 6


Section 15 of the Charter: A History and Overview

Unit 7


Abortion

Unit 8


Pregnancy and Child Rearing

Unit 9


Pornography

Note: As this is an ebook, you will have to scroll to Issue 1, page 187 to find the correct article.

Unit 10


Sexual Violence

Unit 11


Who is a Woman? Transgendered Persons in the Context of Feminism

Note: As this is an ebook, you will have to scroll to Issue 6, page 1223 to find the correct article.