LGST 390: Women, Equality and the Law Report a Broken Link

Legal Studies 390: Women, Equality and the Law introduces students to the history of women’s engagement with the law as a tool to achieve social change. The course examines traditional women’s issues, such as abortion and pornography, as well as more the cutting-edge issues (e.g., transgendered persons) that exemplify the feminist legal movement in Canada.

Required Readings


Unit 1


Introduction to Feminist Discourse
No DRR readings

Unit 2


Basic Legal Principles and the Canadian Legal System

Unit 3


Women’s Legal Personality: A Test Case

Unit 4


Critical Perspectives on Law and Rights

Unit 5


The Concept of Equality

Unit 6


Section 15 of the Charter: A History and Overview

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Unit 7


Abortion

Unit 8


Pregnancy and Child Rearing

E-book. Chapter 1. Theoretical Foundations

E-book. Chapter 6. Power, Constraint, and the Rhetoric of Choice

E-book. Chapter 9. Lessons to be Learned and a Case to be Remade

Unit 9


Pornography

Unit 10


Sexual Violence

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Unit 11


Who is a Woman? Transgendered Persons

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