The Power of Feminist Judgments?

Hunter, Rosemary (2012) The Power of Feminist Judgments? Feminist Legal Studies, 20 (2). pp. 135-148. ISSN 0966-3622. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10691-012-9202-0) (Full text available)

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Abstract

Recent years have seen the advent of two feminist judgment-writing projects, the Women’s Court of Canada, and the Feminist Judgments Project in England. This article analyses these projects in light of Carol Smart’s feminist critique of law and legal reform and her proposed feminist strategies in Feminism and the Power of Law (1989). At the same time, it reflects on Smart’s arguments 20 years after their first publication and considers the extent to which feminist judgment-writing projects may reinforce or trouble her conclusions. It argues that both of these results are discernible—that while some of Smart’s contentions have proved to be unsustainable, others remain salient and have both inspired and hold important cautions for feminist judgment-writing projects.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] The Feminist Judgments Project
Uncontrolled keywords: Carol Smart; Feminist critique; Feminist Judgments Project; Feminist strategy; Legal method; Women’s Court of Canada
Subjects: K Law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Rosemary Hunter
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2013 19:03 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 09:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35675 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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