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Feminism: Legal Aspects


BALOS, BEVERLY, and FELLOWS, MARY LOUISE. Law and Violence Against Women: Cases and Materials on Systems of Oppression. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1994.

CAHN, NAOMI. "The Reasonable Woman Standard in Theory and in Practice." Cornell Law Review 77 (September 1992): 1398–1446.

CHAMALLAS, MARTHA. Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory. Gaithersburg, Md.: Aspen Law and Business, 1999.

COKER, DONNA K. "Heat of Passion and Wife Killing: Men Who Batter/Men Who Kill." Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies (1992): 71–130.

COUGHLIN, ANNE M. "Excusing Women." California Law Review 82 (January 1994): 1–93.

ESTRICH, SUSAN. "Rape." Yale Law Journal 95 (May 1986): 1087–1184.

FAIGMAN, DAVID L. "Note: The Battered Woman Syndrome and Self-Defense: A Legal and Empirical Dissent." Virginia Law Review 72 (April 1986): 619–647.

HARRIS, ANGELA P. "Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory." Stanford Law Review 42 (February 1992): 581–615.

HENDERSON, LYNNE. "Rape and Responsibility." Law and Philosophy 11 (1992): 127–177.

HIRSHMAN, LINDA R., and LARSON, JANE E. Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

KAHAN, DAN, and NUSSBAUM, MARTHA. "Two Conceptions of Emotion in the Criminal Law." Columbia Law Review 96 (March 1996): 269–374.

MACKINNON, CATHARINE. Feminism Unmodified. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987.

——. Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989.

MAGUIGAN, HOLLY. "Battered Women and Self-Defense: Myths and Misconceptions in Current Reform Proposals." University of Pennsylvania Law Review 140 (December 1991): 379–485.

MAHONEY, MARTHA. "Legal Images of Battered Women: Redefining the Issue of Separation." Michigan Law Review 90 (October 1991): 1–94.

NOURSE, VICTORIA. "Where Violence, Relationship, and Equality Meet: The Violence Against Women Act's Civil Rights Remedy." Wisconsin Women's Law Journal 11 (1996): 1–36.

——. "Passion's Progress." Yale Law Journal 106 (March 1997): 1331–1448.

——. "The 'Normal' Successes and Failures of Feminism and the Criminal Law." Chicago-Kent Law Review 75, no. 3 (2000): 951–978.

OBERMAN, MICHELLE. "Turning Girls Into Women: Re-Evaluating Modern Statutory Rape Law." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 85 (1994): 15–79.

OLSEN, FRANCES. "Statutory Rape: A Feminist Critique of Rights Analysis." Texas Law Review 63 (November 1984): 387–432.

ROBERTS, DOROTHY E. "Rape, Violence, and Women's Autonomy." Chicago-Kent Law Review 69 (1993): 359–388.

SCHAFRAN, LYNN HECHT. "There's No Accounting for Judges." Albany Law Review 58 (1995): 1063–1085.

SCHNEIDER, ELIZABETH M. "Particularity and Generality: Challenges of Feminist Theory and Practice in Work on Woman-Abuse." NYU Law Review 67 (June 1992): 520–568.

SCHULHOFER, STEPHEN J. Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of the Law. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.

SIEGEL, REVA. "The Rule of Love: Wife Beating as Prerogative and Privacy." Yale Law Journal 105 (June 1996): 2117–2207.

TAYLOR, LAURIE J. "Comment: Provoked Reason in Men and Women: Heat-of-Passion Manslaughter And Imperfect Self-Defense." UCLA Law Review 33 (August 1986): 1679–1735.

The Violence Against Women Act, 42 U.S.C. 13981 (Civil Rights provisions); 18 U.S.C 2261–2262 (Criminal provisions).

WALKER, LENORE E. The Battered Woman. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

WEST, ROBIN L. "Equality Theory, Marital Rape, and the Promise of the Fourteenth Amendment." Florida Law Review 42 (1990): 45–79.

WILSON, JAMES Q. Moral Judgment: Does the Abuse Excuse Threaten our Legal System? New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

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