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  • Calling for Changeby Sheila McIntyre; Elizabeth Sheehy

    University of Ottawa Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Unique in both scope and perspective, Calling for Change investigates the status of women within the Canadian legal profession ten years after the first national report on the subject was published by the Canadian Bar Association. Elizabeth Sheehy and Sheila McIntyre bring together essays that investigate a wide range of topics, from the status... more...

  • Feminist Judgmentsby Clare McGlynn; Rosemary Hunter; Erika Rackley

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 45.00

    While feminist legal scholarship has thrived within universities and in some sectors of legal practice, it has yet to have much impact within the judiciary or on judicial thinking. Thus, while feminist legal scholarship has generated comprehensive critiques of existing legal doctrine, there has been little opportunity to test or apply feminist knowledge... more...

  • In Defense of Womenby Nancy Gertner

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    From a ?Human Rights Hero,? a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases   In the boys' club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of antiwar activist Susan Saxe, one of the few women to ever make the FBI's Most Wanted List. What followed was a storied span of groundbreaking firsts,... more...

  • Gender, Sexualities and Lawby Jackie Jones; Anna Grear; Rachel Anne Fenton; Kim Stevenson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.97

    Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law  provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of issues - both topical and controversial - raised by the gendered character of law and legal discourse. more...

  • Straightforwardby Ian Ayres; Jennifer Gerarda Brown

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 34.50

    What can straight people do to support gay rights? How much work or sacrifice must allies take on to do their share? Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown--law professors, activists, husband and wife--propose practical strategies for helping straight men and women advocate for and with the gay community. Straightforward advances a thesis that is at once... more...

  • Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?by Joshua Cohen; Susan Moller Okin; Matthew Howard; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    Polygamy, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, punishing women for being raped, differential access for men and women to health care and education, unequal rights of ownership, assembly, and political participation, unequal vulnerability to violence. These practices and conditions are standard in some parts of the world. Do demands for multiculturalism--and... more...

  • Grace, Tenacity and Eloquenceby Patrick Burnett; Shereen Karmali; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    While it is true that, like elsewhere in the world, African women are not yet equal to men, toiling day and night amidst grinding poverty while facing harsh cultural, traditional, and social prejudices is only part of the story. The writings in this book show that women in Africa are fighting for their rights with grace, tenacity, and eloquence.... more...

  • Sexual Assault in Canadaby Elizabeth A. Sheehy

    University of Ottawa Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law, legal practice and activism in Canada. more...

  • The End Of Equalityby Anne Summers

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 16.89

    A ground-breaking and explosive book on how women have been shortchanged by governments - one of the hottest and most contentious issues the nation faces in the first decade of the 21st century.In 1975, Anne Summers' groundbreaking book Damned Whores and God's Police changed forever the way we thought about women and their place in Australian history... more...

  • Intersexuality and the Lawby Julie A. Greenberg

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    The term ?intersex? evokes diverse images, typically of people who are both male and female or neither male nor female. Neither vision is accurate. The millions of people with an intersex condition, or DSD (disorder of sex development), are men or women whose sex chromosomes, gonads, or sex anatomy do not fit clearly into the male/female binary norm.... more...