BECAUSE OF SEX and A LAW OF HER OWN

Authors

  • Jocelynne Annette Scutt University of Buckingham

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5750/dlj.v29i1.1425

Abstract

Though published more than ten years apart, it is timely to review these volumes together. Both books adopt an historical perspective on women under men’s laws, with a strong message for the contemporary world. Because of Sex traces developments constituting, and bringing about, advances in how the law addresses women’s work and roles, and consequent change in society. A Law of Her Own proposes how the law should adopt a revised approach, substituting the ‘reasonable woman’ standard for the existing - generally ubiquitous – ‘reasonable man’ or ‘reasonable person’ standard – which Because of Sex indicates has at least to some degree, in some instances, occurred.

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Published

2017-08-18

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Book Reviews