By Caroline Forell,Donna Matthews
Despite the plain growth in women's criminal prestige, the legislations keeps a profoundly male bias, and as such contributes to the pervasive violence and injustice opposed to ladies.
In A legislation of Her Own, the authors suggest to seriously change law's primary paradigm through introducing a "reasonable lady usual" for measuring men's habit. Advocating that courts observe this typical to the behavior of men-and women-in criminal settings the place girls are overwhelmingly the injured events, the authors search to dispose of the victimization and objectification of girls by means of dismantling a part of the felony constitution that helps their subordination.
A woman-based criminal standard-focusing on appreciate for physically integrity, supplier, and autonomy-would aid rectify the imbalance in how society and its criminal procedure view sexual and gender-based harassment, rape, stalking, battery, family imprisonment, violence, and demise.
Examining the unfairness of the prevailing "reasonable individual" ordinary via research of varied complaints and judicial judgements, A legislation of Her Own goals to stability the legislation to include women's values surrounding intercourse and violence.
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A Law of Her Own: The Reasonable Woman as a Measure of Man by Caroline Forell,Donna Matthews