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Towards a Feminist Theory of State

Towards a Feminist Theory of State Catharine A. MacKinnon Harvard University Press 1989 Toward a Feminist Theory of the State presents Catharine MacKinnon’s powerful analysis of politics, sexuality, and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centered on…

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Law Pornography

Only Words

Only Words Catharine A. MacKinnon Harvard University Press 1993 When is rape not a crime? When it’s pornography—or so First Amendment law seems to say: in film, a rape becomes “free speech.” Pornography, Catharine MacKinnon contends, is neither speech nor free. Pornography, racial and sexual harassment, and hate speech are acts of intimidation, subordination, terrorism, and discrimination,…

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Law

Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law

Feminism Unmodified:Discourses on Life and Law Catharine A. MacKinnon Harvard UniversityPress 1987 Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law is a 1987 book by feminist legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon. The book is a collection of essays by MacKinnon delivered during the 1980s, in which she makes a radical feminist critique of pornography and liberal feminism. From Harvard University Press: Through these engaged works on issues…

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Law Pornography

Pornography & Civil Rights: A New Day for Women’s Equality

Pornography & Civil Rights:A New Day for Women’s Equality Andrea Dworkin,Catharine MacKinnon Organizing AgainstPornography 1988 Pornography is central in creating and maintaining the civil inequality of the sexes. Pornography is a systematic practice of exploitation and subordination based on sex which differentially harms women…” With those bold words began the groundbreaking local anti-pornography law drafted…