WOMEN AND THE LAW
(LAWH-4032) - 4 UNITS
In Women and the Law, we will analyze the laws that protect, inhibit, and perpetuate discrimination against women. Studying the stories of women told in literature and art, we will compare women's complex lives with the streamlined and false or incomplete stories deployed by courts. Why are women still not represented at the highest echelons of law and business? How can we stop rape? Should there be laws prohibiting pornography? What reproductive freedoms should women possess? Should they be allowed abortion "on demand?" How do issues of race, sexuality, class, and ability influence the answers to these questions? How can women balance work and family? In Women and the Law we will attend to all of these questions, and more.