Feminist Legal Theory

This post has been contributed by Professor Jill Marshall, Module Convener for Jurisprudence.

This short video highlights a few issues in current affairs, in the press, the news and society in general in the past 6 months or so. Its purpose is to show how these examples raise legal theoretical issues and, in particular, for this post, how they relate to feminist legal theory and chapter 15 of your module guide.

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Example 1: Suing Facebook – Naked Images

Facebook sued in landmark ‘revenge porn’ case by Northern Ireland teen girl, 24 Nov 2016 (Source: Belfast Telegraph)

Example 2: The forced sterilisation of women in Peru in the 1990s.  The quipu project.

Peru’s forcibly sterilised women find their voice (Source: TheGuardian)

Quipu: uncovering shocking tales of Peru’s sterilisation programme (Source: TheGuardian)

The Quipu Project

Example 3: The case of Civil Partnership for heterosexual couple at the Court of Appeal: Steinfeld and Another v Secretary of State for Education [2017] EWCA Civ 81

Women’s Day postcards sent to Justine Greening urging her to back mixed-sex civil partnerships (Source: Equal Civil Partnerships)

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