By Catharine A. MacKinnon
greater than part a century after the common assertion of Human Rights outlined what a person is and is entitled to, Catharine MacKinnon asks: Are ladies human but? If ladies have been considered as human, may they be bought into sexual slavery all over the world; veiled, silenced, and imprisoned in houses; bred, and labored as menials for very little pay; stoned for intercourse open air marriage or burned inside it; mutilated genitally, impoverished economically, and mired in illiteracy--all as a question in fact and with out potent recourse?
The innovative is the place legislation and tradition hurts, that is the place MacKinnon operates in those essays at the transnational prestige and therapy of ladies. Taking her gendered critique of the kingdom to the overseas airplane, ranging greatly intellectually and concretely, she exposes the results and value of the systematic maltreatment of girls and its systemic condonation. and she or he issues towards clean ways--social, felony, and political--of focusing on its poisonous orthodoxies.
MacKinnon takes us contained in the workings of realms, the place the oppression of girls defines group lifestyles and distributes strength in society and govt. She takes us to Bosnia-Herzogovina for a harrowing examine how the wholesale rape and homicide of girls and ladies there has been an act of genocide, now not a facet impact of warfare. She takes us into the center of the foreign legislation of clash to ask--and reveal--why the foreign neighborhood can rally opposed to terrorists' violence, yet now not opposed to violence opposed to girls. A critique of the transnational established order that still envisions the reworking chances of human rights, this bracing publication makes us glance as by no means ahead of at an ongoing conflict too lengthy undeclared.
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Endlessly moralized, it is political, sexually political. Ignored, it is condoned. Sexual violation is a crime of inequality of status, to which those who are low in status and its power are subjected and to which those who are subjected are lowered. Its centrality to women’s inequality to men (and some men’s inequality to other men) plays out through culture, honor, religion, family, dignity, identity, intimacy, integrity, and respect. It dehumanizes. No material recompense or punishment can fully restore its intangible, invisible harm.
Catharine A. MacKinnon Stanford, California * When writing the essay that became the title piece for this volume, I was not aware of Dorothy Sayers’s work. See Dorothy L. Sayers, Unpopular Opinions: Twenty-one Essays (New York: William B. Eerdmans, 1971, 2005). The question deserves re-asking from diverse perspectives and Harcourt and Brace, 1947); Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? : in varied contexts. Contents Introduction: Women’s Status, Men’s States part one theory and reality 1On Torture (1990) 2Human Rights and Global Violence Against Women (1992) 3Theory Is Not a Luxury (1993) 4Are Women Human?
And other international dialogues / Catharine A. MacKinnon. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN-13: 978-0-674-02187-7 (cloth : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 0-674-02187-8 (cloth : alk. ) 1. Women's rights. 2. Women—Legal status, laws, etc. 3. Women—Violence against. I. Title. 4’858—dc22 2005044747 for Asja Armanda and Jessica Neuwirth Preface In the mid-1980s, as the new Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force, I began working for legal equality in Canada, largely with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF).