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Philosophy
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PHL271H1
Professor
Jacob Weinrib

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Gender is a social construct created by social practices How does law privilege a certain group in society? The Dilemma of Feminist Legal Theory: Feminist thought has oscillated between two different theories (liberal and Marxist) MacKinnon’s Claim: A feminist theory of law must answer the following questions: (How does law legitimate... Marxist Thought: Law is a tool of dominance and repression in the context of an eco- nomic theory (how classes exploit one another...How the higher class exploits the lower class) Where Marxism focuses on class relationships, Feminists focus on female relationships. For Marxism... Virtues: pinpoints the flawed areas of society Vices: does provide a way of moving beyond them McK
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