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
Where Marxism focuses on class relationships, Feminists focus on female relationships.
Virtues: pinpoints the flawed areas of society
Vices: does provide a way of moving beyond them