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Legislating Nonmarital Sex in India, 1911–1929

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The third chapter describes how an expanded understanding of girlhood influenced an Indian law restricting child marriage and raising the age of consent. This chapter details changes in legislative ... More


Numbers, Sex, Power: Age and Sexual Consent

Joseph J. Fischel

in Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816694754
eISBN:
9781452954363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694754.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter 3 proposes reforms to age of consent laws via the principle of sexual autonomy. Conceptually, sexual autonomy envisions young people as volitional but vulnerable. Practically, sexual autonomy ... More


The Hour of Reckoning: Orthodox Hinduism and the Age of Consent Bill Controversy in Bengal (c. 1890–1892)

Amiya P. Sen

in Hindu Revivalism in Bengal c.1872-1905: Some Essays in Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655391
eISBN:
9780199080625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655391.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the Consent Bill controversy in Bengal in relation to orthodox Hinduism. It explains that the law sought to prevent the sexual abuse of both married and unmarried women below a ... More


The European Convention on Human Rights: Immutable Status and Sex Discrimination Arguments

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the extent to which applicants under the European Convention on Human Rights have used immutable status and sex discrimination arguments under Article 14. It also discusses what ... More


Power

Steven Angelides

in The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226648460
eISBN:
9780226648774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648774.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Throughout the past decade and a half there has been an explosion of media reportage suggesting a rise of epidemic proportions in cases of female secondary schoolteachers in relationships with ... More


Curtailing Parents?: Marriage and Consent Laws, 2004–2018

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The book’s final chapter accounts for a 2006 Indian law banning child marriage as well as contemporary feminist dilemmas about lowering the age of sexual consent. This chapter tracks the efforts to ... More


My Little Girl Wife: The Transformation of Childhood and Marriage in the Late Nineteenth Century

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By the later nineteenth century, ideas about childhood and about marriage had undergone significant transformations in the United States, especially among the middle class. Children were now seen as ... More


Doctrinal Pictures of Rape Trials: How to Do Things with Feminism

Pratiksha Baxi

in Public Secrets of Law: Rape Trials in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198089568
eISBN:
9780199082698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089568.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Judicial words bear illocutionary force: become acts or mandates for deeds. In a basic sense, ‘a legal world is built only to the extent that there are commitments that place the body in line … the ... More


Becoming Wiser: Public Policy, Developing Capacity, the Law, and Legal Assent

Jennifer Ann Drobac

in Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: "Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226301013
eISBN:
9780226301150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301150.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 10 explores legal reforms for sexual harassment law. It suggests “legal assent” as a substitute for adolescent “consent.” This proposal affords teenagers the chance to revoke their “consent” ... More


Wholly Unfit for the Marriage Condition: and Struggles over Age of Consent Laws

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter revisits the laws documented in the first chapter and demonstrates that even though they prohibited marriage below certain ages, many children continued to marry, often extralegally. ... More


I Did and I Don’t Regret It: Child Marriage and the Contestation of Childhood, 1880–1925

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

As reformers and lawmakers raised the age of consent to marriage and made it more difficult for minors to become husbands and wives, young people reacted by marrying extralegally. From the late ... More


The Criminal Law

Paul Johnson

in Going to Strasbourg: An Oral History of Sexual Orientation Discrimination and the European Convention on Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198777618
eISBN:
9780191823176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777618.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter contains the oral histories of six individuals who lodged complaints in Strasbourg under the European Convention on Human Rights between 1976 and 1994 about discrimination on the grounds ... More


Homosexuality: patterns of hidden compensation on the road towards sexual liberty

Stephan Heichel

in On the Road to Permissiveness?: Change and Convergence of Moral Regulation in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198743989
eISBN:
9780191803987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743989.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the 1960s, almost all countries in Western Europe have shifted towards more permissive styles of regulating homosexuality. This has mostly been the result of two intermediate shifts: as ... More


Young Shoulders, Mighty Responsibilities: Child-Wife

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By the final decades of the nineteenth century, the child-wife had come under the purview of reformist legislation in British India. Infant marriage was widely prevalent in most parts of the ... More


What is a Child?

Mia Bloom

John Horgan (ed.)

in Small Arms: Children and Terrorism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780801453885
eISBN:
9781501709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453885.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The United Nations estimated that over 300,000 boys and girls under the age of 18 were under arms as soldiers, spies, informants, couriers, and sex-slaves in the 30-plus conflicts around the globe; ... More


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