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Gendering the Abortion Debate: The French Case

Jean C. Robinson

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The National Assembly in France tentatively reformed abortion law in 1975 and reaffirmed legal abortion in 1979. The women's movement campaigned on the issue but did not claim success for a policy ... More


Personal Laws and Women’s Rights

Flavia Agnes

in Family Law Volume 1: Family Laws and Constitutional Claims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067900
eISBN:
9780199081295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067900.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter looks at the history of the laws governing different religious denominations, including their scriptural sources and their contemporary applications. The main argument in this chapter ... More


“In Consideration of Her Enormous Crime” Rape and Infanticide in Spanish St. Augustine

Jane Landers

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the case of Juana, and this case clearly indicates that several important institutional, political, and social factors operated to guarantee even enslaved women some rights and ... More


A Challenge to Civilized Society

Sudhir Chandra

in Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the fear and worry associated with the Dadaji Bhikaji v. Rukhmabai case, which affected the traditional Hindu views on marriage. While some were openly against Rukhmabai and ... More


“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State

Sabina Donati (ed.)

in A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784511
eISBN:
9780804787338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State


Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman

Maureen Wright

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081095
eISBN:
9781781700037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081095.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1833–1918) was one of the most significant pioneers of the British women's emancipation movement, though her importance is little recognised. Wolstenholme Elmy referred ... More


Gender Discourse and Discontent: Activism Unraveled

Noga Efrati

in Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158145
eISBN:
9780231530248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158145.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter delves deeper into the women's movement in Iraq during the Hashemite period. It suggests that there were two main reasons why the full scale of women's response against the ... More


Erosion of Secular Principles

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter evaluates the extent to which the state adhered to the principle of a unified secular family law. It explains that the first departure of the state from the declared objective was the ... More


The Role and Impact of Soft Law on the Emergence of the Prohibition of Violence against Women within the Context of the CEDAW

Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko (ed.)

in Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791409
eISBN:
9780191833878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791409.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the role of the soft law in the process of emergence and gradual recognition of violence against women as a human rights concern at the universal level. The analysis shows that ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft: “Systemiz[ing] Oppression”—Feminism, Nature, and Animals

Barbara K. Seeber

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Barbara K. Seeber argues that Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneering feminist theorist, also offers considerable insights into the relationship between human beings and nature. Wollstonecraft sees ... More


Introduction

Margaret A. Simons

in Feminist Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039003
eISBN:
9780252097171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.003.0045
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides a background of Simone de Beauvoir's feminism. As the political opposition hardened and the Women's Liberation Movement (MLF) matured in the 1970s, Beauvoir put ... More


The Theory of Gendered Sensibility

in Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter provides an account of the gendering of Reverend James Fordyce's theory of sensibility in his book titled Sermons to Young Women, which was greatly admired by Abigail Adams. It suggests ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0047
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Mary Wollstonecraft was a feminist philosopher, novelist, and historian who dreamed of establishing a utopian community for women in the Age of Revolutions. In 1790, Wollstonecraft wrote A ... More


Regional Human Rights Law

Marina Sharpe

in The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198826224
eISBN:
9780191865169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 5 begins with a review of the literature on the relationship between international human rights law and international refugee law, which charts the evolution of human rights in refugee ... More


Olympe de Gouges (1748–1793)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0045
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Marie-Olympe de Gouges, born Marie Gouze, was a French political philosopher and woman of letters who wrote the treatise The Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen in 1791. She pursued a ... More


Liberty and Equality

Michael Tugendhat

in Liberty Intact: Human Rights in English Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198790990
eISBN:
9780191833403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790990.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses equality before the law, and equality as equal treatment under the law. Equality in the American and French Declarations excluded women and slaves. Blackstone and English law ... More


Anonymous

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0053
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

On April 25, 1795, the New York magazine Weekly Museum published a poem entitled “Rights of Woman” from an anonymous author. The author emphasizes the application of the universal human rights ... More


Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736–1801)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0049
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Annis Boudinot Stockton was an American poet known for her patriotism. In 1793, Stockton wrote a letter to her daughter Julia Stockton Rush, who was living in Philadelphia, in which she expresses her ... More


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