Theory and practice are engaged in an inquiry into the relationship between sex inequality in society and sex equality under law. Context provided draws on social science, history, international and comparative law. The dominant approach to legal equality is examined on its own terms and through an alternative. Concrete issues-employment discrimination, family, rape, sexual harassment, lesbian and gay rights, abortion, prostitution, pornography-focus discussion through cases. Racism, class, and transgender status are considered throughout. The course investigates, criticizes, and expands the law toward civil equality between the sexes and on the basis of gender.
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