Gender. Prof.: Tamar Pitch
This course explores and discusses how law and rights have been and are being critically examined by feminist legal and sociological students. Such critical analysis is crucial to understand the ways in which law and rights, far from being neutral, impartial and objective, adopt as their standard subject a man ( most often than not white, adult, and propertied), thereby reproducing and legitimizing existing power relations.
Topics covered include marriage and the family, criminal justice and the “criminal question”, male violence against women, the relationship between inequalities and differences, prostitution and surrogacy.