Feminist Jurisprudence Is A Growing School Of Legal
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Feminist jurisprudence is a growing school of legal though in which embraces various theories in reference to laws and legal issues. Every aspect of feminist jurisprudence takes a close look at and analyses the law through the examination of issues such as gender, sexuality, power, individual rights, and the judicial system. Feminist jurisprudence has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1960s. This school of thought has made its mark since the 1990s and has evolved into a vital part of the law over the years. Feminist jurisprudence has paved a new way of thinking in issues such as sexual and Domestic Violence, inequality in the workplace, and gender-based discrimination in various levels of US society.
With…show more content… A major breakthrough for the history of feminism is when the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution came into act in 1920. This Amendment allowed the women the right to vote in the United States. During the 1960s the modern feminist movement arose. Betty N. Friedan organized the first official meeting of an association called the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966. Two years later, NOW protested at the Miss America Pageant. During this time, Civil Rights and antiwar activist turned their attention towards gender discrimination and inequality. One major legal case in which feminism has influenced and continues to be a subject of interest is the decision in Roe vs Wade in 1973 that defined the choice of abortion as a fundamental constitutional right. Interestingly enough, to the majority of feminists, this case was not important due to the decision that abortion is a choice. Although, most feminists see it more as the mere principle that women have a right in general to make fundamental choices concerning their own well-being. Feminists have remained persistent in their support for the decision in Roe vs Wade. In fact, nineteen years later when the issue was reconsidered in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, feminist rallied for their support for the right of choice.
Feminist criticize mainstream jurisprudence in