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A Law of Her Own Caroline Forell

A Law of Her Own

Caroline Forell

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Despite the apparent progress in womens legal status, the law retains a profoundly male bias, and as such contributes to the pervasive violence and injustice against women. In A Law of Her Own, the authors propose to radically change lawsMore Despite the apparent progress in womens legal status, the law retains a profoundly male bias, and as such contributes to the pervasive violence and injustice against women.   In  A Law of Her Own, the authors propose to radically change laws fundamental paradigm by introducing a reasonable woman standard for measuring mens behavior. Advocating that courts apply this standard to the conduct of men-and women-in legal settings where women are overwhelmingly the injured parties, the authors seek to eliminate the victimization and objectification of women by dismantling part of the legal structure that supports their subordination.   A woman-based legal standard-focusing on respect for bodily integrity, agency, and autonomy-would help rectify the imbalance in how society and its legal system view sexual and gender-based harassment, rape, stalking, battery, domestic imprisonment, violence, and death.   Examining the bias of the existing reasonable person standard through analysis of various court cases and judicial decisions,  A Law of Her Own aims to balance the law to incorporate womens values surrounding sex and violence.