Gender Justice

Gender Justice

by David Kirp, Mark Yudof, Marlene Franks Strong
     
 

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Tracing the way various public policies have evolved, David L. Kirp, Mark G. Yudof, and Marlene Strong Franks find that the profusion of legislation and court decisions masks an uncertain and problematic sense of what gender-based justice means. They show that even policies not ostensibly concerned with gender—from tax codes to health benefits—have a

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Tracing the way various public policies have evolved, David L. Kirp, Mark G. Yudof, and Marlene Strong Franks find that the profusion of legislation and court decisions masks an uncertain and problematic sense of what gender-based justice means. They show that even policies not ostensibly concerned with gender—from tax codes to health benefits—have a significant effect on sexual equality. They argue that whether or not it intends to do so, our government is setting gender policies. Pointing out that individual autonomy is the essential component of a just society, they endorse a policy that encourages choice rather than one that promotes particular outcomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226437651
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David L. Kirp is a professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy and lecturer in the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Mark G. Yudof is dean of the University of Texas Law School and holds the James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Law. Marlene Strong Franks is a senior analyst at Berkeley Planning Associates.

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