When Sex Counts: Making Babies and Making Law / Edition 1

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From a decidedly left-of-center perspective, Making Babies and Making Law discusses how law and public policy grapple with differences between the genders while simultaneously struggling to maintain a commitment to equal treatment under the law.

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What sets Sherry Colb's book apart and renders it particularly valuable is its distinctly feminist methodology. Colb develops a theory of equality from the ground up. She analyzes how a society committed to equality should respond to actual cases that are literally ripped from the headlines, but, at the same time, her analysis is not limited to specifics. In the process of offering concrete answers to difficult cases, she also develops a broader theory of sex equality. While Colb's theory is necessarily messier, more contingent and more qualified than the theories promulgated from 'on high,' it is also more robust, satisfying, and socially useful. As such, it is an important and much needed contribution to both political and philosophical debates about sex equality.
— Kimberly Yuracko, Northwestern University School of Law
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742551503
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 I. Pregnancy and Its Discontents: Ignoring the Intimate Link between Mother and Fetus Chapter 3 1. To Murder a Child by Refusing a C-section Chapter 4 2. Drug-Dealing to Unborn Children Chapter 5 3. The Inadvertent Murder of an Ex-Girlfriend's Fetus Chapter 6 4. Kidnapping Unborn Children from their Murdered Mothers Chapter 7 5. Adopting Embryos from the Frozen Orphanage Chapter 8 6. Are "Feminists for Life" Feminists for Real? Chapter 9 7. Sending Out Partial Birth Announcements: Pro-Life Symbolism and Deception Chapter 10 8. Pro-Life Bullies and Mentally Retarded Women Chapter 11 9. Forcing Pregnant Women to "Know" about Fetal Pain Chapter 12 10. The "Minor" Issue of Abortion Chapter 13 11. Who Gets Custody When the Fertility Clinic Makes a Mistake? Chapter 14 12. Is That Egg Donor My Mommy? Chapter 15 13. Battles Over Public Breastfeeding Chapter 16 14. What Kind of Mother Would Drown Her Children Part 17 II. Normalizing Rape: The Presumption of Intimacy between Women and Men Chapter 18 15. A Female Serial Killer's Claims of Rape Chapter 19 16. Are Rapists Too Good for the Death Penalty? Chapter 20 17. Date Rape and the Presumption of Innocence Chapter 21 18. What's Wrong with Date Rape? Chapter 22 19. Can a Woman Say "No" If She Has Already Said "Yes"? Chapter 23 20. The Rapist Who Got Away: The Injustice of Statues of Limitations Chapter 24 21. Jailbait: When "Yes" Means "No" Chapter 25 22. When Cops Cop a Feel: National Security and Women's Privacy Part 26 III. What Is Sex Discrimination? Chapter 27 23. Bartenders without Blush Chapter 28 24. And Ain't I A Woman? Chapter 29 25. Why Gay-Bashing Is Sex Discrimination Chapter 30 26. Single People Seeking Babies: Can the Law Ban Them from Assisted Reproduction? Chapter 31 27. A Woman's Right to Birth Control Coverage Chapter 32 28. The FDA Plays Politics with the Morning-After Pill Chapter 33 29. Do Pharmacists Have a Right to "Choose" Not to Fill Prescriptions? Chapter 34 30. Killing a Fetus on Account of Her Sex Chapter 35 31. When Oral Sex Results in a Pregnancy: Can Men Ever Escape Paternity Obligations? Chapter 36 32. Should Men Have the Right to a "Financial Abortion"?: Chapter 37 33. Can a Court Order a Deadbeat Dad to Stop Having Children? Chapter 38 34. The Many Meanings of "Reverse Discrimination" Chapter 39 35. Is Male Circumcision Gender-Based Violence? Chapter 40 36. Abortion By Baseball Bat Chapter 41 Conclusion

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