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Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues

by Catherine A. MacKinnon
£17.95   paperback  Harvard University Press (2007)

Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues by Catherine A. MacKinnon More than half a century after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights defined what a human being is and is entitle to,Catherine MacKinnon asks: Are women human yet? If women were regarded as human, would they be sold into sexual slavery worldwide, veiled, silenced, and imprisoned in homes; bred and worked as menials for little or no pay; mutilated genitally, impoverished economically, mired in illiteracy - all as a matter of course and without effective recourse?
 
The cutting edge is where law and culture hurts, which is where MacKinnon operates in these essays on the transnational status and treatment of women. Taking her gendered critique of the state to the international plane, ranging widely intellectually and concretely, she exposes the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women and its systematic condonation. And she points toward fresh ways - social, legal, and political - of targeting its toxic orthodoxies.
 
MacKinnon takes us inside the workings of nation states, where the oppression of women defines community life and distributes power in society and government. She takes us to Bosnia-Herzegovina for a harrowing look at how the wholesale rape and murder of women and girls in that region was an act of genocide, not a side-effect of war. She takes us into the heart of the international law of conflict to ask - and reveal - why the international community canrally against terrorist's violence but not against violence towards women.
 
A critique of the transnational status quo that also envisions the transforming possibilities of human rights, this eloquent volume makes us look as never before at an ongoing war too long undeclared.

ISBN 13: 9780674025554 | ISBN 10: 0674025555