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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Although it may be true that the equal rights movement for women will result in freeing both women and men from social and legal restrictions (and, in fact, it may be a rather convincing practical political argument), as a feminist, I find a book that supports these rights for women on the basis of reciprocally increased rights for men suspect. It reminds me of Thomas Jefferson arguing, in Notes on Virginia, against the continuation of slavery because of its debilitating moral effects on owners and their families. Leo Kanowitz, professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and author of other books on women and the law, makes such an argument in this collection of eight essays, most of which have been previously published elsewhere (from 1972 to 1981).
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