Feminist Judgments in the UK

A couple of weeks ago The Guardian covered the publication of Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice, by Rosemary Hunter, Clare McGlynn, Erika Rackley, a book of judgments (re)written by British feminists to produce the reasoning and results that should have been there in the first place. It’s the product of the UK Feminists Judgments Project.

If all of this sounds vaguely familiar to Slaw readers, I wouldn’t be surprised. The acknowledged inspiration — indeed, the model — for the UK project is the Women’s Court of Canada, an organization that we’ve covered a couple of times here.

The UK project notes that a number of the Canadian judgments were published in the Canadian Journal ofWomen and the Law and that some were made available on The Court — which, I’m proud to say, was my doing when I was running that blog. It’s a shame that the Canadian women didn’t get credit in the Guardian piece.

And it’s a sad fact that nearly forty years after appearing in the legal academy, feminism is still having to justify itself, still regarded as a “flavour”, if you will, of reasoning. Got a long way to go yet, baby.

[hat tip: IFLS]

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