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MacKinnon, Catharine A., , . Are Women Human?: and other international dialogues
2006, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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Abstract: More than half a century after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights defined what a human being is and is entitled to, Catharine 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; stoned for sex outside marriage or burned within it; mutilated genitally, impoverished economically, and mired in illiteracy–all as a matter of course and without effective recourse?

Comment: An excellent collection of essays by MacKinnon that includes some of her critiques of Foucauldian social constructionism.

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