Academic Year 2014-2015

Event Title

How the Law Shapes Gender Identity: Antiabortion Shibboleths in the Law

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

Start Date

12-3-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

12-3-2015 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Law and Gender | Women's Studies

Description

In recent years, many laws have been passed to create new regulations on abortion that are based on disputed factual claims about the fetus, pregnant women, and women's experience of abortion. The Court's willingness to support these claims perpetuates stereotypes based on gender and lends legal authority to a particular view of what constitutes proper gender identity. This talk will explain recent relevant court cases and why these laws should be found unconstitutional based on the concept of liberty defined in the 14th amendment due process clause.

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Mar 12th, 12:00 PM Mar 12th, 1:00 PM

How the Law Shapes Gender Identity: Antiabortion Shibboleths in the Law

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

In recent years, many laws have been passed to create new regulations on abortion that are based on disputed factual claims about the fetus, pregnant women, and women's experience of abortion. The Court's willingness to support these claims perpetuates stereotypes based on gender and lends legal authority to a particular view of what constitutes proper gender identity. This talk will explain recent relevant court cases and why these laws should be found unconstitutional based on the concept of liberty defined in the 14th amendment due process clause.