Paper Title

Working on the Inside: Feminism and the Judicial System

Location

Room 217, West Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

Keywords

Justice, oppression, systematic, reform

Abstract

How can justice be done within a corrupt system? Can oppression be overcome from within the very system that is doing the oppressing? This paper explores the intersection of feminism, human rights, civil rights, and the judicial system. Legislation has been a crucial part of women’s movements across the globe. Discussing feminist lawyers such as Sedigheh Dowlatabadi and Shirin Ebadi of Iran gives a clear example of opposing the ideals of a system while working within it. By looking at the relationship of legal reform and cultural reform, it is possible to debate which one should ideally come first when seeking true reform for society.

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Working on the Inside: Feminism and the Judicial System

Room 217, West Center

How can justice be done within a corrupt system? Can oppression be overcome from within the very system that is doing the oppressing? This paper explores the intersection of feminism, human rights, civil rights, and the judicial system. Legislation has been a crucial part of women’s movements across the globe. Discussing feminist lawyers such as Sedigheh Dowlatabadi and Shirin Ebadi of Iran gives a clear example of opposing the ideals of a system while working within it. By looking at the relationship of legal reform and cultural reform, it is possible to debate which one should ideally come first when seeking true reform for society.