name is Jessica, and I am a
junior at POBJFK HS. I am doing
a report on women's rights issues
through history, and how the
legal system has helped / hindered
it. If you can give me any information,
or refer me to a place that
could, it would be greatly appreciated.
for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
The legal system has both helped
and hindered women's rights.
For instance, women need legal
standing and legal precedences
in order to pursue their rights.
We need a legal right to sue
for job discrimination, which
is based on our gender. (Other
legal rights include--the right
to a fair divorce, custody,
to a fair trial, etc...).
However, the laws are only as
good as individuals can make
them out to be. Even though
we have these laws--1.) they
aren't always accessible to
all women. Some women are hindered
because of education/illiteracy,
others because of economic status.
2.) they aren't always practiced
in the best faith. Even though
we have anti-sex discrimination
laws, women are still being
discriminated against in the
first place and in too many
cases--women aren't given a
fair trial. The system works
against them. I hope that helps