Illusions of Post-Feminism, Ghosts of Gender and the Discourses of Law

  • Kathryn McNeilly School of Law, Queen's University Belfast.
Keywords: post-feminism, discourse analysis, gender narratives, domestic violence, sexual assault, abortion, Derrida

Abstract

This article seeks to consider evidence of post-feminist and "post-equality" gender narratives contained in the discourses of law in the UK and European contexts. Analysis of perennial ghosts of gender in the areas of gender-neutrality in policy, legislative regulation of sexual crimes, and the adjudication of gendered issues by judges will be undertaken in order to renew and reinstate the focus of the legal feminist project and advocate for continued scrutiny in these three practical areas.

Author Biography

Kathryn McNeilly, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast.
Current research student with the School of Law, undertaking PhD research into gender conflict narratives, bodies and human rights.
Published
2012-02-25
How to Cite
McNeilly, K. (2012). Illusions of Post-Feminism, Ghosts of Gender and the Discourses of Law. feminists@law, 1(2). Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/feministsatlaw/article/view/27
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Articles