Colliding Kaleidoscopes of Reality: Looking at Women and the Australian Legal System
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 284-288
5 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2009 Last revised: 31 May 2017
Date Written: 2001
This article highlights how women's interactions with the law must be understood within the context and the pervasiveness of the dominant perspective throughout our institutions. It encourages practitioners and the community to think 'outside of the boxes' of so-called 'legal truths'. In the area of violence against women, some micro-level are outlined. However, the article stresses that 'big picture' societal metamorphosis is necessary to address gendered personalities, sexualities, roles, stratification and the domestic/public divide - all major contributors to women's less than equal interactions with the legal system.
Keywords: violence, legal system, sexuality
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