Tips: The Iceberg and Global Warming Metaphor

WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, Patricia Easteal, ed., LexisNexis, 2010

Posted: 23 Jan 2011

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This chapter looks at a few of the major themes of Women and the Law in Australia plus adds some of Easteal’s own recent research findings. The material alludes, as the Chapter title indicates, to the metaphor drawn in Chapter 1 and is presented in the form of ‘tips’ for the reader to integrate and apply. These include: Know the glacial landscape; Understand the Indeterminacy of law and the gatekeepers; Be aware of the invisibility of (Effects of) domestic violence; Listen to the ‘full-ranged chorus of women’s voices’; Understand the continuum of credibility; Think ‘outside of the boxes’; Know the ‘gendered’ facts and argue them with experts when possible.

Keywords: gender bias and the law, domestic violence, expert evidence, intersectionality and women, credibility and women

JEL Classification: K00, J70

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Tips: The Iceberg and Global Warming Metaphor (2010). WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, Patricia Easteal, ed., LexisNexis, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743911

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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