The Rugged Feminism of Sandra Day O'Connor

28 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2012 Last revised: 29 Jan 2012

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Judith Olans Brown

Northeastern University - School of Law

Wendy E. Parmet

Northeastern University - School of Law

Mary E. O'Connell

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: January 18, 1999

Abstract

In this Article we explore Justice O'Connor's response to the woman question by looking at her opinions on matters traditionally perceived to be of interest to women or matters historically recognized as women's issues. This leads us to consider cases about women as physical and sexual beings and cases about women as nurturers and caretakers. In addition, we look at cases about individuals who, like women, have been traditionally perceived as dependent, vulnerable, and economically insecure. We do not claim that these are the only issues that matter to women. Clearly, the range of issues that matter to women is as broad as the Court's docket.

Suggested Citation

Brown, Judith Olans and Parmet, Wendy E. and O'Connell, Mary E., The Rugged Feminism of Sandra Day O'Connor (January 18, 1999). Indiana Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 1219-1246, 1999; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1984862 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1984862

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Mary E. O'Connell

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