Hail Patriarchy! Of Supreme Judges and Elite Law

5 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2015

Date Written: November 7, 2015


The discussion around NJAC judgement was focused on sharing power, making decisions about the important aspects and relates to supremacy, authority and control of judiciary, female exclusion therefore becomes inevitable. The trend, as always, is to fiercely up keep the male prerogative. And when several of the female lawyers got the opportunity to raise this issue it was trivialized, marginalized, normalized and refuted while drawing the focus on the ratio of male and female advocates on bar. Tokenism and backlash operate to exclude those women who dare to raise their voice against male domination and highlights the manner in which gender bias is ingrained in the judiciary.

Keywords: Patriarchy, women, judges, appointment, India, lawyers, law, judiciary

Suggested Citation

Nigam, Shalu, Hail Patriarchy! Of Supreme Judges and Elite Law (November 7, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2687433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2687433

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