Embracing Law's Categories: Anti-Discrimination Laws and Transgenderism
Embracing Law's Categories: Anti-Discrimination Laws and Transgenderism” (2003) 15 Spring Issue Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 1-55
49 Pages Posted: 30 May 2019 Last revised: 2 Jun 2019
Date Written: 2003
The attempt to reduce all persons to the unity of a common measure constructs as deviant those whose attributes differ from the group specific attributes implicitly resumed in the norm. The drive to unify the particularly and multiplicity of practices, cultural symbols and ways of relating in clear and distinct categories turns difference into exclusion.
Note: Reprinted by permission of The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Inc. from The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Vol. 15, Number 1, pp. 51-97.
Keywords: Anti-Discrimination Laws, Transgenderism
JEL Classification: K10
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