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Feminism Historicized: Medieval Misogynist Stereotypes In Contemporaryfeminist Jurisprudence, Jeanne L. Schroeder
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Equality Theory, Marital Rape, And The Promise Of The Fourteenth Amendment, Robin West
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During the 1980s a handful of state judges either held or opined in dicta what must be incontrovertible to the feminist community, as well as to most progressive legal advocates and academics: the so-called marital rape exemption, whether statutory or common law in origin, constitutes a denial of a married woman's constitutional right to equal protection under the law. Indeed, a more obvious denial of equal protection is difficult to imagine: the marital rape exemption denies married women protection against violent crime solely on the basis of gender and marital status. What possibly could be less rational than a ...