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2003

Public Law and Legal Theory

Gila Stopler

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. Countenancing The Oppression Of Women: How Liberals Tolerate Religious And Cultural Practices That Discriminate Against Women, Gila Stopler Jan 2003

. Countenancing The Oppression Of Women: How Liberals Tolerate Religious And Cultural Practices That Discriminate Against Women, Gila Stopler

Gila Stopler

In recent years the notion that religious and cultural practices should be accommodated even at the cost of relinquishing the protection of women’s rights has been gaining prominence and many abuses of women’s rights have been dismissed as justified and inevitable. In this article I argue that the accommodation of religious and cultural practices that discriminate against women is misguided and unjust. While religious and cultural practices can no longer serve as justification for discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity and religion they still serve as the most prevalent justification for sex discrimination. The article analyzes this ...