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The Politics of Natality: From Formal Equality to the Spectrum of Feminist Thinking

Heathcote, Gina (2012) The Politics of Natality: From Formal Equality to the Spectrum of Feminist Thinking. In: International Law and the Periphery, 17th -19th February 2012, The American University in Cairo. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper examines how the UN Security Council has embraced mainstream feminist ideas in a manner that may ultimately be detrimental to women's lives. The paper asks why some elements of feminist debates (victim feminism, formal equality, quotas) have been develop under the 1325 framework while the spectrum of feminist thinking on women's diversity, on self-determination and on structural bias within legal systems has been so difficult to develop into concrete reforms. Ultimately the process of pursuing feminist ideas in the mainstream and into institutional settings is a rejection of specific feminist approaches that are consequently shifted to the peripheries of feminist methods and remain beyond the peripheries of international legal discussions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Speech)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Gender Studies
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Gina Heathcote
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 15:26
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/14003

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