Feminism, Marriage and the Law in Victorian England, 1850-95 (New edition)

Feminism, Marriage and the Law in Victorian England, 1850-95 (New edition)

By: Mary Lyndon Shanley (author)Hardback

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What kind of a contract is marriage? - married women's property, the sexual double standard, and the Divorce Act of 1857; equal rights and spousal friendship - the Married Women's Property Act of 1870; the unity of moral law - prostitution, infanticide, and employment; an ambiguous victory: the Married Women's Property Act of 1882; Parliament's rejection of parental equality - the Infant Custody Act of 1886; a husband's right to his wife's body - wife abuse, the restitution of conjugal rights, and marital rape. Epilogue: the search for spousal equality - a legacy for feminists.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850431534
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781850431534
  • ISBN10: 1850431531
  • edition: New edition

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