Presents the author's analysis of politics, sexuality and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centred on sexual subordination and applies it to the State. The result is a critique of inequality and a transformative vision of a direction for social change.
Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and the James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law (Long-Term) at Harvard Law School.
Preface Part One: Feminism and Marxism 1. The Problem of Marxism and Feminism 2. A Feminist Critique of Marx and Engels 3. A Marxist Critique of Feminism 4. Attempts at Synthesis Part Two: Method 5. Consciousness Raising 6. Method and Politics 7. Sexuality Part Three: The State 8. The Liberal State 9. Rape: On Coercion and Consent 10. Abortion: On Public and Private 11. Pornography: On Morality and Politics 12. Sex Equality: On Difference and Dominance 13. Toward Feminist Jurisprudence Notes Credits Index