How male dominance in the legal practice keeps disadvantaging women: the case of Geerte Piening urinating in public

| Beitrag von Nanne van Doorn

In the 1980s, legal scientist Catherine MacKinnon agitated many people when she equated sexuality with sexual violence. Sexuality was the form and content of male power. While even feminists found her views too extreme and took their distance from MacKinnon, MacKinnon’s criticism on male power structures is still relevant today. To show its contemporary relevance, I will use a widely discussed case from the Netherlands, concerning a woman urinating in public and the judge’s response to her arguments. Weiterlesen