Texas Journal of Women, Gender, and the Law

Texas Journal of Women and the Law is an academic journal focusing on Texas Women and the Law

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, 2008

Coming out of the Water Closet: The Case against Sex Segregated Bathrooms
IntroductionWe cannot separate the cultural and biological definitions of man and woman; they make up two sides of the same coin. Still, we try to force a rigid sexual distinction, ostensibly for practical purposes. Sex segregated bathrooms appear as...
Reasonableness and Objectivity: A Feminist Discourse of the Fourth Amendment
I. IntroductionMore than ever, the commands of the Fourth Amendment now play a pivotal role in our everyday lives and affect people from all walks of life. Apart from law enforcement and the criminal justice system, we are routinely subjected to the...
The Case for Pro-Choice Participation in Drafting Fetal Homicide Laws
INTRODUCTIONFetal homicide laws criminalize the killing of a fetus1 without the consent of the pregnant woman.2 Thirty-six states currently have fetal homicide laws;3 twenty-five of these laws cover the entire period of prenatal development.4 A federal...
The Path to Gender Justice in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
I. IntroductionIn an individual opinion annexed to a December 2006 decision, the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights stated that the case in hand was the first one to ever present the Court with women's human rights issues.1 The current...
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