Nicola Barker speaks on ‘Feminism, Family and the Politics of Austerity’ (with accompanying powerpoint slides); Sinead Ring speaks on ‘The Pernicious Nature of Rape Myths and How They Continue to Affect Rape Prosecutions’; Maria Drakopoulou speaks on ‘Feminism, Tradition and the Question of Sexual Violence’; and Rosemary Hunter acts as discussant, commenting on all three papers.
Neat format. Audio interview. Prof interviews Prof.
In this outing, Professor Richard Albert, Boston College Law School speaks with Professor Vanessa MacDonnell of the University of Ottawa (English common law) about her new (comparative) work on the role of government in advancing and securing constitutional rights. The abstract of the paper (forthcoming in the UTLJ), is available on SSRN here. I am teaching constitutional law at the moment and am consider how this might enrich the introduction to the Charter materials (next semester) and encourage students to think more broadly about the roles the state plays beyond violator-of-rights. Not to mention the ways it may affect my own thinking as an “equality advocate”.