Texas Wesleyan Law Review


Emma Lindsay

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In Part II, the Author considers the synergies between law (particularly international law), literature, and feminism. In Part III, the Author examines the play and outline the binary oppositions that pervade Aristophanes's text: war/peace, public/private, and masculine/ feminine. The Author then considers the binary oppositions in more detail, by investigating how they are reflected in the position of women in contemporary violent conflicts. Using a single example to explore each opposition, the Author looks at violence against women, women's political participation, and social and economic rights to suggest the unreality of the oppositions for women. In so doing, she seeks to demonstrate how the hierarchical nature of these binary oppositions has served to confine women's experience to the less valued part of the opposition, although she recognizes that in some areas the oppositions are being destabilized, as in the play. By way of conclusion, in Part IV the Author maps the direction in which change needs to continue to enable international law fully to account for the experiences of women.



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