Ladyknightstar's Reviews > Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century
Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century
Jul 04, 2017
This is one you want to buy for your library. An excellent resource, I wish it was the first volume in a series. There is so much to unpack regarding the constitution, sex, how it is defined and legislated, this is a wealth of information at your fingertips well worth having for any social justice worker, lawyer, historian, writer, or lover of American Culture. The book intertwines the history of how the laws were made tracing back from ancient times to now along with the Western Civilization cultural context. I wished for more depth in the cultural context here, and a critical lens from perspectives of what freedom means and the struggles people think now exist between sexual and religious freedom considering the constitution's foundation. Those concerned with Margaret Atwood Handmaid travails in current legislature would do well to read this volume from cover to cover. Those who are interested in sex trafficking laws in the U.S. on a federal level would also do well to read this volume. This book gives an explicit overview, of subject material, with a nicely packed bibliography for further research. From a feminist standpoint, there is much more that is needed with the unpacking and research in this arena and the vantage point taken by the author speaks much.
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July 4, 2017 – Shelved