Leo Kanowitz, professor of law at University of New Mexico and author of "Women and the Law: The Unfinished Revolution" (University of New Mexico Press, 1969) about women's legal situation, talks with Carol Amyx, KPFA news volunteer. Kanowitz says he wrote the book as a course of general human rights, seeing that women were struggling for equality in status in the U.S. and in the world. Cites similarities between the Black struggle and the women's struggle against oppression, and adds that men will not be free until women are free. Many parts of the book were previously published as articles. Topics discussed in the book include family law, labor law as far as women's employment is concerned, federal jurisdiction, and the limits and discrimination of women in legislation, and society's double standards for things like age of consent and statutory rape.
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