Talk on the failure of the legal system to keep pace with social change in America by Nancy Reeves, attorney and writer-lecturer on the status of women. Reeves argues that mummified legal systems that preserve antiquated laws distort women's lives and that women's liberation should aim to sweep these laws away, and that the erosion of the legal fiction of "man and wife" as a single entity, population density and the pill have helped to undermine the biological determinism upon which women's legal role has been founded. This is her final lecture in the series A Woman's Place.
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