New post by Davina Cooper: Acting as if Other Law Reform Options were already on the Table?
What should gender’s future be? Will gender fade in significance, become a matter of personal choice, define new ways of living and being, or remain a category of domination and inequality? And what can law contribute to these changes?
Currently in Britain, we are all assigned a legal gender, starting with the sex we are declared at birth. But are there good reasons for retaining a system of assigned gender; or one in which people’s gender has formal legal status? What are the implications, in terms of the challenges, risks and benefits, of radical reform? These questions form the basis for our three-year critical law reform project, begun in May 2018, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.