Should state law withdraw from registering and assigning sex? The feminist politics of decertification and prefigurative law reform, 11 Nov 2020 at 4pm.
Davina Cooper. Discussant: Lucy Vickers. Chair: Chara Bakalis. Part of the Oxford Brookes University, School of Law Seminar Series. To join, use zoom link. Meeting ID: 881 0730 4545; Passcode: 9447073404.
This talk explores decertification as a speculative law reform proposal. In decertification, the state withdraws from registering, assigning, or guaranteeing a person’s sex and gender, giving one shape to the growing momentum towards their informalisation. Reforming how state law
responds to sex/ gender has become a highly controversial issue. In this talk, I explore three questions, drawing from research conducted as part of a feminist ESRC funded project, The Future of Legal Gender. They are:
1. Why might decertification be a good idea?
2. What concerns does it raise; and how might they be addressed?
3. What are the strengths and challenges of prefigurative law reform research, which rehearses and attends to a proposal not yet on the law reform table?
Rethinking gender through disability, 27 Nov 2020.
Flora Renz will be speaking as part of the Law Gender Bodies Text online discussion series, hosted by Valeria Venditti (UCC) every Friday 4-5.30pm from 13 Nov to 11 Dec 2020 . Click here to reserve your ticket/s on Eventbrite.
Prefiguring law: the politics of experimenting with feminist law reform, 4 Dec 2020.
Davina Cooper will be speaking as part of the Law Gender Bodies Text online discussion series, hosted by Valeria Venditti (UCC) every Friday 4-5.30pm from 13 Nov to 11 Dec 2020. Click here to reserve your ticket/s on Eventbrite.
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