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Law Reform And Reality?

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The radical feminist discourse focuses on the patterns and modes that will lead to a fundamental change in society by abolishing the situation of inequality between women and men. The change sought by radical feminism is not just in how the law is implemented, but also a substantive and fundamental change in the content of the law. Radical feminism is based on the assumption that law is a primary tool for legitimizing the existing social order. Moreover, because the liberal perspective views law as a tool for shaping social life then from the moment the masculine view becomes embedded in the law, it attains an objective status. As a result, in order to change women's status in society and in law, the change in consciousness must be integrated with a fresh analysis of the institutions, conventions, norms and existing legal criteria.

Keywords: international law; radical feminism

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