Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship by Linda C. McClain, Joanna L. Grossman

By Linda C. McClain, Joanna L. Grossman

Citizenship is the typical language for expressing aspirations to democratic and egalitarian beliefs of inclusion, participation, and civic club. despite the fact that, there remains to be an important hole among formal commitments to gender equality and equivalent citizenship - within the legislation and constitutions of many nations, in addition to in foreign human rights files - and the truth of women's lives. This quantity provides a suite of unique works that study this persisting inequality in the course of the lens of citizenship. exotic students in legislation, political technological know-how, and women's reviews examine the numerous dimensions of women's equivalent citizenship, together with constitutional citizenship, democratic citizenship, social citizenship, sexual and reproductive citizenship, and international citizenship. Gender Equality takes inventory of the development towards - and ultimate impediments to - securing equivalent citizenship for ladies, develops recommendations for pursuing that objective, and identifies new questions that might form extra inquiries.

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Their demands were presented as a gender-neutral version of the Declaration of Independence, challenging men to explain why women, as citizens, should not be granted the full panoply of rights enjoyed by men. 60 The claim to full citizenship defined the early women’s rights movement and continues to resonate today, as Justice Ginsburg’s language from the VMI case, quoted previously, indicates. Our project reflects fidelity to that usage. A second response to this critique is to offer a necessary clarification: gender equality, as a political and constitutional commitment, does not apply only to citizens.

60 The claim to full citizenship defined the early women’s rights movement and continues to resonate today, as Justice Ginsburg’s language from the VMI case, quoted previously, indicates. Our project reflects fidelity to that usage. A second response to this critique is to offer a necessary clarification: gender equality, as a political and constitutional commitment, does not apply only to citizens. The constitutional guarantees of equal protection and antidiscrimination laws to which Justice Ginsburg refers apply to resident aliens as well as to citizens.

Citizen parent, and only 10 percent of those, or 4,500 a year, fell into categories in which, like Tuan Anh Nguyen, they did not automatically receive citizenship at birth. 30 Whatever the precise numbers, in a nation of over 300 million people, these births undeniably represent a demographically minor phenomenon. Although the denial of citizenship to those affected is a significant concern, most American women and most forms of gender inequality have not been affected by this ruling one way or another.

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