Keywords: Feminist Legal Theory, Autonomy, Equality, Private and Public Space.
When looking at gender relations there is something that
escapes us. Decades of democracy, people educated in freedom, economic progress or even
the expansion of globalization do not have yet led us to a society of equals or to gender relations
without violence. A post-marxist perspective is the platform from which Catharine
MacKinnon as a lawyer seeks to understand and explain the contexts of sexual inequality.
Her writings detail us the reality of women's subordination. At the same time she says
that their emancipation is not something that will be brought by more modern times, or
that will accompany economic progress and cultural development. It will instead require
struggle and a forceful intervention of the law. But for law's intervention to be truly effective
legal concepts such as privacy, freedom of speech, autonomy and morality must be
reconceptualized or relativized. And we would have to assess whether the price of emancipation
won't be too high.