Women and the Law
Women are still far from equal to men yet discrimination on the grounds of sex is unlawful. In this compelling, new book, Sandra Fredman asks the question: why has the law had so little impact? She argues that it is due to inherent limitations within the legal framework. In particular, the law is unable to address the division of labour within the family, a factor which continues to prove a serious impediment to women's progress. The author concludes that only when this caring work is properly valued, and men and women participate equally in both family life and the paid workforce will real progress in the arena of sexual equality be made.