Women and the Law in Nova Scotia

Year Published:  1977  
Book Type:  Handbooks/Manuals

Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX351

A booklet about women and the law.

Abstract:  This booklet is a revised edition of Women and the Law in Nova Scotia, published in 1972. In the past four years, women's interest in their legal position in Nova Scotia has grown tremendously in women's groups, unions, and schools. The revised edition has been produced in response to women's requests for updated information on how the law treats them, and for a fuller look at some areas of the law. We have tried most of all to give women a perspective on law: how it defines women in theory as inferior to and different from men, how it works in practice to support other social institutions which perpetuate this view. We have concentrated on those areas of the law and on those cases we think can best provide examples of this.