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Law Research Seminar Series - The Findings to Date and Ideas Behind the Future of Legal Gender Project

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Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Room 120

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The Findings to Date and Ideas Behind the Future of Legal Gender Project

Speaker: Flora Renz, University of Kent

Abstract

What should gender’s future be? Should gender fade in significance, become a matter of personal choice, define new ways of living and being, or remain a category of domination and inequality? And what can law contribute to these changes?

Currently in Britain, we all bear a legal gender, starting with the sex we are registered as having at birth.  But are there good reasons for retaining a system in which people are gendered in ways that carry formal legal status? What might change involve? And what are the implications, in terms of the challenges, risks and benefits, of radical reform?  These questions form the basis for our three-year critical law reform project, begun in May 2018, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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