Makeovers and Mishaps: Some thoughts on Bill C-78

Angela Livingstone JD Candidate 2019 Almost 33 years later and yet somehow the Divorce Act of 1986 still does not contemplate the particulars of family breakdown, complicated as it is by factors such as domestic violence, an unequal distribution of power, and intersecting relationships of care. Absent legislative guidance, Canadian courts have inserted their ownContinue reading “Makeovers and Mishaps: Some thoughts on Bill C-78”

The Second Voice of “The Sisterhood”

Angela Livingstone JD Candidate, 2019 “If a unitary “women’s experience” or “feminism” must be distilled, feminists must ignore many women’s voices…In feminist legal theory, the pull of the second voice, the voice of abstract categorization, is still powerfully strong.” – Angela Harris, 1990[1] Feminists continue to face external and internal criticism. To those outside, weContinue reading “The Second Voice of “The Sisterhood””