ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The 'Virtuous Woman': Law, Language and Activism

The myth of the "virtuous woman" celebrates modesty to create both adulation and abuse. This paper, while exploring the apparent contradictions, discusses worship and abuse in the myth of the virtuous woman in the context of laws against sex crimes. It also examines the prospects for reforming legal language by feminist legal activism.

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