Misjustice: How British Law is Failing Women

Helena Kennedy

£9.99

Helena Kennedy forensically examines the pressing new evidence that women are still being discriminated against throughout the legal system, from the High Court (where only 21% of judges are women) to female prisons (where 84% of inmates are held for non-violent offences despite the refrain that prison should only be used for violent or serious crime). In between are the so-called ‘lifestyle’ choices of the Rotherham girls; the failings of the current rules on excluding victims’ sexual history from rape trials; battered wives being asked why they don’t ‘just leave’ their partners; the way statistics hide the double discrimination experienced by BAME and disabled women; the failure to prosecute cases of female genital mutilation. the list goes on. The law holds up a mirror to society and it is failing women. The `MeToo campaign has been in part a reaction to those failures. So what comes next?

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Two women a week are killed by a spouse or partner. Every seven minutes a woman is raped. Now is the time for change.

‘Fascinating and chilling’ Caroline Criado Perez, bestselling author of Invisible Women

Helena Kennedy, one of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights, examines the pressing new evidence that women are being discriminated against when it comes to the law. From the shocking lack of female judges to the scandal of female prisons and the double discrimination experienced by BAME women, Kennedy shows with force and fury that change for women must start at the heart of what makes society just.

‘An unflinching look at women in the justice system? an important book because it challenges acquiescence to everyday sexism and inspires change’ The Times

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