This Article illustrates how movements for increased equality between men and women can fail to meet their stated goals. Using the example of statutory rape laws, this Article explains how the legislative shift from gender-specific to gender-neutral terminology, brought on in part by feminists seeking an egalitarian society, has failed to achieve the goal of increasing equality between males and females and, in many ways, led to a return to the historical paradigm of girls as both powerless and property.
Garfield Tenzer, Leslie Y.
"#MeToo, Statutory Rape Laws, and the Persistence of Gender Stereotypes,"
Utah Law Review: Vol. 2019:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.law.utah.edu/ulr/vol2019/iss1/3