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To consider the relationship of feminism, capitalism and corporation law is a daunting task for the reason that it requires a reconsideration of first principles. What does a feminist perspective have to offer an analysis of the American business corporation and its place in our capitalist economy? How might such a perspective generate original research in the area of corporation law? Would a more "feminist" corporation necessarily be a less profitable one? If feminist law reforms came at a net economic cost to firms or shareholders (which is not the foreseeable result, necessarily) might the proposed law reforms be justifiable, on the basis of net social gains, nevertheless?


Feminism, Corporations and Capitalism: A Research Agenda

Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy Feminism and Legal Theory Project

Buffalo Law School

Faith Stevelman Kahn

April 4, 2001