Stepping out of the Ivory Tower with Contemptuous Breasts

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In a patriarchal society, breasts are associated with sex and with male gratification, and the exposure of a woman's breasts in public is viewed with
disfavour. The prevalence of patriarchal concepts in our society, and more
specifically, in our legal system, was freshly revealed in the somewhat
notorious incident in the Ballina Local Court on 13 May 1994, when magistrate Pat Caldwell suggested to a young mother that she breastfeed in an
exterior room, rather than in his court.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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