This Article addresses two pressing problems in contemporary family law and demonstrates the usefulness of feminist theory in analyzing both The first problem is the practical, specific problem of post-divorce nurturing of children; that is, why post-divorce nurturing is so often difficult for custodial and visiting parents, as well as their children. The second is a more theoretical, pervasive problem of doctrinal reform; that is, the persistence of gendered stereotypes in family law notwithstanding doctrinal reforms intended to eradicate them. The first problem provides a concrete context in which to clarify and analyze the second. It is a particularly apt context because the ways in which children are nurtured can discourage as well as reinforce replication of gender stereotypes.
"Guys and Dolls: Remedial Nurturing Skills in Post-Divorce Practice, Feminist Theory, and Family Law Doctrine,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 26
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol26/iss2/3