Law and Coercion
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LLA 201 Lecture 4 91615 Female Genital Mutilationexample of law without coercion Procedure linked to the preservation of virginity making you more beautiful more marriageable way for men to show their dominance over woman acceptance in the community living up to your gender role 0 O O O O O 90 90 90 90 90 90 Health problems no health bene ts Destruction of healthy tissue PTSD Risks on child birth increased chance of death Psychologically devastating Nerve damage Loss of sexual desire O O O O O O 90 90 90 90 90 90 Legal problems 393 Violates human rights gt The right to health freedom from torture violation of children s rights right to life Cultural rights 393 Vindicated rights gt Freedom of culture right to religion freedom of choice What if people choose to do this procedure themselves 393 The choice itself is not genuine it is not free choice gt Coercion and pressure 393 A form of rights denial Solutions oz Educate people on the problem oz Change woman s status 393 Instill new moral values gt The protection of woman s bodies gt Show woman that this is NOT a choice coercion involved What role does law play oz Coercion is not an option because United Nations has no coercive force oz Some solutions are not about law LLA 201 Lecture 4 91615 oz Hobbes would say there is no role for law failed law gt Law without a central sovereign oz Absence of coercion there is no right or wrong gt Expresses what we think is just right or wrong
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