Gender Nonconformity and the Law
Kimberly A. Yuracko
When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, its primary target was the outright exclusion of women from particular jobs. Over time, the Act’s scope of protection has expanded to prevent not only discrimination based on sex but also discrimination based on expression of gender identity. Kimberly Yuracko uses specific court decisions to identify the varied principles that underlie this expansion. Filling a significant gap in law literature, this timely book clarifies an issue of increasing concern to scholars interested in gender issues and the law.
Kimberly A. Yuracko is Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. She is the author of Perfectionism and Contemporary Feminist Values. She lives in Chicago, IL.
“Kimberly Yuracko’s book eloquently demonstrates how the push and pull of conflicting values has shaped the law of sex discrimination in employment. Her careful focus on the rhetoric and reasoning of scores of grooming, appearance, and stereotyping cases offers a nuanced account of controversies involving litigants who resist conventional gender norms. With a flair for selecting the most telling facts of a case, Yuracko’s refreshing and light touch leaves it to her readers to judge the merits of the courts’ recent forays.”—Martha Chamallas, author of Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory
“Excellent for collections on the law, gender politics, and civil rights.”—Choice