UC Law SF Journal on Gender and Justice


Beverly Balos


With the continuing development of the theory of feminist jurisprudence has come the realization that an analysis that examines gender alone fails to address the complexity and reality of women's lives. Recognizing differences of race, class, and sexual orientation is 'crucial to understanding the power of the dominant culture and how that power effectively silences and subordinates non-dominant groups.2 Developing and co-teaching a Gender and the Law course forced me and my colleague to confront the difficult task of integrating race, class, gender, and heterosexism into our course.