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Introduction

ByROSEMARY HUNTER, SHARON COWAN

The concepts of ‘choice’ and ‘consent’ denote the activities of the autonomous, liberal (legal) subject and mark the boundary between public and private, and consequently are deeply gendered. As such, it is hardly surprising that feminists have grappled with these concepts and have disagreed about the extent to which they have the potential to empower or to disempower women. This book of essays presents new feminist engagements with the concepts and operations of ‘choice’ and ‘consent’.