Throwback Thursday: Welfare, Privacy, and Feminism

In March of 2008, the University of Baltimore Law Forum, published this article, entitled: Welfare, Privacy, and Feminism by Professor Michele Estrin Gilman.

Feminism has long been concerned with privacy. Second-wave feminists assailed the divide between the public and the private spheres that trapped women in the home, excluded them from the workforce, and subjected them to domestic abuse. Second-wave feminists also argued in favor of a sphere of privacy that would allow women to make reproductive choices without state interference. These were powerful critiques of existing power structures, but they tended to overlook the experiences of poor women.