This is a paper about the power of certain, often reductive, mythologies (with both descriptive and normative aspects) in the development of legal doctrine relating to women receiving welfare and women in paid labor, and how in these contexts mythic thinking has contributed to gender oppression.
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women workers, women receiving welfare, Labor and Employment Law, Women
Brown, Judith Olans; Baumann, Phyllis Tropper; and Williams, Lucy A., "The mythogenesis of gender: judicial images of women in paid and unpaid labor" (1996). School of Law Faculty Publications. 98.