Paternalism v capacity to choose

Patriarchy…is a word in modern context that often forms part of a certain expletive phrase. It is a word that can stir emotions, as was demonstrated by the reactions to journalist Mona Eltahawy when she appeared on the ABC’s Q&A last year. It is certainly not a word we encounter all that often in judgments. Yet a derivative of it – paternalism1 – was a central aspect […]

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