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MacKinnon, Catherine

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Lawyers

1946 – Born in Minnesota on the 7th of October.

1977 – MacKinnon graduated from Yale Law School after having written a paper on the topic of sexual harassment for Professor Thomas I. Emerson.

1980 – Linda Boreman made public statements that her ex-husband Chuck Traynor had violently coerced her into making Deep Throat and other pornographic films.

1986 – The Supreme Court held in Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson that sexual harassment may violate laws against sex discrimination.

1983 – The Minneapolis city government hired MacKinnon and Dworkin to draft an antipornography civil rights ordinance as an amendment to the Minneapolis city civil rights ordinance.

1992 – In February, the Supreme Court of Canada largely accepted MacKinnon’s theories of equality, hate propaganda, and pornography, citing extensively from a brief she co-authored in a ruling against Manitoba pornography distributor Donald Butler.

1996 – Fred Shapiro calculated that "Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence," 8 Signs 635, was the 96th most cited article in law reviews even though it was published in a nonlegal journal.