Is the Quebec Government Making it Impossible for an Unmarried Woman to Leave a Domestic Situation?

Is the Quebec Government Making it Impossible for an Unmarried Woman to Leave a Domestic Situation?

Is the Quebec Government Making it Impossible for an Unmarried Woman to Leave a Domestic Situation?

Is the Quebec Government Making it Impossible for an Unmarried Woman to Leave a Domestic Situation?s

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Référence bibliographique [17827]

O’Hanlon, Johanne Elizabeth. 2015. «Is the Quebec Government Making it Impossible for an Unmarried Woman to Leave a Domestic Situation?». Dans Gender, Sex and the Law in Canada , sous la dir. de Johanne Elizabeth O’Hanlon, p. 43-53. Toronto: Carswell.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Dans ce chapitre, l’auteure s’intéresse aux droits des femmes victimes de violence qui décident de se séparer. L’auteure compare les droits en matière de pension alimentaire des femmes mariées et celles en union libres afin de montrer que ces dernières sont lésées par la loi.

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’auteure utilise des textes de loi et la jurisprudence québécoise et canadienne sur le sujet.

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


According to the author, «[m]arried women in Quebec and across Canada have at least had some of the economic interdependency issues in relationships addressed as a result of a 50-year family law reform. De facto spouses, however, still have no protection in Quebec. Even when faced with evidence that counters its antiquated views, the government has chosen to adhere to a stereotype and hide behind an illusion of choice in excluding de facto families from matrimonial rights and obligations. The total exclusion is based primarily on the enforcement of this myth of choice, which actually only perpetuates inequality and continues to disadvantage women and children. Equality demands that matrimonial rights and obligations be extended to de facto spouse. Morality demands that protection be provided to all women but particularly those suffering in abusive relationships.» (p. 53)