Feminism has largely treated men as the undifferentiated dominant gender group, neglecting a discussion of men's own gender identity. As a result, the legal conceptualization of masculinity is still under-explored; a tapestry of legal doctrines renders inconsistent ideological messages about what it means to be a "man," and especially what it means to be a father. Israeli legal scholarship, in particular, has done little to explore how extensively stereotypes of masculinity permeate existing law and undermine the role of men as parents.
Yefet, Karin Carmit
"Feminism and Hyper-Masculinity in Israel: A Case Study in Deconstructing Legal Fatherhood,"
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol27/iss1/2