Globally, governments are weaponizing the restricting of women’s rights in order to hide their serious political incompetence. Three modern-day examples of the suppression of women’s liberation discussed in the article demonstrate this phenomenon.
Self-proclaimed “conservatives” and members of the far-right like to promote the archaic worldview that women should be homemakers while men go to work to provide for their families. Recently, Orbán’s Hungary made the international headlines once again because the government-allied economic watchdog of the parliament released a report full of such sexist claims and narratives.
Often, laws can be vague or ambiguous, and judges need to support their decisions with resplendent reasoning, which finds its roots in the pursuit of justice. What is crucial, however, is that judges adhere to the reasonable boundaries set by the concrete legal framework when unleashing their legal creativity. It is far from unusual to be at a loss as to where these boundaries end. From a constitutional law viewpoint, one can argue whether judges have crossed reasonable boundaries both in the Dobbs v Jackson and the Roe v Wade cases.