Butterfly Politics




This event was recorded live at The RSA on Tuesday 16th May 2017.

Under the right conditions, small simple actions can produce large complex effects.
Pioneering lawyer and activist for women’s rights Catharine A. MacKinnon argues that seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.
Catharine MacKinnon is a pioneer of legal theory and practice, a groundbreaking activist for women’s rights, and one of feminism’s most significant figures. For over forty years MacKinnon’s intellectual, legal, and political pursuits have been defined by a driving motivation: to end inequality, including abuse, in women’s lives. Many of her ideas are now staples of legal and political discourse. Others urge changes that have yet to be realized.

Discover more about this event here: https://www.thersa.org/events/2017/05/butterfly-politics


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