Monthly Archives: March 2008
A whole blog full! Some subtle, some not so much… See also.
This time from spoiled rich kids at a private high school in NYC. In about five years, give or take, some of them will be enrolling in law schools, but hopefully not mine. Via Jezebel. –Ann Bartow
Nicole Black notes that Volokh Conspiracy readers have been dumping all over Dahlia Lithwick. She writes: Volokh Conspiracy readers can’t help themselves. When a women lawyer is as successful at what she does as Dahlia Lithwick, they simply have … Continue reading
“The Cumberland County Courthouse lawn in Crossville, Tennessee now features an enormous statue of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.”
More information here.
In yet another sign that there’s a resurgence of interest in this topic, surrogacy is the cover story in this week’s Newsweek magazine. Interestingly, the focus is on the women who are surrogates. I think this consistent with recent press … Continue reading
It was only a matter of time until a book like Harry Potter: Feminist Friend or Foe? hit the presses. I have an affinity for feminist perspectives and a tolerance for “Law &” just about anything. I liked … Continue reading
A story in the Hartford Courant last week highlights the burdens faced by same-sex couples in states that legally recognize same-sex relationships when they go to file their state tax returns. But, first, a little background: Because many states use … Continue reading
Why? Because of this: Gov. Mark Sanford said today that he will not comply with the federal Department of Homeland Security’s standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and IDs, meaning S.C. residents could be subjected to extra security screenings when boarding … Continue reading
Really interesting post by this name by Jennifer Bard at the Women’s Bioethics Project blog.
According to this Time article, oral sex can add to HPV-associated cancer risk in men. Oral sex can get most men’s attention. The topic becomes considerably more relevant, however, when coupled with a new study linking the human papillomavirus (HPV) … Continue reading
I can’t help but think of author Dan Brown when I hear the acronym “CERN.” The Swiss science institute has been sued in federal court in Hawaii: [T]wo men pursuing a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii . . . … Continue reading
District Court Rules State “Right of Publicity” and “False Designation of Origin” claims are NOT barred by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
This decision provides a mechanism for the victim of social networking bad actors to pursue a claim for damages against the site hosting the damaging material. A media account of the suit, captioned Jane Doe v. Friendfinder Network, Inc., explains: … Continue reading
“The pop star also held the 3-month-old daughter of a 22-year-old woman who was sold by her father to a brothel and is now HIV-positive. The woman broke down in tears as she urged Martin to keep fighting against human trafficking.”
That’s an excerpt from this article.
I am at the Law, Culture, and the Humanities conference this weekend. The conference is being co-sponsored by UC-Berkeley and San Francisco State University, and it is being held at Boalt Hall (i.e., what is now being referred to as … Continue reading
Up at the Burning Times.
“Equality Now welcomes the release of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi from prison in Iran following the suspension of her stoning sentence.”
From the FLP Mailbox: “On 18 March 2008, the Judicial Commission for Amnesty in Iran ordered the release from prison of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, a woman sentenced to death for adultery. Both Mokarrameh and her partner Jafar Kiani were originally scheduled … Continue reading
Moe at Jezebel asks: “How Many 8-Year-Olds Have To Get Bikini Waxes Before We All Agree The Terrorists Have Won?”
Here. Article about beauty treatments for children that it references, here.
Cronespeaks explains why.
Michael J. Higdon, “Queer Teens and Legislative Bullies: The Cruel and Invidious Discrimination Behind Heterosexist Statutory Rape Laws”
Abstract: Most states make an exception to their statutory rape laws for sexual acts involving an adolescent victim, who is below the age of consent, when the defendant is close in age to the victim (i.e., generally no older than … Continue reading
…at least according to the Legal Underground.
Historiann has an interesting post with this title here. She notes that “women victimizing women” surfaces as a problem. She also trenchantly observes that academics can work around bullies easier than people in other occupational environments, writing: The only exception … Continue reading
Traveling to and from Columbia, SC by air often requires two planes. So I’ve spent a lot of “layover” time in airports. Because Fort Jackson, “the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the United States” is located … Continue reading
Here at the Nola Radfem Blog.
Congratulations to Feminist Law Prof Beverly Moran (Vanderbilt), who has been named as a Fellow of the American Council on Education for the 2008-2009 academic year. The Fellows Program is “the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program in preparing … Continue reading
â€œFeminism … does appear to afford women a more inclusive perception of who is physically attractive.”
Here. Via bobc.
Historiann has the depressing details.
On April 4, 2008, American University Washington College of Law will host its 5th Annual symposium on IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections. The symposium will take place at the WCL campus, 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW , room 528, 10am-4pm. Lunch will … Continue reading
[I cross post from my blog, Related Topics, from time to time. I haven’t done that in a while, but I’m working my way round to a topic that might be of interest. Here’s the latest post.] I’ve … Continue reading
Check out the intellectual exercises listed in this post at The Little Professor.
Abstract: For the past three years, women leaders from national groups, grassroots organizations, academia and beyond have gathered to address dissonance in the women’s movement, particularly dissatisfaction with the movement’s emphasis on women privileged on account of their race, class, … Continue reading
From Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz (Washburn), this notice and call for participation in his study of “extraordinary law teachers”: Having signed a contract with Harvard University Press to publish What the Best Law Teachers Do in 2011, I have the … Continue reading
I love how after the cat gets the door open she doesn’t actually want to go OUT. See also this, this, this and this. If those critters had opposable thumbs they would definitely be running the world.
Watch this and see what you think. Just so you know what you are in for before you click the link, the title of the post is “Grandma Rapes Granddaughter’s Abuser With A Gourd”
Professors in cyberspace are receiving some unflattering attention (blogged here), but being a prof on Facebook and other social networking sites does not automatically put one in the Faculty Who Share Too Much Information category. I find Facebook an easy … Continue reading
Okay, that isn’t the exact title, but it might just as well be. Among many other things, I wonder what she means by “this generation.” I’m younger than Barack Obama and only five years older than Walker herself, but still … Continue reading
A Gender Comparison of Professors of Comparative Law vs. Human Rights Law vs. Immigration Law at New York City Law Schools
The Association of American Law Schools Directory of Law Teachers has many lists, including compilations of professors’ self-reported teaching fields. The AALS also issues a regular Statistical Report on Law Facultry (2006-2007 version here) that contains all sorts of interesting … Continue reading
Difficult to read and comprehend: “Instead of scorn or silence, female students need to offer support to peers who are dealing with rape”
In this Letter to the Editor of the Daily Pennsylvanian, the anonymous author writes: … During my junior year, I found myself suddenly thrust into a relationship with a reasonably attractive and yes, popular athlete from a neighboring high school. … Continue reading
Props to Rowling for discussing this here. Below is an excerpt: … Rowling and her first husband, Portuguese journalist Jorge Arantes, had their daughter Jessica in 1993 but split up several months later. The author, now 42, said the end … Continue reading
We were teenagers but the drinking age in New York at the time was 18, and though none of us had yet reached that benchmark, a few had drivers’ licenses and cars, so we were able to gain access and … Continue reading
Abstract: This paper provides a review of significant academic studies and non-academic research endeavors in the realm of negative emotions (with an emphasis on worry), gender, and decision making. The author encourages behavioral finance researchers to place greater attention into … Continue reading
Read Bazelon’s review here. Learn more about the book at sites such as Amazon.com or Powell’s: In this engrossing history of the religion clauses of the First Amendment, Nussbaum (Cultivating Humanity) makes a strong, thoroughgoing case for America as a … Continue reading
You can read about bacon walnut toffee here, where there are even photos. I’ve been a vegetarian for about 22 years now, and for me the two hardest things to give up were pepperoni and bacon. There is no palatable … Continue reading
Up at The Burning Times.
Feminist Law Prof Lisa Pruitt (UC Davis) has a new blog, Legal Ruralism. Professor Pruitt’s article, Towards a Feminist Theory of the Rural (available here) was published in the Utah Law Review last year. Here is a portion … Continue reading
Writing here for the Women’s Media Center, Irish writer Nuala O’ Faolain rebuts the statement by David Trimble that Hillary Clinton’s participation in the Northern Ireland peace proces was “silly.” O’Faolin describes how Irish women were marginalized from both … Continue reading
The New York State Bar Association has an on-line magazine called “The Complete Lawyer.” The most recent issue (available here) devotes plenty of megabytes to the question, “What Do Women Lawyers Really Want?” My first reaction to seeing … Continue reading
Today’s NYT has an article entitled “The Professor as Open Book” about the “Professors Strike Back” phenomenon, but only male professors are profiled. And nothing is mentioned about how or why “openness” might be different for a woman academic than … Continue reading
That’s the title of this essay by Yiga Schleifer about the headscarf issue in Turkey. Below is an excerpt: … The issue has become especially contentious among Turkish women’s organizations. Some of the most vocal protests against the lifting of … Continue reading