Monthly Archives: October 2008

WSJ Survey: “Women Lead in Cutting Spending”

Well, freakin’ duh. The survey findings didn’t surprise Manisha Thakor, author of”On My Own Two Feet,”a female-focused personal finance guide. “[The spending cutback] is a very rational response,”she says.”Women live seven years longer than men. We earn less –79 cents … Continue reading

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More Coverage of the FBI Freeing Sex Trafficked Children, But Arresting Likely Victims Over 18

From CNN: … In the three-day operation, which began Thursday night, the FBI, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, took the 46 girls and one boy — all of them U.S. citizens ages 13 to 17 — into … Continue reading

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Women Pay A Lot More Than Men For Health Insurance, Even When Childbirth Isn’t Covered.

NYT story here. Below are a couple of short excerpts: … Insurers say they have a sound reason for charging different premiums: Women ages 19 to 55 tend to cost more than men because they typically use more health care, … Continue reading

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“Girls Costume Warehouse”

A satiric Halloween classic.

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Scary Foodstuff

Via.

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Dean Search at Texas Tech School of Law

Texas Tech University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The preferred date for the individual to begin duties is on or about July 15, 2009. Texas Tech University, with over 28,000 students, … Continue reading

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If You Live in California, Vote No on Proposition 8

From this Feminist Law Prof co-authored Op-Ed: Fifty years from now, we will surely look back, with shame, at society’s mistreatment of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (“LGBT”). It is an unfortunate feature of democracies that the … Continue reading

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American Law Institute Shows Outstanding Judgment And Elects Professor Bridget J. Crawford as Member

Official story here, which notes: “Election to the ALI is considered one of the highest honors in the legal profession.” No doubt it was her terrific blogging here that clinched her election. The following was probably also helpful: Professor Crawford’s … Continue reading

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DEFINE THIS! 2nd Annual Women of Color Conference in Greensboro, NC on November 14th & 15th, 2008

The Feminist Majority Foundation is proud to partner with Bennett College for Women to bring you DEFINE THIS! 2nd Annual Women of Color Conference in Greensboro, NC on November 14th & 15th, 2008. This two-day conference goes beyond awareness-raising and … Continue reading

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Samantha Bee on John McCain, Abortion, and Women’s Health

When I get back from paternity leave next week, I’ll start posting more substantive items again, but in the meantime, here’s a great clip from the Daily Show earlier this week.   In it (starting at about 2:50 – although … Continue reading

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Austin Named to Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Feminist Law Prof Regina Austin has been appointed to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations  (PCHR), the city agency “that enforces civil rights laws and deals with all matters of inter-group conflict within the city.”  Austin is the William A. … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times, In Houston

The fetus is waving a flag, and appears to be sitting on top of a revolver.   Think it can see Russia from there? –Deana Pollard Sacks

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On Grades, Sorting, and Sucking Up

Brian Leiter has another post about grading changes at several top law schools, noting: “There are rumors aplenty that Columbia and NYU may move to something like the Yale system of essentially two grades–Honors/Pass–now that Harvard and Stanford are going … Continue reading

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New Study Documents Sharp Rise in Pregnancy Discrimination Complaints, Driven by Discrimination Against Women of Color

From The National Partnership for Women & Families: In 2007, working women in the United States filed 65 percent more complaints of pregnancy discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) than they filed in 1992. A sampling of these … Continue reading

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Study finds sexual trauma afflicts 15 percent of U.S. veterans

From Reuters: Nearly 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking medical care from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department have suffered sexual trauma, from harassment to rape, researchers reported on Tuesday. … … Most veterans who were affected were women, … Continue reading

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Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law

From the FLP mailbox, this call for papers that might be of interest to some of our students: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – WIN MONEY AND GET PUBLISHED Law Students for Reproductive Justice is accepting submissions for its 4th annual Writing … Continue reading

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Niger’s Failure to Protect Citizen from Enslavement Condemned by African Regional Court

As reported at IntLawGrrls, the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice) on Monday, October 27th, condemned member state Niger for its failure to protect its citizen Hadijatou Mani … Continue reading

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