Author Archives: Ann Bartow
Over a period of weeks, law professor Nancy Leong posted several short, informal essays about cyber harassment and discrimination. The first post, entitled “Identity and Ideas,” is available here. The second post, “Anonymity and Abuse,” is available here, with a … Continue reading
Another Thoughtful Take on “Leaning In,” This One By bell hooks, and Called “Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In”
Read it here at The Feminist Wire. Below is an excerpt: Sandberg’s definition of feminism begins and ends with the notion that it’s all about gender equality within the existing social system. From this perspective, the structures of imperialist white … Continue reading
Unlike so many trite reviews of the “Lean In” phenomenon, Faludi brilliantly contextualizes her critique. Available at The Baffler, excerpt below: … In 1834, America’s first industrial wage earners, the “mill girls” of Lowell, Massachusetts, embarked on their own campaign … Continue reading
The first is a female scientist: According to this site, “This latest minifig is significant because she’s the first female Lego scientist. For reasons unknown most Lego STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) minifigs are male.” The second Series 11 … Continue reading
“For most Americans, life expectancy continues to rise—but not for uneducated white women. They have lost five years, and no one knows why. “
TAP story by Monica Potts entitled “What’s Killing Poor White Women?” here.
NYT obituary here. From the National Women’s History Museum: Gerda Lerner’s accomplishments and contributions to the field of women’s history have been fundamental to its development. Her many works include The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women’s Rights … Continue reading
Jezebel has an article entitled: Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit, and We Should Listen. You may find it interesting; it is also both alarming and sad.
… I know you won’t be able to attend the talk by the visiting scholar/groper/stalker you invited to campus, so I’ll happily shell out $60 for a sitter while I try to keep him from getting so drunk he makes … Continue reading
According to the Inside the Law School Scam blog, “Clearly, the fact that law schools have produced an enormous oversupply of people with law degrees over the course of the last generation has an extremely significant gender component.”
And the alleged oversupply of law students is totally the fault of us dumb broads. NB: If you decide to read the post, it is probably best to avoid the comments, in case that needs pointing out.
This essay is really good! Below is an excerpt. Women’s Emotions are “Emotions,” Men’s Emotions are “How People Talk” A long time ago, in Bullish: What Egg Donation Taught Me About Being a Dude, I quoted Ben Barres, Chair of … Continue reading
Seriously, check out his column The Siren and The Spook (below is an excerpt): … Broadwell has just 13 percent body fat, according to a recent measurement. Did you know that? Did you need to? It came up nonetheless. And … Continue reading
“On Having Fun & Raising Hell” – Symposium honoring the work of Professor Ann Scales on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
“On Having Fun & Raising Hell” * Symposium honoring the work of Professor Ann Scales Saturday, March 30, 2013 Join the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to honor the life and work of Professor Ann Scales (1952-2012), author … Continue reading
From Equality Now: The Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has just returned from a business trip to Britain, where she met President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. In Liberia, more than 58% of women … Continue reading
See this, excerpt below: Katrina Shealy upended Lexington County politics Tuesday, ousting legendary state Sen. Jake Knotts to become the only woman in the state Senate. Shealy’s win was remarkable in that she beat Knotts in a district that the … Continue reading
Here. Below is one of the featured postcards.
Surely there is a better way to describe swing states than “It’s like being the prettiest girl at the dance.”
See e.g. this (title) and this (within text) and all the places these are linked, such as here, here, here and here.
But this short feature about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is very nice.
Here at The Atlantic.
(The text and links below are from here) The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The index benchmarks national … Continue reading
According to CNN “New research suggests that hormones may influence female voting choices differently, depending on whether a woman is single or in a committed relationship.”
Below is a sample paragraph to warn you what you are in for if you decide to read this article. No, as far as I can tell it is not intentionally satirical, which is what I was initially hoping, The … Continue reading
“Scholarly Publishing’s Gender Gap: Women cluster in certain fields, according to a study of millions of journal articles, while men get more credit”
From the Chron, an account of “the largest analysis ever done of academic articles by gender, reaching across hundreds of years and hundreds of fields.”: … First they created an algorithm to label the millions of JSTOR papers by field … Continue reading
An excerpt just won’t do this article justice. Read the entire piece here.
Subtitled: “An epidemic of high-profile trolling is a testament to how pathological misogyny is — and how early it begins,” you can read the entire piece by Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon. …. And if you require any further proof, … Continue reading
NYT article by that title here. Below is an excerpt: The biggest gender gap to date in the exit polls came in 2000, when Al Gore won by 11 points among women, but George W. Bush won by 9 points … Continue reading
Historiann has the best binders analysis anywhere.
Nancy Rapoport explains why it is a great opportunity here. Or, consider this opening: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS—WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a faculty position teaching Legal Writing, to begin August 1, 2013. Responsibilities include teaching in … Continue reading
That is a question asked in this column that also serves as its title, which is a teaser for a book by the same name: Not too many people talk about the absence of women at the very top. That’s … Continue reading
Here. Below in an excerpt: There’s also this: lately, magazines have been telling me there’s something wrong with feminism or women trying to achieve a work/life balance or just women in general. The Atlantic has led the way in these … Continue reading
At the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Watch this video and think about what this girl went through.
That is the title of this awesome post at Salon. Below is an excerpt: Samantha Geimer was 13 years old when she had her fateful encounter with Polanski in 1977. The California age of consent at the time was 16. … Continue reading
“Despite a cease-and-desist letter, Shautsova surmised that Primal Ventures, the host of escortsexguide.com, would not delete the [false] profile because it makes money whenever someone clicks on it.”
That is a sentence pulled from this article, which tells yet another story of someone using the internet to inflict misery on a former romantic partner.
A classic that is still relevant and hilarious (and maybe NSFW depending on your employer’s views about cussing): For some feminist commentary on this phenomenon go here. –Ann Bartow
Some of the parallels with the United States are stunning. This NYT article provides an overview of “a growing trend in Chinese universities in which women increasingly must score higher than men to get in and face unofficial but widespread … Continue reading
Go to this post at The Consumerist to read a post that begins: I always loved Disney villain Ursula, the portly six-legged sea-witch who swaps the Litte Mermaid’s tail for a pair of legs in return for her lovely singing … Continue reading
Here. “Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting … Continue reading
Check out “The Kissing Sailor, or “The Selective Blindness of Rape Culture” at Crates and Ribbons. It explains that in the famous photo below, the sailor was a stranger to the nurse, and he forced himself on her. That’s not a … Continue reading
So much going on here! Courtesy of an awesome college student.
From the NYT: Child pornography victims can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse without having to show a link between the crime and their injuries, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision conflicts with rulings by … Continue reading
Compare the annual IKEA catalogs disbursed around the world and they are nearly identical, save for a slight difference. The difference is not in the Swedish translations of the furniture or the mock layouts of the numerous living rooms in … Continue reading
“In fact, many European researchers say the test of a mature bike-sharing program is when women outnumber men. In the Netherlands, 52 percent of riders are women. Instead of promoting helmet use, European cycling advocates say, cities should be setting up safer bike lanes to slow traffic or divert it entirely from downtown areas. “Riding in New York or Australia is like running with the bulls — it’s all young males,” says Julian Ferguson, a spokesman for the European Cyclists’ Federation. And that’s in part what makes it dangerous.”
That is an excerpt from this article, which criticizes mandatory bike helmet laws.
Here. Below is an excerpt: …So bravo to the president for giving a major speech on human trafficking and, crucially, for promising greater resources to fight pimps and support those who escape the streets. Until recently, the Obama White House … Continue reading
Story here. Below is an excerpt: As Dallas builds a locally funded treatment center to provide services for victims of sex traffickers, a state legislative committee is looking at whether Texas needs to do more to help others statewide. Dallas … Continue reading
Today the NY Daily News ran an article entitled: “Princeton University student accused of taking sexually explicit photos of fellow male student who was asleep in dorm room is charged with invasion of privacy.” The first paragraph reports: A Princeton … Continue reading