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Judge Tells Sexual Assault Victim, “Bad Things Can Happen In Bars.” Bad Things Can Happen in Courtrooms, Too…

This is fairly dispiriting: After being convicted by a jury earlier this summer of sexual abuse for groping a woman in a bar, ex-DPS Officer Robb Gary Evans walked out of a Coconino County (AZ) Superior Courtroom on Wednesday morning … Continue reading

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GOP staffer pretends to be former Obama supporter who is “breaking up with him.”

Here is the commercial: The new ad features Republican National Committee Director of Hispanic Outreach Bettina Inclan, who in the ad purports to be an average woman voter who supported Obama in 2008. She describes her disillusionment with the president … Continue reading

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Sexism in Tech Ads

Here’s one for the Droid that implies iPhones are disgustingly girly (“It’s not a princess, it’s a robot”): Go here to view ten more sexist tech ads.

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The Name of the Magazine is Actually “Where”

Via.

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“From Multiculturalism to Technique Feminism, Culture, and the Conflict of Laws Style” By Karen Knop, Ralf Michaels & Annelise Riles, 64 Stan. L. Rev. 589 (2012)

The abstract: “The German Chancellor, the French President, and the British Prime Minister have each grabbed world headlines with pronouncements that their states’ policies of multiculturalism have failed. As so often, domestic debates about multiculturalism, as well as foreign policy … Continue reading

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Clay Shirky’s “A Rant About Women” From Two Years Ago

Read it here. Below is an excerpt: “… Some of the most important opportunities we have are in two-sided markets: education and employment, contracts and loans, grants and prizes. And the institutions that offer these opportunities operate in an environment … Continue reading

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“The Internet Swear Jar,” A Guest Post By Samantha Berg

A few days ago I wrote a comment at the Reclusive Leftist blog about misogynistic verbal abuse being unacceptable whether the target is a blogger or a prostitute and whether they are paid or not. Since then I’ve been fleshing out what … Continue reading

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If You Want To Insult Law Professors, Call Them Women: “Inside the Law School Scam” Edition

After learning about its existence, I read every post at this blog as it appeared. Legal education is imperfect and could use improvement, no question. And more transparency about law school data and procedures would be very useful; no one … Continue reading

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Feminist Law Prof Carrie Bettinger-Lopez and Miami Human Rights Clinic Win Big Women’s Rights Case Before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

From Froomkinland: U. Miami lawyers from our new Human Rights Clinic won a major moral victory for their client Jessica Lenahan (formerly formerly Jessica Gonzales) in a decision announcedtoday July 21, 2011 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United … Continue reading

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Rachel Lloyd on Policing Fashion and Derogating Subjugated Women

Her essay is available here. An excerpt: Fashion Police has a recurring segment called “Starlet or Streetwalker,” which is exactly what it sounds like. The panel, made up of George Kotsiopoulos, Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, are shown pictures of … Continue reading

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“Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging”

Overview here, below is an except: Arab and Arab American Feminisms, edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber, is a book I wish every feminist/womanist would pick up. Though it is mostly academic in nature, the book is … Continue reading

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“Sister Law Professor”

Check out “Sister Law Professor” here at Sister Scholar. Below is an excerpt: During our first class we explored how we had been taught law. We learned about Langdell’s “case-dialogue” method and the school of thought that coincides with it: … Continue reading

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Red Dot In Sanitary Napkin Advertisement Makes Herstory!

From Copyranter: NO, you don’t understand, this is a historical advertising moment, people! OK, it’s just a dot that’s representative of menstrual blood, BUT STILL. After years of TV spot after TV spot using that ubiquitous blue liquid, Look! Red! In French … Continue reading

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A Few Somewhat Disconnected Thoughts About Rape

In an effort to be an ethical attorney I try, though sometimes fail, to honor the “innocent until proven guilty” presumption that people charged with crimes are entitled to in my writing and legal analysis.  High profile rape cases present … Continue reading

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“Female Armor Sucks”

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“There’s a gigantic universe beyond South Carolina, and while you probably won’t ever visit a distant star or go inside a cell, there are instruments we can use to see farther and deeper than your eyes can go, and there are books that describe all kinds of wonders. Don’t close yourself off to them simply because you weren’t there.”

The above title is an excerpt from this post.

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Kirsten Powers’ Op-Ed About Anthony Weiner

Available at the Daily Beast. Below is an excerpt: By far the most disturbing information that we have been privy to—there is, no doubt, more out there that we don’t know—is the transcript of a nine-month “sexting” relationship Weiner had … Continue reading

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“Women Atop Their Fields Dissect the Scientific Life”

Interview by Gina Kolata in the NYT that begins as follows: Elena Aprile, Joy Hirsch, Mary-Claire King and Tal Rabin are members of a rare breed — women scientists at the top of their fields. Dr. Aprile, a professor of … Continue reading

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My Review of Womens Newton Running Momentum Trail Running Shoe

Originally submitted at Road Runner Sports Women's NEWTON RUNNING® MOMENTUM :: Even Newton himself would be amazed at the intelligence behind the women's Newton® Momentum trail running shoe designed for all foot types on all types of off-road terrain. So, … Continue reading

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“Badminton’s New Dress Code Is Being Criticized as Sexist”

“Badminton’s New Dress Code Is Being Criticized as Sexist” is the headline for this NYT article. I guess a headline like “Badminton’s New Dress Code Is Sexist” would be too much to ask. In any event, it covers the usual … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Sierra Leone

In April my South Carolina colleague Joel Samuels organized and hosted a conference entitled “Rebuilding Sierra Leone: Changing Institutions and Culture”. Valerie Oosterveld posted about it at IntLawGrrls and I’ve been remiss in not posting about it sooner. By all accounts … Continue reading

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“Nothing To Hide” Indeed: Of “Debunking” and Willful Distortions

Daniel Solove is garnering a lot of positive attention for an essay he published in the Chronicle of Higher Education to promote his new book. It was republished in part here and here and no doubt other places as well.  The thesis of … Continue reading

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“An estimated 100,000 to 300,000 American-born children are sold for sex each year. The escalating numbers have prompted national initiatives by the F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies, and new or pending legislation in more than a dozen states, most recently Georgia, which enacted a toughened human trafficking law this month.”

That’s a sentence pulled from this NYT article.

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“Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets”

Hey, Shorty! is pitched as a resource for parents, teachers and community leaders who want to take action against bullying and sexual harassment in their communities. Learn more here.

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Equality Now update

Equality Now has recently published three Letters to the Editor in the New York Times: “Power, Status and a Charge of Rape” (5/18/11); “Women’s Rights in Yemen“(4/22/11); and “Female Genital Mutilation” (5/13/11). Learn more here.

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“A Girl Like Me”

Watch the video here. Per the link: Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves. For more information about this film and to take action visit: http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/6/a_girl_like_me/index.php?fs=action

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“Why Is There No Motherhood.gov?”

Elizabeth Losh asks that question here, writing: This month the comforting voice of Barack Obama is plugging a new government website in a series of public service announcements. Listeners are urged to visit Fatherhood.gov, which describes itself as a “National Responsible … Continue reading

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David Fagundes, “Talk Derby to Me: Emergent Intellectual Property Norms Governing Roller Derby Pseudonyms”

Here is the abstract: “Some groups use endemic social norms rather than formal law to regulate their intellectual property (IP). This qualitative empirical study extends and critiques existing work on this topic by examining how roller derby skaters guarantee exclusive … Continue reading

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Aura Bogado on “Slutwalk”

Here. She raises some issues that need to be thought through. ETA: Links to additional critiques of Slutwalks here.

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On Faculty Collegiality and Civility

Or the lack thereof. Yeesh.

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Heather Monasky, “On Comprehensive Prostitution Reform: Criminalizing the Trafficker and the Trick, But Not the Victim–Sweden’s Sexköpslagen in America”

This fantastic Note is forthcoming in William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 4 (2011). It can be downloaded here. Below is the abstract: Sex trafficking of women and children—one of the most urgent human rights violations confronting the world … Continue reading

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Zombie Marie Curie

From here! (Click on it for larger version)

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Word Clouds: Gender and the Vocabulary of Advertisements for Toys

From here, where the author of the linked post did all the work, and explains the data!

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Catchy Tune, Disgusting Lyrics

See also this.

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Military Leadership Diversity Commission Recommends Eliminating “Combat Exclusion Policies” That Discriminate Against Women!

See Recommendation 9 at page 19 of the Executive Summary. The full report is available here. –Ann Bartow

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Googlebombing Links “Murder” and Wikipedia Entry For Abortion

Via Reddit.

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Visitor Opportunities at the University of South Carolina School of Law

The University of South Carolina School of Law is looking for visitors in the following subject areas for next academic year. Depending upon matches to needs, the visits will be either a semester or a year. Constitutional Law (fall) Wills, … Continue reading

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University of Mississippi LGBT Symposium Friday, March 11, 2011

The National LGBT Bar Association cordially invites you to attend the: University of Mississippi LGBT Symposium Friday, March 11, 2011   |   9:00am-5:00pm E. F. Yerby Conference Center 7 Alumni Drive Oxford, Mississippi Click here to download the registration form. The day-long … Continue reading

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On Writing As A (Sort Of) Group Project

Over at Inside Higher Ed, Kerry Ann Roquemore explains the utility of writing groups. She observes: Faculty development researchers have demonstrated that accountability and support increase writing productivity among new faculty members. And yet, when graduate students, post-docs and new … Continue reading

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Because if you are going to dub something meaningless filler, of course “girls under trees” would be perfect?

Georgetown University Law Center Associate Law Librarian Roger Skalbeck and Yale Law School Librarian for Emerging Technologies Jason Eiseman have published a study entitled  “Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010.” Here are a couple of excerpts: On the … Continue reading

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Boycott the Hilton in San Francisco!

Don’t get caught in a bad hotel!!!

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“Law Professors in Support of the Hilton Workers”

Information here! Many law profs are respecting the boycott and will not enter the Hilton during the AALS. I will be one of them. As the linked website notes: The cleaners, cooks, dish washers, and kitchen, door, bar, bell hop, … Continue reading

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Julia Hörnle, “Countering the Dangers of Online Pornography – Shrewd Regulation of Lewd Content?”

Abstract: This Article will detail how the UK has responded to the greater risks posed by illegal online content by successively extending the reach of the substantive criminal laws and by taking preventative measures. It will focus on the example … Continue reading

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“Number of Women Lawyers Hits 5-Year Low at NLJ 250 Firms”

From this site: The percentage of women partners and associates working at NLJ 250 law firms this year fell to its lowest point since 2006. Women associates and partners accounted for 29.2 percent of all attorneys at NLJ 250 firms. … Continue reading

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Because no woman is ever the right woman, of course.

Vote Agenda Over Gender womenforsheheen.com Women across SC are willing to wait on a female governor and are voting for Vincent Sheheen on Nov. 2, 2010. Find out why I probably will vote for Sheheen for South Carolina Governor, but … Continue reading

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Can you picture an ad for prostate cancer featuring a delicate, manicured hand squishing a dude’s junk?

That is the question posed at IBTP in a post excerpted below: It’s breast cancer awareness month! Awesome! There is much patriarchy to blame when it comes to breast cancer awareness month. Such as Komen. Komen, as I have declaimed … Continue reading

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The Gender Gap and the 2010 Elections: Women are less enthusiastic about voting?

According to Gallup editor Frank Newport: I looked at the 8,700+ interviews conducted with registered voters in the month of September. I found that 41% of men were very enthusiastic about voting in the midterm elections, compared with 28% of … Continue reading

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If You Want to Work for the History Channel, You Need to Be An Historian With a Penis!

Historiann has the details about a History Channel solicitation letter that states: We’re open to many physical-types for the host position, but we’re focusing on finding more of a rugged, rough, and smart type. Think Survivor’s Jeff Probst or Dirty … Continue reading

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“Survivors Speak: Essential Leadership in Combating Demand for Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex”

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Rather Perplexing “Professional Development” Story

Attendance is not something that should have been required, anyway. And of course female attorneys were excluded. –Ann Bartow

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