Author Archives: Ann Bartow
“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.”
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.
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.
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
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
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
Here. She raises some issues that need to be thought through. ETA: Links to additional critiques of Slutwalks here.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Attendance is not something that should have been required, anyway. And of course female attorneys were excluded. –Ann Bartow
Abstract: This document addresses legal and practical issues related to the practice colloquially known as sexting. It was created by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, for the Berkman Center’s Youth and Media … Continue reading
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has recently issued a report of the results of studies conducted about gender in media. The results can be viewed here (PDF). Among them: Study 1: G-rated movies from 1990-Jan. 2005: Fewer … Continue reading
Half of the trained artists in the U.S. are women, yet they make up just 2% of the artists with works in the National Gallery in DC; at the contemporary art-focused Hirshhorn Museum, women make up only 5% of featured artists.
Pamela T. Boll examines this disparity and its causes in her documentary Who Does She Think She Is? Via. –Ann Bartow
SCOTUS rules in U.S. v. Stevens that law banning “crush porn” is unconstitutional infringement on free speech.
From the NYT: The Supreme Court, with only one dissenting vote, on Tuesday struck down a federal ban on videos that show graphic violence against animals. The ruling cheered free speech advocates, but it raised concerns that more animals will … Continue reading
When the NYT wants to spark debate about cussing, it asks “Why Do Educated People Use Bad Words?” and then queries one woman and five men.
Which makes the NYT ripe for cussing out. Impressive class bias, in addition to the sexism. Lovely quote from Timothy Jay: “This doesn’t mean the average person is swearing more. But we have recorded more women swearing in public than … Continue reading
Where Are The Women? The Catholic University of America and its Law School’s Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture is hosting a womenless symposium on”The Nature of Judicial Duty: A Reflection on Philip Hamburger’s Law and Judicial Duty”on April 8-9, 2010.
The Symposium’s home page is here. The listed speakers include: Philip Hamburger (keynote), Richard A. Epstein, Emilio M. Garza, R.H. Helmholz, H. Jefferson Powell, Lloyd L. Weinreb and Michael P. Zuckert. –Ann Bartow
Why did David Brooks feel the need to churn out another concern-trolling column urging women to choose marriage over career success?
Startling and moving. I have to give the dad props for posting this to YouTube, given how things roll. –Ann Bartow ETA: Video has been made “private.” What it showed was three children, two girls and a boy, in the … Continue reading
Latoya Peterson originally wanted to title the post: “All The Women Are Still White, All The Blacks Are Still Men, But Some Of Us Are Tired of Being Brave and Want to Kick Someone’s Ass.”
Read it here. Peterson co-authored it with Thea Lim and there is a lot there to think about, that really needs to be thought about. –Ann Bartow
If you have forgotten for a second how much Supposedly Liberal Doods hate women, read the comments about the RNC “stripper” expenditures at any supposedly liberal blog.
For example here, here or here. Impressive amount of racism too. Those folks are not our allies. –Ann Bartow
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WaPo article by Eileen King: The Maryland House Judiciary Committee has a reputation for being not only a place where good bills go to die but also where witnesses can expect little sympathy for having suffered from violent or sexual … Continue reading
Full text at the HuffPo, excerpt below: … The economy and biology are on a collision course. The latest news confirms what many women fear — wait too long and your eggs are gone. The scientific findings aren’t quite that … Continue reading
High divorce rates and teen pregnancy are worse in conservative states than liberal states, but moral panic won’t help lower divorce rates and teen pregnancy in conservative states; education will.
Read a recent op-ed by this title written by Feminist Law Profs Extraordinare Naomi Cahn and June Carbone here! –Ann Bartow
Leslie Griffiths (Houston) just started a blog on religion and the first amendment. Check it out here: http://www.religionrogue.blogspot.com/
Interviews with residents of a home for elderly prostitutes in Mexico City – watch Part One here, and Part Two here. –Ann Bartow
The opinion is available here. The ads at issue were characterized as “pure commercial speech.” Below are two excerpts in which the court explains the ways that legalized prostitution drives the demand for sex slaves and sex trafficking: The federal … Continue reading