Author Archives: Ann Bartow
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
Where are the Women? SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW ADDITION (NB: that is a pun on “edition” for the humor impaired, given the focus on sum numbers.) (Yes, “sum” is another bad pun! Try to keep up!)
17 SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW, PP. 1-337, 2009. Symposium on Post-Kelo Reform. 17 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 1-278 (2009). Somin, Ilya. Introduction to the symposium. 17 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 1-5 (2009). Dana, David A. Exclusionary eminent domain. 17 Sup. … Continue reading
Georgia judge obstructs effort by Hustler to pornify photo of murdered hiker; Georgia law preventing distribution of certain crime scene photos has also been proposed.
From CNN: Photos of the nude and decapitated body of a murdered hiker, sought by a writer on assignment for Hustler magazine, will not be released, a judge in Georgia ordered Wednesday. The decision came as state lawmakers considered legislation … Continue reading
From this article: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced an important new climate change financing group last week, but out of the 19 people named, no women were included. This is unfortunate because women will bear the brunt of the effects … Continue reading
That is the question addressed by Bitch magazine in this article.
In honor of “The Hurt Locker’s” Kathryn Bigelow, who became the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director last night, and International Women’s Day, a list of pioneering women movie directors.
From “Movie Mom” Nell Minow: 1. Penny Marshall, who started as an actress (“Laverne and Shirley”), went on to direct films that included “Awakenings,” “Big,” and “A League of Their Own.” 2. Amy Heckerling is the director of “Clueless” and … Continue reading
Vulnerability, Resilience, and the State: A Feminism and Legal Theory Project Workshop:March 19 â€“ 20, 2010 at Emory
Vulnerability, Resilience, and the State A Feminism and Legal Theory Project Workshop:March 19 â€“ 20, 2010 575 Gambrell Hall Emory University School of Law 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30322 Friday, March 19, 2010 4:00 pm â€“ 6:30 pm â€“ … Continue reading
The Abstract: The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to publish discriminatory housing advertisements. This has long been applied to newspapers, which have effectively screened all discriminatory housing ads from sight. However, in 1996 Congress created a loophole when it … Continue reading
When their gender is seen as an advantage rather than a disability, suddenly it is permissible for women soldiers to assume combat roles: … Women make up only 6 percent of the Marine Corps, which cultivates an image as the … Continue reading
The post is here, along with a video clip. Below is the appalling text: Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Sean Hannity, who “joined [him] live from stuff [he] could edit together,” and with some crafty splicing, proceeded to … Continue reading
“Canada has dropped a proposal to change the country’s national anthem by making it more gender-inclusive.”
From the BBC News: O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The true north strong and free! The government had said it was open to … Continue reading
“Pig Business” – A documentary about pork production that may never be commercially released in the US
According to this account, the documentary has been effectively censored in the U.S.: … That’s how it’s gone with the British 2009 documentary film Pig Business. I watched this film in several 10-minute segments via YouTube (Part One) because it … Continue reading
HERE! More information here. “The Tribunal is a women-directed and women-centered justice and advocacy initiative. Judges will hear testimony from several women of Burma who will share their personal stories of surviving human rights violations and crimes under miliatry rule … Continue reading
“As part of the gender almost universally considered to be the most vain, I find it kind of amusing that we take it as a given that men shouldn’t have to come to terms with the penis nature gave them.”
The post title is a quote from this Broadsheet piece (found via) which highlights an Atlantic article entitled “The Challenge of Marketing Small Condoms,” in which one learns: … According to the medical journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, 45 percent of … Continue reading
Described here. An essay by Douglas entitled “Girls Gone Anti-Feminist” that touches on the book’s themes is available here. Below is an excerpt: … Enlightened sexism is a response, deliberate or not, to the perceived threat of a new gender … Continue reading
From this article entitled “Start-Up Links 65 Million IP Addresses To Users, Readies Targeting Platform”: … [T]he company ClearSight Interactive is getting ready to launch a form of targeting based on users’ IP addresses. ClearSight, which describes IP addresses as … Continue reading
Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law which took place yesterday (Wednesday, February 24, 2010) View webcast here! Panel I The Honorable Ron Wyden United States Senator for the State of Oregon Panel II … Continue reading
Call for Papers Announcement AALS Section on Women in Legal Education â€œNew Voices in Gender Studies” 2011 AALS Annual Meeting January 4-8, 2011 San Francisco, California The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will hold a program during the … Continue reading
Abstract: Sex-stereotypes are of perennial concern within antidiscrimination law and theory, yet there is widespread disagreement about what constitutes a”sex-stereotype.”This article enters the debate surrounding the correct understanding of”stereotype”and posits that the concept is too thin to serve as a … Continue reading
Here, the post and the comments. That is all I have to say – I have opinions, you have opinions, and we probably both have scabs we would rather not dislodge, in the hopes that some day the wounds will … Continue reading
Is the headline “SC man dies, wife injured in domestic shootings” reasonable for the facts it reports?
Here is the text of the story as it appeared in the online version of my local newspaper: Posted on Mon, Feb. 22, 2010 SC man dies, wife injured in domestic shootings The Associated Press Police say a South Carolina … Continue reading
This article discusses the fact that Justice Thomas has not asked a question during oral argument for about four years, and has been mostly quiet his entire time on the SCOTUS bench. It notes that a recent graduate of the … Continue reading
Over at The Faculty Lounge Dan Filler lists lateral moves he is aware of (with supplementation from the appended comments and other sources) as follows: Arizona State Daniel Bodansky from Georgia Boston College Brian Galle from Florida State Charleston Todd … Continue reading
From the official website: The Feminist Theory Papers is an exceptional archival collection representing scholars who have transformed their disciplines and the intellectual landscape of universities in the United States and internationally. This focused and coherent manuscript collection is indispensable … Continue reading
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“PROPERTY OUTLAWS: How Squatters, Pirates and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership” by Eduardo M. PeÃ±alver and Sonia K. Katyal
PROPERTY OUTLAWS: How Squatters, Pirates and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership by Eduardo M. PeÃ±alver and Sonia K. Katyal Property Outlaws puts forth the intriguingly counterintuitive proposition that, in the case of both tangible and intellectual property law, disobedience … Continue reading
Ms. JD has announced a new fellowship opportunity for 2Ls, which will select 20 of the most promising second-year law students in the country and provide them with one-on-one career mentorship from the nation’s most accomplished female attorneys. I’m hoping … Continue reading
From here: Nina Power is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University, and writes the blog Infinite ThÃ˜ught. She discusses her new book, One-Dimensional Woman ( Zero Books), a critique of the kind of contemporary feminism that poses women … Continue reading
What is the effect of portraying college life as a catfight among straight women? In whose interest is it to describe the relationship among straight college women as essentially competitive and perhaps to blame for bad behavior on the part of college men?
Those are two questions Historiann asks in this excellent post about yesterday’s NYT article, The New Math on Campus. The point of article in my view is to help sell the idea of making achieving gender balance at colleges a … Continue reading
From the NYT article entitled “Costa Rica Elects 1st Woman President in Landslide”: … Chinchilla, the mother of a teenage son, is a social conservative who opposes abortion and gay marriage. She appealed both to Costa Ricans seeking a fresh … Continue reading
Via her website.
Here. Won’t be everyone’s satirical cup of tea but I thought it was funny. –Ann Bartow
“How to Be Welcoming” – Ways in which a campus can be welcoming for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.
In the Chron: … My experiences in higher education with my partner of 21 years have helped me understand how the environment and culture of a campus is crucial for gay and lesbian employees and their partners or spouses. Certain … Continue reading
Here. Below is a short excerpt: Do you use the term â€˜bitch’ in your blog Angry Black Bitch to turn a negative on its head? I use the term bitch to reclaim and reframe. There is so much drama and … Continue reading
From here: All Tech contributor Omar Gallaga wrote a great post about rejected names for Apple’s new tablet computer, but I know he didn’t see the iPad coming! Good thing Mad Tv did way back in 2006. I’m assuming there … Continue reading
Did I Miss Anything? by Tom Wayman From: The Astonishing Weight of the Dead. Vancouver: Polestar, 1994. Question frequently asked by students after missing a class Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here we sat with our hands folded on … Continue reading
By Sam Berg, excerpted from here: Published in Rain and Thunder: A Radical Feminist Journal of Discussion and Activism Winter 2010, Issue #45 â€œHi: I’m a writer at The Oregonian in Portland, working on a story about the sex culture … Continue reading
… for a refreshing change.
From the publisher’s website: While both lawyers and psychologists have been aware of the role of stereotypes in discrimination, there is little literature addressing the legal status of stereotypes as gender discrimination. Gender Stereotyping makes a substantial contribution to the … Continue reading
Over at Alternet Vanessa Richmond asks: “Why Do People Want to Have Sex with the 9-Foot Tall Natives in ‘Avatar’?” But by “people” she clearly means men. Here is an excerpt: James Cameron’s comments in interviews suggest the reaction is … Continue reading
“And after Wellons was convicted and sentenced to die, jurors presented the female judge with a gift of “chocolate shaped as male genitalia,” as the Supreme Court recounted it. If that were not enough, they gave the bailiff a chocolate gift “shaped as female breasts.”"
Today in SCOTUS Death Penalty jurisprudence: The Supreme Court concluded that a chocolate penis given by the jurors to the judge “raised serious questions concerning the conduct of the trial.” Ya think? See the Supreme Court ruling granting cert. See … Continue reading
Left: the NY Times image; Right: the original image From Gothamist: By yesterday evening the Paper of Record published not one, but two takedowns of women : somewhat unsurprisingly, both centered around weight and penned by the fairer sex. The … Continue reading
That is the second sentence in this short essay in The Atlantic. Here is an excerpt: In Haiti … human trafficking is a problem at the best of times. Even without the pandemonium unleashed by a 7.0 earthquake, an estimated … Continue reading