Author Archives: Ann Bartow

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

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Costa Rican voters elected the country’s first woman president on Sunday: Laura Chinchilla

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

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Great cartoon by Judy Horacek

Via her website.

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Samantha Bee on Male Oppression

Here. Won’t be everyone’s satirical cup of tea but I thought it was funny. –Ann Bartow

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“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

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Interview with Shark Fu, founder of AngryBlackBitch.com

Here. Below is a short excerpt: Do you use the term ‘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

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Can iCramps be far behind?

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

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“Did I Miss Anything?”

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

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A story about having the same conversation about pornography over and over with men.

By Sam Berg, excerpted from here: Published in Rain and Thunder: A Radical Feminist Journal of Discussion and Activism Winter 2010, Issue #45 “Hi: I’m a writer at The Oregonian in Portland, working on a story about the sex culture … Continue reading

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“Kermit the inside story”

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Women are well represented in some of the categories…

… for a refreshing change.

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Cat with cat markings

Via.

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Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack, “Gender Stereotyping: Transnational Legal Perspectives”

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

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People = Men, a passing example.

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

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“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

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NYT alters photo to fat shame actor

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

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“For those who buy and sell children for sex and cheap labor, Haiti is ripe with opportunity.”

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

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Hey thanks, Wikipedia

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“What Makes a Great Teacher?”

Check out this article in the Atlantic Monthly. Here is an excerpt: … Starting in 2002, Teach for America began using student test-score progress data to put teachers into one of three categories: those who move their students one and … Continue reading

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“European University for Professional Education” alleged to be vehicle for human trafficking

From this publication: … The college, which attracts mainly Asian students, made headlines last October when the police arrested its managing director, the 63 year old American, Glinder T., and two accomplices on suspicion of human trafficking and fraud. The … Continue reading

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CFP: Vulnerability, Resilience, and the State, March 12 – 13, 2010 Emory University School of Law

**In past FLT workshops we have considered the concept of”Vulnerability,”arguing that it is universal and constant, inherent in the human condition. Further, while vulnerability can never be totally eliminated, society and its institutions confer certain”assets,”such as wealth, health, education, family … Continue reading

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Jennifer Baszile’s”The Black Girl Next Door”

Historiann has a review here. Interview with Jennifer Baszile (including readings from the book) here: –Ann Bartow

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Despair.

There is so much wrong with this, just the thought of trying to unpack it makes me tired and depressed. Read at your own risk. –Ann Bartow

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Musical Interlude

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Hearsay Exceptions

Via the fabulous Rebecca P.; see also.

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Abstinence Only Clown

Via. The abstinence lecture starts at 2:50. See also.

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“Teens and Social Media” – Girls Rule

From the Pew Research Center: Content creation by teenagers continues to grow, with 64% of online teenagers ages 12 to 17 engaging in at least one type of content creation, up from 57% of online teens in 2004. Girls continue … Continue reading

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“Girls Are Not for Sale – We Are Millions”

“January 11th, 2010 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Take a moment to lend your support to courageous girls and young women who are working to overcome the trauma of child sex trafficking by watching this video and sharing with … Continue reading

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Caroline Mala Corbin, “Ceremonial Deism and the Reasonable Religious Outsider”

Abstract: State invocations of God are common in the United States; indeed, the national motto is”In God We Trust.”Yet the Establishment Clause forbids the state from favoring some religions over others. Nonetheless, courts have found the national motto and other … Continue reading

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Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

From here: According to the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report, some 800,000 persons are victims of trafficking each year, seven times more than in 1960. The victims are mostly woman and children who are often used as … Continue reading

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“Religion and Women”

In this column Nicholas Kristof briefly discusses intersections of gender and religion. It made me think back to this Pandagon post and the associated comments thread. Generalizing about “religion” is deeply problematic. –Ann Bartow

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Where are the women? There isn’t a single women law prof, jurist or practitioner among the participants in the Wake Forest Law Review’s 2009 Torts Symposium

44 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW, NO. 4, WINTER, 2009. Third Restatement of Torts: Issue One. 44 Wake Forest L. Rev. 877-1107 (2009). Cardi, W. Jonathan. A pluralistic analysis of the therapist/physician duty to warn third parties. 44 Wake Forest L. … Continue reading

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All of them?

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Lost and Found in Translation: C. Edwin Baker “loved living on the lower level people.”

I’ve been so sad about Ed Baker’s death that my usual goofball humor emotional survival technique has been mostly muted. But today I found a web page in which Ed is remembered by someone at the school in Beijing where … Continue reading

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Ellen Goodman’s Final Column

Here. She is retiring, she has not passed away thank goodness. A short clip: Now, when people ask what are you going to do next, I am tempted to co-opt Susan Stamberg’s one-word answer when she left her anchor post … Continue reading

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“Men who buy sex: Who they buy and what they know”

“Men who buy sex: Who they buy and what they know,” is a research study of 103 men who describe their use of trafficked and non-trafficked women in prostitution, and their awareness of coercion and violence, prepared by Melissa Farley, … Continue reading

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Annals of Bad Writing

–Ann Bartow

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Interview with Jessica Valenti

Here. Feministing has a fairly wide range of authors and posts. Because Jessica Valenti is one of the contemporary faces of feminism to a certain cohort of people, watching the linked interview is interesting and informative. –Ann Bartow

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Stay Classy, Internet Trolls

Clearer rendering here. Actual size of troll’s weenie:

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“Evidence about the preferred orders of English binomial expressions for gendered categories of humans”

That’s a phrase taken from this interesting post entitled “Sexual Orders” by Mark Liberman at Language Log.

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Where are the Women? Not Too Many in the October, November or December Issues of the Columbia Law Review. Eighteen of Twenty-One Published Authors are Male. Only One Author is a Woman Law Prof.

October: In memoriam–Louis Lowenstein. Tributes by Harvey J. Goldschmid, Kenneth P. Kopelman, Arthur W. Murphy, William Savitt and David M. Schizer. 109 Colum. L. Rev. 1263-1277 (2009). Miller, Darrell A.H. Guns as smut: defending the home-bound Second Amendment. 109 Colum. … Continue reading

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Homo Economicus and Fem Eticus ?

Yuval Feldman and I have been studying the behavior of individuals in the face of organizational corruption and misconduct. In our recent article, we report on a series of experiments looking at the effect of incentives on the decision to … Continue reading

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Hope you are merry!

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Guest Post by Gloria Feldt: Not Under the Bus

“If we’re going to be thrown under the bus, let’s not be ladylike about it. Kick and scream and make your voice heard.” :Linda Lowen,  About.com/womensissues I couldn’t agree more with Linda. That’s why I’ve dropped everything else and am … Continue reading

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New Report About Sexual Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota

From here. Via. … Despite Minnesota’s significant efforts to identify sex trafficking victims and meet their needs, to our knowledge there had never been any sort of summary report produced in either Minnesota or the U.S. regarding the commercial sexual … Continue reading

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Target Women: Lessons 2009

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iMisogyny? There’s an app for that.

Jessica Roy lays it down here at Broadsheet.

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Some links about grading.

Dear Former Students, at Historiann Cheating Cheaters Who Cheat, at Catty in Queens My TA Rules, at Ianqui in the Village This is My Favorite Time of Year, at A Gentleman’s C Common Exam Mistakes, at Concurring Opinions Writing Exams, … Continue reading

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On Domestic Violence

There is a very powerful, though difficult to read, post here, which frames this documentary. –Ann Bartow

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Darn! Why the Sexism?

–Ann Bartow

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