Author Archives: Ann Bartow
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
“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.
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
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
“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
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
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
There is a very powerful, though difficult to read, post here, which frames this documentary. –Ann Bartow
As part of the Roosevelt Institute’s ongoing ‘Feminomics’ series, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog, June Carbone was asked to reflect on women’s changing roles in the economy. Her essay is available here and was also featured on … Continue reading
New study concludes having women at the top of institutions is crucial to increasing the number of women among the junior faculty ranks.
From Inside Higher Ed: Does having a woman in the top job (or the No. 2 slot) make a difference? When it comes to faculty hiring, the answer appears to be Yes. And having a critical mass of women on … Continue reading
Where are the women? There is only one woman among the twelve speakers at the Emory Law Journal’s 2010 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium: “The New New Deal: From De-Regulation to Re-Regulation”
NPR’s December 14th Morning Edition featured Michigan State University College of Law profs Adam Candeub and Mae Kuykendall and their proposal for”e-marriage,”through which same-sex couples could obtain marriage licenses from states in which such unions are legal, and then have … Continue reading
From the NYT: You Dumb Women are Opposing the New Mammogram Recommendations Because You Don’t Understand Science or Math
The contempt laden Op-Ed is here. Below is the first paragraph: In his inaugural address, Barack Obama promised to restore science to its”rightful place.”This has partly occurred, as evidenced by this month’s release of 13 new human embryonic stem-cell lines. … Continue reading
From this website: Time for more accurate terminology: Hymen renamed”vaginal corona” The mythical status of the hymen has caused far too much harm for far too long. Last spring, RFSU published an information booklet in Swedish intended to dispel some … Continue reading
Penn Law Professor Ed Baker died on Tuesday, as has been noted here, here, here, here and here, here and here, so far. Every nice thing that has been written about him is true, and there are many more things … Continue reading
Did you know that December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada? Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’Ã‰cole Polytechnique de MontrÃ©al. They died because they were women.
If you don’t know what I am talking about, it’s your loss. A cautionary tale, might I add. –Ann Bartow
Where are the Women? Pretty sparse (just one woman co-author!) in the last Georgetown L.J. and none at all in the recent Virginia L. Rev.
98 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL, NO. 1, NOVEMBER, 2009. Jacobi, Tonja and Matthew Sag. Taking the measure of ideology: empirically measuring Supreme Court cases. 98 Geo. L.J. 1-75 (2009). [H][L][W] Oman, Nathan B. A pragmatic defense of contract law. 98 Geo. … Continue reading
Google’s newly patented “A method of providing an interactive game based on a digital video” reportedly perfect for pornography.
From Gawker: …Didn’t [the PTO] think it was fishy when Google credited 11 inventors on two continents in its newly-issued patent? That‘s a lot of brainpower for child’s play, and even for, as the patent calls it, a broader “WEB-BASED … Continue reading
“Slap on a pink ribbon, call it a day” is an unfair way to characterize the debate about breast cancer screening.
Barbara Ehrenreich at Salon: … What we really need is a new women’s health movement, one that’s sharp and skeptical enough to ask all the hard questions: What are the environmental (or possibly life-style) causes of the breast cancer epidemic? … Continue reading
â€œIt’s very reminiscent where we were 30 years ago on the domestic violence stuff …. People just don’t get it yet.”So spoke a District Attorney, commenting on the lack of sex trafficking prosecutions in NY.
From this NYT article: Despite a highly trumpeted New York State law in 2007 that enacted tough penalties for sex or labor trafficking, very few people have been prosecuted since it went into effect, according to state statistics. In New … Continue reading
You didn’t really think that Democratic control of both the Presidency and Congress would preserve abortion rights, did you?
It’s the No Abortion Ban National Day of Action, or as Violet says ”Stop Stupak!”: Center for Reproductive Rights: No Abortion Ban – National Day of Action NOW: Stop Stupak! Stop Stupak Coalition: DC Lobby Day and National Week of … Continue reading
The Center for Reproductive Rights’ Law School Initiative and Law Students for Reproductive Justice are accepting submissions for the 5th annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize.
The Center for Reproductive Rights’ Law School Initiative and Law Students for Reproductive Justice are accepting submissions for the 5th annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize. The theme this year is Reproductive Rights As Human Rights. This theme … Continue reading
Next to the image of three WPMI-TV (Mobile, Alabama) anchors on an electronic billboard is a”right now on Twitter”screen. Larger version here. Via.
From here: Franco-American author Jonathan Littell has won the Bad Sex In Fiction Award for a book that had previously scooped France’s top literary award. “The Kindly Ones”, a World War II saga originally published in French under the title … Continue reading
Via Jezebel: Cleaning products company Method has apologized for its controversial “Shiny Suds” video, which depicted fratboy-like chemical bubbles harassing a bathing woman, and has pulled the video from all “controlled sources.” We’ve still got it, though, plus a statement … Continue reading