Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

Justice Ginsburg Intervew with Professor Marina Angel

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently spoke with Professor Marina Angel (Temple).  You can watch the full 50+-minute interview here. -Bridget Crawford  

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Men, Do You Consider Yourself a Feminist? An Infographic

Source: Here, at Maclean’s. -Bridget Crawford

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Congratulations to Sarah Deer, MacArthur Fellow

Feminist Law Prof Sarah Deer (William Mitchell) has been named as one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows.  Congratulations, Professor Deer! William Mitchell’s press release is here.  The folks at Feministing have a great profile of Professor Deer here. -Bridget Crawford

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“Sexism is a Sin. Happy New Year 5764″

Over at Jewish Women Watching: In these days of repentance, ask yourself: Is the leader of my organization a man? Is the board of my organization more than 50% men? Is my rabbi a man? Why? Plus feminist Rosh Hashana … Continue reading

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CFP: U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

Bumping to front, because 9/15 deadline rapidly approaching. The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a … Continue reading

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Request for Input about Torts Casebook Selection

From Jessica Litman, John F. Nickoll Professor of Law and Professor of Information University of Michigan: I’ve decided to pick up Torts again after ten years away from it.  I took a quick look through the Casebooks that would be … Continue reading

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Huntington, “Help Families from Day 1″

Clare Huntington (Fordham) has published an op-ed, Help Families from Day 1, in the New York Times, tied to the opening of universal pre-kindergarten in New York City.  Here is an excerpt: In my research, I have cataloged government policies … Continue reading

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From the FLP mailbox: Call for Papers Special Issue of Gender & History: Marriage’s Global Past Editors: Sara McDougall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) Sarah Pearsall, Cambridge University This special issue of Gender & History explores marriage’s global past from the … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

From the FLP mailbox: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, … Continue reading

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CFP: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at Law & Society 2015

From the FLP mailbox: Call for Papers – Friday September 19th Deadline Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Seattle, May 28 – 31, 2015 Dear friends and colleagues, We write to invite … Continue reading

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CFP: Applied Feminism and Work

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: CALL FOR PAPERS: “APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK” The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism … Continue reading

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A New Tampon to Prevent Against HIV

From NPR: When it comes to protecting themselves from HIV, women need more options. About of 84 percent of all women diagnosed with HIV contract the virus through heterosexual sex. And right now, the female condom is the only contraception … Continue reading

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New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness”

Later this month, Oxford University Press will publish Technologies of Sexiness, a new book by Adrienne Evans  (Media, Coventry University, UK) and  Sarah Riley (Psychology, University College Wales, Aberystwyth).  Here is the publisher’s description: Key cultural shifts have enabled a … Continue reading

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Race, Gender and Psychiatric Disabilities

Katie Rose Guest Pryal (UNC) writes here for Chronicle Vitae on “Shattering the Madness Monolith: On the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Psychiatric Disability. She also wrote another powerful column on mental health and the academy, “She’s So Schizophrenic!”: How … Continue reading

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CFP: AALS Workshop on “Next Generation Issues on Sex, Gender and the Law”

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: Association of American Law Schools Call for Presentations and Papers AALS Workshop on Next Generation Issues on Sex, Gender and the Law June 24-26, 2015 Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios … Continue reading

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Cheryl Hanna Memorial Page Hosted at Vermont Law School Website

Vermont Law School’s website is hosting a memorial page/on-line “Remembrance Journal” here for Cheryl Hanna: Professor Cheryl Hanna was a beloved teacher and role model to many within and beyond the Vermont Law School community. Her untimely death is a … Continue reading

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In Memory of Cheryl Hanna

Professor Cheryl Hanna (Vermont) has died. Vermont Dean Marc Mihaly sent an email to the Vermont Law School community earlier today.  It stated in part: It is with the most profound sorrow that we announce the untimely death of our … Continue reading

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Feminist Law Prof Profile: Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan is a Lecturer in Law at the University of East Anglia School of Law. UAE is located in Norfolk, England. She recently answered these questions for Feminist Law Professors. What is your educational and professional background? I hold … Continue reading

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Krause, “Some Thoughts from a Health Lawyer on Hobby Lobby”

Over at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Joan Krause (UNC) has posted “Some Thoughts from a Health Lawyer on Hobby Lobby.”  Here is an excerpt: As a health law professor who teaches a course on women’s health care issues, I … Continue reading

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Guttmacher Institute on Hobby Lobby Case: “After Supreme Court Ruling, Focus Shifts to How Obama Administration and Congress Will Ensure Contraceptive Coverage for Affected Employees”

The Guttmacher Institute has issued a statement on the Hobby Lobby case.  Here is an excerpt: [D]espite its potentially limited impact, the decision is very troubling for multiple reasons. Chief among them is the fact that five Supreme Court justices … Continue reading

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Vasectomy as Part of Plea Agreement

A 27-year old Virginia man has agreed to a vasectomy as part of a plea deal in Virginia. “It’s a condition of his probation, and I’m sure he’ll have to provide documentation to his probation officer,” [prosecutor Ilonia L.] White … Continue reading

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Women’s Tennis and (Gratuitous) Grunting vs. Shrieking

Writing (here) for the (UK) Telegraph, reporter Kathryn Dobson covering the Wimbledon beat asks, “Why do women grunt?”  The explanations proferred in the article include a tennis player’s desire to gain psychological advantage over one’s opponent, facilitate application of maximum … Continue reading

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Huntington on “How Law Undermines Family Relationships”

Clare Huntington (Fordham Law School) has published a new book, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (Oxford University Press 2014).  Here is Oxford’s description:  Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease as a Feminist Issue

Over here at truthout.org, there is a write-up of radio host Dennis Bernstein’s interview with filmmaker Sini Anderson.  Anderson is the former director of the National Queer Arts Festival and the director of the documentary The Punk Singer about former … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation and LGBT History

Last month, the National Park Service announced (here) a “theme study” focused on sites related to LGBT history.  The study’s aims (described here) are: engaging scholars, preservationists and community members to identify, research, and tell the stories of LGBT associated … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: Jill Elaine Hasday, “Family Law Reimagined”

Jill Elaine Hasday (Minnesota) has published a new book, Family Law Reimagined (Harvard U. Press, 2014).  Here is the publisher’s description: One of the law’s most important and far-reaching roles is to govern family life and family members.  Family law … Continue reading

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Death of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou died today.  Here is an excerpt from her obituary in the New York Times. Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing … Continue reading

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In Honor of Memorial Day

And check out the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation’s web site here. -Bridget Crawford

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A Feminist Theoretical Take on Virginity Auctions

Various press outlets (not linked here) have reported that a medical school student planned to auction her virginity and then cancelled that plan.  Over at Feminist Current, Elisa Haf writes thoughtfully about the situtation in “Student Virginity Auctions and Sexual Economics.” … Continue reading

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Emory Hiring Announcement

From the FLP mailbox: Good news for those interested in the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative! One of Emory Law’s hiring priorities for Fall 2015 is Vulnerability and Law. Emory Law is doing a search for a scholar interested … Continue reading

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CFP: Lavender Law Junior Scholars Forum

From the FLP mailbox: This year the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair will be held August 21-23, 2014 at the Sheraton New York in New York City. Lavender Law brings together the best and brightest legal minds in the … Continue reading

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Mae Quinn on “Policing Puberty, Purity and Sex Positivity”

Mae Quinn (Washington University in St. Louis) has posted to SSRN her article From Turkey Trot to Twitter: Policing Puberty, Purity, and Sex Positivity, 38 NYU J. L. & Social Change 51 (2014).  Here is the abstract: From outward appearance, … Continue reading

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What to Buy at a Certain Big-Box Store

According to the venerable Consumer Reports (here), consumers are making a mistake in stocking up at Costco on bathroom tissue or dishwashing detergent.  What’s cheap and great quality there, according to CR? -Bridget Crawford

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Where are the Women? U of Illinois Law Review Edition

Illinois Law Review, Issue 2014:2 University of Illinois Law Review, Issue 2014:2 4 articles; no female faculty authors. 3 student notes; 1 female student author. -Bridget Crawford

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Judith Butler’s Interview with TransAdvocate

Cristan Williams of The TransAdvocate interviews Judith Butler here.  Here is an excerpt: nothing is more important for transgender people than to have access to excellent health care in trans-affirmative environments, to have the legal and institutional freedom to pursue … Continue reading

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For Those Who Cringe at the Word “Seminal” When Used in Academic Discourse

Jenny Davis (Sociology, James Madison University) writes what she calls a “public service announcement” over at Cyborgology.  “Dont Say Seminal, It’s Sexist,” Professor Davis explains: Yes, “seminal” refers simultaneously to groundbreaking intellectual work and male bodily fluids expelled at the … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: “Gender and Violence in Haiti”

Rutgers University Press has published a new book by Benedetta Faedi Duramy (Golden Gate).  Here is the publisher’s description of Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women’s Path from Victims to Agents: Women in Haiti are frequent victims of sexual violence … Continue reading

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CFP: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matters

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: VAP Position in Environmental Law

Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School Pace Law School seeks applicants for a new Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law. The VAP in Environmental Law will hold a one-year appointment, renewable for a second … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Men’s Studies

The Chronicle has some convoluted, and perhaps confused, thoughts here (pay site; sorry). -Bridget Crawford

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Ensuring Access to Justice for Transgender People

In October, 2013, the New York State Judicial Institute sponsored a 3-day training program for judges and court personnel on “Transgender Litigants in the Courtroom: Providing Equal Access and Impartial Justice.” Transcripts of the program are available here, as is … Continue reading

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Two Recent Works by Michele Gilman

Michele Gilman (Baltimore) has published two recent pieces that may be of interest to blog readers: Michele Gilman, Feminism, Democracy, and the “War on Women,” 32 J. of Law & Inequality 1 (2014). This article analyzes the social conservative attacks … Continue reading

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CFP: Teaching Through the Digital Divide

From the FLP mailbox: Professing Feminism: Teaching Through the Digital Divide Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014 Page limit 15-25 pages Format: Email articles in MLA style. Double spaced. MSWord attachments only. Contact: professingfeminism@hotmail.com Professing Feminism,inspired by our own online teaching experiences … Continue reading

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Patricia Hill Collins, “Lessons from Black Feminism”

Earlier this year, Patricia Hill Collins spoke at Grand Valley State University (Michigan).  Her talk, “We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Lessons from Black Feminism,” was sponsored by the University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Women’s Center and LGBT Resource … Continue reading

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Death of Karyn Washington

Karyn Washington, founder of the “For Brown Girls” website, has died at age 22.  For those who aren’t familiar with it, the purpose of the website is “to celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combating colorism and promoting self … Continue reading

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Changing Sexual Practices, Media Sensationalism and Attention-Getting Rim Jobs

I admit that reading New York magazine is a guilty pleasure of mine.  I enjoy the mix of fluff pieces; vanilla journalism; and NYC-centered, self-satisfied trend-spotting and cultural prognostications.  This week’s mag brings us yet another intriguing “Sex Lives” column … Continue reading

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Pubic Hair and Feminism

‘Cause we keep track of certain trends (e.g., here), the “Full-Bush Brazilian” article in the NY Magazine caught our interest: My bikini-waxer, Jola, recently told me about a pubic-grooming configuration I had not heard of, which patrons of her Williamsburg … Continue reading

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BDSM and Feminism

Writer Kathy Kulig asks here, “BDSM and Feminism – Can They Coexist?” In a recent interview, I was asked whether I thought the BDSM lifestyle and feminism conflicted. I thought it would be an interesting topic for discussion. I think … Continue reading

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Is Unionization Good for Women’s College Athletics?

The NYT chips away at the question in an article published today, “Amid Cheers, Union Bid Stirs Concern for Women.”  Here is an excerpt, quoting Feminist Law Prof Erin Buzuvis and citing her work at the Title IX Blog: Female … Continue reading

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Mass. Supreme Court Affirms Right of Men to Look Up Our Skirts

or at least take pictures up women’s skirts. CNN, e.g., has coverage here.  The AP has coverage here. -Bridget Crawford

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