Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

Ohio House of Representatives Votes to Repeal Tampon Tax

Today the Ohio House of Representatives voted 84-1 to eliminate the state sales tax on menstrual hygiene products.  House Bill 545, a larger tax bill, had significant bipartisan support. The bill included the exemption for menstrual hygiene products contained in … Continue reading

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CFP: 21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College – Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression

Call for Proposals 21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College The Struggle Continues: Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender-Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression Friday-Saturday March 1-2, 2019 Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY (20 Minutes North of … Continue reading

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Visiting Positions at IU-McKinney

From colleagues at IU-McKinney: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be hiring visitors for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please forward to anyone who may be interested. Please see the announcement below: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School … Continue reading

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Equality Law Scholars’ Forum at UC Davis Law, Nov. 16-17, 2018

The second annual Equality  Law Scholars’ Forum kicks off at UC Davis tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to being one of the commentators on a fantastic set of papers. Here are some details: Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum Friday, November … Continue reading

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Schlesinger Library Grants Galore!

From the FLP mailbox: SCHLESINGER LIBRARY GRANTS The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants. The library’s special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Law Review Online Symposium on “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court”

The Notre Dame Law Review Online has published a Symposium featuring several essays relating to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger & Bridget J. Crawford eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016).  … Continue reading

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Detroit Mercy Symposium CFP: Women and the Law

From the FLP mailbox: 2019 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium: Women and the Law Call for Papers and Presentations Deadline: November 9, 2018 The Law Review at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will be hosting its 103rd annual … Continue reading

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Recent Gender-Related Scholarship: Faith Jackson & Edieth Wu

Feminist Law Profs Faith Jackson and Edieth Wu (Texas Southern University) have published two articles that address aspects of discrimination in legal education: Must We Deploy Drones in the Twenty-first Century to Target Under the Radar Discrimination Against Minority Women at … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Marketplace, in a “Go Girl” Friendly Wrapper

I am a tax lawyer.  I spend much of my academic time thinking about wealth and its opposites.  I read Forbes.  I read the Forbes 100 list. In short: I’m inclined to be curious about articles that cover the marketplace, broadly … Continue reading

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CFP: Special Edition of “Laws” Edited by Margaret

Professor Margaret Thornton (Australia National University) will be guest-editing a special edition of the journal Laws, the international, peer-reviewed open-access journal published by MDPI (based on Basel, Switzerland). Here is the CFP: The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight … Continue reading

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Female Law Professors’ Letter to Senators re Kavanaugh Nomination

A group of female law professors have drafted a letter to the Senate expressing concern over the Kavanaugh appointment.  The letter has been covered by the (UK) Guardian here.  The full text of the letter is as follows: Dear Senators: … Continue reading

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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Judge Kavanaugh

Feminist Law Prof Vernellia Randall (Dayton) has filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit an ethics complaint against Judge Kavanaugh on the grounds that his partisan statements and his behavior before Congress call … Continue reading

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Law Professors’ Letter on Kavanaugh’s “Judicial Temperament”

The Huffington Post features a short write-up of the letter signed by over 500 law professors expressing concern about Judge Kavanaugh’s lack of judicial temperament.  Here is an except of the HuffPo piece. More than 500 law professors from nearly … Continue reading

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Murray on “Epistemic Injustice in Puerto Rico”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola LA) has posted to SSRN her article “FEMA Has Been a Nightmare”: Epistemic Injustice in Puerto Rico, forthcoming in the Willamette Law Review.  Here is the abstract: The continuing disaster in Puerto Rico, caused by the … Continue reading

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Irina Manta on “Tinder Lies”

Irina Manta (Hofstra) has posted to SSRN her article Tinder Lies, forthcoming in the Wake Forest Law Review (2019).  Here is the abstract: The rise of Internet dating — in recent years especially through the use of mobile-based apps such … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Blogroll, 3 Additional Feminist Law Profs!

Welcome to these colleagues, newly added today! Jamelia Morgan (Connecticut) Sandra Simkins (Rutgers) Stacey Sobel (Western State University) Our blog roll ranks are increasing.  If you’re a full-time law prof and wish to be listed as a self-identified feminist law … Continue reading

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CFP: New Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research Network of Law and Society Association

Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Call for Participation – Deadline October 8, 2018 [feminist scholarship warmly invited! –  Ed.] Organizers of the newly-formed Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research seek proposals that explore any aspect of … Continue reading

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CFP: Law, Culture & Humanities 2019, Ottawa, Canada

From the FLP mailbox: We are pleased to announce that the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities will be held at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on March 22-23, 2019. The event … Continue reading

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How Much Do “Free” Tampons Cost? #MenstrualCapitalism and Examples from New York State

Spurred by legislation introduced by New York State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, that state adopted a law that requires public schools to provide free menstrual hygiene products for students in grades 6-12. In April, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted the news: … Continue reading

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CFP: Literature and International Law at the Edge

From the FLP mailbox: Call for Papers: Literature and International Law at the Edge New York City, December 14/15, 2018 Abstracts/proposals due by October 31, 2018 The past decade has seen a steady increase in interdisciplinary scholarship interested in the … Continue reading

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Pruitt on “The Women Feminism Forgot: Rural and Working-Class White Women in the Era of Trump”

Feminist law prof Lisa Pruitt (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her article The Women Feminism Forgot: Rural and Working-Class White Women in the Era of Trump, forthcoming in the University of Toledo Law Review.  Here is the abstract: This article, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Blogroll, 8 Additional Law Profs!

Feminist Law Profs is pleased to add to the blogroll 8 more colleagues.  Some are new to the academy. Some are long-time teachers, scholars and friends.  All self-identify as feminists, whatever that means to them. Our blog roll ranks are … Continue reading

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Research Fellowships at Harry Random Center at UT Austin

From the FLP mailbox: The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for its 2019­-2020 research fellowships. Ten dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial on-site … Continue reading

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CFP: Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue – Feminisms and Leadership

From the FLP mailbox: Call for Papers: Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue –  Feminisms and Leadership ‘Leadership’ is a highly regulative practice, and is pervasive in our personal and political realms. Under late capitalism, academic and popular … Continue reading

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Tax Law: Where the Right to Bodily Privacy Means Something?

The Ninth Circuit ruled today that the IRS may not invoke qualified immunity for allegedly breaching the taxpayer’s Fourth Amendment right to privacy, when a (female) agent required the (female) taxpayer to use the bathroom in the taxpayer’s own home … Continue reading

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Gonzaga Law Hiring Announcements (4) – Legal Writing; Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; Environmental Law, Health Law, Natural Resources Law, Business Law, and/or Privacy Law

Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) seeks to fill up to four positions. The full job descriptions/hiring announcements (available here) are summarized below: Up to 2 Doctrinal Hires (tenure-track faculty positions) (details here) GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for up … Continue reading

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Welcome to Blogroll, 25+ Additional Law Profs!

Feminist Law Profs is pleased to add to the blogroll 25 30+ colleagues (updated 9/10/18).  Some are new to the academy. Some are long-time teachers, scholars and friends.  All self-identify as feminists, whatever that means to them.  Welcome! Barbara Atwood … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Margo Shire Melli, 1926-2018

From colleagues at Wisconsin, I just learned of the death of Feminist Law Prof Margo Melli (Wisconsin) earlier this year.  Here is an excerpt from her obituary: Marygold “Margo” Shire Melli, age 91, a Voss-Bascom Professor of Law Emerita at … Continue reading

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Gambert and Linné on “The Disruptive Possibilities of Plant Milk”

Feminist Law Prof Iselin Gambert (GW) and Tobias Linné (Lund University) have posted to SSRN their article Got Mylk? The Disruptive Possibilities of Plant Milk, forthcoming in the Brooklyn Law Review (2019). Here is the abstract: Milk is one of … Continue reading

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Adler on “A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform”

Libby Adler (Northeastern) has published Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform (Duke University Press, 2018). Here is the publisher’s description: In Gay Priori Libby Adler offers a comprehensive critique of mainstream LGBT legal agendas in … Continue reading

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Grants for Undocumented Immigrant Entrepreneurs

From the FLP mailbox: Undocumented entrepreneurs working to create social change can apply for grants and support through Immigrants Rising’s Entrepreneurship Fund. The Fund showcases the talents of undocumented young people and amplifies the positive impact of their work. In … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Audre Lorde: “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing”

The day feels put together hastily like a gift for grateful beggars being better than no time at all but the bells are ringing in cities I have never visited and my name is printed over doorways I have never … Continue reading

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The Unconstitutional #Tampon Tax

My Pace colleague Emily Gold Waldman and I have a new draft article, The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax, forthcoming in the Richmond Law Review.  Here is the abstract: Thirty-six states impose a sales tax on menstrual hygiene products, while products like … Continue reading

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Call for Authors – Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on those opinions for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions. This edited volume, proposed to be published by Cambridge University Press, is part … Continue reading

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St. Thomas (Miami) Hiring Announcement

From colleagues at St. Thomas: ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level tenure-track or, lateral tenure-track,-position(s) beginning in Fall 2019 in the areas of: Contracts, Business Associations, Tax Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Health Law, Tax … Continue reading

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Unintended Corporate (and Tax) Consequences of India’s Repeal of the #TamponTax

In July, 2018, India repealed its 12% goods and services tax (GST) on menstrual hygiene products. (News coverage here and here, e.g.) One (unintended, I suspect) consequence is the likely disadvantaging of domestic Indian manufacturers of these products. When the … Continue reading

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Boso on “Rural Resentment and LGBT Equality”

Luke Boso (Visiting Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law) has posted to SSRN his  article, Rural Resentment and LGBT Equality, forthcoming in 70 Fla. L. Rev. (2019).  Here is the abstract: In 2015, the Supreme Court in Obergefell … Continue reading

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Lens on “Tort Law’s Devaluation of Stillbirth”

Professor Jill Wieber Lens (Arkansas) has posted to SSRN her article Tort Law’s Devaluation of Stillbirth, forthcoming in the Nevada Law Journal.  Here is the abstract: In the United States, more than sixty-five babies die daily due to stillbirth—death of … Continue reading

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Murray on “Editing the Wiktionary for ‘Female'”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola-LA) has posted to SSRN her essay Editing the Wiktionary Entry for “Female,” Berkeley J. Gender, Law & Justice.  It is one essay in a series of pieces about “legal fictions” and the intersections of law, language, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Law School Hiring Announcement

From colleagues at Brooklyn: BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire two full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty members. We are interested in outstanding candidates in all fields, including civil procedure, constitutional law, labor law, tax law, business law and regulation, antitrust, … Continue reading

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Reporting Results of Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019

The results of the 2018-2019 Law Professor Twitter Census are here at the Faculty Lounge.  The list is grossly inaccurate and incomplete, but because I compiled it, I made sure to include all the feminist law prof tweeters I could … Continue reading

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@Dr_KMcLoughlin Reviews Aotearoa New Zealand and Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Books

Dr. Kcasey McLoughlin (Newcastle Law School, Australia) has published a review of  Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Rino: A Two Stranded Rope (Rhonda Powell, Elisabeth MacDonald, Māmari Stephens & Rosemary Hunter eds., 2017) and Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges’ … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from @Ava DuVernay on Writing

Filmmaker and writer Ava DuVernay posted to Twitter some great advice for a follower who asked for “tips on how to stop thinking your writing is terrible.” Here is Ms. DuVernay’s advice, which really helped me on a (ok, today’s) … Continue reading

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New Book on “Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food,” Cohen & Otomo, eds.

Mathilde Cohen (U Conn) and Yoriko Otomo (SOAS, University of London) have published an edited volume, Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food (Bloomsbury, 2017). Here is the publisher’s description: What is milk? Who is it … Continue reading

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You Might be Able to Buy Tampons (and Gym Memberships) with Pre-Tax Dollars

Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) led the way in getting menstrual hygiene products included on an expanded list of products for which flexible spending account funds can be used under H.R. 6199, Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts … Continue reading

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Law Professor Twitter Census 2018-2019 Edition: Call for Entries

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the deadline on August 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The latest Law Professor Twitter Census is under way here at the Faculty Lounge.  If you are a full-time faculty member at a … Continue reading

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@NadiaBAhmad on “Why I Wear Hijab”

Feminist Law Prof Nadia Ahmad (Barry University) recently published a short piece, Resurrecting Why I Wear Hijab and Need to Use the Redress Control Number in the Muslim Observer. Here is an excerpt: Up until my grandmother leaving this world, … Continue reading

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@IUMaurerLaw, Is This Dean Photo with “Sexy” and “Shag” Really a Good Idea?

Over here at the Tax Prof Blog, Paul Caron reposts a funny-at-first picture of IU Maurer Dean Austen Parrish’s head imposed on an Austin Powers-like figure complete with era-appropriate background lettering.  Paul Caron captioned the post: “Best Law School Dean … Continue reading

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Against Menstrual Capitalism

Menstrual equity, a phrase coined by attorney and activist Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, means “[f]airness for how women are treated in society because they menstruate.” Current menstrual equity efforts run along three identifiable, parallel tracks: (1) campaigns to repeal the state sales … Continue reading

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Call for Exclusive Submissions: UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy

From the student editors at UC Davis: The UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy (“JJLP”) is now accepting exclusive submissions for its Winter Issue of Volume 23. JJLP is a biannual publication of the UC Davis School of … Continue reading

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