Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

What Universities Don’t Understand About Menopause

From Linda Nordling, Why Menopause Matters in the Academic Workplace, Nature (May 11, 2022): In Australia, where women make up 57% of the higher-education workforce and 78% of the health and social-care sector, a survey last year of menopausal women … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender and the Law Emerging Scholar Award – Pace Law School

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce the competition for its annual Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award.  This paper competition is open to all having with five (5) or fewer years of full-time law teaching … Continue reading

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CFP: Nevada Law Journal, “Dark Necessity? The Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket”

Call For Papers: Dark Necessity? The Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket Volume 23, Issue 3 of the NEVADA LAW JOURNAL University of Nevada, Las Vegas  William S. Boyd School of Law   The NEVADA LAW JOURNAL is pleased to announce a … Continue reading

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Marc Spindelman on “Queer Black Trans Politics and Constitutional Originalism”

Marc Spindelman (OSU) has posted to SSRN his essay “Queer Black Trans Politics and Constitutional Originalism,” 13 ConLawNOW 93 (2022). Here is the abstract:   Queer Black trans politics offer an important frame for understanding the current constitutional moment. This … Continue reading

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Paudel & Shah on the Relationship Between Menstrual Discrimination and Child Marriage

The Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation andRadha Paudel Foundation have published a report by Radha Paudel and Noor Jung Shah, Isn’t Menstrual Discrimination a Driver for Child Marriage. Here is the abstract: This study is undertaken to examine the … Continue reading

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CFP – ClassCrits XIII: Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class

Call for Papers and Participation ClassCrits XIII: Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class Co-Sponsored by ClassCrits, Inc., TapRoot Earth, and Thurgood Marshall School of Law October 21-22, 2022 Where: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (we anticipate … Continue reading

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Kentanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

Image from the White House website here.

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Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Fellowship – Call for Applications

Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Fellowship 2022-2024 Research Fellowship or Postdoctoral Fellowship Vulnerability theory presents an alternative to both a “rights-based” and a “social contract” paradigm for thinking about state responsibility, decentering the individual and focusing attention on the … Continue reading

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Spindelman on Kavanaugh on Dobbs

Marc Spindelman’s new essay, Dobbs‘ Dilemma (Why Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Ideal of “Scrupulous Neutrality” in Dobbs is a Pipe Dream), is available here on SSRN.  It’s also published in today’s National Law Journal (here; paywalled).

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CFP: The COVID Care Crisis Symposium Part II: Imagining Solutions and Taking Action

June 16-17, 2022 Virtual Micro-abstracts due April 15. Organized by Professors Cyra Akila Choudhury, Meera Deo, and Shruti Rana  Following up from our first COVID Care Crisis Symposium held in January 2021, we now invite colleagues to participate in the … Continue reading

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FIU Law Review Symposium Edition: The COVID Care Crisis and Its Implications for Legal Academia

The FIU Law Review has published (here) a Symposium Issues on “The COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia.” Here is the table of contents: The COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia, Cyra Akila Choudhury“Blood, … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Latest Proposed Federal “Menstrual Products Right to Know Act “

Emily Waldman (Pace) and I have a lot to say about the absence of adequate federal oversight of menstrual products in our forthcoming book, Menstruation Matters: Challenging Law’s Silence on Periods (forthcoming June 21, 2022, NYU Press). We devote an … Continue reading

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Open Access Book Announcement—The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty

On May 28, 2022, Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Open Library of Humanities will publish a new open-access volume, The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty.  Here is the publisher’s description: In 2021, Scotland … Continue reading

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University of San Francisco Seeks Visitors 2022-2023

The University of San Francisco School of Law is seeking applicants for one or more Visiting Professorships for the 2022-2023 academic year.  USF Law welcomes outstanding candidates in subjects including property, human rights, international law, contracts, torts, evidence, and critical … Continue reading

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What Questions Law Review Editors Ask Peer Reviewers

I’ve been asked twice in the last two submission cycles to provide an “external peer review” for a law journal where many of us would be thrilled to publish.  I’ve noticed some similarities in the questions I’ve been asked each … Continue reading

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Emory Law Seeks Two New Faculty Members: (1) AI, Machine Learning, Data Science; (2) Bankruptcy/Commercial Corporate Law

Emory University School of Law is seeking applications for two newly posted faculty positions. Additional information about both positions can be found below:   Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science Emory University School of Law seeks applications from legal … Continue reading

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Book Pre-Launch Event March 9, 12:50pm EST “Menstruation Matters: Challenging Law’s Silence on Periods” @haublawatpace @egwaldman @nyupress Comments by @noa_asher @czarnezki @ KTQ @ProfLGTenzer + more

On March 8, 2022, 12:50pm-1:40 pm, Pace University is pleased to host a virtual book pre-launch for Menstruation Matters: Challenging Law’s Silence on Periods by Emily Gold Waldman and me.  The book will be published in June 2022 by NYU … Continue reading

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ERA Symposium, March 3-4, 2022 @ERAProjectCLS @columbiajgl

This Zoom event is free and open to the public.  Registration is here.

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Sage Advice on Law Review Submissions via Break Into Tax from Leandra Lederman, Jonathan Choi & Indiana Law Journal 3L Editor Abbi Semnisky

Some colleagues may know that Leandra Lederman (Indiana) and Allison Christians (McGill) are the cohosts of a YouTube video series called Break Into Tax that reviews important tax-related concepts and ideas in a fun and student-friendly way. In a recent … Continue reading

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Nunna, Price & Tietz on “Hierarchy, Race & Gender in Legal Scholarly Networks”

Keerthana Nunna (Michigan JD ’21), W. Nicholson Price II (Michigan) and Jonathan Tietz (Michigan) have posted to SSRN their working paper Hierarchy, Race & Gender in Legal Scholarly Networks.  Here is the abstract: A potent myth of legal academic scholarship … Continue reading

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CFP—Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture

Abstracts are due 2/15/22   Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture   With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered About Best Way to Submit Piece to an Online Law Review or Journal?

Here is some info about submitting to the online companions at 20 journals.

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New Book Announcement: Anthony C. Infanti, Tax and Time: On the Use and Misuse of Legal Imagination

Anthony C. Infanti (Pitt) has published Tax and Time: On the Use and Misuse of Legal Imagination (NYU Press 2022).  Here is the publisher’s description: The relationship between tax law and society, Anthony C. Infanti asserts, is too often overlooked … Continue reading

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Lessons from Outgoing Editors at Stanford Law Review, Harvard Law Review, and Yale Law Journal (and please stop calling scholarship “sexy”)

Tonight I attended the “Stanford-Harvard-Yale Joint Journal Information Session” billed as follows: Description: Wondering how to submit to the Stanford Law Review, Harvard Law Review, or Yale Law Journal? Join our live Q&A webinar next week, January 31 at 4:00 … Continue reading

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CFP: Third Bienniel Conference on Critical Trusts and Estates @OCULaw April 8-9, 2022

Oklahoma City University School of Law will host the Third Biennial Conference on Critical Trusts and Estates  April 8-9, 2022 in Oklahoma City.  The conference provides a forum for a wide range of work dealing with connections between succession law, … Continue reading

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#Menopause as a Lens for Evaluating the Intersections of Ageism & Sexism & Racism

What started off a few years ago as an investigation of state sales taxes on menstrual products has taken my work in many unexpected directions. My colleague Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) and I have combined forces (and expertise) to write … Continue reading

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Evaluating Menstrual Leave as a Viable Workplace Policy

Marian Baird (University of Sydney Business School), Elizabeth Hill (Political Economy, University of Sydney) and Sydney Colussi (University of Sydney Business School) have published their article Mapping Menstrual Leave Legislation and Policy Historically and Globally: A Labor Entitlement to Reinforce, … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between an Article and an Essay? Part 3

I’ve previously mused here and here on the differences between an “article” and an “essay” intended for publication in a law review. Today I stumbled across this definition from the editors of the Harvard Law Review: A piece will be … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Feminist Judgment, but 9th Cir. Judge Writes Shadow Opinion to His Own Majority Opinion

So, it’s not remotely a feminist judgment, in the sense of embracing feminist methods or values (however broadly defined). All the same, a concurring opinion of Judge Lawrence VanDyke of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals embraces the project’s methods. … Continue reading

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#PeriodTok is #MenstrualCapitalism in Disguise (and Period Underwear May Not be as Safe as You Think)

In an article for the New York Times, Menstruation Gets a Gen Z Makeover, writer Pooja Makhijani shines a light on the the stigma-busting, shame-free ways that some young people are talking about menstruation. She writes: Members of Gen Z … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Rest in peace and power, Professor Guinier. You will be missed. The New York Times obituary is here. Harvard’s notice is here.  

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All In by @BillieJeanKing is a Fabulous Read

I just finished reading Billie Jean King’s memoir (written with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers), All In. It’s a fantastic read for anyone interested in sports, second-wave feminism, Title IX, LGBT rights, social change (or several or all). The last … Continue reading

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Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions–Change the Way You Teach Your 1L Course This Spring

Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod (FIU) and Elena Maria Marty-Nelson (Nova Southeastern) have edited a wonderful collection of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions (Cambridge U Press 2021). For anyone interested in teaching with feminist judgments, Linda Berger, Kathy Stanchi and I have … Continue reading

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Free Menstrual Products for 141 Middle Schools in Loire, France

Via the podcast Nova, this news of a program in the Loire-Atlantique region of France to make menstrual products available for free in 141 middle schools: Après une expérimentation de plusieurs mois dans quelques établissements, la mesure est étendue sur … Continue reading

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Menopause and the Law: 3 Forthcoming Articles Exploring Intersections of Gender, Age, Disability

Emily Gold Waldman (Pace), Naomi Cahn (UVA) and I have just posted to SSRN three working papers on menopause and the law. We had so much to say that we needed three articles to do it! Here they are: Contextualizing … Continue reading

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Please add your tributes to #GloriaWatkins #bellhooks here

Please use the comments to post your tributes to Gloria Watkins (aka bell hooks) here. We’ll aggregate all of the comments into a single post after December 30, 2021. May she rest in peace and power.

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Will Colorado be the Next State to Repeal the #TamponTax?

Watch out for legislation coming in 2022.  The Denver Post has a story here.

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CFP: Integrating Doctrine & Diversity: Inclusion and Equity Beyond the First Year

From Nicole P. Dyszlewski, Raquel Gabriel, Suzy Harrington-Steppen, Anna Russell and Genevieve Tung: We are pleased to invite you to contribute a proposal for a new book, Integrating Doctrine & Diversity: Inclusion and Equity Beyond the First Year to be … Continue reading

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New Issue of Columbia Journal of Gender & Law, 2021 Thirtieth Anniversary Symposium: Are You There Law? It’s Me, Menstruation

Here are the essays published in Volume 41, Number 1 of the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law:   Anita Bernstein Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Semen   Ann Bartow “Are You There, Trademark Law? It’s Me, Misogyny.”   … Continue reading

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Michigan Repeals the Tampon Tax

The Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement is here.

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New Book Announcement – “Gender and Social Movements” by Jo Reger

Jo Reger (Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, Oakland University) has published a new book called Gender and Social Movements (Wiley 2021). Here is the publisher’s description: How does gender influence social movements? How do social movements … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Celebration of Margaret Thornton’s Iconic Work, “Dissonance and Distrust: Women in the Legal Profession”

On Thursday, November 18, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m. [that’s evening time on Wednesday, November 17, 2022 on the east coast in the US and Canada; time zone converter here], the Australia National University College of Law will be holding a celebratory … Continue reading

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Michigan on Target to Repeal #Tampon Tax

From the AP (here): The Michigan Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would eliminate the so-called “tampon tax” on menstrual products, sending it to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who is expected to sign it into law. Michigan would join over 20 … Continue reading

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CFP–Inheritance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Call for Book Chapters Inheritance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Editors: Suzanne Lenon, Associate Professor, Dept. of Women & Gender Studies, University of Lethbridge, Canada Daniel Monk, Professor, Department of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2022 Why … Continue reading

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Toxic Substances in Tampons and Pads Near You (Really Near You)

In a Journal of Women’s Health preprint, researchers at the University of Michigan have published the results of their study of exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in 25 users of tampons and menstrual pads. Here is an excerpt from … Continue reading

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New Italian Budget Still Discriminates in the Form of Tampon Taxes

In world news (here), the draft budget for 2022 in Italy still endorses gender discrimination in the form of the tampon tax, but decreases the VAT from 22% to 10%. Governments continue to generate money from the literal bodies of … Continue reading

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CFP: Journal of Feminist Scholarship Issue on “Global Tipping Points” 3/1/22 Deadline

Call for Papers 2020-2021 and Feminism: Global Tipping Points Journal of Feminist Scholarship For Publication in Issue 21, Fall 2022 Issue Contact Email: Jeannette E. Riley (jen_riley@uri.edu) or Kathleen M. Torrens (kmtorrens@uri.edu) Tipping point: “the critical point in a situation, … Continue reading

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Kalantry on Reason-Based Abortion Bans and Eugenics

In an essay just published by the Cornell Law Review Online, Professor Sital Kalantry explains how U.S. Supreme Court justices and U.S. Federal Court of Appeals judges misconstrue eugenics and make false analogies to foreign data to cast doubt on … Continue reading

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Nancy Rapoport on “Being a ‘First’ – Over and Over Again”

Nancy B. Rapoport (UNLV) has posted to SSRN her essay from Denver Law Review Forum, Being a “First” – Over and Over Again. Here is an excerpt: Being a non–founder “first” also means that people will compare your leadership style … Continue reading

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Australia Capital Territory Criminalizes Stealthing

Stealthing, the non-consensual removal of a condom, is a crime in several jurisdictions, including California. See here. Last week, the Australia Capital Territory became the first jurisdiction in Australia to criminalize stealthing. Here is an excerpt of relevant press coverage: … Continue reading

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