Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

How Much is Male Virginity Worth?

More than $1,278, apparently.  According to the (UK) Mirror (here), a 24-year old Romanian man is offering to “sell” his virginity and has turned down an offer of 1,125 euros (approximately $1,278). Sound familiar? A Russian man received $2,600 in … Continue reading

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On Feminist Burnout in Cyberspace

Michelle Goldberg, a contributing writer at the Nation, wrote in the Washington Post that, “Feminist Writers are so Besieged by Online Abuse that Some Have Begun to Retire.” Here is an excerpt: This is a strange, contradictory moment for feminism. … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Stetson Law Review “Inequality” Symposium Edition

On March 6, 2015, the Stetson Law Review is holding a symposium on Inequality, Opportunity, and the Law of the Workplace.  Here are the 12 scheduled speakers: Keynote Speaker: Wilma Liebman Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Former NLRB Chair … Continue reading

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Report of “Best Practices” Panel on Changes LSAC Must Make

Feminist Law Prof Ruth Colker (Ohio State) is part of the 5-person expert panel nominated pursuant to the consent decree settling the federal ADA action against the Law School Admission Council.  (For more info on that case, see here.)  The … Continue reading

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Aloni on the Partisan Politics of Marriage

Erez Aloni (Whittier) has an op-ed in the Guardian, Republicans Want ‘Stronger’ Marriages but are Fighting Equality Within Them.  Here is an excerpt: Even as social conservatives pontificate on preserving the sanctity of marriage and the importance of making divorce … Continue reading

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ABA Journal Coverage of “Feminist Judgments” Project

The February 2015 print edition of the ABA Journal gives a nice shout-out to the forthcoming Feminist Judgments book in an article by Leslie A. Gordon, New Project Rewrites SCOTUS Opinions from a Feminist Perspective.  Here is an excerpt: More … Continue reading

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On Libertarian Feminism

Over at libertarianism.org, author Elizabeth Nolan Brown writes about “Carceral Feminism and the Libertarian Alternative.” Here is an excerpt: [A]s ideologies and movements, libertarianism and feminism have a lot to offer one another. Not every libertarian matter is necessarily a … Continue reading

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“Bitch in Business”

From a group of students at Columbia Business School, this parody video riffing on Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass”: It includes a shout-out to women in law schools and med schools, too.  Very funny. -Bridget Crawford

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Courtney Joslin, “Leaving No (Nonmarital) Child Behind”

Courtney Joslin (UC Davis) has posted to SSRN her article, Leaving No (Nonmarital) Child Behind, 48 Fam. L. Q. 495 (2014).  Here is the abstract: Almost ten years, in 2005, I wrote a piece for the Family Law Quarterly describing … Continue reading

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Jamie Abrams, “The Illusion of Autonomy in Women’s Medical Decision-Making”

Jamie R. Abrams (Louisville) has posted to SSRN her article, The Illusion of Autonomy in Women’s Medical Decision-Making, 42 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2015).  Here is the abstract: This article considers why there is not more conflict between … Continue reading

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Haverford College VAP in Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program

From the FLP mailbox: Haverford College invites applications for a three-year visiting Assistant Professor (with possibility of renewal) in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the … Continue reading

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Heen, “Nondiscrimination in Insurance: The Next Chapter”

Mary Heen (Richmond) has posted to SSRN her article, Nondiscrimination in Insurance:  The Next Chapter,  49 Georgia L. Rev. 1 (2014).  Here is the abstract: For nearly 150 years, American insurance companies have engaged in race and gender pricing practices … Continue reading

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Student Opportunity: Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights

From the FLP mailbox, this notice of a student writing competition: Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights, is pleased to announce the Call for Submission for the tenth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship … Continue reading

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Drummond and Cohen: Enforcement and Prosecutorial Restraint in the Transnational Trade in Human Eggs

Susan G. Drummond (Osgoode Yall) and Sara R. Cohen (D2 Law LLP) have published Eloquent (In)action: Enforcement and Prosecutorial Restraint in the Transnational Trade in Human Eggs As Deep Ambivalence about the Law, 26 Can. J. of Women & the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Pamela Bridgewater, 1969-2014

Feminist Law Prof Pamela Bridgewater has died after a long illness.  Al Brophy has some details here, and there is a lovely remembrance here. May her memory be a blessing. -Bridget Crawford

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CFP: Kent Summer School in Critical Theory

…in Paris! From the FLP mailbox, this announcement: We are excited to announce the new Kent Summer School in Critical Theory, which will run for the first time in Paris next July. Our website has just gone live, and we … Continue reading

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Cost of Child Care is a Feminist Issue

Writing for the Berkeley alumni magazine, author Tamara Straus asks, “What Stalled the Gender Revolution? Child Care That Costs More Than College Tuition.” Here is an excerpt: Vox reported in August that child care costs are growing at nearly twice … Continue reading

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Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2015-16

From the FLP mailbox, this notice of fellowships at the Baldy Center at SUNY Buffalo.  The deadline is February 2, 2015. Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2015-16 The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Illinois College of Law “Significant Lectures” Edition

The University of Illinois College of Law posts its Annual Report here, listing many good things happening at that school.  The online materials include a two-page spread, with photos, touting the school’s “Significant Lectures” in 2012-2013.  Notice anything? Apparently the … Continue reading

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Who Can Consent to Use of Dead Teenager’s Frozen Sperm?

I have so many basic factual questions about this story concerning the frozen sperm of an Auckland, New Zealand teenager: Promising young film-maker Cameron Duncan banked sperm at age 15 before starting chemotherapy in 2002 for bone cancer in his … Continue reading

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Anti-Woman Suffrage Cartoons

Over at MessyNessyChic, a post (here) features some vintage anti-woman suffrage posters.  Here’s one, at left. View the full collection here. -Bridget Crawford

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Penny Venetis Named EVP and Director of Legal Momentum

Penny M. Venetis (Rutgers) has been named as Executive Vice President and Legal Director of Legal Momentum, effective January, 2015. Here is an excerpt from the organization’s press release: Professor Venetis will lead Legal Momentum’s litigation, policy and other advocacy … Continue reading

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Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Professors: Yeah, We Knew That

From Inside Higher Ed, this report about a new study involving gender bias in student evaluations of their professors: College students’ assessments of their instructors’ teaching ability is linked to whether they think those instructors are male or female, according to … Continue reading

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Int’l J. of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Issue on “Transnational Reproductive Travel”

The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics has a new issue devoted to “Transnational Reproductive Travel”.   Here is the TOC (links require JSTOR or other log in — check with your University librarian; sorry no known open source): Introduction … Continue reading

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Fischer and McAuliffe, “Irish Feminisms, Past Present and Future”

From the FLP mailbox, this announcement of a new book edited by Clara Fischer (Newton International Fellow, London School of Economics) and Mary McAuliffe (University College Dublin, Women’s Studies): Irish Feminisms: Past, Present and Future is a collection of multi-disciplinary … Continue reading

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Balkinization Roundtable on Clare Huntington’s “Failure to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships””

There’s been a symposium over at Balkinization about Clare Huntington’s book, Failure to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships.  A round-up of all the posts is here. -Bridget Crawford

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Where are the Women? Vanderbilt En Banc Roundtable Edition

You can’t make this stuff up. From the Vanderbilt Law Review’s website, Roundtable: Comptroller v. Wynne Our current Roundtable considers Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne, to be argued before the Supreme Court on November 12, 2014. In … Continue reading

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In Memory of Jo Ann Harris, 1933-2014

Jo Ann Harris, the first woman to head the DOJ’s criminal division, died yesterday of lung cancer.  Ms. Harris was a visiting scholar at Pace Law School and the architect of our school’s Federal Judicial Honors Program.  Ms. Harris also … Continue reading

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Research Grants at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University

From the FLP mailbox: The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to our … Continue reading

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A Swedish Perspective on Surrogacy and Commerce in Women’s Bodies

The Swedish Women’s Lobby makes its views on surrogacy known in Surrogacy: A Global Trade in Women’s Bodies, over at mercatonet.com.  Here is an excerpt: The Swedish Women’s Lobby strongly opposes surrogate motherhood. Our position is that surrogacy is a … Continue reading

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Nursing Mothers on the Academic Job Market

The October 22, 2014 edition of the Chronicle ran an “Advice” column, Breastfeeding on the Job Market, by a pseudonymous professor in the humanities.  The professor describes her experiences as a job candidate and bringing her nursing infant with her … Continue reading

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Carol Rosetti’s “Women” Series

Brazilian visual artist Carol Rosetti talks about O Projeto Mulheres/The Women Project at her website here.  Here‘s an excerpt: The Women Project began in a very spontaneous and unpretentious way. My initial goal was just to practice my technique with … Continue reading

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Martha Nussbaum on Aging and Self-Loathing

Martha Nussbaum writes here in the New Republic, “It’s Time to Take Back Our Aging, Smelly Bodies: Why it’s Important to Resist Shame and Disgust.”  Here is an excerpt: In the 1970s, we women used to talk about loving our own bodies. Inspired … Continue reading

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A Feminist Reflects on Yom Kippur

From author Elana Maryles Sztokman over at The Jewish Week: Yom Kippur asks us to forgive, but this a challenge for me because I think forgiving can be much harder than asking for forgiveness — especially if we are expected … Continue reading

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UMKC Seeks to Hire Two Faculty Members

From the FLP mailbox: The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law anticipates hiring two entry level or early career tenured or tenure-track faculty members with a strong commitment to educating lawyers for the twenty-first century, a lifetime of scholarship, … Continue reading

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Soccer Stars Sue FIFA

A group that includes some of the world’s best female soccer players has sued FIFA alleging gender discrimination on account of FIFA’s stated plans to have the Women’s World Cup played on turf instead of grass fields.  The NYT has … Continue reading

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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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