Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

Boso on “Anti-LGBT Free Speech and Group Subordination”

Luke Boso (San Francisco) has posted to SSRN a new article, Anti-LGBT Free Speech and Group Subordination. Here is the abstract: In 2020, the Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia held that Title VII, a federal workplace antidiscrimination … Continue reading

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Protestors Are Getting Period-Shamed and Mistreated

In an opinion piece for Newsweek, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (NYU Brennan Center) highlights here the ways that jail officials are withholding menstrual products from detainees, including those arrested in recent protests. Here is an except: Just last week, a New York … Continue reading

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Spindelman, The Shower’s Return: A Serial Essay on the LGBT Title VII Sex Discrimination Cases

Marc Spindelman (Ohio State) has made available The Shower’s Return: A Serial Essay on the LGBT Title VII Sex Discrimination Cases. Here is the abstract: The Shower’s Return offers a detailed account of, and engagement with, important aspects of what … Continue reading

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Women, Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award: Call for Submissions

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the July 1, 2020 deadline. The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce the competition for its inaugural Women, Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award.  This paper competition is open … Continue reading

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The Real History of the “Because of Sex” Language in Title VII

 I had always heard that the adding of the “because of sex” language in Title VII was intended as a joke. Turns out the story is more complicated than that. Representative Howard Smith (D-Virginia) was a segregationist with longstanding ties … Continue reading

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Disparity Law Journal CFP: Disparity in Legal Citation

From the FLP mailbox: Below is a call for submissions for the new journal, The Disparity Law Journal, which is being published as an imprint of the Journal of Law. The theme of the first issue is Disparity in Legal Citation. Dates … Continue reading

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Bauer on Implicit Bias in the Tax Code

Anne Bryson Bauer (unaffiliated) has published We Can Do It? How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Perpetuates Implicit Gender Bias in the Code, 43 Harv. J. Gender & Law 1 (2019). Here is the abstract: In December of 2017 … Continue reading

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@BCLawReview Online Symposium on “The Common Law Inside the Female Body” by @BernsteinAnita

The Boston College Law Review E. Supp. has published a symposium issue devoted to Anita Bernstein’s book, The Common Law Inside the Female Body (Cambridge University Press 2019), including a response by Professor Bernstein. This symposium is a companion to … Continue reading

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CFP Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium, “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation.”

Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation April 9, 2021 The Columbia Journal of Gender & Law is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Spring … Continue reading

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CFP – AALS Section on Islamic Law: Islamic Law and the Modern International Legal Order

Call for Papers: Islamic Law and the Modern International Legal Order AALS Section on Islamic Law For the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting The Section on Islamic Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from which one or more … Continue reading

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How Much Do “Free” Tampons Cost Schools? $2.48 Per Student Per Year in Cambridge, MA

I have previously speculated (here) about what it would cost for public schools in Yonkers, New York to put menstrual products in the bathrooms of public schools serving students in grades 6 through 12. According to press reports (here), the … Continue reading

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Areheart on “Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination”

Brad Areheart (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN his article Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination, 104 Minnesota Law Review 1921 (2020). Here is the abstract: Despite eighty years of governmental interventions, the legal system has proven ill-equipped to address workplace discrimination. Potential … Continue reading

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Stanford Law Library Tribute to Barbara Babcock

The librarians at Stanford have put together a wonderful tribute to Professor Barbara Babcock, here. Here is the short introduction: Professor Barbara Babcock was the first woman appointed to the regular faculty, as well as the first to hold an … Continue reading

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Call for Papers and Participants: Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series Sponsored by @USFemJudgments

This summer, the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project, together with the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will host a new biweekly Summer Feminist … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Dainty About the “Pink Tax”

Received in an email today from Sarah Shirkey (Pace Law 2021)  who is working on a research paper, and posted with permission: The phrase “pink tax” is so condescending – how about we call it what it is: gender-based price … Continue reading

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Call for Authors: Feminist Judgments – Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions

Call for Authors Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal 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 Criminal Law Opinions. This edited volume is … Continue reading

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Does Marketing Contribute to Taboos Around Menstruation?

The following is a guest post by Rachel Rosenblum, a student at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. I’ve been in school for the past twenty-years, and depending on how you view the situation, seven of those … Continue reading

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Nevada #Tampon Tax FAQs

The State of Nevada has posted (here) some FAQs about the tampon tax in that jurisdiction: When is the exemption effective? The exemption became effective January 1, 2019. If my business sells feminine hygiene products, what do we need to … Continue reading

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Marc Spindelman on “Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Homiletics”

Marc Spindelman (Ohio State) has published Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Homiletics, 68 Cleveland State L. Rev. 347 (2020). Here is the abstract: Viewed closely and comprehensively, Masterpiece Cakeshop, far from simply being the narrow, shallow, and modest decision many have taken it … Continue reading

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How Difficult is it to Teach Boys and Men not to Harass?

I recently discussing sexual harassment with a young friend.  I was bemoaning the frequency with which women experience some form of sexual harassment by men.  How hard is to teach boys and men not to harass, I wondered. My young … Continue reading

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Retirement of Mildred Wigfall Robinson (UVa)

With the permission of Professor Robinson, I am reposting her message sent to the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education listserv: Hello Everyone, Having been thoroughly conditioned to avoid self-aggrandizement, I have refrained from personal advocacy.  However, in light … Continue reading

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Student Emily Donohue’s Feminist Judgment in White v. Samsung

Emily Donohue, a second-year student at University of Washington School of Law, has written a feminist judgment for White v. Samsung Elec. Am., Inc., 971 F.2d 1395 (9th Cir.1992) in connection with Dr. Dana Riagdrodki‘s Feminist Jurisprudence Seminar. Ms. Donohue … Continue reading

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Hasday’s “Intimate Lies and the Law” Wins Scribes Book Award

Intimate Lies and the Law (Cambridge, 2019), the fantastic book by Jill Hasday (Minnesota), has won the Scribes Book Award from the American Society of Legal Writers.  This award is “for the best work of legal scholarship published during the … Continue reading

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Tampon Shortages in a Pandemic

From the New York Times, this column about hte hoarding of menstrual products in these unsual times.  Here’s an excerpt: Just as the pandemic has disrupted work, school and social routines, so it has disrupted the menstrual supply chain. Those … Continue reading

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SLU Law Journal CFP: Teaching Law Online

From colleagues at SLU: The Saint Louis University Law Journal is proud to announce the twenty-second installment of the Journal’s Teaching series, Teaching Law Online. The Journal created the Teaching series in 2000 as a forum for scholars, judges, and … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Aid Package Would Change Rules on Purchases of #Tampons, Pads

The corona virus aid package before the house contains a provision that would allow flexible spending accounts to be used to pay for menstrual products.  Business Insider has the story (here): The change in law would allow people to pay … Continue reading

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Symposium on New Book by @MicheleBGoodwin: “Policing the Womb” Sponsored by the @GenderSexLaw Program @ColumbiaLaw

Today I attended an online symposium celebrating Professor Michele Goodwin’s fantastic new book, Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood (Cambridge University Press 2020). The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School sponsored the … Continue reading

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@NevLawJournal CFP: Race AND Gender AND Policing – May 5 Deadline for Abstracts

From colleagues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law Program on Race, Gender & Policing: We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of the Nevada Law Journal on … Continue reading

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Online April 3 – University of Colorado Conference on “Women’s Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment”

The 2020 Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference on Constitutional Law hosted by the University of Colorado has been converted to a webinar to be held April 3, 2020. The topic is “Women’s Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment.” It is still free.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Omnes in Viam Latinam

Today I witnessed a fairly common exchange on a particular listserv of which I am a member.  Member A made a contribution that Member B deemed inappropriate for the subject-matter of the list.  Member B passed judgment on Member A’s … Continue reading

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Establishing Norms for #Law Student Participation in Remote Learning: Turn Cameras on and Mute That Mic (“virtual background” is your friend)

Like many law schools, my institution has decided to move all classes on-line, to the extent possible, at least until March 29. The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is located in Westchester County, New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo has deployed … Continue reading

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Tips for Teaching #Law Online, in the Event of a COVID-19 Shut Down of Law Schools

I’ve been teaching Federal Income Tax and Wills,Trusts & Estates in mixed live/online formats since 2009. I put together a short video for colleagues with thoughts about how to teach law classes in distance formats, whether synchronous or asynchronous, if … Continue reading

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Talking with High School Students about the #Tampon Tax

Logan Kenny is a high school sophomore attending USC Upstate through the Scholar’s Academy program located in South Carolina.  She is currently working on a research paper about the tax on feminine-hygiene products in the US. She recently contacted Professor … Continue reading

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On Teaching Torts with a Focus on Race and Racism @wrigginsmelaw

Jennifer Wriggins (Maine) has a post over here at the Race and the Law Prof Blog on Teaching Torts with a Focus on Race and Racism.

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Kids Are Always Welcome in My Law School Classes

Any student of mine is welcome to bring children to my class any time, no advance notice required.  Child care issues should not get in the way of attendance. We’ll work it out!  Kids have great perspectives on tax fairness, … Continue reading

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High School Students in Idaho Taking on the Tampon Tax – @MHS_Bobcats

Students at Madison High School in Idaho are taking on the tampon tax. The local newspaper, the Standard Journal, reported here that a group of seniors are proposing solutions as part of their “Project Citizen” work: Adeline Winn, Madison Jensen, … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: David S. Cohen & Carole Joffee, “Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America:

The University of California Press has published a new book, Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America, by David S. Cohen (Drexel) and Carole Joffe (Sociology, UCSF).  Here is the publisher’s description: It seems unthinkable that … Continue reading

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Suffolk Law Seeks Spring 2021 Trusts & Estates Visitor

Suffolk University Law School in Boston is looking for a Spring 20201 visitor to teach Trusts & Estates.  Here is the info: Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a position as a Visiting Professor for the Spring … Continue reading

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CFP: Taxation and Gender Equality, Sept. 14-15, 2020

Taxation and Gender Equality Conference: Research Roundtable and Policy Program September 14-15, 2020 Deadline for Expressions of Interest: March 15, 2020 As the Organizers and members of the Academic Advisory Committee we are pleased to issue this Announcement and Call … Continue reading

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@PaceLawReview CFP: Reforms in the NY State Criminal Justice System

The Pace Law Review at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites submissions for an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of “Game-changing Reforms in the NYS Criminal Justice System and How to Implement Them” to be held on … Continue reading

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@NWULRev Online Symposium on “The Common Law Inside the Female Body” by @BernsteinAnita

The Northwestern University Law Review Online has published a symposium issue devoted to Anita Bernstein’s book, The Common Law Inside the Female Body (Cambridge University Press 2019), including a response by Professor Bernstein.  Here is the publisher’s description of the … Continue reading

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Muriel Gold Senior Visiting Professorship at McGill University @mcgillu

MURIEL GOLD SENIOR VISITING PROFESSORSHIP Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies McGill University 2020-2021   The Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada invites applications for the position of Muriel Gold Visiting Professor. … Continue reading

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Feminist Scholarship in “Made At NYPL” Exhibit @nypl

I recently visited the New York Public Library to see the exhibit Made at NYPL, a celebration of “a small by representative sample of original works that were produced using the Library’s unique and extensive resources.”  Among the featured works … Continue reading

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Utah Poised to Repeal #Tampon Tax

Yesterday the Utah legislature passed a bill that will exempt from menstrual products (tampons, pads, etc.) from state sales tax.  Read more here.

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Johnson, Crawford & Waldman on “Title IX and Menstruation”

Margaret Johnson (Baltimore), Emily Waldman (Pace) and I have posted to SSRN our article Title IX and Menstruation, forthcoming next year in the Harvard J.L. & Gender.  Here is the abstract: “Oh no. Could I borrow a tampon or pad?” … Continue reading

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Research Travel Grants for Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives @Purdue Archives

From the Purdue University Archives:   The Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives at the Purdue University Archives announces Research Travel Grants for those planning to travel in order to use materials at the Purdue Archives in 2020. Grants of up … Continue reading

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Carbado & Harris on “Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory”

In June, 2019, Devon Carbado (UCLA) and Cheryl Harris (UCLA)  published an important essay, Intersectionality at 30: Mapping the Margins of Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 2193 (2019). It provides an excellent and nuanced understanding of … Continue reading

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Sex Inequality in the U.S. and French #Tax Laws

Mary Roche Waller (Michigan JD 2017) has published Sex Inequality in the United States and French Income Tax Filing Systems, 73 Tax Lawyer 207 (2019). Here is the abstract: This Article explains and compares the joint and family income taxation … Continue reading

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Constitutional Court of Colombia Invalidates Tax on Menstrual Hygiene Products, Requires Bogotá to Provide Supplies for Homeless Women

Mónica Arango Olaya (DPhil Student, Oxford) has a fantastic write-up of two recent decisions by the Colombian Constitutional Court: In late 2018, the Court adopted Decision C-117 of 2018, holding that a provision imposing 5% VAT tax on tampons and … Continue reading

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Goldblatt & Steele on “Inequality Related to Menstruation”

Beth Goldblatt (University of Technology Sydney) and Linda Steele (University of Technology Sydney) have published a new article, Bloody Unfair: Inequality Related to Menstruation – Considering the Role of Discrimination Law, 41 Sydney L. Rev. 293 (2019): Drawing on growing … Continue reading

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