Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

Abubakar on “Gender Justice in Islamic Law”

Musa Usman Abubakar (Associate Professor in the Department of Islamic Law at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria) has published a new book, Gender Justice in Islamic Law (Hart 2018). Here is the publisher’s description: This book seeks to interrogate the classical … Continue reading

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Murray’s “Foul Paper” on Kozinski, “Draft of a Letter of Recommendation”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola LA) has posted to SSRN her powerful essay Draft of a Letter of Recommendation to the Honorable Alex Kozinski, Which I Guess I’m Not Going to Send Now, 25 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 59 … Continue reading

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CFP: University of Notre Dame Gender Studies/Int’l Girls Studies Assn Conference, Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2019

From the FLP mailbox: The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its fifth biennial international conference, which will be held in conjunction with the second meeting of the International Girls Studies Association. University of Notre … Continue reading

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CFP: J of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought – Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities

From the FLP mailbox: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought, a peer-reviewed open access journal published through Salve Regina University annually since 2005, invites contributions for its next issue: Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 31, … Continue reading

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Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law Dean Search Announcement

From colleagues at NKU: Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 125 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and its … Continue reading

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Winner of 2017 Penny Pether Law & Language Scholarship Award

The winner of the 2017 Penny Pether Law & Language Scholarship Award is Dr. Yvette Russell, for her article “Woman’s Voice/Law’s Logos: The Rape Trial and the Limits of Liberal Reform,” Australian Feminist Law Journal, 42.2, 273-296. Congratulations, Professor Russell! … Continue reading

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Temple University Hiring Announcement

From colleagues at Temple: Temple University Beasley School of Law is seeking to fill two faculty positions beginning in fall 2019. The first is in constitutional law. For this position, we are particularly seeking an established, tenured expert in the … Continue reading

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Hey Male Allies, Want to Help Improve Gender Diversity in Legal Academy?

If you are invited to speak on an academic panel, and you are willing publicly to commit to asking panel organizers what efforts they have made to seek “diversity” among panel members, whatever that term means to you, please add … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF DATE: Equality Law Scholars’ Forum UC Davis Law School November 16-17, 2018

Note:  This is a change from the earlier announced November 9-10 date.  The date for submission of proposals (July 1) remains the same. Corrected Call for Proposals: Call for Proposals for the Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum, UC Davis … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Ask About the Diversity of an Academic Panel Before Accepting a Speaking Invitation?

If you are invited to speak on an academic panel, are you willing publicly to commit to asking panel organizers what efforts they have made to seek “diversity” among panel members, whatever that term means to you? If yes, please … Continue reading

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Why Do Ads for Programs Targeted At Female Lawyers Include Cutesy Pictures?

There’s something about the inclusion of the red shoes in this advertisement that I find … annoying. This is a digital flyer for a program sponsored by the Historical Society of the New York Courts and the New York City … Continue reading

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The Cyptocurrency Gender Gap

Ms. Magazine has the details here.  I can’t say I’m surprised at the stats.  Apart from whether cryptocurrency is a good/bad investment (and maybe women have figured out what isn’t great about it….), there are significant business opportunities that require … Continue reading

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Waldman on “The Preferred Preferences”

Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article The Preferred Preferences, (forthcoming, 97 North Carolina Law Review (2018)).  Here is the abstract: In theory, customer preferences cannot justify discriminatory treatment by employers. The reality is more complicated. Built … Continue reading

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Gilman and Green on “The Surveillance Gap”

Michele E. Gilman (Baltimore) & Rebecca Green (William & Mary) have posted to SSRN their article The Surveillance Gap: The Harms of Extreme Privacy and Data Marginalization, 42 NYU Rev. L. & Soc. Change 253 (2018). Here is the abstract: … Continue reading

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Kukura on “Obstetric Violence” in @GeorgetownLJ

Elizabeth Kukura (VAP, Drexel) has posted to SSRN her article Obstetric Violence, 106 Geo. L.J. 721 (2018).  Here is the abstract: Maternity care in the United States is in a state of crisis, characterized by high cesarean rates, poor performance … Continue reading

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Financial Planning Websites for Women are so . . . Pink

From Glamour magazine, no less, this article, Financial Sites for Women Are Game Changing—but Do They Have to Be So Pink?  Here is an excerpt: If it succeeds, Dolla Dolla World will launch as an IRL pop-up, first in New … Continue reading

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I Support @ProfKFranke, Free Speech and Democracy

From today’s New York Times, this story about Columbia Law professor (and longtime FLP blogroll member) Katherine Franke who was detained for 14 hours at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and then deported from Israel: Franke told [Roger Cohen of … Continue reading

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@SheWritesToLive on “Why I’m Giving Up on Intersectionality”

In Quartzy (a “weekly dispatch about living well in the global economy”) over at QZ.com, contributing writer Tamela J. Gordon has an essay entitled, Why I’m Giving Up on Intersectional Feminism. Here is an excerpt: As time progressed, any hope … Continue reading

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ClassCrits New Website and CFP: “Rising Together for Economic Hope, Power and Justice,” Nov 2 & 3, 2018

ClassCrits has a new website here. For those who aren’t familiar with this group, ClassCrits is a self-described (see here) “network of academics and activists focused on economic justice. Formed in 2007 in response to growing economic inequality, the name … Continue reading

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Maynard on “How the NCAA Infringes on the Freedom of Families”

Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. (Louisville) has published in the Wisconsin Law Review Online his essay “They’re Watching You: How the NCAA Infringes on the Freedom of Families.”  Here is an excerpt: This Essay argues that the NCAA’s surveillance of the … Continue reading

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Boo-hoo! Male Artists Fret About Depicting the Female Form

In a think-piece with the title Who’s Afraid of the Female Nude?, over at The Cut, author Michael Slenske asks, “Is it still an artistically justifiable pursuit for a man to paint a naked woman?” He proceeds: To answer this … Continue reading

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Haverford College Seeks 1-Yr, Pre-Tenure Visitor for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program

From the FLP mailbox: Haverford College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program for AY2018-19. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or … Continue reading

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@GonzagaLaw Seeks Lecturer for Federal Tax Clinic

From colleagues at Gonzaga: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for a three-quarter-time Lecturer in its Federal Tax Clinic, with flexibility to serve in other areas as needed by the clinical program. This position is dependent on a Low … Continue reading

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Henderson on “The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle”

Taja-Nia Y. Henderson (Rutgers) has published a new article in the Iowa Law Review: ‘I Shall Talk to My Own People’: The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle, 102 Iowa L. Rev. 1983 (2017). For those not familiar … Continue reading

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Sparer Forum @BrooklynLaw March 22: Low-Income Workers and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, March 22 4 to 6 p.m. Reception to follow Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center 250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn RSVP online About the Forum Amid all of the uproar about sexual harassment in the workplace, little attention has been paid … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Blogroll, @CardozoLaw Colleagues!

Over the last few days, we have welcomed to the blogroll several new fabulous feminist colleagues from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University: Edward Stein Jacqueline Pearce Jeanne Schroeder Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum Julie Suk Lindsay Nash … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Blogroll, Loyola LA Colleagues!

In the last two days, we have welcomed to the blogroll twelve new fabulous feminist colleagues from Loyola Law School Los Angeles: Ellen Aprill Eric Miller Jan Costello Justin Levitt Katherine Pratt Kimberly West-Faulcon Lauren Willis Mary Culbert Priscilla Ocen … Continue reading

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Campbell on “Women, Poverty, Equality The Role of CEDAW”

Meghan Campbell (University of Birmingham [U.K.]) has a new book published by Hart Publishing called Women, Poverty and Equality: The Role of CEDAW. Here is the publisher’s description: The stark reality is that throughout the world, women disproportionately live in … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Feminist Scholarship in Other Disciplines

Feminist Periodicals is an online quarterly generated by the Office of Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin. It reprints the tables of contents of 150 (non-law) magazines and journals for researchers scanning the current literature in … Continue reading

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Weissman on “Due Process Should Apply to Victims, Too”

Last week, Deborah M. Weissman (UNC)  published in the Raleigh News & Observer  an op-ed entitled Due Process Should Apply to Victims, Too.  Here is an excerpt: President Donald Trump recently announced that he favors due process of law. In … Continue reading

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Funny/Not Funny Parody of Non-Disclosure Agreement in Sexual Harassment Cases

Feminist law prof Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola-LA) has published with the LA Review of Books a “Leaked Non-Disclosure Agreement Between [Name Redacted] and [Name Redacted] International.” Here is an excerpt: The Releasee understands that the Releasor may disclose via screaming … Continue reading

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Are Female Babies Worth “Less” Than Male Babies?

Lawrence Spizman (SUNY Oswego, Economics) has posted to SSRN a new paper Damages to a Child and the Fair Calculations Act. Here is the abstract: The Fair Calculations Act introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R.6417) and Senate(S.3489) seeks to … Continue reading

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Law Student Scholarship Opportunity – Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. The Fund, which is … Continue reading

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Gonzaga Seeks LRW Visitor

From colleagues at Gonzaga: Gonzaga University School of Law seeks an LRW visitor. This position is a visitor appointment that begins August 2018 and ends May 2019. This position is a non-renewable sabbatical replacement. The Law School anticipates the visitor … Continue reading

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Richmond Times Editorial Board Supports Ending Virginia’s Tampon Tax

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial board on January 28, 2018: As a general rule, taxes ought to serve a single function: raising revenue for the government. Lawmakers should not use the tax code as a vehicle for social engineering — … Continue reading

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CFP – Feminist Judgments: Employment Discrimination Cases Rewritten

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors to rewrite judicial opinions to reflect feminist perspectives, and commentaries on the rewritten opinions, for an edited book collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Employment Discrimination Opinions Rewritten. This edited volume is part of … Continue reading

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For Men in the Legal Academy Who Want to Help Fight Sexism

Men in the legal academy, if you want to help fight sexism… …do cite good scholarship by women. Empirically survey your own footnotes before sending in that manuscript….don’t accept invites to speak on panels without racial and gender balance. Ask … Continue reading

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CFP: American Univ. Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law Issue on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

From the FLP mailbox: You are invited to submit articles for possible inclusion in a special themed edition of the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law. The edition will focus on timely and important legal issues … Continue reading

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Univ. of Ottowa Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies 2018-2019

From the FLP mailbox: The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada) is inviting applications for its Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies for 2018-2019. The deadline to apply is December 31, … Continue reading

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New Zealand Women May Get a Break on the Tampon Tax

From the (New Zealand) Dominion Post, this article about a government-appointed appointed working group that will look at the country’s goods and services tax (akin to the sales tax imposed in the U.S.): [F]inance Minister Grant Robertson said the panel … Continue reading

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How to Get Involved in Menstrual Equity Activism: Advice from Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

The indominitable Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (previously profiled on Feminist Law Profs here) has published a book called Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity (Arcade Publishing, New York: 2017).  Here is the publisher’s description: After centuries of being shrouded … Continue reading

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SSRN Just Added a “Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network”

The Social Science Research Network has launched a Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network with a robust list of topics and subtopics, as well as the customary Professional Announcements and Professional Job Openings. Although I remain wary of the future and operations … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassers May Lose Their New York Tax Breaks

New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-WF/Manhattan) plans to introduce legislation that would eliminate city state tax breaks for companies that knew of  and failed to respond to sexual harassment by one of their employees, or if the company … Continue reading

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Women Don’t Bleed Blue (Even Yalies and Members of the Social Register)

Several years ago, Ann Bartow blogged here about U.S. advertisers’ first use of a “red dot” to illustrate blood on a menstrual hygiene pad. According to this article in the Scottish Daily Mail, an ad for Bodyform in the U.K. … Continue reading

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Is Access to Affordable Menstrual Products a “Right”? Men and Women Disagree. But Men are Curious About Robots.

This week Eleanor Goldberg, a reporter at the Huffington Post, published an article, “Lots Of Men Still Don’t See Tampons As A Basic Right.” Here is an excerpt: In a YouGov survey of more than 2,000 American adults released this … Continue reading

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Pratt on Tax Deductions for IVF, Egg Donation, and Surrogacy

Over at the TaxProf Blog, Professor Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) has an op-ed, Morrissey Creates New Uncertainty Regarding Tax Deductions for IVF, Egg Donation, and Surrogacy.  Commenting on the Tax Court’s decision in Morrissey v. United States (11th Cir. Sept. 25, 2017), Pratt … Continue reading

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Kotkin on “How the Legal World Built a Wall of Silence Around Workplace Sexual Harassment”

Blogroll member Minna Kotkin (Brooklyn) has a fantastic op-ed in today’s WaPo, with the headline “How the Legal World Built a Wall of Silence Around Workplace Sexual Harassment.” Here is an excerpt: Less than 3 percent of employment discrimination cases … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender Sidelining Symposium

Call for Proposals in Gender Sidelining Symposium California Western School of Law California Western School of Law invites proposals for its Gender Sidelining Symposium to be held April 26-27, 2018 in San Diego, California.  The symposium will bring together legal … Continue reading

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Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Powers

Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article, Faith-Based Emergency Powers, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law &  Gender. Here is the abstract: This Article explores an expanding phenomenon that it calls Faith-Based Emergency Powers. In the twenty-first … Continue reading

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Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congress

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico School of Law) is running for Congress! Her official campaign page is here.  The page includes the candidate’s views on a variety of issues including these: Antoinette believes strongly that women … Continue reading

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