Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

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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Creighton Law Seeks Tenured or Tenure-Track Director of Clinical Programs

From colleagues at Creighton: Creighton University School of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Clinical Programs. This position is tenured or tenure eligible.  Creighton University is a Jesuit university, and as such is committed to … Continue reading

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Schlessinger Library @RadInstitute Grants

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has a research grant program. The summer grant deadline is November 15, 2019. There are term-time grants, too. Check out the website for more info here.

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@UofELawSchool Edinburgh Appoints Laura Macgregor Chair of Scots Law – First Woman to Hold Same Chair Hume Did

From  The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland: Professor Laura Macgregor has been appointed to the Chair of Scots Law at Edinburgh Law School. The chair is the second oldest in Edinburgh Law School. Established in 1722, with Alexander … Continue reading

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@CarolineMCorbin on “The Supreme Court’s Facilitation of White Christian Nationalism”

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her article The Supreme Court’s Facilitation of White Christian Nationalism (Alabama Law Review, forthcoming).  Here is the abstract: Doug Jager, a band student of Native American ancestry, complained about the Christian prayers … Continue reading

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80% of Teens Report Missing Class Time or Knowing Someone Who Has Missed Class Time Because of Lack of Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products

The results of a Harris Insights & Analytics poll of 1000 teens ages 13-19, sponsored by Thinx and PERIOD, are here. Some of the salient findings: Two-thirds of teens have felt stress due to lack of access to period products. … Continue reading

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Period Poverty in the U.S.

Amarica Rafanelli  at Direct Relief hosted a podcast on the topic here. Here’s a summary of the program, which features Jennifer Weiss-Wolf of Period Equity: Pads and tampons are a simple necessity, yet women across America are going without them. … Continue reading

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UConn Dean’s Search

The University of Connecticut has announced the opening of the search for the next Dean of the School of Law.  The official announcement — together with information about applications and nominations as well as links to the position description — … Continue reading

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Joshi on “Affirmative Action as Transitional Justice”

Yuvraj Joshi (doctoral candidate, Yale Law School) has posted to SSRN his article Affirmative Action as Transitional Justice, 2020 Wisc. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: What role does affirmative action play in transitioning toward a more just society? … Continue reading

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CFP – Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law

DEADLINE: Friday November 1, 2019 The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and private contracts, and commentaries on rewritten opinions and contracts, for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law.  This edited volume … Continue reading

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Cook on “Johnny Appleseed: Citizenship Transmission Laws and a White Heteropatriarchal Property Right in Philandering, Sexual Exploitation, and Rape (the “Whp”) or Johnny and the Whp”

Blanche Bong Cook (Kentucky) has posted to SSRN her article, “Johnny Appleseed: Citizenship Transmission Laws and a White Heteropatriarchal Property Right in Philandering, Sexual Exploitation, and Rape (the “Whp”) or Johnny and the Whp, 31 Yale J. L. & Feminism … Continue reading

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Allen, Jackson & Harris on “The ‘Pink Ghetto’ Pipeline

Renée Nicole Allen (St. John’s), Alicia Jackson (FAMU), and DeShun Harris (Memphis) have posted to SSRN their article, The ‘Pink Ghetto’ Pipeline: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Legal Education, U. Detroit Mercy L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019). Here is the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights @MiamiLawSchool

If you’ll be in Miami on October 15, 2019, please consider attending this lecture at the University of Miami School of Law: 8th Annual Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights Featuring: Catherine PowellProfessor of Law, Fordham University School of Law “Race, … Continue reading

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Why Are Two Naked Men the Logo for Law & Society Association Annual Meeting 2020? @law_soc

It is a rather curious graphic.  The LSA website provides only the information: “Logo design by: Joelle Grogan.”

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@BernsteinAnita to Receive 2020 William L. Prosser Award

Anita Bernstein, the Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, has been named as the recipient of the 2020 AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award.  The Prosser Award recognizes “outstanding contributions … Continue reading

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Deadline 9/20 Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network: CFP Law & Society 2020

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the deadline this Friday, 9/20 Call for Papers – Friday, September 20 Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting May 28-31, 2020 … Continue reading

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Why Do Many Female Faculty Members (Rightfully) Insist on Being Called “Professor”?

The answer is that many women, especially women of color, women with non-traditional bodies, women who are young, women who are middle0aged, women who are old, women who speak with an accent, and gender non-conforming folks, to name a few, … Continue reading

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Add Yourself to the Law Professor Twitter Census Before 9/9

Here, if you’re a full-time law professor tweeting under your own name.  Details here.

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Updated Guide for Law Review Submission to Journals Specializing in Gender, Women & Sexuality

I’ve updated the law review submission guide to 29 U.S.-based law reviews and journals classified under the subject “Gender, Women and Sexuality” by the Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings and the additional journals that contain the word “gender” in … Continue reading

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Updated Guide on Submissions to US Law Review Online Presences

I’ve updated my guide to submitting to online companions to include 50 schools’ law reviews.  The new guide is here on SSRN.  The chart with contains details on the mechanics of submitting essays, commentaries, reviews to the online presence of … Continue reading

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Is that Maya Angelou’s Poem in a NYT Crossword Clue? Yes!

From the New York Times Crossword for Saturday, August 17, 2019: 28 Down Clue: Classic poem with the lines “Did you want to see me broken? /Bowed head and lowered eyes? 28 Down Answer: STILL I RISE The text of … Continue reading

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Law Needs Feminism Because…Monash University Chapter

The fab feminists at Monash University Faculty of Law are hosting a #LawNeedsFeminism exhibition. The groups is releasing one photo a day via the group’s Facebook page here. Monash is also the home of the Feminist Legal Studies Group, co-convened … Continue reading

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Be Counted in the 2019-2020 Law Prof Twitter Census

You can add yourself (or check that you are listed correctly) over here at the Faculty Lounge. Law teachers from non-US jurisdictions seem especially underrepresented, so please let us know (if you want to) that you’re on Twitter!

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Bringing Indigeneous Voices Into Judicial Decision-Making

This news from Sydney (Australia) Law School (here): Dr Nicole Watson will use an Australian Research Council grant to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices into judgments and celebrate their contributions to the development of Australian law. Dr Watson, … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: “The Princeton Fugitive Slave” by Lolita Buckner Inniss (@auntiefeminist @SMULawSchool)

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU) has published her book, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson (Fordham U. Press 2019).  Here is the publisher’s description:   James Collins Johnson made his name by escaping slavery in Maryland … Continue reading

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Talking About #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo

In April, 2019, the Wisconsin Journal of Gender, Law & Society sponsored a symposium on “Race-Ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Black Lives Matter and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis in the Twenty-First Century.” Instead of preparing individual papers for publication, … Continue reading

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Reimagining Canada’s Aboriginal Rights Jurisprudence

The (Canada) Indigenous Bar Association is working on a project inspired by the work of the Women’s Court of Canada.  Organizers Professor Larry Chartrand (Saskatchewan) and Professor Naiomi Metallic (Dalhousie) held an initial meeting at the Academics’ Workshop in November, … Continue reading

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New Canadian Feminist Judgments Project CFP

Received just today from colleagues in Canada.  Please note deadline today.  Consider contacting organizer to request extension, if you are interested. -BJC Deadline extended to 9/30/2019 CANADIAN FEMINIST JUDGMENTS PROJECTCall for ContributorsOffer of contributions due by August 15 2019 We … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Cites a Feminist Judgment in Opinion on Exclusion of Evidence of Victim’s Prior Sexual Conduct

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on June 28, 2019 in the case of R. v. Goldfinch, 2019 SCC 38 (CanLII). The case involved an appeal of an evidential ruling in a criminal sexual assault trial. Canada Criminal … Continue reading

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Black Women and Non-Binary Writers Paying Tribute to Toni Morrison #CiteBlackWomen

Dr. Tara L. Conley (Communication, Montclair State) has compiled a list of online essays written by Black women and non-binary writers in tribute to Toni Morrison in the wake of her August 5 death. Dr. Conley’s list is here. She … Continue reading

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Cook on Expert Witnesses in Sex Trafficking Prosecutions

Blanche Cook (Kentucky) has posted to SSRN her article Stop Traffic: Using Expert Witnesses to Disrupt Intersectional Vulnerability in Sex Trafficking Prosecutions, 24 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 147 (2019). Here is the abstract: Sex trafficking thrives on intersectional inequality and … Continue reading

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Jill Hasday on “Intimate Lies and the Law”

Jill Hasday’s new book, Intimate Lies and the Law, is out from Oxford University Press on July 24.  She says that deception within intimate relationships is a fascinating topic—especially when it happens to someone else. For more information, you can … Continue reading

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@RebelCityPod on a Really, Really Important Scottish Feminist You Probably Never Read About

Via freelance journalist Alex Tiffin (@RespectisVital), I got pointed to the Rebel City Podcast, a podcast made in Glasgow by Paul Shields and Matt Diamond.  On a recent episode, the podcast featured Ray Barron-Woolford (@Raywoolford), the author of a new … Continue reading

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CFP: 12th Feminist Legal Theory Conference at University of Baltimore School of Law: Applied Feminism and Privacy – Deadline 11/1

From colleagues at the University of Baltimore: The Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law seeks paper proposals for the Twelfth Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  We hope you will join us for this exciting conference on … Continue reading

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Margaret Johnson (@ProfMEJohnson1) is @UBaltLaw’s First Associate Dean for Experiential Education

Margaret Johnson has been appointed as the University of Baltimore School of Law’s first Associate Dean for Experiential Education. Readers of this blog may know Professor Johnson as the School’s Co-Director (with Michele Gilman) of the Center on Applied Feminism. She … Continue reading

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Op Ed on Discriminatory #TamponTax

Erwin Chemerinsky (UC Berkeley) and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (Period Equity) have published an op-ed in the LA Times, Taxing Tampons Isn’t Just Unfair, It’s Unconstitutional. Here is an excerpt:   In the United States, where sales taxes are levied by each … Continue reading

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@DukeLaw Journal of Gender, Law & Policy Shutting Down After 2019-2020 Academic Year

I found this out after I made a submission. The student editors replied that they had filled the volume for next year, and that would be their last. I haven’t seen any official press release from the school.

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#Tampon #Tax Back in Tanzania

From Agence France Presse: A decision by Tanzania’s government to reintroduce a tax on sanitary pads and tampons has angered women in the country, with one activist on Sunday saying it would have “heavy consequences” for women.   Taxes on … Continue reading

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Ways Around the Tampon Tax – German Style

Via The Lily News.

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Dov Fox on “Birth Rights and Wrongs”

Dov Fox (San Diego) has published Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law (Oxford, 2019).  Here is the publisher’s description: Millions of Americans rely on the likes of birth control, IVF, and genetic … Continue reading

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CFP-Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global

Bumping to the front; submission deadline 7/15 From colleagues at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law: Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the … Continue reading

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Bra-Gate: A 2019 Tale of Institutional Misogyny (@JCSherriffOffice)

by JoAnne Sweeny Back in May 2019, the Jackson County Detention Center, without any warning to local attorneys, instituted a new security policy that requires all visitors, including inmates’ attorneys, to pass through a metal detector.  Seems reasonable in theory … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcment: Detroit Mercy Seeks to Fill 2 Positions

Announcement: Property Law Position University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks a proven or aspiring scholar and teacher with an interest in teaching first-year Property Law for a tenured or tenure-track position beginning 2020-2021.  Applicants must have a law … Continue reading

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#Hireath

I learned a new word today: hireath. From a 2016 student blog at Penn State (here): Hiraeth is a Welsh word that is somewhat difficult to describe in English, for the reason that there is no single English word that … Continue reading

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Who is Getting Rich? Not Minimum-Wage Workers

Over at Forbes, contributor Erik Sherman has a data-filled article here that begins with an eye-popping statistic: the federal minimum wage has not increased in almost 10 years.  That’s a record (and not a good one, in my view). After … Continue reading

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@PittLaw Tax Review Hosts Print Symposium

U.S. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions The Pittsburgh Tax Review has published a print symposium/series of essays reviewing or inspired by U.S. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Cambridge 2017). Here’s the table of contents with links to the contributions: The … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender Justice-Theoretical Practices of Intersectionality

CFP for Essay Collection Title: Gender Justice: Theoretical Practices of Intersectional Identity Series: Law, Culture and Humanities (Farleigh Dickinson U Press) This essay collection examines how gender, as a category of identity, must continually be understood in relation to how … Continue reading

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@MarcSpindelman on “Obergefell’s Dreams”

I’m just catching up with some of the gems in my “to read” pile. I enjoyed very much Obergefell‘s Dreams by Marc Spindelman (Ohio State). Here is an excerpt from the intro: As doctrine, Hardwick has been defanged, but as … Continue reading

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The Malleable X: On Queer Origins of “Latinx”

John Paul Brammer (@jpbrammer) writes (here) in Mother Jones how Digging Into the Messy History of “Latinx” Helped Me Embrace My Complex Identity. Here is an excerpt: A June 2018 survey found that Latino millennials are the least likely bracket … Continue reading

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