Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

In Memory of Shulamith Firestone, 1945-2012

Feminist writer Shulamith Firestone, author of The Dialectic of Sex, died this month.  Here is an excerpt from her obituary published in the New York Times: Shulamith Firestone…was found dead on Tuesday in her apartment in the East Village neighborhood … Continue reading

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Women, Children and Public Health

My colleague Linda Fentiman will be delivering the James D. Hopkins Lecture — open to the public — on September 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Pace Law School.  The title of her talk is “Are Mothers Hazardous to their … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Debut of Female High School Quarterback

Via Marc Edelman (Andreas School of Law, Barry U.) this story from the South Florida Sun Sentinel of a female high school football quarterback in Florida: South Plantation’s Erin Dimeglio came one step closer to realizing her dream as she … Continue reading

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Challenge to Sex Segregation in West Virginia Middle School

Ruthann Robson (CUNY) has posted over at Constitutional Law Profs blog (here) about Doe v. Wood County Board of Education, arguing against sex segregation in a West Virginia middle school.  Here is an excerpt of from Professor Robson’s post: The … Continue reading

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CFP: International Review of Law Special Issue on Domestic Violence

From the FLP mailbox: CALL FOR PAPERS The International Review of Law Journal is seeking articles for a special issue on domestic violence to be published in Spring 2013. Our goal is to showcase practical and theoretical accomplishments and challenges … Continue reading

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Corcos on “The Shift to Equal Rights of Succession to Thrones and Titles in the Modern European Constitutional Monarchy”

Christine Corcos (LSU) has posted to SSRN an abstract of her article forthcoming in the Michigan State Law Review.  Here it is: On October 27, 2011, the heads of the British Commonwealth member states agreed to remove barriers to the … Continue reading

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CFP: Title IX and Transgender Rights

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Announces our 2013 Symposium… Transcending Gender Lines: Title IX and Transgender Rights February 2013 University of Wisconsin Law School Madison, Wisconsin The 1972 Education Amendment prohibiting … Continue reading

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In Memory of Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

Aaronette White (Psychology, UC Santa Cruz) died last week.  She was the author of Dr.  African Americans Doing Feminism: Putting Theory Into Everyday Practice (State University of New York Press, 2010) and Ain’t I a Feminist? African American Men Speak … Continue reading

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CFP: Transitional Justice Book

From the FLP mailbox, this call for abstracts: Theorizing Transitional Justice Editors: Claudio Corradetti, European Academy of Bolzano Nir Eisikovits, Suffolk University, Boston Jack Rotondi, Suffolk University, Boston The field of Transitional Justice ­ the interdisciplinary study of how countries … Continue reading

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Corbin on Hosanna-Tabor, Updated

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN an updated version of her article on the Hosanna-Tabor case.  This version addresses the Supreme Court decision in the case. Here is the abstract: In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. … Continue reading

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Manian on South Dakota’s “Informed Consent” Laws and Thwarting Access to Legal Abortions

Over at RH Reality Check (here), Maya Manian (University of San Francisco School of Law) writes about the Eighth Circuit’s decision upholding South Dakota’s law mandating mis-information to women seeking abortion care.  Professor Manian emphasizes how South Dakota’s law and others like … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: Temple Law School

From the FLP mailbox: Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the Fall Semester 2013.  We welcome applications from candidates with a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Requiring Doctors to Lie to Women is Constitutional

Over at the Constitutional Law Prof blog, Ruthann Robson (CUNY) breaks down the 8th Circuit decision in Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, upholding the constitutionality of a South Dakota statutory provision requiring the disclosure to patients seeking abortions of an “[i]ncreased … Continue reading

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CFP: “Institutional Responsibility for Sex and Gender Exploitation”

From the FLP mailbox: Call for Papers Announcement AALS Section on Women in Legal Education “Institutional Responsibility for Sex and Gender Exploitation” 2013 AALS Annual Meeting January 4-7, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana                              The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education … Continue reading

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Hiring Announcement: Nebraska Seeks Telecomm and Cyber Law Prof

From the FLP mailbox: The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a focus on teaching telecommunications and cyber law. Courses in telecommunications and cyber law are offered to J.D. students as well … Continue reading

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Preliminary Conference Agenda: Social Justice Feminism 2012

Organizers of the Social Justice Feminism Conference 2012 have posted a Preliminary Agenda here.  The event takes place October 25-27, 2012 at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Here’s the line-up for the first day: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 … Continue reading

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What’s Left of Class Actions for Gender Discrimination after Dukes v. Walmart

In the pages of Brooklyn-based n+1 magazine of culture, politics and literature, writer Dayna Tortorici gives her take on the future of class action claims of gender discrimination after the infamous Dukes v. Walmart case: What the women in Dukes … Continue reading

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What Happens When Members of Historically Disadvantaged Groups Talk About Equality

Derailment Bingo is the the creative brainchild of piranha @ Dreamwidth, here. -Bridget Crawford

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Cahn & Carbone on What Happens When You Can’t Afford Your Children?

Over at AlterNet.org, Naomi Cahn and June Carbone ask, “What Happens When You Can’t Afford Your Children?” Helping highly educated women have it all is a hot topic, from Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic article, to Amy Chua’s book about Chinese child-rearing … Continue reading

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Journal of Feminist Scholarship: New Issue and CFP

The second issue of the interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship is available here.  The editors’ note provides a preview: The articles we have chosen for the main section of our second issue build upon the breadth of contemporary feminist inquiry … Continue reading

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SDNY Declares DOMA Unconstitutional in Estate Tax Case

Last month the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York  ruled in Windsor v. United States that DOMA is unconstitutional as applied. Read the full decision here. Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer were married in Canada … Continue reading

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CFP: Diversity and the Law Within the Military

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CFP: Lavender Law 2012

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: Lavender Law 2012, Washington, D.C., August 23-25 Invitation and Call for Papers Junior Scholars Forum This year the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair (Lavender Law®) will be held August 23-25, 2012 at the … Continue reading

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CFP: Law, Culture and Biopolitics

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: 16th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities University of London, Birkbeck March 22 and March 23, 2013 Sculpting the Human: Law, Culture and Biopolitics In recent … Continue reading

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Should NOW Retire?

Over at The Next Stage: Women and Retirement, Karen Bojar (Community College of Philadelphia, ret.) writes: NOW is a national organization with a domestic agenda. When NOW was founded in 1966 there was no visible global feminist movement. Much has … Continue reading

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Call for Nominees for AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Lifetime Achievement Award

This year the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will award, for the first time, a Lifetime Achievement award. The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor an individual who has had a distinguished career of teaching, … Continue reading

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Law Prof Riff on Chescaleigh’s “No Homo” Substitutes

The very funny Franchesca Ramsey (nom de video blog= Chescaleigh) pokes fun at the phrase “no homo,” a verbal addendum following a compliment, designed to distance the speaker from any implication that the speaker is gay or lesbian. You can … Continue reading

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Cal State Fullerton Course on “Understanding and Addressing Bullying”

Karyl Ketchum (Women & Gender Studies, Cal State Fullerton) has created a You Tube Channel organized around the theme of “Bullying: Understanding its Underlying Dynamics.”  Here‘s the description: The videos on this channel will change the way you understand bullying! … Continue reading

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One More Reason to Love Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor is currently serving as a spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  Here‘s the group’s announcement: For more than three decades, “I Will Survive” has been a beacon of hope for countless victims of domestic violence … Continue reading

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Jessica Gonzales v. United States: Blog Resource and Film Announcement

Filmmakers April Hayes and Katia Maguire are in the process of producing Jessica Gonzales v. United States, a documentary about one woman’s legal battle on behalf of domestic violence survivors.  Here is the producers’ description of the film: In 1999, … Continue reading

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CFP: “Black Women in Politics”

From the FLP mailbox: The editors of The National Political Science Review (NPSR) invite submissions from the scholarly community for review and possible publication for a Special Issue on: BLACK WOMEN IN POLITICS: MOVING FORWARD — NEW QUESTIONS, NEW DIRECTIONS … Continue reading

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Book Igloo by Miler Lagos

The book igloo is the work of artist Miler Lagos.  Love it! -Bridget  Crawford

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Where are the Women? Washington Law Review Edition

Volume 87  | June 2012 | Issue 2 June 2012 Symposium: The First Amendment in the Modern Age Foreword: The Guardians of Knowledge in the Modern State: Post’s Republic and the First Amendment Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover Essays: … Continue reading

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Contributions Welcome to Wikipedia Page in Memory and Honor of Ann Scales

From Rebecca Hunter (Harvard, Derek Bok Center), this information about a Wikipedia page in honor of Ann Scales: She was my sister Anne Hunter’s best friend at Wellesley and I met her several times on their adventures.  I have arranged … Continue reading

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In Memory of Ann Scales 1952-2012

From the University of Denver College of Law: University of Denver professor Ann C. Scales died June 24 in Denver Hospice, the result of a brain injury sustained following a fall in her home. She was 60. Scales came to … Continue reading

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In Memory of Ann Scales

Professor Ann Scales died on Sunday, June 24, 2012 after injuries sustained in an accident. May her memory be a blessing. At this time, plans for a memorial service are tentative.  I will post any information I receive. -Bridget Crawford

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Sexual Assualt Survivor on Being a Pro-Life Surrogate

Kimberly, the “homeschooling mother of 4, surrogate mother of 2, and a military wife” over at A Little Crunchy, writes a bit about her decision to be a surrogate mother: I had been assaulted sexually when I was little, it twisted my … Continue reading

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Dr. K. Ryan Ziegler on Being a Black Male Feminist

Over at blac(k)ademic v.2, Dr. K. Ryan Ziegler writes (here) about how his past “as a black woman informs [his] black male feminist perspective today.  Here is an excerpt: For some transmen, their female past conjures up memories of pain … Continue reading

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Ann Scales – In Our Thoughts

From Law Week Colorado (here): University of Denver law professor Ann Scales this week was moved to hospice after last week suffering an unknown brain trauma. She was taken off life-support on Friday. “She’s still alive, but they’re not holding … Continue reading

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If Anne-Marie Slaughter is a Dropout, We’re Chopped Liver

Over here at The American Prospect, E.J. Graff (Brandeis, Women’s Studies) has a great analysis of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article Why Women Still Can’t Have It All from the July/August issue of The Atlantic.  Graff responds to the italicized portions of … Continue reading

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Cartoon History, Woman Suffrage and the Kewpie Doll

Comicbookgrrrl has an informative post (here) about cartoonist Rose O’Neill: Rose O’Neill is regarded as the first woman cartoonist (1874-1944). Self taught, and from a poor family, her parents ensured she was never without paper to draw on, and her … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Blogger Speaks Out Against Sexist Bullying on the Internet

Jay Smooth is the founder of New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI’s Underground Railroad.  He has a video blog, Ill Doctrine, here.  He also video blogs at Animal New York, here, which bills itself as “a daily mix … Continue reading

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“Mating, Spending and the Lipstick Effect”

“Boosting Beauty in an Economic Decline: Mating, Spending and the Lipstick Effect” is the title of a paper forthcoming in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology by Sarah E. Hill and Christopher D. Rodeheffer (Psychology, Texas Christian University), Vladas … Continue reading

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Sisters Speaking Out, Nuns on the Bus

From the AP: The accompanying news story (here) explains: A group of Roman Catholic nuns began a nine-state bus tour protesting proposed federal budget cuts Monday, saying they weren’t trying to flout recent Vatican criticisms of socially active nuns but … Continue reading

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Phoebe Hart, “ORCHIDS: My Intersex Adventure”

A documentary by Australian filmmaker Phoebe Hart aired on Showtime earlier this month.  Here’s the distributor’s description of the film “ORCHIDS: My Intersex Adventure”: Gen X filmmaker Phoebe Hart always knew she was different growing up – but she didn’t … Continue reading

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Fenton, “An Essay on Slavery’s Hidden Legacy”

Zanita Fenton (Miami) has published An Essay on Slavery’s Hidden Legacy: Social Hysteria and Structural Condonation of Incest, 55 Howard L.J. 319 (2012).  Here is the abstract: The history of slavery and its effects within the United States, especially the … Continue reading

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Choudhury, “A Comparative Perspective on Polygamy in the United States and India”

Cyra Akila Choudhury (FIU) has posted to SSRN  her article Between Tradition and Progress: A Comparative Perspective on Polygamy in the United States and India, 83 Colo. L. Rev. 101 (2012).  Here is the abstract: Both the United States and … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender, Public Space and Surveillance

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: CALL FOR PAPERS Expanding the Gaze: Gender, Public Space, and Surveillance Deadline: September 15, 2012 The past decade has witnessed an explosion of scholarship covering the broad area of surveillance studies. Surveillance, or the … Continue reading

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American Nuns Tell the Vatican, “We Don’t Need Your Stinkin’ Bishops”

From Reuters (here): The largest organization of U.S. Catholic nuns on Friday rejected a Vatican assessment that they had fallen under the sway of radical feminism and needed to hand control of their group over to a trio of bishops. … Continue reading

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14-Year Old Boy “Emulating” Pornography Rapes 9-Year Old Girl

From the (UK) Guardian (here): A 12-year-old schoolboy who raped and sexually assaulted a younger girl after viewing hardcore pornography on the internet has been spared a custodial sentence. A judge was told that the boy, who is now aged … Continue reading

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