Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

One Woman’s Message to a Harrasser

Over at Role Reboot, writer Emily Heist Moss writes this “Letter to the Guy Who Harrassed Me Outside the Bar“: So, to you, the man on the sidewalk, I’m quite sure you will never read this essay. You will never … Continue reading

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Announcing Third Edition of “Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory”

Martha Chamallas has updated her invaluable text Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory.  Here is the publisher’s description of the new edition: Widely respected as a leading text in the field, Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory (3d ed. 2012) spans the … Continue reading

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CFP: Gendered Rites/Gendered Rights: Sex Segregation, Religious Practice, and Public Live

From colleagues at Brandeis, this CFP: GENDERED RITES/GENDERED RIGHTS: Sex Segregation, Religious Practice, and Public Life Call for Papers The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law seeks paper proposals for an international conference entitled Gendered Rites/Gendered … Continue reading

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Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

From the FLP mailbox: The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in library and/or archives with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism. We have … Continue reading

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Girls’ Soccer in the Shadow of Amelia Earhart

Floyd Bennett Field, located in Brooklyn, New York, is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.  Floyd Bennett Field was established in 1931 as the first airport within New York City limits.  Lots of historic flights began there, including a … Continue reading

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Joslin on “Marriage, Biology and Federal Benefits”

Courtney Joslin (Davis) has posted to SSRN her article Marriage, Biology, and Federal Benefits, Iowa Law Review (forthcoming).  Here is the abstract: This Article approaches the topic of same-sex marriage from a novel perspective by scrutinizing the historical accuracy of … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Another FSU Edition

This time, a tax conference with 14 “featured participants.”  Number of women?  One. Did noone at Florida State look at this list of speakers and think, “Gee, maybe such an imbalanced list doesn’t present the school in the best light?”  … Continue reading

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In Memory of Gary Munneke, 1947-2012

My Pace Law School colleague Gary Munneke died unexpectedly over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Here is an excerpt from the Law School’s announcement: Professor Munneke was a prolific speaker and writer, authoring law review and journal articles as well as chapters … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: 7th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop, Duke U. March 22-23, 2012

From the FLP mailbox: The Seventh Annual Feminist Theory Workshop Duke University Durham, NC March 22/23rd 2013 The Seventh Annual Feminist Theory Workshop offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly … Continue reading

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Lance MacMillian, “Adultery as Tort”

Commenting on the Petraeus case, Katherine Franke posted here about the status of adultery as a crime in 27 jurisdictions.  Today I stumbled across an article by Lance McMillian (Atlanta’s John Marshall), Adultery as Tort, 95 N.C. L. Rev. 1987 … Continue reading

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Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, “Black Bodies and the Black Church: A Blues Slant”

From Palgrave, this new book by Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas (Religion, Goucher College): Black Bodies and the Black Church: A Blues Slant.  Here’s is the publisher’s description: There is a problem in the black church. It is a problem with … Continue reading

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CFP: The Influence and Legacy of Barbara Grier

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: To reflect on the influence and legacy of Barbara Grier (1933-2011), The Journal of Lesbian Studies will be devoting a thematic journal issue to the topic. 2011 witnessed the passing of Barbara Grier, an … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender Matters – Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election

From the FLP mailbox: Call for Symposium Papers Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election  April 2, 2013 at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law … Continue reading

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Getting (Back) into the Writing Groove: Inspiration from Georgia NeSmith

Georgia NeSmith is an independent writer and editor who has a great website over at Matrix Editorial Services (here).  In revving up to return to writing after a few weeks off, I stumbled upon upon her advice for “Writing the … Continue reading

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Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

From the FLP mailbox: Applications are now available for Summer 2013 Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston.  Fellowships are open to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students.  The Library’s collections, centered on the papers of … Continue reading

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African Probate & Prolicy Initiative at U Miami School of Law

The ABA Journal reported here on the University of Miami School of Law’s new African Probate & Policy Initiative.  Here’s an excerpt: If a Tanzanian man dies without a will, his property goes to his family of origin. If he … Continue reading

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Susan Currier Visiting Professorship at California Polytechnic State University

From the FLP mailbox: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS – SUSAN CURRIER VISITING PROFESSORSHIP – Full-time, non-renewable, one-quarter appointment as a visiting Associate or Full Professor (Lecturer classification) at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Position will have an … Continue reading

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U Chicago Bio Prof Demonstrates Evolutionary Theory

From Inside Higher Ed (here), this article about a U Chicago professor who took to Facebook to diss the appearances of his female colleagues: Pity the attendees at last week’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience who thought they … Continue reading

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“Life Story” Interpreted by Lynne Wintersteller

 I love Lynne Wintersteller’s interpretation of “Life Story” from the Maltby-Shire Closer than Ever.   It is an especially beautiful song and a beautiful version. -Bridget Crawford

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Corbin on “The Contraception Mandate”

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her essay The Contraception Mandate, Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 106, Forthcoming.  Here is the abstract: Under the new health care regime, health insurance plans must cover contraception. While religious employers … Continue reading

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Suit Against Maine Public School Alleges Discrimination Against Transgender Student

From the Bangor (Maine) Daily News: A Superior Court judge will decide whether a lawsuit filed by an Orono couple over the local school district’s handling of their transgender child’s transition from male to female will go forward. A transgender … Continue reading

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Yxta Maya Murray on “Anglo-American Radical Feminism’s Constitutionalism in the Streets”

Yxta Maya Murray has posted to SSRN her article ‘Creating New Categories’: Anglo-American Radical Feminism’s Constitutionalism in the Streets, 9 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 454 (2012).  Here is the abstract: In 1968 and 1970, U.S. and British radical feminists … Continue reading

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Francine Banner on “Judicial Review of Intra-Military Sexual Assault Claims”

Francine Banner (Phoenix) has posted to SSRN her article, Immoral Waiver: Judicial Review of Intra-Military Sexual Assault Claims, Lewis & Clark L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013).  Here is the abstract: This essay critiques the application of the Feres doctrine and the … Continue reading

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Bringing Your Kids to Class is not “Professional” at American U.

In the first week of classes at American University, anthropology professor Adrienne Pine brought her sick child to class. I sped through the lecture and syllabus review with Lee, dressed in her comfiest blue onesie, alternately strapped to my back … Continue reading

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Register for “Social Justice Feminism” Conference at Cincinnati

From colleagues at Cincinnati: Please join us in Cincinnati on October 25 – 27 for what promises to be a very exciting conference, Social Justice Feminism. Early Bird registration ends on September 14, 2012. What is Social Justice Feminism?  It is the type … Continue reading

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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

-Bridget Crawford

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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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