Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

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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Hasday on “Siblings in Law”

Jill Hasday (Minnesota) has posted to SSRN her article Siblings in Law, 65 Vanderbilt Law Review 897 (2012).  Here is the abstract: Legal regulation of the family focuses on two canonical relationships: marriage and parenthood.  Courts, legislatures, and scholars routinely take … Continue reading

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Fellowship Announcement: Center for Reproductive Rights

From colleagues at the Center for Reproductive Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights is thrilled to announce an academic fellowship opportunity for recent law school graduates who are interested in careers in law teaching. The CRR-CLS Fellowship is a two-year, post-graduate … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Stanford Law Review Edition

Volume 64 • Issue 4 • April 2012 Articles The Tragedy of the Carrots: Economics and Politics in the Choice of Price Instruments Brian Galle 64 Stan. L. Rev. 797 “They Saw a Protest”: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction Dan M. … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Harvard Symposium Edition

Volume 125 · May 2012 · Number 7 ARTICLE Regulation for the Sake of Appearance Adam M. Samaha SYMPOSIUM THE NEW PRIVATE LAW Introduction: Pragmatism and Private Law John C.P. Goldberg The Obligatory Structure of Copyright Law: Unbundling the Wrong … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Illinois Law Review/Jack Balkin Edition

  University of Illinois Law Review, Issue 2012:3 Symposium: Jack Balkin’s Constitutional Text and Principle The Method of Text and ?: Jack Balkin’s Originalism With No Regrets – Larry Alexander (PDF) Jack Balkin’s Interaction Theory of “Commerce” – Randy E. Barnett (PDF) The Balkinization … Continue reading

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Tait on “Historical Households, Earned Belonging, and Natural Connections”

Allison Tait (Gender Equity and Policy Postdoctoral Associate 2011-12, Yale Women Faculty Forum) has posted to SSRN her article “A Tale of Three Families: Historical Households, Earned Belonging, and Natural Connections,” 63 Hastings L. J. 1345  (2012).  Here is the … Continue reading

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Manian on “Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy”

Maya Manian (U San Francisco) has a new article out discussing how to reform laws mandating parental involvement for adolescent girls seeking abortion care: “Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation,” 50 Family Court Review 241 (2012).  … Continue reading

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Women Occupying Wall Street: Well, a Meet-Up on the West Village

The Women’s Caucus of Occupy Wall Street is hosting its first big gathering tonight in Washington Square Park (in NYC’s Greenwich Village).  Here‘s the announcement: The First Feminist General Assembly is Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 in Washington Square Park. … Continue reading

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New Issue of Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

From our northern-dwelling colleagues, this notice of that Volume 24, Number 1, 2012 of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law  is now available online. It’s also available at Project MUSE.  Here’s the publisher’s plug for the on-line edition: CJWL … Continue reading

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Inniss on “Bridging the Great Divide”

Lolita Buckner Inniss has published Bridging the Great Divide–A Response to Linda Greenhouse and Reva B. Siegel’s Before (and After) Roe v. Wade: New Questions About Backlash, 89 Wash. U. L. Rev. 963 (2012).  Here is the abstract: This essay … Continue reading

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Ashe on “Women’s Wrongs, Religions’ Rights”

Marie Ashe (Suffolk) has posted to SSRN her article Women’s Wrongs, Religions’ Rights: Women, Free Exercise, and Establishment in American Law, 21 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 163 (Fall 2011).  Here is the abstract: This article provides an … Continue reading

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Corbin on “Expanding the Bob Jones Compromise”

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her chapter “Expanding the Bob Jones Compromise,” which will appear in the forthcoming Cambridge U Press book edited by Austin Sarat, Matters of Faith: Religious Experiences and Legal Responses in the United … Continue reading

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What If Dometic Violence Victims “Stand Their Ground” in Florida?

  Marissa Alexander, a mother of two, was denied a new trial after she was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting “in the direction of” her husband.  Here’s Wonkette’s take: [A] Florida judge has decided that … Continue reading

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Menstruating in Public

Sarah Maple in her Studio; Photo by Andrew Hassen Folks with an interest in feminist art will want to check out the work of Sarah Maple, a visual artist based in Sussex, England.  In a recent article in the (UK) … Continue reading

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NYPD Pursues Father-Son Sex Trafficking Ring + Its Johns

Last week, the Manhattan DA’s office unveiled charges against a father and son accused of running a sex trafficking ring.  Six livery cab drivers were indicted for their roles in the operation as promoters of prostitution.  Both the two pimps … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between a “Gender Quota” and “Gender Balance”?

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, writing for the Harvard Business Review Blog Network, describes it this way: Most companies looking to balance genders in their workforces set a target for the number of women in the organization. Royal Dutch Shell, for example, has committed … Continue reading

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Angela Davis on Abortion Rights in Context

In February, Angela Davis spoke at the University of Kansas to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the protest by the campus group February Sisters that advocated for no-cost daycare, a women’s health and other facilities for women.  (For more on … Continue reading

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Yuvraj Joshi, “Respectable Queerness”

London-based writer Yuvraj Joshi has published Respectable Queerness, 43 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 415 (2012).  Here is the abstract: This Article proposes a new theoretical framework to understand public recognition of gay people and relationships. This framework — called … Continue reading

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FLP Interview with Jen Mullins

I recently met Jennifer Mullins, a Legal Rhetoric faculty member at American University Washington College of Law, where she is one of two 2011–2012 Graduate Teaching Fellows. Professor Mullins graduated cum laude from the Washington College of Law in 2011. … Continue reading

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“How Can There Be Too Much Focus on Poverty and Injustice?”

A reader of the NY Times sent in this letter to the paper after reading about the Vatican’s condemnation (see here) of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the largest organization of U.S. nuns: I am a lifelong Catholic, 80-plus … Continue reading

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“A Civil Remedy” by Kate Nace Day

Suffolk University Law Professor Kate Nace Day‘s documentary film A Civil Remedy will be shown on Saturday, April 26, 2012 at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square.  If you’re in the Boston area or planning to be there, the screening … Continue reading

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Cary Franklin, “Inventing the ‘Traditional Concept’ of Sex Discrimination”

Cary Franklin (Texas) has posted to SSRN her article, Inventing the “Traditional Concept” of Sex Discrimination,125 Harv. L. Rev. 1307 (2012).  Here is the abstract: It is a commonplace in employment discrimination law that Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination … 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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CFP: “Feminists Interrogate States of Emergency”

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: Feminists Interrogate States of Emergency Call for Papers for a Special Issue of FeministFormations, 2013, 25(2) This special issue will take up the concept of “states of emergency” as an object of feminist analysis.  … Continue reading

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What is in a Name?

Via Tech Crunch (here), this chart: -Bridget Crawford

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