Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

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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Alicia Kelly, “Navigating Gender in Modern Intimate Partnership Law”

Alicia Kelly (Widener) has posted to SSRN her article Navigating Gender in Modern Intimate Partnership Law, 14 J. of Law & Family Studies (forthcoming 2012). Here is the abstract. With women edging up to become half the workforce, claims of … Continue reading

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Marc Spindelman, “Gay Men and Sex Equality”

Marc Spindelman (Ohio State) has published Gay Men and Sex Equality, 46 Tulsa L. Rev. 123 (2010).  Here is an excerpt from the introduction: As easy as it may be to apprehend why straight men have not endorsed sex equality … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? University of Toronto L.J. Edition (Again and Again)

This academic year, the University of Toronto Law Journal has managed to publish 3 issues having only one female author each.  From the TOC to Volume 62:1 (2012) (posted here): Pandectism and the Gaian classification of things Francesco Giglio From … Continue reading

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Yxta Maya Murray, “Feminist Engagement and the Museum”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola-LA) has posted to SSRN her article Feminist Engagement and the Museum, 1 Br. J. Am. Leg. Studies (2012).   Here is the abstract: One day in the summer of 2011, Los Angeles law professor Yxta Maya … Continue reading

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Symposium Round-Up: “Gender and the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power”

Here’s a round-up of my posts relating to the “Gender and the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power” Symposium held at Michigan State University College of Law.  The posts are spread among the Legal Ethics Forum, The Faculty Lounge and this … Continue reading

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Three Student Reactions to “Gender and the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power”

As I left yesterday’s conference, I saw three law review students relaxing in the lobby.  I asked them for a few reactions that I could post on the blog.  They were willing to speak as long as I did not … Continue reading

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Involving Men in the Conversation

At the MSU Law Symposium on “Gender and the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power,” more than one speaker has commented on how “great” it is to see so many men in the audience.  I’m eyeballing the room, and I’d say … Continue reading

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Nancy Gertner Just Rocked My World

“The reason that people are losing discrimination cases is not because it didn’t happen.  It’s because the law is inadequate to the task.” This is great inspiration to all who toil in the trenches of plaintiffs’ litigation, law review articles … Continue reading

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Judge Nancy Gertner on “How the Courts Have Repealed the Civil Rights Act”

The Honorable Nancy Gertner (U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, retired) is delivering the luncheon address at the MSU Symposium on “Gender and the Legal Profession.” Here are a few of her highlights from her talk: Judge Gertner explains that the … Continue reading

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Gender, Race and the Judiciary @MSU Law Symposium

The first panel at the MSU Symposium on “Gender and the Legal Profession’s Pipeline to Power” is organized around the theme of “Gender, Race and the Judiciary.” Hannah Brenner (MSU) and Renee Knake (MSU) are presenting their work on gender … Continue reading

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CFP: Hypatia Issue on Feminist Disability Studies

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: Special Issue on New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies August 15, 2013 submission deadline Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy is seeking new work for a special issue on disability with the general theme of New … Continue reading

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Expectant Mothers Who Hope for Boys, Not Girls

From the 5 Cities, 6 Women blog (here): [T]here’s a trend I’ve noticed lately that gets me as teary …. It’s this: when pregnant women – smart, funny, fierce women I respect – say they don’t want daughters. Some even take … Continue reading

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Poor, Silenced Social Males

I received in my in-box an email from the “Editors” (no names provided) of a new on-line magazine, highlighting the March edition with a tie-in to Women’s History month.  The email began, “MUSED Magazine, the newest digital destination for lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Epstein’s ‘Women in Law’ Goes Digital

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein’s classic text Women in Law is now available as an e-book for Kindle, Nook, and iPad, with a new introduction by Deborah Rhode.  Here is an excerpt from the intro: When Cynthia Fuchs Epstein published her pathbreaking … Continue reading

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Death of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich died this afternoon.  Here is her preliminary obituary from the LA Times: Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream, has died. She was 82. … Continue reading

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Feminist Law Profs Interview with Sara McDougall

I recently spoke with Sara McDougall (History, John Jay College) about Professor McDougall’s book Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne (Penn Press 2012), previously blogged here, as well as Professor McDougall’s other work. Crawford Question: In the church … Continue reading

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“Like Saul on the Road to Damascus”: One Man’s ‘Conversion’ to Feminism

The whole “conversion” narrative is a bit awkward, but I read with interest this opinion piece from the Ottowa Citizen by David Moscrop, a PhD at the University of British Columbia.  Here is an excerpt: I became a feminist gradually … Continue reading

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Review of McRobbie’s “The Aftermath of Feminism”

Writing over at Sociological Imagination, Evelyn Puga Aguirre-Sulem (Sociology, Warwick UK) reviews The Aftermath of Feminism  by Angela McRobbie (Communications, Goldsmiths, Univ. of London): Through the book, McRobbie explores contemporary society of the United Kingdom and argues that we are currently … Continue reading

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Yxta Murray on “Rape Trauma, the State, and the Art of Tracey Emin”

Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted to SSRN her article Rape Trauma, the State, and the Art of Tracey Emin, 100 Calif. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2012).  Here is the abstract: Prosecutors use “rape trauma syndrome” … Continue reading

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Review of “The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law”

Anne Bloom (McGeorge) and Julie Davies (McGeorge) have published their review of Martha Chamallas & Jennifer Wriggins, The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law (NYU Press, 2010).  The review appears at 61 J. Legal Ed. 495 (2012).  Here … Continue reading

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McDougall, “Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne”

Sara McDougall (History, John Jay College) has published Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne (Penn Press 2012).  Here is the publisher’s description: The institution of marriage is commonly thought to have fallen into crisis in late medieval northern … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement – Rainbow Rising: Community, Solidarity & Scholarship

From colleagues in Hawaii, this conference announcement: Rainbow Rising: Community, Solidarity & Scholarship, A Symposium on Sexuality and Gender Expression in Asian-Pacific Law & Policy will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the William S. Richardson School of Law in Honolulu, … Continue reading

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