Author Archives: Christine Corcos

Shaken and Stirred, Women Leaving (Wall Street) Finance

Margo Epprecht on “The Real Reason Women Are Leaving Wall Street: Gentlemen Prefer Bonds.” Title cute, reasons not. But they’re also pretty predictable: a lot of sexism, along with the long hours, the financial crisis that caused many people to rethink … Continue reading

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Examining the Crisis In Legal Education

Paula A. Monopoli, University of Maryland School of Law, has published Gender and the Crisis in Legal Education: Remaking the Academy in Our Image at 2012 Michigan State Law Review 1742. Here is the abstract. American legal education is in … Continue reading

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OK! Magazine Apologizes For Story, Cover, About Duchess of Cambridge’s Post-Partum “Weight Loss Regime”

OK! magazine has apologized for a story and cover (which OK! calls “the Royal Baby special, and sells for one pound), discussing Princess Catherine’s “weight loss regime” which it published just before she gave birth to an eight pound six … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie On Preventive Mastectomy

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie writes about her decision to undergo a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Her op-ed, “My Medical Choice,” lays out her reasons, which include a discussion of the death of her mother from cancer, and her own … Continue reading

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After More Than a Century, the Netherlands Gets a King

For the first time in 123 years, the Netherlands has a male sovereign. Queen Beatrix has abdicated, somewhat ironically on Queen’s Day, paving the way for her oldest son, Willem-Alexander, to become the nation’s king. Beatrix follows in the tradition of … Continue reading

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Defining Pregnancy In Law

Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University School of Law, has published When Pregnancy Is an Injury: Rape, Law  and Culture, at 65 Stanford Law Review 457 (2013). Here is the abstract.        This Article examines criminal statutes that grade more … Continue reading

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Marc Stein’s “Sexual Injustice” Available in Paperback

Marc Stein’s Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions From Griswold To Roe is now available in paperback from the University of North Carolina Press. The publisher gives the following infor for professors interested in course adoption: To order a print exam copy, … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day, a Google Doodle

It’s International Women’s Day. Google heralds the event with a special Doodle from Google.        

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Bernette Johnson Becomes Louisiana’s First African American Supreme Court Chief Justice

Bernette Johnson has been sworn in as Louisiana’s first African American Supreme Court Chief Justice, succeeding Catherine (Kitty) Kimball. Chief Justice Johnson filed a federal lawsuit last year after Justice Jeffrey Victory claimed that he had more seniority than she … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands To Abdicate

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who has reigned since 1980, when her mother, Queen Juliana stepped down from the throne, is expected to announced her abdication in favor of her oldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, today. According to the BBC, the … Continue reading

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Think Pink

The New York Times notes that the New Hampshire delegation has gone all female. Girls rule in Congress, in the Governor’s Mansion, as Speaker of the State House, and as Chief Justice. Truly, a woman’s place is in the House, … Continue reading

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The TV Anchor and the Critic

At Findlaw, find a discussion of tv anchor Jennifer Livingston’s allegations that attorney (well, now there seems to be some question about whether he’s an attorney or a security guard) and fitness advocate Kenneth Krause bullied her via an email in … Continue reading

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Four Wheels Good, Two Wheels Better!

A nasty accident involving a tanker truck carrying isobutane on I-10 near one of Baton Rouge’s exits has caused a shutdown of part of the expressway in both directions, and snarled traffic throughout Baton Rouge since 3:40 this morning. You … Continue reading

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Daniel Tosh and Rape Jokes

Daniel Tosh’s assertion during a recent appearance at the Laugh Factory that rape jokes are “always funny” has caused a certain amount of comment and controversy, particularly since a woman in the audience challenged him on his opinion. She responded … Continue reading

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Lipstick On a String?

Last week, the EU Commission on Research and Innovation launched a new initiative, the “Women in Research and Innovation” Campaign, with the slogan “Science: It’s a Girl Thing.” Apparently, it was an excellent idea marred by somewhat questionable execution. It came … Continue reading

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Women and Inheritance Rights

Shelly Kreiczer-Levy, Academic Center of Law and Business, and Meital Pinto, Carmel Academic Center, Law School, University of Toronto, have published Property and Belongingness: Rethinking Gender-Biased Disinheritance, in volume 21 of the Texas Journal of Women and the Law (2012). … Continue reading

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Feminist Saint Joan

Blawg Review #320 is a salute to Joan of Arc: warrior, saint, and icon. Amicae Curiae editors Melissa Castan and Kate Galloway do the honors.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Gender

Tracy A. Thomas, University of Akron School of Law, has published Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Notion of a Legal Class of Gender, in Feminist Legal History: Essays on Women and Law (T. Thomas and T. Boisseau, eds.; NYU Press). Here is … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Beholder?

From CNN: a discussion of the impact of documentaries such as Miss Representation and America the Beautiful on today’s youth. If you still wonder whether the image of women and gender in pop culture is still relevant, take a look … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? Maybe On the Football Field

LSU socceer kicker and homecoming queen Mary (Mo) Isom will be trying out for the LSU Tigers football team soon, attempting to show that, like Katie Hnida, she has the right stuff to split the uprights as a place kicker … Continue reading

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Rush Finally Apologizes (Sort Of)

Rush Limbaugh has apologized (in his way) for comments about Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke (whom he called Susan and identified as a college coed). Here is his statement, posted to his show’s website. Ms. Fluke recently testified as at … Continue reading

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More On the Harris Case

I recently received an email from Tim Casey of Legal Momentum regarding the Crystal Harris divorce case, about which I blogged recently. He enclosed a report prepared by the Certified Family Law Specialists Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association, … Continue reading

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Judge Orders Woman To Pay Alimony, Legal Fees, To Ex-Spouse Convicting Of Attacking Her

A San Diego judge has told an ex-wife  to pay her ex-husband’s legal fees and be ready to pay him alimony should he make the request once he leaves prison. Judge Geoffrey Pollack noted that he had discretion in the … Continue reading

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Assisted Reproduction and Cross Border Travel

Richard F. Storrow, City University of New York School of Law, has published Assisted Reproduction on Treacherous Terrain: The Legal Hazards of Cross-Border Reproductive Travel at 23 Reproductive Biomedicine Online 538-545 (2011). The growing phenomenon of cross-border reproductive travel has four significant … Continue reading

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U-Mass (Dartmouth) Professor Wins MCAD Ruling On Discrimination; Gets Promotion, Back Pay, Damages

A hearing officer by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) appointed in the case of LuLu Sun v. University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth has ordered the University to promote Professor Sun to the post of full professor and to pay her nearly … Continue reading

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Another Attack On Hotel Staff Member Results In Suspension Of Supervisor, Agreement To Provide “Panic Buttons”

The Hotel Pierre, site of another reported sexual attack on an employee, has suspended a housekeeping because that person apparently only entered the report into a logbook. A manager saw the report the next morning and called highers-up, who then … Continue reading

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On Civil Marriage

Jessica Knouse, University of Toledo College of Law, is publishing Civil Marriage: Threat to Democracy in the 2012 volume of the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law. Here is the abstract. This article argues that civil marriage and democracy are … Continue reading

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Latina Lawyers Before the Supreme Court

Maria Guadalupe Mendoza has published The Thirteen Known Latina Litigants Before the Supreme Court of the United States. Here is the abstract, updated April 3, 2011. From 1935 to 2010, only thirteen known Latinas have argued before the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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MIT Releases Third Study On Status Of Women Science and Engineering Faculty

Today, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology releases a report examining the status of women faculty in science and engineering, the third such report since 1999. The upshot: There’s progress, but more needs to be done. The number of women faculty … Continue reading

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NCCROW Position Open

From Laura Wolford, Tulane University The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women (NCCROW) is searching for a visiting women’s historian for the 2011-2012 academic year. We are looking for a 20th century American historian with a preference for someone … Continue reading

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Women Of the Ring

NPR’s All Things Considered covers the induction of Lupita Lopez into the society of matadoras (female professional bullfighters) here.

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Ninth Circuit Allows Muslim Woman To Sue County Under RLUIPA

Reversing a lower court deciion, the Ninth Circuit has ruled that a Muslim woman who was forced to remove her headscarf while in detention in a California facility has stated a claim under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons … Continue reading

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Fatal Charmers

Kevin Nance investigates the disappearance of the femme fatale from our screens. “For all her lying,” he says, “the femme fatale was a truth-teller, a bad woman whose real crime was to introduce a man to his own innate badness. … Continue reading

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Sisters On the Bench

Hannah Brenner, Michigan State University College of Law, is publishing Gender and the Judiciary in South Africa: A Review of the Documentary Film Courting Justice, in a forthcoming issue of the Yale Journal of International Affairs. Here is the abstract. … Continue reading

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Tapping Reeve’s New Idea

Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, has published Tapping Reeve, Coverture, and America’s First Legal Treatise. Here is the abstract. In his 1816 treatise, The Law of Baron and Wife, Tapping Reeve of Litchfield Law School fame, rejected … Continue reading

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Call For Papers From Journal of Feminist Scholarship

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, a new online journal, has sent out a call for papers. Why a new journal? Why now? We believe it is time to explore the state of feminist scholarship at the turn of the new … Continue reading

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Comic Journalism’s “Brenda Starr” Retires

Mary Schmich is retiring the comic strip “Brenda Starr” tomorrow after writing her adventures for twenty-five years. Ms. Schmich took over duties for “Brenda Starr” in 1985 after the originator, Dale Messick, retired. Brenda was a trailblazer, a woman who … Continue reading

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Isabelle Caro, Model, Anti-Anorexia Campaigner, Dies

Daniele Gouzard-Dubreuil Prevot, model Isabelle Caro’s acting teacher, announced that Ms. Caro died (Los Angeles Times obit) last month and was buried November 24. Ms. Caro, who suffered from anorexia, posed for the famous anti-anorexia ad labelled “No Anorexia” in … Continue reading

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Hot Topic Program At AALS–E-Marriage: Emerging Trends Meet the Law

From Adam Candeub: Hot Topics Panel at the AALS E-Marriage:  Emerging Trends Meet the Law Mae Kuykendall          (MSU College of Law)                 Moderator Adam Candeub          (MSU College of Law)                 Presentation of the E-Marriage Concept Larry Ribstein            (Illinois College of Law)               Critical … Continue reading

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Fat Is a Feminist Ballet Issue

A lot of people are firing back at Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times critic who opined that Sugarplum Fairy Jenifer Ringer had eaten one too many holiday sweets. “This didn’t feel, however, like an opening night. Jenifer Ringer, as the … Continue reading

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Do Unions Help Women Faculty?

Ann Mari May, Elizabeth Moorhouse, and Jennifer A. Bossard have published Representation of Women Faculty at Public Research Universities: Do Unions Matter? in volume 63 of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review (2010). Here is the abstract. The authors investigate the … Continue reading

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A Network Of One’s Own

Looking for scholars with interests similar to yours? Check out this resource: Collaborative Research Networks. Among its networks are “Collective Human Rights,” “Feminist Legal Theory,” “Gender and Judging,” Gender, Sexuality, and Law,” Integrating Gender Into Legal Education,” International Socio-Legal Feminisms,” … Continue reading

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Are the Media’s Representations of Supreme Court Nominees Gendered?

Renee Newman Knake and Hannah Brenner, both of Michigan State University College of Law, have published Rethinking Gender Equality in the Legal Profession: What the Media’s Depiction of Supreme Court Nominees Reveals About the Pipeline to Power as an MSU Legal … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood on “Mad Men”

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Gina Barreca weighs in on the Women of AMC’s “Mad Men,” here. Comments Ms. Barreca, Sisterhood, smisterhood. You know what’s really powerful? Women laughing together. Really laughing. Truth-laughing. Even when it’s all not politically or … Continue reading

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Louisiana Appellate Court Rules In Favor of Tulane On Issue Of Closing Women’s College

A Louisiana Appeals Court has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Tulane University, which closed legendary Sophie Newcomb College after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The litigation was filed by the descendant of Newcomb’s founder, Josephine Newcomb, who … Continue reading

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Calling All Bloggers

The blog Girl With Pen is seeking assistance. See the job posting below. It’s been a little quite round here this summer.  But we’re coming back in blazes come fall.  And speaking of: Author and Founding Partner of She Writes Deborah … Continue reading

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Congratulations! It’s a Patentista!

Dan L. Burk, University of California, Irvine School of Law, has published Do Patents Have Gender? in volume 18 of the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law. Here is the abstract. Patent law offers a set … Continue reading

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Taking Bond’s Women Seriously

Kimberly A. Neuendorf, Thomas D. Gore, Amy Dalessandro, Patricie Janstova, and Sharon Snyder-Suhy have published Shaken and Stirred: A Content Analysis of Women’s Portrayals in James Bond Films at 62 Sex Roles 747-761 (2010).  Here’s the abstract. A quantitative content analysis of … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault and the Law: Scholarship From Canada

Two Canadian professors have contributed some provocative scholarship on sexual assault law recently. Janine Benedet, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, has published The Sexual Assault of Intoxicated Women , forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Women and the … Continue reading

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The Regulation of Naming

Yofi Tirosh, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, has published A Name of One’s Own: Gender and Symbolic Legal Personhood in the European Court of Human Rights, in volume 33 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2010). Here … Continue reading

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