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Academic Men Explain Things To Me

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“Women in China Face Rising University Entry Barriers”

Some of the parallels with the United States are stunning. This NYT article provides an overview of “a growing trend in Chinese universities in which women increasingly must score higher than men to get in and face unofficial but widespread … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Feminist Legal Theory CRN at Law and Society 2013

Dear friends and colleagues, We write to invite you to participate in panels sponsored by the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Boston, May 30 to June 2, 2013. Information about the … Continue reading

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Maybe the prosecution of Dharun Ravi has had a lasting effect on privacy law?

Today the NY Daily News ran an article entitled: “Princeton University student accused of taking sexually explicit photos of fellow male student who was asleep in dorm room is charged with invasion of privacy.” The first paragraph reports: A Princeton … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Comparative Sex Regimes and Corporate Boards

CALL FOR PAPERS Comparative Sex Regimes and Corporate Boards Pace International Law Review Symposium – Pace Law School Pace Law School – February 8, 2013  Pace Law School will host a symposium on quotas for gender equality on corporate boards … Continue reading

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To test scientist’s reactions to men and women with precisely equal qualifications, the researchers did a randomized double-blind study in which academic scientists were given application materials from a student applying for a lab manager position. The substance of the applications were all identical, but sometimes a male name was attached, and sometimes a female name. Results: female applicants were rated lower than men on the measured scales of competence, hireability, and mentoring (whether the scientist would be willing to mentor this student). Both male and female scientists rated the female applicants lower.

From Discover, where Sean Carroll writes: Nobody who is familiar with the literature on this will be surprised, but it’s good to accumulate new evidence and also to keep the issue in the public eye: academic scientists are, on average, … Continue reading

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Guttmacher Institute Data About Teen Sex

SEX, PREGNANCY AND ABORTION • Although only 13% of U.S. teens have had sex by age 15, most initiate sex in their late teen years. By their 19th birthday, seven in 10 teen men and teen women have had intercourse.[1] … 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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Introducing the Pace Community Law Practice

The Pace Law Community Practice (PCLP) is one of the first legal services office of its kind in the country. It is a legal residency program that hires Pace Law graduates as Fellows who represent low and moderate income community … Continue reading

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“Gender, Implicit Bias, and Philosophical Methodology”

The Journal of Social Philosophy has just published a special issue on “Gender, Implicit Bias, and Philosophical Methodology,” co-edited by Margaret Crouch and Lisa Schwartzman. It’s the September 2012 issue (Vol. 43, Issue 3), and is now available online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-9833 … Continue reading

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Law Professor Elizabeth Warren at the DNC!

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Call for Papers–University of Baltimore School of Law Sixth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: “APPLIED FEMINISM AND FAMILIES” The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Sixth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism and Families.” The conference will be … 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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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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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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Title IX, Single Episode Sexual Harassment and Telling Stories Out of School

This June marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Its principal provision reads as follows: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected … 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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Will the South Africa Constitution Remove Sexual Orientation Equality??

It seems unthinkable. The South Africa Constitution has the reputation as the most progressive constitution in the world, based in part on an equality provision that explicitly includes “sexual orientation.” But there is a move afoot to amend the Constitution … Continue reading

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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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“From Multiculturalism to Technique Feminism, Culture, and the Conflict of Laws Style” By Karen Knop, Ralf Michaels & Annelise Riles, 64 Stan. L. Rev. 589 (2012)

The abstract: “The German Chancellor, the French President, and the British Prime Minister have each grabbed world headlines with pronouncements that their states’ policies of multiculturalism have failed. As so often, domestic debates about multiculturalism, as well as foreign policy … 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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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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In honor of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich’s work meant so much to so many of us.  Although I really enjoyed some of her poetry, for me her Compulsory Heterosexuality piece grabbed me from the first read and kept my attention for years.   In 1995 … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for Special Edition of Violence Against Women journal – “Teaching Domestic Violence”

Teaching About Domestic Violence Special Issue CALL FOR PAPERS Original manuscripts sought for a special issue of Violence Against Women entitled “Teaching About Domestic Violence.” The special issue will be edited by Madelaine Adelman (Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State … Continue reading

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Women in the Media as in Society?

Despite the backlash following his “slut” and “prostitute” references about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh continues to denigrate women.  More recently, he targeted Tracie McMillan, journalist and author of the book, The American Way of Eating, and stated, … 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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Lolita Buckner Inniss Named Hamilton College 2012-2013 Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies

Lolita Buckner Inniss (Cleveland-Marshall) has been named as the 2012-2013 Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies at Hamilton College.  As described in the program materials, the visiting professorship was “endowed for the purpose of serving the needs and … Continue reading

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Academics Speak Out About VAWA Reauthorization

VAWA Is Not Enough:    Academics Speak Out About VAWA Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Donna Coker, Julie Goldscheid, Leigh Goodmark, Valli Kalei Kanuha, James Ptacek, Deborah Weissman  The VAWA reauthorization bill would extend funding for important services; provide additional protections for victims of … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between an Article and an Essay? Part 2

This is a question I’ve pondered before (see here).  Today I stumbled upon the Columbia Law Review’s take on the question: Articles tend to be research pieces analyzing a problem and suggesting a solution.  Such analysis usually articulates some background information … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals Prop 8 Ruling – Treating Marriage as a License, Not a Sacrament

Rainbow flags and corsages were waving high in front of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village last night.  There’s much to celebrate about the 9th Circuit’s ruling issued yesterday confirming the lower court finding that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional.  As … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: Contemporary Feminism in the U.S.

Oxford University Press has published a new book by Jo Reger (Sociology, Oakland University in Michigan)  Here is the publisher’s blurb: Challenging the idea that feminism in the United States is dead or in decline, Everywhere and Nowhere examines the … Continue reading

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U Buffalo Faculty Wants School to Stop Supporting Business Groups That Endorse Conservative Causes

Yesterday’s Chronicle includes an article Faculty Union Calls on U. at Buffalo to Cut Ties to Chambers of Commerce that mentions Feminist Law Professor Martha McCluskey.   Journalist Peter Schmidt writes: Opening a new front in the conflict between college labor unions … Continue reading

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CFP: ClassCrits V November 16-17, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION ClassCrits V  From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream  Sponsored by University of Wisconsin Law School & The Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin Law School  Madison, WI.    *     … Continue reading

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Clay Shirky’s “A Rant About Women” From Two Years Ago

Read it here. Below is an excerpt: “… Some of the most important opportunities we have are in two-sided markets: education and employment, contracts and loans, grants and prizes. And the institutions that offer these opportunities operate in an environment … Continue reading

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Franchesca Ramsey on “What Happens When You’re a Black Girl on the Internet”

Franchesca Ramsey is the creator and featured performer in the short video “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls” (itself a spoof on the viral”Sh*it Girls Say…” video).  Ms. Ramsey has her own blog (here) and a You Tube channel (here).  In … Continue reading

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“Are You My Mentor?” On Giving and Receiving Career Guidance

One of my favorite books as a child was Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman.  It’s part of the “Beginner Books” series that includes the Dr. Seuss titles. Fans will remember the basic storyline: a baby bird hatches while … Continue reading

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Announcing Two New Issues of “Women in Judaism”

From the FLP mailbox, this notice of two new issues of the interdisciplinary journal Women in Judaism: Vol. 8:1 features: Articles Voicing a New Midrash: Women’s Holocaust Writing as Jewish Feminist Response Deidre Butler Reading Jewish Identity, Spiritual Alienation, and … Continue reading

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The Incoherence of Queer Theory and Its Relationship to Law

In the pages of The Chronicle (here), William Germano (Dean and Professor at Cooper Union Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) offers his reflections on the end of Series Q, a book and journal line published by the Duke University … Continue reading

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AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law 2011 Newsletter

The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law have produced a joint Newsletter for 2011. The Newsletter contains info about relevant AALS presentations, including hot topics panels. It continues with a list of hires, promotions, moves … Continue reading

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U Cincinnati Posting for Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

The University of Cincinnati has posted this notice of its search for a Dean of its College of Arts & Sciences. -Bridget Crawford

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Would A Women In Penn State’s Athletic Administration Have Made a Difference?

Would the presence of a woman in the leadership of Penn State’s athletic program administration have made a difference in the still-unfolding sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the campus? Dionne Koller, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School … Continue reading

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New Journal Announcement: Journal of Feminist Scholarship

From the FLP mailbox, this scholarly journal announcement from co-editors Catherine Villanueva Gardner (UMass Dartmouth, Philosophy and Women’s Studies),  Anna M. Klobucka (UMass Dartmouth, Portuguese), and Jeannette E. Riley (UMass Dartmouth, English and Women’s Studies): We are pleased to announce the … Continue reading

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Hamilton College’s Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies

From the FLP mailbox, this request for applications for Hamilton College’s 2012-2013 Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies: The Women’s Studies Department at Hamilton College invites applications and nominations for the 2012-2013 Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies.  … Continue reading

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The Man Question: A Conference for Nancy Dowd

Professor Nancy Dowd, the Levin Chair in Family Law, at the University of Florida has published a terrific new book called The Man Question. I am very pleased to announce that scholars who study law’s relationship to masculinities and manliness, … Continue reading

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Dean Search–University of Baltimore School of Law

The University of Baltimore invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The University of Baltimore School of Law is a vibrant, urban law school that is deeply engaged in the local, state, national … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Seeks Director of Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic

From a colleague at the University of Cincinnati: The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for the Director of its Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, part of our new Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice. … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Feminist Legal Theory at Law & Society (Honolulu, June 2012)

The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network (CRN) is a newly-constituted  group that seeks to bring together scholars across a range of fields who are interested in feminist legal theory. At our inaugural get-together at the Law and Society Association … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? University of Toronto L.J. Edition

From the TOC to Volume 61:3 (2011) (posted here): A Contextual Approach To The Admissibility Of The State’s Forensic Science And Medical Evidence Gary Edmond, Kent Roach Equality Under And Before The Law William Lucy Property And Collective Undertaking: The … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Not in the Wm Mitchell Law Rev. on Restatement (3rd) of Torts

Who is talking and writing about the Restatement (Third) of Torts in the “Liability for Physical and Emotional Harms” symposium edition of the William Mitchell Law Review?  One — yes, just one — contributor out of 14 is female.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Campbell Law Review Edition

How difficult would it have been to find women to include in the symposium?   33 CAMPBELL LAW REVIEW, NO. 3, PP. 501-740, 2011. Symposium. Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Christianity: Perspectives on the Influence of Christianity on Classical Liberal Legal Thought. … Continue reading

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