Category Archives: Feminist Blogs Of Interest

New blog by two constitutional law professors who want to bring women’s voices and issues to the forefront of constitutional law and law and religion debates!

Authored by Professors Marci Hamilton and Leslie Griffin, you can check it out here!

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Professor Mary Anne Franks discusses “Revenge Porn”

What is a “threatened sexist”? What is “revenge porn” itself, anyway? Check out this discussion with Professor Mary Anne Franks to learn all about this topic, to discuss ways that law is responding to online harassment, and to find out … Continue reading

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New Gender and the Law Blog

Tracy Thomas (Akron) and John Kang (St. Thomas) are the editors of the new Gender and the Law Prof Blog, “A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.”  Check it out here. Welcome to the blogosphere, … Continue reading

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Media Literacy: About Face

I have my doubts about how effective media literacy efforts alone can be at combating gender stereotypes. It seems like an uphill battle in the current environment. But About-Face is one organization that is trying to do something. I blogged … 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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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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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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Sex-Positive Radio Programming

Broadcasting from McGill University’s CKUT 90.3 FM (in Canada), Audio Smut is “a racy radio show exploring the vast terrain of sexuality.”  The program is available as a podcast and via its website (“Audio Smut: Sex Positive Radio”), here. The folks … Continue reading

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Blogging as a Feminist (Unpaid) Method

Author extraordinaire Courtney E. Martin writes at The Nation (here) about the challenges of feminist blogging and online organizing: Online feminism is operating at this critical political intersection: amplifying the voices of the unheard, mobilizing funding and energy towards the … Continue reading

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New Feminist Blog of Interest: Occupy Patriarchy

Feminist Peace Work Director Lucinda Marshall and feminist scholar and activist Kathy Miriam have launched a new blog called Occupy Patriarchy.  Check out this excerpt from the inaugural post: [I]nstitutions such as Wall Street are manifestations of the far deeper and greater … Continue reading

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Ms. JD Call for Writers in Residence

From the FLP mailbox, this message from Amanda Gonzalez, Ms. JD Executive Director and guest blogger here at Feminist Law Profs: Do you feel your creative spirit fading as you work tirelessly to perfect your legal writing skills?  Do you … Continue reading

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“Open Letter from Black Women to the SlutWalk”

Black Women’s Blueprint has posted to Facebook (here) and its blog (here) this “Open Letter from Black Women to the SlutWalk”: We the undersigned women of African descent and anti-violence advocates, activists, scholars, organizational and spiritual leaders wish to address … Continue reading

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New Health Law Blog: O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University has started a new blog (here).  There have been a couple of posts in recent weeksthat might be of interest to readers of this blog. Drugs, Babies, Nursing … Continue reading

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Great Feminist Law Profs Who Blog

updated 6/24/11 In my remarks at the AALS workshop yesterday on the “Do’s and Don’ts of Blogging,” I didn’t get to shout out to all of the great feminist law profs who blog.  There are many that I know about, … Continue reading

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Patent Law and the Female Body

Written Description is a blog by Dr. Lisa Larrimore Ouellette.  The blog reviews “Recent Scholarship on Patent Law, IP Theory, and Innovation.” (Dr. Ouellette also is a 3L at Yale Law School.)  Today, Written Description features this post by Dr. Allison … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Amanda Gonzalez: Must We Wait for Women to be Represented in Classroom Materials?

Must we wait for women to be represented in classroom materials? I’m slightly ashamed to admit that it took me an entire year of law school before I figured out that I needed to use the Examples and Explanations books … Continue reading

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A Crowd-Source End to Street Harassment? There’s an App for That

The fabulous, creative women at Hollaback! have launched an ingenious iPhone app that brings technology to activism (and vice versa).  We’ve blogged about Hollaback before (see, e.g., here).  Here’s the organization’s description from its website (here): Hollaback! is a movement … Continue reading

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New Blog of Interest: MasculinityU

Welcome to cyberspace, Masculinity U, “a new national initiative geared toward engaging young men in redefining masculinity and encouraging them in taking an equal role in ending gender violence.”  The blog (here), run by Mr. Sacci Patel and Mr. Marc … Continue reading

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Can you picture an ad for prostate cancer featuring a delicate, manicured hand squishing a dude’s junk?

That is the question posed at IBTP in a post excerpted below: It’s breast cancer awareness month! Awesome! There is much patriarchy to blame when it comes to breast cancer awareness month. Such as Komen. Komen, as I have declaimed … Continue reading

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50 Best Blogs for Women’s Rights

From the “Our Degrees” blog, this list of the 50 best blogs for following women’s rights: Feministing Women’s Rights at Change.org The Women’s Media Center Blog Sociological Images DCTC We Are The Real Deal Sadie Magazine Blog Name It. Change … 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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New Book Announcement: ‘Girls to the Front’ by Sara Marcus

Music and politics writer Sara Marcus has published Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Harper Perennial, Paperback, 2010).  Here’s the description from the book’s website: Riot Grrrl roared into the spotlight in 1991: an … Continue reading

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Blog of the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall

Here’s a new blog launched by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies based at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. The Institute has a vibrant register of activities and visitors thanks in large measure to the Canadian feminist law prof … Continue reading

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Ms. Magazine Launches Blog

Ms. launched a blog (here) this week.  Blog categories include Arts, Global, Health, Justice, Life, Media, “Ms.cellany,” National, and Work. Inaugural posts that caught my eye include: Jihad Jane Upsets Notions of”White”and”Woman” Bishops, Keep Your Hands Off Health Care! Is … Continue reading

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“Pop culture’s suddenly full of tweeniuses – but why are they all boys?”

That is the question addressed by Bitch magazine in this article.

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Welcome to the Blogosphere, Voces Latinas

Welcome to the blogosphere, Voces Latinas (here)!  Blog editors are Ediberto Roman, Steven Bender, Sylvia Lazos, Lydie Nadia Cabrera Pierce-Louis, Frank Valdes, Guadalupe Luna, Maria Lopez, Steve Ramirez, George Martinez, Leticia Saucedo, and Larry Cata Backer. Here is an excerpt … Continue reading

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Interview with Shark Fu, founder of AngryBlackBitch.com

Here. Below is a short excerpt: Do you use the term ‘bitch’ in your blog Angry Black Bitch to turn a negative on its head? I use the term bitch to reclaim and reframe. There is so much drama and … Continue reading

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Interview with Jessica Valenti

Here. Feministing has a fairly wide range of authors and posts. Because Jessica Valenti is one of the contemporary faces of feminism to a certain cohort of people, watching the linked interview is interesting and informative. –Ann Bartow

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Some Xmastime Hilarity…

Here at Historiann.

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Props and Thanks to Irin at Jezebel

For this. –Ann Bartow

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“Sex and Scoliosis”

Really informative, interesting post by this title here at the FWD/Forward blog.

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Carnival Against Sexual Violence 82

At Abyss2hope.

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Welcome to the Blogosphere, Feminist Law Students at the University of Toronto

The Feminist Law Students’ Association at the University of Toronto has started a blog (here): The Feminist Law Students’ Association at the University of Toronto is a group of law students whose overarching goal is to recognize and promote the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trouble with Boys by Peg Tyre

Read Roni’s thoughtful review over at Viva La Feminista.

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Two Provocative Posts Elsewhere

Sexuality and cancer surgeries: what’s mine is yours, apparently at Historiann’s blog, and Why isn’t the Richmond gang rape being treated as a hate crime? at Reclusive Leftist. –Ann Bartow

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More Polanski

From the HuffPo (incredibly enough): The Washington City Paper‘s Amanda Hess does a fine job in running down and refuting many of the extant arguments that carry a brief for Polanski. There’s the L.A. Times Patrick Goldstein’s “Polanski’s punishment is … Continue reading

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IF SHE DIES, HER PRETTY BOOBIES GO WITH HER.

That’s the theme of a new breast cancer “awareness” campaign, and Kate Harding is not amused. Here’s an excerpt from her fantastic post at Jezebel: … This boobtastic Rethink Breast Cancer ad “and a couple more like it,” according to … Continue reading

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Is the Met Celebrating Woman as Sexual Prey?

A post at Feminist Philosophers asks that question. Above is Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” which is purportedly charged with erotic imagery related to the vulnerability of women with this social status. –Ann Bartow

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New Website About Men, Masculinities and Gender

Colleagues at the Violence Against Women Program of the  VicHealth & La Trobe University (Australia) Partnership have launched a new website: XY Online.  Here’s information from the site’s “About” page: XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender … Continue reading

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The WNBA’s Washington Mystic refuse to allow a KissCam beause they don’t want to show lesbians kissing.

Television shows love to show women kissing each other. The Washington Mystics, not so much.

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Advice About Feet Sweeping and Taxes

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Who Is Dr. Tiller?

The website iamdrtiller.com memorializes Dr. Tiller and honors the work of all who work for reproductive rights: Here you will find stories of individuals who have dedicated their lives to making abortion safe, legal, healthy, and accessible to women and … Continue reading

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“The ‘Happily Ever After’ Complex”

An illustrated overview of the Happily Ever After myth, monetized, here at StilettoRevolt. –Ann Bartow

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Carnival of Radical Feminists #22, June 09

Here, at Genderberg.

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Lessons for Girls

Compiled by Historiann: A Feminist Vade Mecum: Anger, by Historiann. Opting Out, by Dr. Crazy. On Pity, by Professor Zero. Independence, by Sutton. Trust Your Instincts, by Undine. No Apologies, by Exile in Academia. It’s okay if not everyone likes … Continue reading

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“Oldest depiction of female form shows that modern archaeologists are pornsick misogynists”

Dr. Violet Socks lays it down here.

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Hilarious Troll Beatdown

Here.

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Fashionable Feminism

Threadbared is a   blog by two academic women with teaching and research interests in the politics of fashion and beauty, incluing representations of race and class.   Via.

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“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: The Many Facets of Raced and Gendered Tele-Identity (Or, Nemos, Nomos and Narrative)”

New post by Feminist Law Prof Lolita Buchner Inniss, here.

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Dating Advice For Teenaged Boys

Here. Wonder if the local high schools would distribute the linked post. Probably not, but they should.

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