Category Archives: Feminists in Academia

Griswold Attorney Catherine G. Roraback Dies at 87

Yesterday, Catherine G. Roraback died at the age of 87.   She represented the appellants in Griswold v. Connecticut.   A short bio is here.   Some key excerpts: Long before the advent of public interest law Roraback made it … Continue reading

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Lapdancing, Fertility, Economics and Feminism

A supposedly academic study about the economics of lapdancing and fertility is discussed in this post at Pure Pedantry, wherein Kara Contreary notes: Ask anyone who’s spent any time in a strip club, and one of the things he will … Continue reading

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Feminism, Race, and Single-Sex Education In Public Schools

During K-12 years (and in college as well) girls generally outperform boys, so it is understandable that some feminists would view pubilc single sex education proposals with suspicion. Certainly the fact that a recent, widely syndicated account of single sex … Continue reading

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Law Professor Blogs – The First Amendment

I’m pleased to announce today’s launch of First Amendment Law Prof Blog, part of the Law Professor Blogs Network. Josie Brown of the University of South Carolina Law School joins me as co-editor. This brings to 4 . . . … Continue reading

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Announcing the Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory

From this website: The Women and Politics and Foundations of Political Theory sections of the American Political Science Association and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science announce the Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory. The award commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, … Continue reading

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Advice For Erwin Chemerinsky

Over at TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron is collecting blog post recommendations for the founding Dean of U.C. Irvine’s new law school. I contributed something here. Because I was given a strict 250 word limit, I didn’t mention bathroom parity but … Continue reading

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“What a Y chromosome is worth”

From Am I a women scientist? I’ve been well, not forced, but strongly encouraged to join a study on women with children in academia and family leave policies. After three days of reading the literature, my assessment of my chances, … Continue reading

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Sally Haslanger, “Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy: Not by Reason (Alone)”

Haslanger writes in part: There is a deep well of rage inside of me. Rage about how I as an individual have been treated in philosophy; rage about how others I know have been treated; and rage about the conditions … Continue reading

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Women’s and Gender Studies Job at Rutgers, New Brunswick

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2008, pending final budgetary approval. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in U.S. Latina Feminism or Latin … Continue reading

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“On Shame”

This post at Oh No a WoC PhD will really make you think.

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GenderPAC Releases New Report on Gender Discrimination in Schools

The GENIUS (Gener Equality National Index for Universities and Schools) Report is available here. An overview from GenderPAC notes: “This is the second year that GenderPAC has published the GENIUS Index. The 2007 Index reflects a tremendous increase in response … Continue reading

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Summer 2007 SFO: Women, Prisons and Change

AVAILABLE HERE!

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Carolyn Heilbrun, “Writing A Woman’s Life”

I just re-read this, and was startled both by how well written it is (even better than I remembered), and by how fresh the observations and analysis remain. Published in 1989, this is a terrific book, about which the NYT … Continue reading

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Does Your Law School Have A Lactation Room?

American University’s Washington College of Law does. The Pence Law Library created a new service for its female students/mothers. One of its new study rooms has been designated as the “Lactation Room”. Following a trend of University Libraries across the … Continue reading

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and Associate or Full Professor at the U of Oregon

Position: Director for the Center for the Study of Women in Society and tenured associate or full professor. Three-year renewable appointment as CSWS Director beginning as early as September 2008. The Director’s academic appointment will be .5 FTE in CSWS … Continue reading

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“Family-Leave Values”

Last Sunday’s NYT had this article about family leave. Here are a couple of excerpts: … Until recently, lawsuits claiming workplace discrimination because of family care-giving obligations were rare : in part because, however harsh it may seem to lose … Continue reading

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Eight Random Things About Marcia McCormick

1. My grandmother, born in a tiny town in Iowa (pop. less than 200), spoke Irish as a child, and I wish that total assimilation had not been the model of the day. 2. When I grow up, I want … Continue reading

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No surprises that satisfaction lower among female and minority faculty…

Inside Higher Ed reports on a study by  the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) based at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Speaking of the study, which examined  recruitment and retention of next generation professors, Inside … Continue reading

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Eight Random Facts About Sharon Sandeen

In response to Ann’s tag, here are eight random facts about me. I am still trying to think of who I want to tag. (I was never good at that game.) 1. My first career ambition was to be a … Continue reading

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Exploring Key Concepts in Feminist Legal Theory: The Family

September 7-8, 2007 – Emory University School of Law To view the original call for papers, click here. This is the final workshop in a five part series co-sponsored by the Centre for Law, Ethics and Society (Keele University) and … Continue reading

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Women/Wal-Mart Avoiders Less Concerned About Professorial Bias

So Zogby did a poll on public support for tenure and beliefs about political bias, and the results are not surprising:   many people don’t think tenure is a good thing and believe professors to be biased.   See Inside … Continue reading

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“A former Fresno State volleyball coach was awarded $5.85 million Monday by a jury that ruled the school discriminated against her for speaking up on behalf of female athletes.”

Story here.

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Interview With Catharine MacKinnon

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Feminist Law Profs and Friends Meet-up at Law & Society

E-mail me for details! –Ann Bartow

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The Four Basic Guidelines of Blogging…

Via Mary Dudziak, who writes: I was a little sheepish about mentioning to anyone at my press that I have a blog. I was afraid the reaction might be like that of my 16-year-old daughter, who, upon hearing that I … Continue reading

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The Twelve Most Segregated Cities In The U.S.

Rachel at Rachel’s Tavern proposes this list based on her analysis of US Census data: Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland St. Louis Newark Cincinnati Buffalo-Niagara Falls New York Chicago Philadelphia (tie) New Orleans and Kansas City Only one Southern city, and none … Continue reading

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Some Second Wave Classics

Via Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog: Sexual Politics, Kate Millet (1968) The Politics of Housework, Pat Mainardi (1970 ) Feminism Old Wave and New Wave, Ellen Dubois (1971) Why I Want A Wife, Judy Syfers (1971) The BITCH Manifesto, Jo … Continue reading

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Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, Volume 15, No 3

Here is the TOC: Articles The Parentage Puzzle: The Interplay Between Genetics, Procreative Intent, and Parental Conduct in Determining Legal Parentage Deborah H. Wald, Esq. “Not Quite One Gender or the Other”: Marriage Law and the Containment of Gender Trouble … Continue reading

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Harriette A. Page, “Female Blogging: Issues of Identity, Relations and Play”

Really interesting paper with lots of data and links accessible here.

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Thus Spake Zuska, “The Playing Field Will Never Be Equal: Gender Equity For Physicists”

Below is an excerpt from this awesome post: So, the American Physical Society had a gender equity workshop, and all the bigwigs came – chairs of 50 major physics departments, 14 division directors of national labs, leaders from NSF and … Continue reading

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Adrien Katherine Wing, “Critical Race Feminism, A Reader”

From the publisher’s webpage: Now in its second edition, the acclaimed anthology Critical Race Feminism presents over 40 readings on the legal status of women of color by leading authors and scholars such as Anita Hill, Lani Guinier, Kathleen Neal … Continue reading

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Pamela Stone, “Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home”

From the publisher’s website: Noting a phenomenon that might seem to recall a previous era, The New York Times Magazine recently portrayed women who leave their careers in order to become full-time mothers as “opting out.” But, are high-achieving professional … Continue reading

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“Harvard Isn’t Enough”

Caryn McTighe Musil reports in Ms. Magazine: … [B]etween 1986 and 2006, the percentage of women [University] presidents has risen from 10 percent to 23 percent. Yet women continue to advance more slowly up faculty ranks and earn less salary … Continue reading

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Available For Free Download – “Against Pornography: The Evidence of Harm” By Diana Russell.

You can download Diana Russell’s book here at a site hosted by NoPornNorthHampton. Via Sinister Girl.

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Belle Lettre, “The Female Body, Dissected”

Belle Lettre has an interesting post called “The Female Body, Dissected” at her excellent blog that you can read here.

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Anita Hill’s “Reclaim the Day” Media Campain

From the FLP Mailbox, this message from Professor Anita F. Hill: Fifteen years ago, in a book defending Clarence Thomas’s selection for the Supreme Court, author David Brock described me as”nutty”and”slutty.”After making millions in book sales, Brock recanted and confessed … Continue reading

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The Scholar & Feminist Online – Spring 2007 Issue!

Issue homepage here! About this issue: As blogging has more widespread interest, especially vis-á-vis electoral politics, feminist activity on the internet has remained marginal to the mainstream. Thus, we were thrilled when Gwendolyn Beetham and Jessica Valenti proposed “Blogging Feminism: … Continue reading

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Jody Raphael, “Freeing Tammy: Women, Drugs, and Incarceration”

Jody Raphael, Senior Research Fellow, DePaul College of Law, has recently published the third book in her women, poverty, and violence trilogy, a feminist work (a ten-year project) that uses women’s own voices to show how violence makes and keeps … Continue reading

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Medical Students For Choice

From the organizational website: The United States and Canada face a dangerous shortage of trained abortion providers. In 2000, 87% of the counties in the United States had no provider (1). The”graying”of current providers (57% of whom are over the … Continue reading

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Study: Gendered constructions of power during discourse about sexual harassment

From News-Medical.net: Issues of power, workplace culture and the interpretation of verbal and non-verbal communication associated with sexual harassment were the focus of a study by Debbie Dougherty, assistant professor of communication in the College of Arts and Science at … Continue reading

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Christine Brennan, “Gender distinctions confine women’s basketball to 2nd-class status”

In a recent column, Christine Brennan wrote: The other night at the women’s Final Four, the Lady Vols won and the Lady Tigers lost. Earlier in the tournament, the Lady Rebels, Lady Bears and Lady Wolfpack bowed out. The Lady … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Mary Dudziak!

She is a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow!

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THERE’S NO CRYING IN LAW SCHOOL!

The inquiry recently posted by Nate Oman at Concurring Opinions and re-posted at Feminist Law Profs about part-time employment possibilities for lawyers made me think of the scene in A League of Their Own in which the manager of the … Continue reading

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Feminism at Duke

Or lack thereof? This student newspaper column, entitled Va-va-voom, that appeared in the Duke Chronicle, is a little confusing in places perhaps, but it sure didn’t warrant some of those appended comments. Ick.

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“Sexy Feminisms”

Atlantis 31.2 – “Sexy Feminisms? Trans-Formations in Feminist Sexuality Studies After QueerTheory.” Guest edited by Susanne Luhmann and Rachel Warburton *order your copy at www.msvu.ca/atlantis From the issue website: This issue poses Sexy Feminisms as a question so as to … Continue reading

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Ms. JD Conference

I spent last Saturday at the Yale Law School attending Legally Female, the first conference sponsored by Ms. JD. It was a terrific experience in many ways, as one would expect from a gathering of feminist law students. I’ll write … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Feminist Pedagogy Conference 2007

The second Feminist Pedagogy Conference seeks participants for a day-long conference entitled “What’s Feminist about Feminist Pedagogy?”   The conference will be held on October 12, 2007 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The Feminist Pedagogy Conference … Continue reading

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Deana Pollard, “Sex Torts”

The abstract: Intentional tort law generally protects personal autonomy and self-determination vigorously by requiring fair disclosure before consent to physical contact is considered voluntary and valid. A glaring exception exists relative to consent to sexual relations. Although American law historically … Continue reading

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Derrida Papers Controvery Update: The U of Florida “Knew Nothing” About Sexual Harassment Sanctions

The Gainesville Sun reported: A vampire expert at the University of Florida stands at the center of a bizarre tale about which UF officials say they only recently learned. Dragan Kujundzic, who was ousted as chair of UF’s department of … Continue reading

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Sexual Politics

An interesting article about Kate Millett was published 8 years ago in Salon. Here is an excerpt: “There is no denying the misery and stress of life,” she wrote in “The Loony-Bin Trip.” “The swarms of fears, the blocks to … Continue reading

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