Category Archives: Feminists in Academia
Guardian essay by Moi here, below is an excerpt: Everyone who cares about freedom and justice for women should read The Second Sex. Long before Amartya Sen, Beauvoir argued that abstract freedom (the right to vote, for example) will make … Continue reading
From the wonderful Historiann: If you are interested in reading more about how universities have changed in the past thirty years as women, queer scholars, and scholars of color have integrated (or infiltrated?) the faculty, see Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: … Continue reading
Martha Nussbaum, “Carr, Before and After: Power and Sex in Carr v. Allison Gas Turbine Division, General Motors Corp,” 74 U Chi L Rev 1831 (2007)
Accessible here. The first two paragraphs are below: “Sexual harassment doctrine owes its primary theoretical impetus to the work of Catharine MacKinnon, who convincingly argued that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. MacKinnon offered two different paradigms (the”difference”and … Continue reading
Read it here, you will be absolutely riveted. Below are the first few paragraphs: “In August 2000, a panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of Audrey Jo DeClue’s complaint of hostile environment sexual harassment against … Continue reading
Marina Angel, “Women Lawyers of All Colors Steered to Contingent Positions in Law Schools and Law Firms”
Abstract: This article examines the drastic organizational changes that have taken place in law firms and law schools in the last thirty years and how they have seriously disadvantaged women. Women have been almost 50% of law school graduating classes … Continue reading
Marilee Reimer, ed., Inside Corporate U: Women in the Academy Speak Out. Reviewed by Valerie Raoul. Emily Pohl-Weary, ed. Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks. Reviewed by Manuela Valle. Margaret A. Simons, ed. Simone de Beauvoir: Philosophical … Continue reading
That’s a quote by Economics Prof Graciela Chichilnisky in this WaPo article about her discrimination suit against Columbia University. Via Josie Brown, with thanks.
I can hardly believe that this terrific law review article was published almost 15 years ago. I was reminded of it when I stumbled upon this Salon essay by Debra Dickerson in the course of some research. Dickerson wrote: … … Continue reading
This full-day program, GENDER AND CLASS: VOICES FROM THE COLLECTIVE, will be held at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York City, on Thursday, January 3, 2008. The conference will feature an opening plenary, eight topical sessions (Children, Work, Care, … Continue reading
The UK group Stonewall developed the simple and powerful ad at left for their “Education for All” campaign that addresses homophobia and bullying in secondary schools. (Stonewall makes the poster available for download here.) Stonewall has undertaken an … Continue reading
From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Penn’s Anita Allen is at the top of her field, but she has serious concerns about its lack of openness and diversity. By Carlin Romano Anita Allen remembers an extraordinary remark made by one of her … Continue reading
Here is an interesting article about Bettina Aptheker and her relationship with her historian/father, Herbert. During the 1960s and early 70s, Bettina Aptheker Kurzweil, as she was then known, was a figure of real interest to the F.B.I. and … Continue reading
Via Blog of Feminist Activism.
Given my background and scholarly interests (and maybe my blogging here!), I’ve been asked by a couple of feminist 1Ls how to get through the first year of law school. So, I thought I’d compile a list of my advice. … Continue reading
The University of Victoria invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law for an appointment to take effect July 1, 2008.
More information about the law school here. To learn more about the position, or to apply for it, contact: Janet Wright & Associates Inc. 174 Bedford Road, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M5R 2K9 Fax: (416) 923-8311 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This post at Oh No a WoC PhD will really make you think.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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.”
E-mail me for details! –Ann Bartow
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
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
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
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
Really interesting paper with lots of data and links accessible here.
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
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
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
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
You can download Diana Russell’s book here at a site hosted by NoPornNorthHampton. Via Sinister Girl.
Belle Lettre has an interesting post called “The Female Body, Dissected” at her excellent blog that you can read here.