Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Martin Katz on the Riddle of “Causation” in Employment Discrimination Law

Here’s a paper for anyone with an interest in employment discrimination or related fields involving tricky issues of proving discriminatory motive (e.g., consumer or housing discrimination). Martin Katz of U. Denver Law recently published The Fundamental Incoherence of Title VII: … Continue reading

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Aaron Sorkin’s Issues with Women

I was about to comment on the below post about Studio 60, Aaron Sorkin’s new TV show, but I realized that what I had to say was on the long side, so I figured it would be a decent use … Continue reading

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Catholics Want Female Priests

Some of the feedback I got about my prior post about the Catholic Church excommunicating women who tried to become priests was of this variety: why should the Church care what you (a  non-Catholic) think?   On one level that’s … Continue reading

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Clinton “Gay”, Gore “A Total Fag” — Ann Coulter

At some point, Ann Coulter will lose the ability to appall us; perhaps she’s already there, but given that mainstream (even liberal) journalists still give her the time of day as if she’s a serious analyst, I think her outrages … Continue reading

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New Paper – Sonia Katyal on Lawrence v. Texas

For some of my posts during this guest-blogging stint, I’ll provide a link to, and abstract of, interesting gender/feminism/discrimination-related papers I stumble across.   Here’s one I just got in some of my SSRN spam: Sonia Katyal, Sexuality and Sovereignty: … Continue reading

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Well, I Guess Excommunication Beats Burning at the Stake…

  This from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kathy Sullivan Vandenberg faces excommunication for seeking the priesthood in an unsanctioned ordination ceremony, Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan said[,] . . . notify[ing] the Vatican of Vandenberg’s action. Dolan said her excommunication … Continue reading

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The Feminist Side of Caitlin Flanagan

I have two things in common with many feminists: (1) I’ve been appalled at what Caitlin Flanagan  said about working moms in To Hell with All That; and (2) I haven’t actually read her book. I did see Flanagan on … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman on Rape Victims’ Reproductive Rights – And a Related Curiosity about Abortion Jurisprudence

First of all, thanks to Ann & the gang for the invitation to guest blog.   I deal with gender issues frequently in my employment discrimination and constitutional law classes and writings, so I’m very much looking forward to this … Continue reading

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Belle Lettre, “The Political and Performative Aspects of Race and Gender”

Cross-posted at Law and Letters: Here’s an interesting article by Erin Aubry Kaplan at the LA Times on the political and performative aspects of “black hair” , worth quoting at length: In short, the debate about the best choices for … Continue reading

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Belle Lettre From the Frontlines: War On Boys Over, Girls Agree to Settle For Equality

A ridiculous headline for a possible (hopeful?) conclusion to a ridiculous story. It turns out, just as there may be no “Opt-Out Revolution” or “Mommy Wars,” there may not be a “Boy Crisis”, as a new study by the Education … Continue reading

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Belle Lettre: “Pictures and Patriarchy”

Note from Ann: Below is a Guest Post by Belle Lettre, which is cross posted from her excellent blog, Law and Letters  at her specific and unprompted request. She has guest blogged here before and has an open invitation to … Continue reading

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Maya Hermann: “Gender Equity: Not a Done Deal”

GUEST POST Title IX, the landmark 1972 civil rights law that outlawed sex discrimination in schools and colleges and universities, is turning 34 this month. But think sex discrimination is a thing of the past? Think again. In the recent … Continue reading

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Belle Lettre: “What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?”

Another wonderful guest post by Belle of Law & Letters: Elizabeth Vargas’ departure from World News Tonight smacks of being pregnancy-related–in that she either decided to quit for the health and welfare of her family, or ABC decided to “make … Continue reading

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Belle Lettre: “It’s Hard Being A Pregnant, Working Mom–Even if You’re Elizabeth Vargas”

Another terrific guest post by Belle of Law & Letters: Charles Gibson is the “new” sole anchor of ABC nightly news, replacing the co-anchor team of the injured Bob Woodruff and the pregnant Elizabeth Vargas: Less than six months after … Continue reading

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Belle Lettre: “How Do You Take Your News? Depends On Your Age, Educational Level, and Gender”

More great guest blogging from Belle of Law and Letters (where this is cross-posted): I have to admit to not watching much nightly news–when I’m not sick or suffering from grad student ennui (during which times I can consume many … Continue reading

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“Belle Lettre” on Morality and Contraception

This is a guest post by “Belle Lettre,” of “Law and Letters,” who describes herself as an “Epistolary Geek, J.D., L.L.M. student, and Writer of billet-doux and long law review articles about federalism, hate crimes and race conscious pedagogy. Oh, … Continue reading

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