Category Archives: Socioeconomic Class

Converge! Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS – SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO converge@law.miami.edu DUE DATE: Friday, October 18, 2013 (may be extended) For more conference information see http://www.law.miami.edu/academics/converge/ CONVERGE! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence, will bring together survivors, activists, and … Continue reading

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Of Husband Hunting and Diamond Mines

There has been a tremendous dust-up in response to Susan Patton’s (a member of the Princeton class of 1977) letter to the Daily Princetonian.  In her letter, Patton exhorts Princeton women to begin the task of husband hunting in their … Continue reading

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Lean In (Toward the Everlasting Glass)

I think about all the moments I just didn’t believe in myself. Every test I was sure I was about to fail, every job I wasn’t sure I could do,” she says. “It was after watching so many women quietly … Continue reading

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Cahn & Carbone on What Happens When You Can’t Afford Your Children?

Over at AlterNet.org, Naomi Cahn and June Carbone ask, “What Happens When You Can’t Afford Your Children?” Helping highly educated women have it all is a hot topic, from Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic article, to Amy Chua’s book about Chinese child-rearing … 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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The Polyandrous Neo-Office Wife

An article in a recent issue of the ABA Journal may help to shed some light on how women partners fare at larger law firms in terms of office support. The article describes how, in a survey of 142 legal secretaries at larger law … Continue reading

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Is it Feminism “Fault” that Women are Single?

The November, 2011 edition of The Atlantic features a young, single writer and the headline “What Me, Marry?” with the subtitle, “In today’s economy, men are falling apart.  What that means for sex and marriage.”  That sounds like an interesting … Continue reading

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Poverty and Single Mothers

Legal Momentum has released a new report, Single Mother Poverty in the United States in 2010.  Here is a summary: The large gender poverty gap that has persisted since poverty measurement began continued in 2010.  Adult women were twenty nine … Continue reading

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Number of Women in Extreme Poverty Increases

From the National Women’s Law Center, this synopsis of some of the most recent census data: Poverty among women – already much higher than poverty among men – climbed to 14.5 percent in 2010, the highest rate in 17 years. A 14.5 percent poverty … Continue reading

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Birckhead on “Delinquent by Reason of Indigency”

Tamar Birckhead (UNC) has posted to SSRN a draft her essay Delinquent by Reason of Indigency, 38 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y __ (forthcoming 2012).  Here is the abstract: This Essay, written for the 12th Annual Access to Equal … Continue reading

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Dangerous Random Stereotypes of Presumed Difference and Sameness

Can people really not see that it might be racist to assert “free choice” to avoid sitting next to a black person on a public bus who, besides skin color, is much like the other riders, but it might not … Continue reading

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Carbone on “Unpacking Inequality and Class : Family, Gender and the Reconstruction of Class Barriers”

June Carbone (UMKC) has published “Unpacking Inequality and Class : Family, Gender and the Reconstruction of Class Barriers,” 45 N. England L. Rev. 527 (2011).  This piece arises out of the Anna E. Hirsch Lecture that Professor Carbone delivered at New … Continue reading

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Schwarzenegger, Strauss-Kahn, and Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Race?

Former IMF head Dominique Strass-Kahn has been indicted in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a female member of the housekeeping staff at the Sofitel hotel in New York.  See, e.g., here. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted … Continue reading

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Arundhati Roy, “Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds.”

The Hindu, a daily paper in India, reports here that a crowd of up to 100 people assembled outside the home of writer Arundhati Roy, shouted anti-Roy slogans and attempted to break into her home.  The incident is reported to … Continue reading

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Welfare Cheese, the Working Class and the Tenure Class (or, the Cheese Stands Alone)

I attended the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference a few weeks ago. It was a wonderful event; it was well-organized and intellectually stimulating and offered a broad array of presentations. The National POC is an event that … Continue reading

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