Category Archives: The Overrepresentation of Men

Two New Female Lego Minifigures Have Been Released: Let’s Call Them “Progress” and “Backlash.”

The first is a female scientist: According to this site, “This latest minifig is significant because she’s the first female Lego scientist. For reasons unknown most Lego STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) minifigs are male.” The second Series 11 … Continue reading

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More push back on Sheryl Sandberg

In today’s New York Times we are treated to yet another installment of the cultural push back to Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” in an article entitled “Coveting Not a Corner Office, but Time at Home.” The article is really gag-making … Continue reading

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In Defense of Law Review Affirmative Action

As you may have seen, the new Scholastica submission service allows law reviews to collect demographic information from authors. A flurry of blog posts has recently cropped up in response; as far as I can tell, they range from negative … Continue reading

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“Not a single woman will lead any of the major House committees in the 113th Congress.”

Details here.

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According to the Inside the Law School Scam blog, “Clearly, the fact that law schools have produced an enormous oversupply of people with law degrees over the course of the last generation has an extremely significant gender component.”

And the alleged oversupply of law students is totally the fault of us dumb broads. NB: If you decide to read the post, it is probably best to avoid the comments, in case that needs pointing out.

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The South Carolina State Senate is going to have a woman member. Only one, but at least one.

See this, excerpt below: Katrina Shealy upended Lexington County politics Tuesday, ousting legendary state Sen. Jake Knotts to become the only woman in the state Senate. Shealy’s win was remarkable in that she beat Knotts in a district that the … Continue reading

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“Scholarly Publishing’s Gender Gap: Women cluster in certain fields, according to a study of millions of journal articles, while men get more credit”

From the Chron, an account of “the largest analysis ever done of academic articles by gender, reaching across hundreds of years and hundreds of fields.”: … First they created an algorithm to label the millions of JSTOR papers by field … Continue reading

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“A planned European Union law to impose sanctions on companies that do not allocate at least 40 percent of the seats on their boards to women has drawn enough opposition from Britain and other countries to risk being blocked before it is officially proposed.”

That is the first sentence of this NYT article.

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Clay Shirky’s “A Rant About Women” From Two Years Ago

Read it here. Below is an excerpt: “… Some of the most important opportunities we have are in two-sided markets: education and employment, contracts and loans, grants and prizes. And the institutions that offer these opportunities operate in an environment … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Not in the Wm Mitchell Law Rev. on Restatement (3rd) of Torts

Who is talking and writing about the Restatement (Third) of Torts in the “Liability for Physical and Emotional Harms” symposium edition of the William Mitchell Law Review?  One — yes, just one — contributor out of 14 is female.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Campbell Law Review Edition

How difficult would it have been to find women to include in the symposium?   33 CAMPBELL LAW REVIEW, NO. 3, PP. 501-740, 2011. Symposium. Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Christianity: Perspectives on the Influence of Christianity on Classical Liberal Legal Thought. … Continue reading

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“Brilliant” vs. “Beautiful” Babies: Guess Which Card is for the Girl?

Via Adriana Gardella (here) who conveys an apt critique in less than 140 characters: “Insidious greeting cards re: boys/girls.” -Bridget Crawford

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Emens on Marriage and Naming Conventions: “A Simple Hyphen Will Do”

Earlier this month, Elizabeth Emens (Columbia) published an op-ed “A Simple Hyphen Will Do” in the New York Times (here). Here is an excerpt: Will same-sex marriage help make straight marriage more equal? Here’s one concrete way it could. * … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Single Father? Skepticism Before Plaudits

The local public radio station in New York reports here that the number of single fathers in New York City increased by 9% over the last decade.  For explanation of this statistic, the story relies in part on surveys and … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Boston College Law Review Edition

Boston College Law Review, Issue 52:3 (May 2011) Articles Joseph Blocher, Viewpoint Neutrality and Government Speech, 52 B.C. L. Rev. 695 (2011) [PDF] Robert M. Chesney, Who May Be Held? Military Detention Through the Habeas Lens, 52 B.C. L. Rev. 769 (2011) … Continue reading

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“Why Is There No Motherhood.gov?”

Elizabeth Losh asks that question here, writing: This month the comforting voice of Barack Obama is plugging a new government website in a series of public service announcements. Listeners are urged to visit Fatherhood.gov, which describes itself as a “National Responsible … Continue reading

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Military Leadership Diversity Commission Recommends Eliminating “Combat Exclusion Policies” That Discriminate Against Women!

See Recommendation 9 at page 19 of the Executive Summary. The full report is available here. –Ann Bartow

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Where the Women ARE: In Leadership Positions at the Columbia Law Review!

This nice news from Joy Ziegeweid, 2L at Columbia Law School: The Columbia Law School community found out this week that the Editor in Chief of the Columbia Law Review for 2011-2012 will be [Ms.] Maren Hulden.  Of the administrative … Continue reading

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Will UN Secretary-General post remain a male preserve?

Tradition has it that the post of Secretary-General should rotate so that each geographical region gets its “turn.” Women have never had a “turn”. . . Equality Now Women’s Action, November 2005 In her post today on IntLawGrrls, Madame la … Continue reading

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For the Junk Heap: Special Underwear to Protect Against TSA’s Prying Eyes

I really do appreciate the New York Daily News for stories like this one about an invention that might be in high demand this week: Jeff Buske has created a special kind of underwear with strategically placed fig-leaf designs he says … Continue reading

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“Number of Women Lawyers Hits 5-Year Low at NLJ 250 Firms”

From this site: The percentage of women partners and associates working at NLJ 250 law firms this year fell to its lowest point since 2006. Women associates and partners accounted for 29.2 percent of all attorneys at NLJ 250 firms. … Continue reading

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If You Want to Work for the History Channel, You Need to Be An Historian With a Penis!

Historiann has the details about a History Channel solicitation letter that states: We’re open to many physical-types for the host position, but we’re focusing on finding more of a rugged, rough, and smart type. Think Survivor’s Jeff Probst or Dirty … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Women and Girls Underrepresented and Oversexualized in Media

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has recently issued a report of the results of studies conducted about gender in media. The results can be viewed here (PDF). Among them: Study 1: G-rated movies from 1990-Jan. 2005: Fewer … Continue reading

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When the NYT wants to spark debate about cussing, it asks “Why Do Educated People Use Bad Words?” and then queries one woman and five men.

Which makes the NYT ripe for cussing out. Impressive class bias, in addition to the sexism. Lovely quote from Timothy Jay: “This doesn’t mean the average person is swearing more. But we have recorded more women swearing in public than … Continue reading

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Where Are The Women? The Catholic University of America and its Law School’s Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture is hosting a womenless symposium on”The Nature of Judicial Duty: A Reflection on Philip Hamburger’s Law and Judicial Duty”on April 8-9, 2010.

The Symposium’s home page is here. The listed speakers include: Philip Hamburger (keynote), Richard A. Epstein, Emilio M. Garza, R.H. Helmholz, H. Jefferson Powell, Lloyd L. Weinreb and Michael P. Zuckert. –Ann Bartow

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Where are the Women? SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW ADDITION (NB: that is a pun on “edition” for the humor impaired, given the focus on sum numbers.) (Yes, “sum” is another bad pun! Try to keep up!)

17 SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW, PP. 1-337, 2009. Symposium on Post-Kelo Reform. 17 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 1-278 (2009). Somin, Ilya. Introduction to the symposium. 17 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 1-5 (2009). Dana, David A. Exclusionary eminent domain. 17 Sup. … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Lateral Hires Edition, Cripes!

Over at The Faculty Lounge Dan Filler lists lateral moves he is aware of (with supplementation from the appended comments and other sources) as follows: Arizona State Daniel Bodansky from Georgia Boston College Brian Galle from Florida State Charleston Todd … Continue reading

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What is the effect of portraying college life as a catfight among straight women? In whose interest is it to describe the relationship among straight college women as essentially competitive and perhaps to blame for bad behavior on the part of college men?

Those are two questions Historiann asks in this excellent post about yesterday’s NYT article, The New Math on Campus. The point of article in my view is to help sell the idea of making achieving gender balance at colleges a … Continue reading

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Where are the women? There isn’t a single women law prof, jurist or practitioner among the participants in the Wake Forest Law Review’s 2009 Torts Symposium

44 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW, NO. 4, WINTER, 2009. Third Restatement of Torts: Issue One. 44 Wake Forest L. Rev. 877-1107 (2009). Cardi, W. Jonathan. A pluralistic analysis of the therapist/physician duty to warn third parties. 44 Wake Forest L. … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Not Too Many in the October, November or December Issues of the Columbia Law Review. Eighteen of Twenty-One Published Authors are Male. Only One Author is a Woman Law Prof.

October: In memoriam–Louis Lowenstein. Tributes by Harvey J. Goldschmid, Kenneth P. Kopelman, Arthur W. Murphy, William Savitt and David M. Schizer. 109 Colum. L. Rev. 1263-1277 (2009). Miller, Darrell A.H. Guns as smut: defending the home-bound Second Amendment. 109 Colum. … Continue reading

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