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The Women on the Web

Wow o wow. One thing that Xer and Millennial women definitely benefit from is having Boomer mothers and grandmothers who broke a lot of glass ceilings and forged a lot of paths. So I’m especially tickled about the unveiling of … Continue reading

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Well of course they are scissors!

Here. Via bobc.

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Gender and Surrogacy, 1

[I cross post from my blog, Related Topics, from time to time.   I haven't done that in a while, but I'm working my way round to a topic that might be of interest.   Here's the latest post.] I’ve … Continue reading

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Another Post About Bacon, Apparently A Continuing Series

This time it’s about bacon flavored rolling papers. Yet another reason not to smoke or do drugs. Other posts about bacon here, and here. And who could forget: For sale here. Oh yeah, and then there is this.

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Probably Shouldn’t Find This Funny…

But I do.

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Breaking up may not be so hard to do

My colleague Danielle Holley-Walker has written a thoughtful post on how the actions of the Clinton campaign may lead to a  rift in the Democratic party.   Check it out here! -Susan Kuo

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Know a lost literary classic suitable for use in law school?

Leave your suggestions here!

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And Yet Another Way to Procrastinate Scholarship

Another law professor blog is added to the blogosphere.   Welcome to The Faculty Lounge.   Feminist Law Professors Kathleen Bergin, Laura Appleman, and Kevin Noble Maillard have joined my colleague Dan Filler and others.   It’ll be worth visiting … Continue reading

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Primary day in the Palmetto State

I spent yesterday participating in all manner of election-day madness — making calls, making sandwiches, monitoring voter challenges, and making door-to-door visits to get the vote out.   More here. – Susan Kuo

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“on being a public defender: reasons prosecutors make me scream”

Interesting if depressing post with this title at Woman of the Law.

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“The Soft Power of Barack Obama”

Jaya Ramji-Nogales has a post by this title here at IntLawGrrls.

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Today Would Have Been The 100th Birthday of Simone de Beauvoir

More by Alfonsina at Feminist Figure. See also this entry at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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Links!

Aid for battered Muslim women (IntLawGrrls) Top ten of 2007 (Title IX Blog) AALS “Hot Topic” Panel on “Reproductive Justice After Carhart” (Reproductive Rights Prof Blog) “Opting-Out” of the New Jersey Fan Club (…Just This Once) (Womenstake) Liberty and Media … Continue reading

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The greatest wealth is health

No, Virgil won’t be there, but Dr. Gregg Bloche will. On Sunday, Dr. Bloche, senior health care policy adviser to the Obama campaign, will be speaking in Columbia, SC. If you’re in the area, come and seek answers to your … Continue reading

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Happy grading

Second row, center — that’s how I feel after grading exams all day.   -Susan Kuo

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Everything A Chick Needs, Except For The Barf Bag…

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How Supposedly Liberal Doods Monetize Their Blogs

From Eschaton: Eschaton Ads MISS FEBRUARY! From The Lovely Mistresses of George W Bush, a 2008 vintage styled Pin-Up Calendar. Each girl represents a corporation or special interest group our president is in bed with. Featured on C-SPAN, Time Out … Continue reading

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Worst Movie You’ve Ever Seen?

I was tagged by Iowa Prof Angela Onwuachi-Willig at blackprof.com for an end-of-semester diversion: blog about the worst movie I’ve ever seen.   Here are two: Cold Mountain and American Pie. American Pie – as it turns out, uploading a … Continue reading

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Interview With Hillary Clinton by “Our Bodies, Our Selves”

From the FLP mailbox: Hi – I’m writing to let you know that Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) has published an interview with Sen. Hillary Clinton about her health care plan, along with the transcript and audio of an in-depth interview … Continue reading

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“Sex and the College Girl” Circa 1957

From The Atlantic Monthly, via Crooked Timber. Below is an excerpt: … Since so many of us are going to college, a great many of our decisions about our lives have been and are being made on the campuses, and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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More on the SC Bar Scandal

Yes, I think “scandal” is probably the correct word. The latest is here. For still more background, see this. –Ann Bartow

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“1.8 million pages of federal case law to become freely available.”

“Public.Resource.Org and Fastcase, Inc. announced today that they will release a large and free archive of federal case law, including all Courts of Appeals decisions from 1950 to the present and all Supreme Court decisions since 1754. The archive will … Continue reading

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On Not Looking Like A Law Professor

Read Kevin Maillard’s post at Blackprof here. Been there. Been there so often I wrote about it too (see page 19), but not nearly as engagingly. –Ann Bartow

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South Carolina Bar Examination Weirdness

Five days after releasing the results of last July’s Bar Exam results, the South Carolina Judicial Department decided that 20 additional bar takers should pass. This was the first time that graduates of the new Charleston School of Law could … Continue reading

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Scary…

This and this. Via Eric Muller, who would be an excellent lawyer to have during tough times. –Ann Bartow

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“Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?”

According to this study by Matthias R. Mehl, Simine Vazire, Nairán Ramírez-Esparza, Richard B. Slatcher, and James W. Pennebaker: Women are generally assumed to be more talkative than men. Data were analyzed from 396 participants who wore a voice recorder … Continue reading

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More Dumb Things

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“The human papillomavirus (HPV) screening test for cervical cancer is far more accurate than the traditional Pap test, according to a Canadian study published Wednesday in the United States.”

More information here.

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Sexual Violence in Congo

This link is to a NYT article. It’s very difficult and depressing to read, and written in a way that might fairly be called racist. I’m noting the article here because I think the victimized Congolese women deserve to have … Continue reading

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“White Chicks and Gang Signs”

The “White Chicks and Gang Signs” music video can be viewed here. It was posted at Racialicious, where there is a provocative comments thread with some very divergent opinions. It’s hard to understand without any context what is being signaled, … Continue reading

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The Yale Pocket Part Symposium on Internet Harassment Is Up

There is an overview entitled The Pocket Part, Internet Harassment. The contributions are listed below, with short excerpts. Hey, at least they found one written by a woman they were willing to publish, goodness knows that isn’t always the case. … Continue reading

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“If mothers ruled the world, there would be no god damned wars in the first place.”

That’s what Sally Field actually said in her Emmy acceptance speech. The Foxified version is here.

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Law Prof Opportunity!

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS:WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for at least one tenure-track Associate Professor or tenured Full Professor of Law position, with appointment to begin with the 2008-2009 academic year. We have substantial flexibility in … Continue reading

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Female chimpanzees ‘sell’ sex for fruit

That’s the headline of this article from the (UK) Telegraph. -Ralph Michael Stein

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“Steve Biko helped turn me into a feminist”

Thirty years ago today, Steve Biko — anti-apartheid activist and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa – died in police custody after staggeringly brutal treatment. Information about Steve Biko’s life and death can be found here. In … Continue reading

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Depressing News to Start Your Day

From Women’s eNews’ Cheers and Jeers of the Week: – The maternal mortality rate in the United States has risen to its highest level in decades, the Associated Press reported Aug. 24, reaching 13 deaths per 100,000 live births in … Continue reading

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Gender’s Unnatural Disaster

The fallout from Hurricane Dean will be deeper and darker than anything we could learn from an action hero reporter gripped to a palm tree. A child playing outside right now as you read this post will drown sometime within … Continue reading

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“Male Sportswriter Returns To Work As a Woman”

Alternet article about Christine Daniels here.

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Ruth Marcus, Person of Cleavage

That is how she describes herself in this WaPo column, entitled Pretty Formidable in Pink. Below is an excerpt: … Clinton has a three-decades-long record of working on issues related to women and families, and she’s seeking the presidency at … Continue reading

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FeministLawProf Profile: Felice Batlan

Professor Felice Batlan explains how feminism has affected her career, her life, and how she continues to allow feminism to guide her teaching. Like so many women my path into my professional life had multiple turns and forks. When asked … Continue reading

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Raeder on Comments on Child Abuse Litigation in a ‘Testimonial’ World: The Intersection of Competency, Hearsay and Confrontation

FeministLawProf Myrna Raeder (Southwestern University School of Law) has  posted to ssrn her article, “Comments on Child Abuse Litigation in a ‘Testimonial’ World: The Intersection of Competency, Hearsay and Confrontation.”    Here is the abstract:   This article explores the … Continue reading

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“Knee replacements just for women”

The f-word has the rather confusing story here.

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CFP: Woman and Violence

The Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia is organizing an annual conference on the status and concerns of Women and Girls in Georgia. The theme of the inaugural conference, to be held in Athens October 12-14, 2007, … Continue reading

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Loving v. Virginia Was Decided 40 Years Ago Today

More at IntLawGrrls.

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Ouch.

Check out the footnote in this order (at the bottom of the page). And if you want to see who those twelve law professors are, click here.

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On the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive

In response to the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007: The directives addressing continuity of the federal government in the event of an occurrence that would effectively preclude normal operation of the three branches … Continue reading

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Second Carnival of Radical Feminists

The First Carnival of Radical Feminists is a ridiculously difficult act to follow, because Heart did such a fantastic job with it. It is a great resource, and I hope this one will be at least somewhat useful as well. … Continue reading

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Could You Pass 8th Grade Geography?

I did pass it somehow, but this quiz is really difficult!

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PSA For Anyone Who Is Interested

And see also.

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