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“Trends in labor force participation of married mothers of infants”

A BLS report prepared by Sharon R. Cohany and Emy Sok. Below is the abstract: The most striking feature of women’s labor market gains during the post-World War II period was the entry of married mothers into the work force. … Continue reading

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White Supremacist Astroturf

Over at Making Light, a post about a victim of the Virginia Tech shootings got hit by autoposts linking to a white supremacist discussion of the event. One of the reasons the spam filter is turned so high on this … Continue reading

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Joan Heminway Is Smiling This Morning!

Just in case you haven’t seen her license plate, let me tell you, she is a huge Lady Vols fan!

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Links!

“Reporting on Feminism and Health” at Echidne of the Snakes. “Girls in North Dakota = Chattel” at Bitch, Ph.D. “Zines: For When Mainstream Media Lets us Down” at the f-word “That’s Some Gaydar!” by Diane E. Dees at the Mojo … Continue reading

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Diane Patrick

Diane Patrick is a partner at a large law form in Boston, and is also married to Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachausetts. The Boston Globe has recently reported that she is suffering from depression. Kudos to her for acknowledging this … Continue reading

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NYT: “The Women’s War”

Sara Corbett reports in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine on the “double whammy” many women serving in Iraq experience: sexual assault and the violence of war: No matter how you look at it, Iraq is a chaotic war in … Continue reading

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Want To Pay $1,200 To Hear A Bunch of Men Pontificate About The Future?

It’s “The New Yorker Conference/2012: stories from the near future” and with only a small fraction of the speakers (three out of twenty-five!) female, it looks like the near future will be as dude-centric as ever. At her blog Heavens … Continue reading

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But We Are Just Two Harmless Old Ladies!

While having them arrested may well have been excessive, the emphasis on the two women involved being defenseless elderly women here in this post at Daily Kos was a bit much for my sensibilities. Here are some excerpts from the … Continue reading

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Spot The Cognitive Dissonance!

Yahoo News is running an article entitled “Sex of any kind can harm teens emotionally.” It starts out as follows: Teenagers often suffer emotional consequences from having sex, even when it’s “only” oral sex, a study published Monday suggests. Researchers … Continue reading

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We’ll Miss You, Molly Ivins

“One, Two Three, Four: We Don’t Want Your F-ing War.” NYT obituary here. Her final column is here. Siva Vaidhyanathan’s remembrance here.

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Today is Blog For Choice Day: Try a Little Emergency Contraception Activism!

Learn more here. Inspired by this post and this post, let me suggest a fairly simple activist act you can try today, or any day: Go to your local pharmacy and ask if it carries Plan B. If the answer … Continue reading

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Three Strange and Disturbing Old Movie Trailers

Sellers of Girls Five Wild Girls The Pill All via Bedazzled.

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Thirtieth Carnival of the Feminists

Here, at Girlistic.com.

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Ann Bartow, “Open Access, Law, Knowledge, Copyrights, Dominance and Subordination”

Yes I know, the clunky title is almost as long as the essay itself. Here is the abstract: The concept of open access to legal knowledge is at the surface a very appealing one. A citizenry that is well informed … Continue reading

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Live Free Or Die, But Not Of Cervical Cancer

New Hampshire to offer girls free cancer vaccine: New Hampshire announced plans Wednesday to become the first state to offer the new cervical-cancer vaccine free to all girls. Beginning in January, the vaccine against the human papilloma virus, or HPV, … Continue reading

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Great Resource for Academic Feminists: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online

Availabe here, it has 79 entries on “Feminism.” Here is an excerpt from a sample entry written by Judy Whipps: Pragmatist Feminism: American Pragmatist philosophy, and part of the energy of that resurgence may be due to feminist interest in … Continue reading

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Checking Back In…

With PostSecret: and with academicsecret: The power to walk away: I almost got sucked into a really unnecessary online discussion about some topic that’s close to my heart. Does everyone here know what trolls are? Trolls are people who seem … Continue reading

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Taking On Roles That”Women”Aren’t Supposed To Take On

A friend of mine, Barbara Ann Radnofsky, is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Kay Bailey Hutchison, and she and KBH debated last night on San Antonio ‘s PBS station. The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters. … Continue reading

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Marina Angel Spotlighted at CrimProf Blog

And not bcause she violated any laws, either! The CrimProf Blog has posted a nice profile of Feminist Law Prof Marina Angel. Many thanks to FLP Myrna Raeder for bringing it to my attention. Marina has been a good friend … Continue reading

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“Guidelines for avoiding actively irritating women who are discussing feminist concerns”

These are contained in “An Uncongenial Post” by Tia at Unfogged: 1) Understand that if lots of women say something is important, it is. Your opinion, as a man, about the extent and nature of the problem is not valuable … Continue reading

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“This Film Is Not Yet Rated”

Those of us who teach copyright law tend to have strong feelings about the MPAA already.     “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” reminds us of some of the MPAA’s other culture-jamming activities.   If censorship issues interest you, … Continue reading

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“On the Job, Nursing Mothers Find a 2-Class System”

Article in today’s NYT by Jodi Kantor. Here’s an excerpt: When a new mother returns to Starbucks’ corporate headquarters in Seattle after maternity leave, she learns what is behind the doors mysteriously marked”Lactation Room.” Whenever she likes, she can slip … Continue reading

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Cool Geography Game

Here. It’s also a bit humbling for some of us. Via Is That Legal?

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The Economist: Dictator Not All Bad; He Paid For the Teenage Girls He Took

In its obituary of former Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner, The Economist acknowledges the torture, “disappearances” and other human rights violations that were rampant under his rule. But The Economist also thinks the dictator had his redeeming features, writing: There was … Continue reading

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According to the LA Times, she’s hot, likes drugs, and cares about fashion – what else can you ask for in a lawyer?

The full title of the news article? “A Law Unto Herself: The criminal defense attorney is star-struck, young and unorthodox. But don’t be fooled. She’s also Ivy League, savvy and successful.” Here’s an excerpt: Her husband said she used to … Continue reading

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Jolls & Sunstein, “The Law of Implicit Bias” — & Economic Analysis as Ally, Not Enemy, of Feminism

The latest work by one of the more prolific duos in progressive economic analysis of law, Christine Jolls of Yale (newly relocated from Harvard, in case you’re confused) and Cass Sunstein of U.Chicago, is The Law of Implicit Bias.   … Continue reading

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Feminist Legal Theory For Beginners?

I got a nice and very funny e-mail from an FLP reader who asked whether this blog could begin posting accessible overviews of feminist legal theory for folks who are interested but haven’t been exposed before. It’s an interesting idea … 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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The NYT on “The New Gender Divide”

Seriously, that is how they are framing a series of articles – check out the left column here, where it says: “Articles in this series are examining what has happened to men and women several decades after the women’s movement … Continue reading

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“No Such Thing As An Old Girl’s Network”

From Alternet: With summer movie season upon us, a potential blockbuster opens each weekend on as many screens as possible throughout the local multiplex. By Sunday morning Hollywood executives know if they’ve got a hit or a flop. The choice … Continue reading

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Twentieth Carnival of the Feminists!

Here, at Super Babymama.

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Belle Lettre: “Debating The Feminine Universal”

Belle Lettre has produced a long, detailed post about gender and language at Law and Letters.   Due to technical problems, for now her blog is the best place to read it, plus clicking this link provides a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Carol Sanger: “Infant Safe Haven Laws: Legislating in the Culture of Life”

I heard Carol give a really interesting presentation about this paper a year or so ago, and am happy to see that it is now available at SSRN here. Below is the abstract: This Article analyzes the politics, implementation, and … Continue reading

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Cool Feminist Cartoon by Ampersand

Here, at Alas, A Blog, nicely packaged with a link to Feminist Law Profs!

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