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Law Professor Commentary on Proposed Title IX Regs

Law professors are among those commenting on the proposed regulations under Title IX, issued by the Department of Education, Docket #ED-2021-OCR-0166: Nancy Chi Cantalupo & David Super, “Fifty for Fifty” Law Professor Comment on Standard of Evidence (with 50 law … Continue reading

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Privacy Concerns and Period Trackers; Mozilla Takes Notice

The concerns are not new. Michele Gilman (Baltimore) and others have been sounding this alarm for some time now.  (Read Professor Gilman’s important essay, Periods for Profit and Menstrual Surveillance, 41 Colum. J. Gender & Law 100 (2021)  here.) What … Continue reading

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Menstrual Products are Free in Scotland

Yup.  The NYT has full coverage here. As Emily Waldman (Pace) and I write in our book, Menstruation Matters: Challenging the Law’s Silence on Periods (NYU Press 2022): On an international level, the most dramatic menstrual equity development that occurred … Continue reading

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What are the “Most Important and Discussed Feminist Issues Currently”?

On a Women’s Studies listserv, one poster recently asked for subscribers’ thoughts on “the most important and discussed feminist issues currently.” Writer Katha Pollitt responded  as follows (reprinted with permission): I think the major feminist issues are the same as … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Hard to Find Many Among Speakers at Upcoming Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy Symposium or on the Journal’s List of “Advisors” @HarvardJLPP #manel

The Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Harvard Law School Federalist Society have announced a symposium to be held on October 29, 2022: It’s a symposium on Adrian Vermeule’s book, which certainly has female readers …. Was … Continue reading

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Open Library of Humanities Special Issue on “The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty”

The Open Library of Humanities has a special issue devoted to “The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty.” The editors are Bettina Bildhauer (University of St Andrews), Camilla Røstvik (University of Leeds) and … Continue reading

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Guide to Submitting Shorter Pieces to Online Law Review Companions

I’ve expanded the coverage from journals at 20 schools to 45 schools, here.

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Elizabeth D. Katz Wins Haub Law Emerging Scholar in Gender & Law Prize

Professor Elizabeth D. Katz of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law has been selected as the 2021-2022 Haub Law Emerging Scholar in Gender & Law for her paper Sex, Suffrage, and State Constitutional Law: Women’s Legal Right to … Continue reading

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Does Feminist Legal Theory Matter to the Schlesinger Library? Or Smith? Or Duke? Or Brown?

Earlier this week, Ms. Magazine published an article (here) revealing the somewhat surprising decision of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University to decline the records of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, begun at the University of Wisconsin in 1984 … Continue reading

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Keller on Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms

Susan Etta Keller (Western State) has posted to SSRN her paper, Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms: How Pandemic-Inspired Design Imperatives and the Reasoning of Recent Federal Court Decisions Make Rejecting Sex-Separated Facilities More Possible, 23 Geo. J. Gender & L. 35 (2021). Here … Continue reading

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Fellowships at the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Osgoode’s IFLS is accepting fellowship applications for the 2022-23 academic year. This fellowship supports the work of young and mid-career scholars from around the world by providing an intellectual community, shared physical space (for those candidates who … Continue reading

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North American Menopause Society 2022 Hormone Therapy Position Statement

The North American Menopause Society has updated its official position on hormone therapy for menopause (also known as hormone replacement therapy or menopause hormone therapy).  Here is the abstract: “The 2022 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause … Continue reading

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“We Need an American Girl” Doll Meme in a Time of Political Catastrophe for Women

Writer Ruth Etiesit Samuel has a fantastic piece at HuffPost, “The Resurgence of American Girl Doll-Core.” Here is an excerpt: The brand, now owned by Mattel, has not only expanded over the years but also has continued to be a … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations: AALS Section on Women in Legal Education 2023 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to open nominations for its 2023 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, the inaugural award honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Subsequent winners include Catharine A. MacKinnon (2014), Herma … Continue reading

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Inaugural GO LILA Workshop

Professor Maritza Reyes (FAMU Law) provided this report from the Inaugural Graciela Olivárez Latinas in the Legal Academy Workshop: Stanford Law School Dean Jenny S. Martinez and the Planning Committee of the 2022 Inaugural Graciela Olivárez Latinas in the Legal … Continue reading

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Pace Law School Faculty Hiring Announcement

Pace Law School is planning to make two hires, each to begin in Fall 2023: one tenure-track hire and one VAP.  Details below. Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Hiring Announcement Tenure Track Professor The Elisabeth Haub School of Law … Continue reading

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A Dark Day for Women in America

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Memorial Information for Browne Lewis

From the NCCU Chancellor, here: Dear NCCU Community:  A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC, 27707. The viewing will begin at 11 a.m., followed by … Continue reading

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Iowa Poised to Repeal its Tampon Tax

Iowa appears poised to repeal its state sales tax on menstrual products. The Iowa legislature passed Senate File 2367, which also repeals the state sales tax in diapers and adult incontinence pads and treats as tax-free income a governor-declared retention … Continue reading

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The Tampon Shortage is Real

And what happens when there are supply-chain problems, staffing shortages and more? Companies jack up the prices. That’s capitalism — not just menstrual capitalism. Of course, what makes the shortage of menstrual products especially salient is that alternative products (like … Continue reading

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Pace Law Seeks Visitor for Spring 2023 Semester

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites applications for a Visiting Professor for Spring 2023  The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is currently seeking applicants for a podium-fill visitor to teach during the Spring 2023 … Continue reading

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Professor Marcy Karin Receives Fulbright for Study in Scotland

Professor Marcy Karin (UDC) has been named as the Fulbright Scotland Distinguished Scholar for the 2022-2023 academic year. Professor Karin will continue her work on menstrual equity during the 2022-2023 academic year. Here is an excerpt from the school’s press … Continue reading

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Nebraska Repeals its Tampon Tax and Broadens Access for Prisoners and Detainees

On April 20, 2022, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed into law Nebraska LB 984. Effective October 1, 2022, menstrual products will not be subject to state sales tax and city. The same bill also requires state, county and city jails … Continue reading

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In Memory of Browne Lewis

Browne Lewis, the Dean of NCCU Law, died suddenly while attending a conference on June 2, 2022. Here is the announcement from the NCCU Chancellor: It is with profound sadness that I announce the sudden passing of Atty. Browne C. … Continue reading

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Menopause Is Not Always a “Problem” to be Stopped

Menopause is an inevitable aspect of aging for approximately half the population. Its symptoms vary widely. For some people, the symptoms are relatively mild. For others symptoms can be outright debilitating. Emily Waldman (Pace), Naomi Cahn (UVa) and I explore … Continue reading

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On the “Screaming Fan Girl” as IP Creator

The Atlantic has an excerpt adapted from Kaitlin Tiffany’s forthcoming book, Everything I Need I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It. Here is an excerpt: We have seen so many screaming girls. Every time … Continue reading

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Spanish Menstrual Leave Legislation Tucked Into Abortion Law

Last month, draft legislation was introduced in Spain that would provide for three days of sick leave every month for painful menstruation. This was an attention-getting part of a larger bill that contains greater restrictions on surrogacy but the loosening … Continue reading

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Launch of The Legal Accountability Project by @AlizaShatzman & Matthew Goodman

Aliza Shatzman (JD 2019, Wash U Law) and Matthew Goodman (JD 2019, Wash U Law) have announced the launch of The Legal Accountability Project. Here is a description of the non-profit’s aims: The Legal Accountability Project’s goal is to ensure … Continue reading

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CFP: 4th Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Call for Proposals for the Fourth Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum November 4-5, 2022 – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Building on the success of the Equality Law Scholars’ Forum held at UC Berkeley Law in 2017, at UC Davis … Continue reading

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Aliza Shatzman on “Dismantling the Myth of the Untouchable Judge”

Aliza Shatzman has published The Judiciary Accountability Act: Dismantling the Myth of the Untouchable Judge, N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y Quorum (2022). Here is an except: Over a month has passed since I submitted a Statement for the Record … Continue reading

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“What’s In Your Period Product?” New Report by @women4earth

Women’s Voices for the Earth has some answers and lots of questions in a new report of the same name, here. Here are some of the report’s “main findings,” as summarized by WVE (here). Ingredient information is now standard on … Continue reading

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Exploration of “Menstrual Pollution” Beliefs in Sweden

Josefin Persdotter (PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Gothenburg) has published her thesis, Menstrual Dirt: An Exploration of Contemporary Menstrual Hygiene Practices in Sweden, as an open-access book, available for free download here. A short description of the book follows: … Continue reading

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Media, Young People and Messages About Menstruation

Since Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) and I embarked on researching and writing about the intersections of law and menstruation for our book Menstruation Matters: Challenging the Law’s Silence on Periods, I’ve become newly attuned to the ways that menstruation is … Continue reading

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Wage Gap Data – Evidence from Greece

Nick Drydakis (Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University, UK) has posted to SSRN his working paper, Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Labor Market Against Gay Men. Here is the abstract: The study replicates the first European field experiment on gay … Continue reading

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2022 Virtual Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series: New Books in the Field – Gender, Race and Diversity in the Center of the Conversation

New Books in the Field: Gender, Race and Diversity in the Center of the Conversation This summer, the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project will host a series of virtual conversations featuring authors and editors of new books in the field, with … Continue reading

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Introducing Summer Student Guest Blogger: 1stGenatYale

This summer, the Feminist Law Professors blog is pleased to welcome our first-ever undergraduate student co-blogger as part of the 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs program.  The program matches undergraduates who are first gen students or on financial aid with faculty and/or … Continue reading

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What Universities Don’t Understand About Menopause

From Linda Nordling, Why Menopause Matters in the Academic Workplace, Nature (May 11, 2022): In Australia, where women make up 57% of the higher-education workforce and 78% of the health and social-care sector, a survey last year of menopausal women … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender and the Law Emerging Scholar Award – Pace Law School

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce the competition for its annual Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award.  This paper competition is open to all having with five (5) or fewer years of full-time law teaching … Continue reading

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CFP: Nevada Law Journal, “Dark Necessity? The Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket”

Call For Papers: Dark Necessity? The Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket Volume 23, Issue 3 of the NEVADA LAW JOURNAL University of Nevada, Las Vegas  William S. Boyd School of Law   The NEVADA LAW JOURNAL is pleased to announce a … Continue reading

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Marc Spindelman on “Queer Black Trans Politics and Constitutional Originalism”

Marc Spindelman (OSU) has posted to SSRN his essay “Queer Black Trans Politics and Constitutional Originalism,” 13 ConLawNOW 93 (2022). Here is the abstract:   Queer Black trans politics offer an important frame for understanding the current constitutional moment. This … Continue reading

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Paudel & Shah on the Relationship Between Menstrual Discrimination and Child Marriage

The Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation andRadha Paudel Foundation have published a report by Radha Paudel and Noor Jung Shah, Isn’t Menstrual Discrimination a Driver for Child Marriage. Here is the abstract: This study is undertaken to examine the … Continue reading

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CFP – ClassCrits XIII: Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class

Call for Papers and Participation ClassCrits XIII: Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class Co-Sponsored by ClassCrits, Inc., TapRoot Earth, and Thurgood Marshall School of Law October 21-22, 2022 Where: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (we anticipate … Continue reading

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Kentanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

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Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Fellowship – Call for Applications

Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Fellowship 2022-2024 Research Fellowship or Postdoctoral Fellowship Vulnerability theory presents an alternative to both a “rights-based” and a “social contract” paradigm for thinking about state responsibility, decentering the individual and focusing attention on the … Continue reading

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Spindelman on Kavanaugh on Dobbs

Marc Spindelman’s new essay, Dobbs‘ Dilemma (Why Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Ideal of “Scrupulous Neutrality” in Dobbs is a Pipe Dream), is available here on SSRN.  It’s also published in today’s National Law Journal (here; paywalled).

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CFP: The COVID Care Crisis Symposium Part II: Imagining Solutions and Taking Action

June 16-17, 2022 Virtual Micro-abstracts due April 15. Organized by Professors Cyra Akila Choudhury, Meera Deo, and Shruti Rana  Following up from our first COVID Care Crisis Symposium held in January 2021, we now invite colleagues to participate in the … Continue reading

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FIU Law Review Symposium Edition: The COVID Care Crisis and Its Implications for Legal Academia

The FIU Law Review has published (here) a Symposium Issues on “The COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia.” Here is the table of contents: The COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia, Cyra Akila Choudhury“Blood, … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Latest Proposed Federal “Menstrual Products Right to Know Act “

Emily Waldman (Pace) and I have a lot to say about the absence of adequate federal oversight of menstrual products in our forthcoming book, Menstruation Matters: Challenging Law’s Silence on Periods (forthcoming June 21, 2022, NYU Press). We devote an … Continue reading

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Open Access Book Announcement—The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty

On May 28, 2022, Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Open Library of Humanities will publish a new open-access volume, The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty.  Here is the publisher’s description: In 2021, Scotland … Continue reading

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University of San Francisco Seeks Visitors 2022-2023

The University of San Francisco School of Law is seeking applicants for one or more Visiting Professorships for the 2022-2023 academic year.  USF Law welcomes outstanding candidates in subjects including property, human rights, international law, contracts, torts, evidence, and critical … Continue reading

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