Author Archives: Bridget Crawford

This Week in #MenstrualEquity News

This week in menstrual equity news from around the world…. The Scottish Parliament passed a bill making menstrual products available at no charge to all who need them. Products will be in all schools (including university) and the government can … Continue reading

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Interview with Prof Deborah Gordon on Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Trusts & Estates Opinions

In this interview, Professor Deborah Gordon (Drexel), one of the editors of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Trusts & Estates Opinions (2020), talks about critical opinion writing and the challenges of rewriting opinions using precedents and facts in existence at the time … Continue reading

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Pace Law School Hiring Announcement

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Hiring Announcement The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites applications to fill up to two full-time, academic tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The … Continue reading

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CFP: Trusts & Estates at LSA 2021

  Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois (& Virtual), May 27-30, 2021 Call for Participation – Deadline December 31, 2020 11:59 PM ET(USA) Submission Link: here The Trusts & Estates Collaborative Research … Continue reading

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CFP: Transnational Legal Feminism – Beyond Western Hegemonies of International Law and Feminist Theory – Abstract Deadline Dec. 15

Transnational Legal Feminism – Beyond Western Hegemonies of International Law and Feminist Theory  A Transnational Legal Theory Journal Virtual Symposium in collaboration with London South Bank University and Cornell Law School’s India Law Center 25-26 March 2021 Overview The Transnational … Continue reading

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CFP: 2021 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium Pandemic: From Disparity to Equity

The Detroit Mercy Law Review at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has extended the deadline for proposals for its 105th annual symposium, which will be held March 5, 2021.  This year’s topic is Pandemic: From Disparity to Equity, focusing on disparities arising from the … Continue reading

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CFP: Symposium on the COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia

The COVID care crisis and other multiplying effects of related shutdowns, embedded inequalities, and health and safety risks are likely disproportionately impacting people with caregiving responsibilities in academia. The division that separates work from home has collapsed, threatening the very … Continue reading

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Yuvraj Joshi on “Racial Transition,” forthcoming in Washington University Law Review

Yuvraj Joshi (Fellow, Yale Law School) has posted to SSRN his article, Racial Transition, 98 Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021). Here is the abstract: The United States is a nation in transition, struggling to surmount its racist past. This … Continue reading

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New Article: “Period Poverty in a Pandemic: Harnessing Law to Achieve Menstrual Equity”

Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) and I have posted to SSRN a draft of our article Period Poverty in a Pandemic: Harnessing Law to Achieve Menstrual Equity, 98 Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021). Here is the abstract: Period poverty is … Continue reading

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Remarks of Zelle W. Andrews at Westchester Women’s Agenda Conference at Sarah Lawrence College (circa 2012)

Dr. Zelle Andrews, a graduate of Wheaton College and the University of Hawai’i, had a long career as an organizer and activist.  She served as president of the New York State and Westchester chapters of the National Organization for Women, … Continue reading

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Corbin on “Religious Liberty in a Pandemic”

Caroline Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her essay, Religious Liberty in a Pandemic,70 Duke LJ. Online 1 (2020): Here is the abstract: The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented shutdown of the United States. The stay-at-home orders issued by most … Continue reading

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Professor Kristin Johnson to Join Emory Law School

From Emory’s website, this news of a lateral move by Professor Kristin Johnson: Emory University School of Law welcomes Kristin Johnson to the faculty beginning in January 2021. Johnson comes to Emory Law from Tulane University Law School where she … Continue reading

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Emory Law Journal CFP: Systemic Racism in the Law & Anti-Racist Solutions

From students at the Emory Law Journal: We write to you in troubling times, yet we are hopeful for a brighter future ahead. First, we hope that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Second, we want … Continue reading

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Scottish Feminist Judgments Podcast!

The indomitable conveners of the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project have a new podcast series. Here‘s a précis of the first episode:  Episode 1: Drury – history and cultural legacies In 1998, Marylin McKenna was murdered by Stuart Drury. Drury was … Continue reading

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ANU Student Work Comparing Justice Kagan and Justice Bell

Professor Heather Roberts (Australian National University) teaches a course called Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law. Her students produce some engaging work that may be of interest to readers.  Consider this podcast (with video) featuring work by student Jessica … Continue reading

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New Class Action to Tampon Tax in Michigan

In case you missed it, there is a new lawsuit challenging the Michigan state sales tax on menstrual products. The Detroit News has a story (here). Emily Beggs, Clare Pfeiffer and Wei Ho are seeking class action status on behalf of … Continue reading

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Period Leave as the New Progressive Workplace Benefit?

From the New York Times, this news of a new policy at Zomato in India: How many days a month have you missed work or requested a day off for stomach pains and cramps because of menstruation? This is the … Continue reading

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CFP: Pakistani Feminist Judgments

Marva Khan and Orubah Sattar are the conveners.

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Wildman, “On Learning and Relearning about White Privilege”

Stephanie Wildman (Santa Clara) has posted to the NYU Press blog a post “On Learning and Relearning About White Privilege.” Here is an excerpt: Later in the 70s, a Black student in my Sex Discrimination and the Law seminar came … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies

Here is the publisher’s description of the newly-published Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies (Bobel, C., Winkler, I.T., Fahs, B., Hasson, K.A., Kissling, E.A., Roberts, T.-A. eds.) : This open access handbook, the first of its kind, provides a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Menstrual Equity and the Bar Exam: Round Up of Op-Eds and Other Media Coverage

Op Eds Bridget J. Crawford & Emily Gold Waldman, Tampons and Pads Should Be Allowed at the Bar Exam, Law.com (July 22, 2020) Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Raising the Bar for Menstrual Equity. Period., Ms. Magazine (July 23, 2020) Julie D. Cantor, Periods Can Be … Continue reading

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Op-Ed “Stop the Stigma Against Menstruation, Starting with the Bar Exam”

Margaret E. Johnson (Baltimore), Marcy L. Karin (UDC), and Elizabeth B. Cooper (Fordham) have published an op-ed in National Jurist, Stop the Stigma Against Menstruation, Starting with the Bar Exam. Here is an excerpt: The distrust of menstruators is front and … Continue reading

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Greer Donley @PittLaw Receives 2020 @HaubLawatPace Emerging Scholar Award in Women, Gender & Law

Professor Greer Donley of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been selected as the winner of 2019-2020 Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Women, Gender & Law for her paper Contraceptive Equity: Curing the Sex Discrimination in the … Continue reading

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Does @WV Courts Have a Secret Policy Permitting Tampons and Pads at the Bar Exam? #bloodybarpocalypse

Over at the ABA Journal (here), Stephanie Francis Ward confirms that, yes, there are really are states the prohibit test-takers from bringing menstrual products with them to the bar exam. Here’s an excerpt of the article: Susan Henricks, executive director … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: “Tampons and Pads Should Be Allowed at the Bar Exam”

Over at Law.com, Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) and I have published an op-ed, Tampons and Pads Should be Allowed at the Bar Exam. Here is an excerpt: The judgment of bar examiners that plan to hold in-person tests this summer … Continue reading

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NE Bar Examiners Want to Know Why You Need to Change Your Tampon So Often

From Professor Victoria Haneman (@TaxLawProf) at Creighton University, this disturbing news that if a Nebraska bar exam taker needs to change a tampon or pad more frequently than once every two hours, they must “provide [the Board of Law Examiners] … Continue reading

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Spindelman’s Completed 6-Part Series: “The Shower’s Return: A Serial Essay on the LGBT Title VII Sex Discrimination Cases”

I previously blogged (here) The Shower’s Return: A Serial Essay on the LGBT Title VII Sex Discrimination Cases, a set of six papers by Marc Spindelman. Here is the abstract: “The Shower’s Return”–a series of six separately published papers, all … Continue reading

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#BLM Black Lives Matter’s Broad Reach

Earlier this months, the New York Times published an article Black Lives Matter May be the Largest Movement in History. Here is an excerpt: Four recent polls — including one released this week by Civis Analytics, a data science firm … Continue reading

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Two New Feminist Judgments Books – Reproductive Justice Rewritten & Family Law Opinions Rewritten

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project is pleased to announce the publication of two new volumes in the Cambridge University Press series. Feminist Judgments: Family Law Opinions Rewritten (Rachel Rebouché ed. 2020) This book provides new, feminist perspectives on famous family … Continue reading

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Do Not Bring Tampons or Pads to the Bar Exam in Arizona

Via @BarExamTracker, this news that the Arizona board of bar examiners is telling candidates to refrain from bringing any tampons or pads with them on the day of the exam. The complete Arizona information for candidates is here. This policy … Continue reading

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Taxation and Gender Equality Conference Postponed

The Taxation and Gender Equality Conference and Research Roundtable that were to be held on September 14 and 15, 2020, in Washington, DC, have been postponed due to the travel and other risks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The … Continue reading

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Should Breastfeeding Be Treated as Taxable Labor?

Over at the Lily, I read with some interested this article: Breastfeeding Isn’t Free. What if That Work Was Included in the GDP? Here is an excerpt: Of the nearly four million babies born in the United States every year, … Continue reading

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Boso on “Anti-LGBT Free Speech and Group Subordination”

Luke Boso (San Francisco) has posted to SSRN a new article, Anti-LGBT Free Speech and Group Subordination. Here is the abstract: In 2020, the Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia held that Title VII, a federal workplace antidiscrimination … Continue reading

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Protestors Are Getting Period-Shamed and Mistreated

In an opinion piece for Newsweek, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (NYU Brennan Center) highlights here the ways that jail officials are withholding menstrual products from detainees, including those arrested in recent protests. Here is an except: Just last week, a New York … Continue reading

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Spindelman, The Shower’s Return: A Serial Essay on the LGBT Title VII Sex Discrimination Cases

Marc Spindelman (Ohio State) has made available The Shower’s Return: A Serial Essay on the LGBT Title VII Sex Discrimination Cases. Here is the abstract: The Shower’s Return offers a detailed account of, and engagement with, important aspects of what … Continue reading

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Women, Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award: Call for Submissions

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the July 1, 2020 deadline. The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce the competition for its inaugural Women, Gender & the Law Emerging Scholar Award.  This paper competition is open … Continue reading

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The Real History of the “Because of Sex” Language in Title VII

 I had always heard that the adding of the “because of sex” language in Title VII was intended as a joke. Turns out the story is more complicated than that. Representative Howard Smith (D-Virginia) was a segregationist with longstanding ties … Continue reading

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Disparity Law Journal CFP: Disparity in Legal Citation

From the FLP mailbox: Below is a call for submissions for the new journal, The Disparity Law Journal, which is being published as an imprint of the Journal of Law. The theme of the first issue is Disparity in Legal Citation. Dates … Continue reading

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Bauer on Implicit Bias in the Tax Code

Anne Bryson Bauer (unaffiliated) has published We Can Do It? How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Perpetuates Implicit Gender Bias in the Code, 43 Harv. J. Gender & Law 1 (2019). Here is the abstract: In December of 2017 … Continue reading

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@BCLawReview Online Symposium on “The Common Law Inside the Female Body” by @BernsteinAnita

The Boston College Law Review E. Supp. has published a symposium issue devoted to Anita Bernstein’s book, The Common Law Inside the Female Body (Cambridge University Press 2019), including a response by Professor Bernstein. This symposium is a companion to … Continue reading

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CFP Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium, “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation.”

Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation April 9, 2021 The Columbia Journal of Gender & Law is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Spring … Continue reading

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CFP – AALS Section on Islamic Law: Islamic Law and the Modern International Legal Order

Call for Papers: Islamic Law and the Modern International Legal Order AALS Section on Islamic Law For the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting The Section on Islamic Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from which one or more … Continue reading

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How Much Do “Free” Tampons Cost Schools? $2.48 Per Student Per Year in Cambridge, MA

I have previously speculated (here) about what it would cost for public schools in Yonkers, New York to put menstrual products in the bathrooms of public schools serving students in grades 6 through 12. According to press reports (here), the … Continue reading

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Areheart on “Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination”

Brad Areheart (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN his article Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination, 104 Minnesota Law Review 1921 (2020). Here is the abstract: Despite eighty years of governmental interventions, the legal system has proven ill-equipped to address workplace discrimination. Potential … Continue reading

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Stanford Law Library Tribute to Barbara Babcock

The librarians at Stanford have put together a wonderful tribute to Professor Barbara Babcock, here. Here is the short introduction: Professor Barbara Babcock was the first woman appointed to the regular faculty, as well as the first to hold an … Continue reading

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Call for Papers and Participants: Summer Feminist Legal Theory Series Sponsored by @USFemJudgments

This summer, the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project, together with the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will host a new biweekly Summer Feminist … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Dainty About the “Pink Tax”

Received in an email today from Sarah Shirkey (Pace Law 2021)  who is working on a research paper, and posted with permission: The phrase “pink tax” is so condescending – how about we call it what it is: gender-based price … Continue reading

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Call for Authors: Feminist Judgments – Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions

Call for Authors Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on those opinions for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions. This edited volume is … Continue reading

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Does Marketing Contribute to Taboos Around Menstruation?

The following is a guest post by Rachel Rosenblum, a student at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. I’ve been in school for the past twenty-years, and depending on how you view the situation, seven of those … Continue reading

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Nevada #Tampon Tax FAQs

The State of Nevada has posted (here) some FAQs about the tampon tax in that jurisdiction: When is the exemption effective? The exemption became effective January 1, 2019. If my business sells feminine hygiene products, what do we need to … Continue reading

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