Category Archives: Feminism and the Environment
Look to the work of Amazonian lawyer and activist Dandara Rudsan to understand the importance of arm-in-arm organizing in marginalized environments and bodies: “Dandara Rudsan is a Black and trans activist from Altamira, in the Brazilian state of Pará. She … Continue reading
As the number of climate migrants rises exponentially due to the dire state of the climate crisis and warming planet, drought-prone areas like the Indian state of Maharashtra are most at risk of displacing their population. In Maharashtra, millions of … Continue reading
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
Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola LA) has posted to SSRN her article “FEMA Has Been a Nightmare”: Epistemic Injustice in Puerto Rico, forthcoming in the Willamette Law Review. Here is the abstract: The continuing disaster in Puerto Rico, caused by the … Continue reading
I have my doubts about how effective media literacy efforts alone can be at combating gender stereotypes. It seems like an uphill battle in the current environment. But About-Face is one organization that is trying to do something. I blogged … Continue reading
“Enviro-Toons” in Cultural and Historical Contexts: “That’s All Folks?” by Robin Murray and Joseph Heumann
From the FLP mailbox comes a notice of a new book by Robin L. Murray (English, Eastern Illinois University) and Joseph K. Heumann (Emeritus, Eastern Illinois University). Here‘s the publisher’s description of That’s All Folks? (Univ. Nebraska Press 2011): Although … Continue reading
From the FLP mailbox, this notice and CFP from Thurgood Marshall Law Review: Thurgood Marshall Law Review Call For Papers and Proposals The Thurgood Marshall Law Review invites participation from scholars, researchers, and practitioners in its Symposium: America’s Energy Plan: … Continue reading
Here’s a notice about a mixed administrative/teaching position at my home institution: Pace University School of Law (White Plains, NY) is seeking to fill one position, titled, Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs and Professor of Law for Designated Project or … Continue reading
Today is Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some thoughts on this day, cross-posted on IntLawGrrls: Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto of El Salvador was shot dead in November 2009 while on … Continue reading
From the FLP mailbox, this Call for Abstracts for an international conference on “Gender and Climate Change”: Call For Abstracts: Gender and Climate Change – Prato, Tuscany September 2011 Gender and Climate Change is an international conference that will seek … Continue reading
Professor Lisa R. Pruitt (UC Davis) has published two articles that study poverty and its consequences in relation to place. In particular, she brings together the socio-geographic concept of spatial inequality (adding "where?" to the core sociological inquiry "who gets … Continue reading
The UK company LoveHoney has announced a “Rabbit Amnesty” program, and they’re not talking about Bugs (as in Warner Bros.), the car (as in VW) or even lepus capensis: When you recycle a rabbit vibrator with Rabbit Amnesty, LoveHoney will donate … Continue reading
From this article: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced an important new climate change financing group last week, but out of the 19 people named, no women were included. This is unfortunate because women will bear the brunt of the effects … Continue reading
Feminist Law Prof Sandi Zellmer (Nebraska) has an important post over at the Center for Progressive Reform’s blog about the impact of pesticides and herbicides on the incidences of cancer in farm communities. Here is an excerpt: My family has … Continue reading
New hand-cranked vibrator uses a small wind-up handle to power up rechargeable batteries inside the casing. Details here. And, see also. –Ann Bartow
NYC now has Jane Jacobs Way, named for the famed author-activist who changed the course of urban planning in the 1960s.
From this NYT story: Ms. Jacobs, who died in 2006, lived between West 11th and Perry Streets at 555 Hudson Street and immortalized the”sidewalk ballet”of that block in her book,”The Death and Life of Great American Cities.”As of Tuesday morning, … Continue reading
Here’s a great announcement from one of the journals at my home institution: As of August 1, 2009, Pace Environmental Law Review (PELR) will use a new Peer Review process to select articles for publication. Submissions will be reviewed internally … Continue reading
Is it just me, or is there something a little odd about the similarity between the “slow-sex movement,”described here, and the slow-food movement? (The latter is now organized into”Slow Food,” a non-profit that seeks “to counteract fast food … Continue reading
Photo taken at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. by Joan Perry.
Information on these environmental offenders here.
That’s the title of this article that was published in the New Yorker. Below are a couple of excerpts: … Rotaru, who is twenty-six, works for the International Organization for Migration, a group connected to the United Nations, in Chisinau, … Continue reading
“In the late 1990s the government began underwriting studies … using poor neighborhoods as laboratories to make a case that sludge may … directly benefit human health.”
BUT: … Meanwhile, there has been a paucity of research into the possible harmful effects of heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, other chemicals and disease-causing microorganisms often found in sludge. A series of reports by the EPA’s inspector general and the National … Continue reading
I can’t help but think of author Dan Brown when I hear the acronym “CERN.” The Swiss science institute has been sued in federal court in Hawaii: [T]wo men pursuing a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii . . . … Continue reading
The political economy of Valentine flowers is discussed here.
From this website: …The book reveals the toxic truth about everyday personal care products, and offers an insider’s view of the campaign to get the cosmetics industry to use safer ingredients. Shockingly, toxic chemicals are also widely used in children’s … Continue reading