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Washington State Considering Repeal of Tampon Tax OR Having Women Pay for DV Services

From the Vancouver (WA) Columbian: Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, is hoping Senate Bill 5093 will exempt feminine hygiene products from retail and use tax. As she pointed out to the Senate Ways & Means Committee last week, they are medically … Continue reading ?

Feldman and Gill on Gender and Oral Argument at the U.S. Supreme Court @AdamSFeldman

Adam Feldman, Columbia University Law School and University of Southern California Political Science, and Rebecca D. Gill, University of Nevada, Law Vegas, have published Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments. Here is … Continue reading ?

Nasty Women and the Rule of Law @woolleylaw

Alice Wooley, University of Calgary School of Law, and Elysa Darling are publishing Nasty Women and the Rule of Law in the University of San Francisco Law Review. Here is the abstract. Lawyer bashing is a robust and accepted social … Continue reading ?

Prenups, Gender and IP

Should prenups assigning ideas and inventions not yet born be enforced? In my book Talent Wants to be Free I analyze the vast expansion of pre-innovation assignment agreements in employment relations — generic employment contracts that assign in advance any … Continue reading ?

Vocally Fried: Stereotypes, Nonverbal Behavior, and Societal Bias Against Women Attorneys

Michael J. Higdon, University of Tennessee College of Law, is publishing Oral Advocacy and Vocal Fry: The Unseemly, Sexist Side of Nonverbal Persuasion in volume 13 of Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD (2016). Here is the abstract. In 2015, Naomi … Continue reading ?

White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 3d Edition

White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 3d Edition Please see the “third edition” of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 100 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept signatures from law … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Interview with Dana Brooks Cooper, Florida Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax”

Interview with Dana Brooks Cooper, Florida Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax” Earlier this year, Bridget J. Crawford spoke with Dana Brooks Cooper, Esq. of Barret, Fasig & Brooks in Tallahassee, Florida.  Ms. Brooks is representing the plaintiff in a class action that challenges the Florida “tampon tax,” the state sales tax … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Interview with Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, New York Attorney and Menstrual Equity Advocate

Interview with Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, New York Attorney and Menstrual Equity Advocate Bridget J. Crawford recently spoke with Jennifer Weiss-Wolf of Period Equity, a non-profit organization located in New York City focused on all aspects of menstrual fairness. Show More Summary

District of Columbia Repeals Its Tampon Tax; Is Texas Next?

District of Columbia Repeals Its Tampon Tax; Is Texas Next? The District of Columbia is slated to end its tampons on feminine hygiene products, as well as diapers, in October, 2017: The nation’s capital is joining the movement to lift the sales taxes on diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Period Stigmas, the Tampon Tax and Social Justice

Period Stigmas, the Tampon Tax and Social Justice Cosmopolitan magazine continues its coverage of the menstrual equity movement: In the last year alone, the American Medical Association weighed in against tampon taxes. Jessica Williams railed against them on The Daily Show. And Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui made a … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Interview with Laura Strausfeld, New York Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax”

Interview with Laura Strausfeld, New York Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax” Bridget J. Crawford recently spoke with Laura Strausfeld of Period Equity, a non-profit organization located in New York City focused on all aspects of menstrual fairness. Ms. Strausfeld developed a key legal strategy used in the New York case that … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Now Also In the Name of the Mother

Now Also In the Name of the Mother Italy’s constitutional court has ruled that parents may opt to give their children either the mother or the father’s surname, or both. The practice of automatically giving a child the father’s surname is a violation of the mother’s rights.  The … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Conn College Joins the Free Tampon Movement

Conn College Joins the Free Tampon Movement From Connecticut College’s The College Voice: On Nov. 2, students and administrators gathered in the lobby of Cro to celebrate the launch of free menstrual health products in select bathrooms on campus. The pilot program, spearheaded by Emma Horst-Martz ’18, … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Free Tampons and Pads Coming to NYU

Free Tampons and Pads Coming to NYU Via the Washington Square News (here), the student newspaper at New York University: Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Marc Wais said that the university decided to convene a working group of students and staff to propose a pilot program … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Hiring Announcement: Concordia

Hiring Announcement: Concordia From colleagues at Concordia: Background: Concordia University School of Law, located in Boise, Idaho, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.  Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

What Happened When One NYC Pharmacy Charged Men More

What Happened When One NYC Pharmacy Charged Men More Thompson Chemists in the Soho neighborhood of New York City got some attention this week when it posted signs saying “All female customers shop tax free” and “All male customers subject to a 7% man tax.” Here’s some press coverage … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Zurich Tampon Tax Protesters Turn Fountains Red

Zurich Tampon Tax Protesters Turn Fountains Red Earlier this week, members of Aktivistin.ch, a feminist collective in Zurich, Switzerland, ooured food dye into various public fountains in order to protest the tampon tax. Here’s an excerpt from English-language press in Switzerland: Spokeswoman Carmen Schoder said the #happytobleed … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 2d Edition

White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 2d Edition Please see the “second edition” of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 100 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept signatures from law … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Spotlight on UDC Legislation Clinic Students’ Advocacy for #TamponTax Repeal

Spotlight on UDC Legislation Clinic Students’ Advocacy for #TamponTax Repeal I mentioned here that students in the Legislation Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law were among those testifying on behalf of the proposed legislation repealing D.C. tax on diapers and menstrual … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

D.C. Considering Repeal of the Tampon Tax

D.C. Considering Repeal of the Tampon Tax The Council of the District of Columbia’s Finance and Revenue Committee held hearings earlier this week on B21-696, the “Feminine Hygiene and Diapers Sales Tax Exemption Amendment Act of 2016.” Students in the Legislation Clinic at the University of the … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

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