On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden will make an unusual personal appearance that will be seen by millions of people later this fall. He’s in New York to tape an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that involves a storyline focusing on America’s backlog of untested rape kits.
When psychology professor Ann Moliver Ruben put the phrase “someday, a woman will be president” on a T-shirt in 1995, she considered it a symbolic statement on gender equality, not a realistic prospect for the near future. Inspired by...Show More Summary
Olivia surveys the room with authority. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
Alison Piepmeier, “Thank You for My Beautiful Life” Alison Piepmeier, currently receiving hospice care for brain cancer, has written a beautiful column for the Charleston City Paper. Here is an excerpt: What does it mean when the rest of your life may be measured in weeks? My brain … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
When Applying for College Yields Feminine Hygiene Product Samples In the annals of weird product placement, consider this story out of the UK about the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service sending female college applicants samples of tampons and sanitary napkins “so you can stay your fresh and confident self … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at BNR about the Democratic convention and how every speaker was willing and eager to talk about who Hillary Clinton really is, and what that means in the context of decades of narratives...Show More Summary
That sound you heard last night was the shattering of glass.I again did some live-tweeting of the primetime speakers, and I've Storified those tweets for anyone who wants to read them.Here are a few of the pieces we published at BNRShow More Summary
On July 8, 2016, a Ukrainian social worker named Anastasia Melnychenko wrote a list of every incident of sexual harassment and violence she had experienced since the age of six. She posted the list on Facebook, adding the hashtag #????????????????...Show More Summary
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The job of a candidate’s son or daughter speaking at a political convention is an unenviable one. He or she must give a personal speech, the content of which boils down to “I love my dad/mom!” but must also somehow make a case for aShow More Summary
What is about to go down at the DNC? Should we be worried?
In a rapid-fire lineup of all the Democratic women in the Senate, Patty Murray of Washington reminded viewers that Hillary Clinton isn’t just pro-choice. She’s been a leader on abortion rights and access to reproductive health care for her entire political career.
Instead of doing Questions of the Day during the conventions, I'm posting Convention Threads, since the big speeches happen in the evenings, and I thought we might all want a place to discuss.Here is a partial schedule of speakers for...Show More Summary
Jennifer Lopez: "Let's Get Loud"
Bad Moms is a cliché-laden, gummy satire of present-day motherhood. I, a present-day mother, loved it anyway.
[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new piece up at BNR about Donald Trump's condescending admonishment to NBC reporter Katy Tur to "be quiet" when she was trying to do her job by asking him serious questions about his calamitous comments...Show More Summary
On Wednesday morning, prominent feminist writer and founder of Feministing.com Jessica Valenti announced she was taking a break from social media after receiving rape threats against her five-year-old daughter. “That this is part of my work life is unacceptable,” she wrote in a series of tweets announcing her hiatus. Show More Summary
Another day, another sexist, discriminatory dress code in a U.S. grade school. In his DNC speech, Bill Clinton suggested that Muslims need to earn the rights that other Americans enjoy. Steven Salaita’s latest: “Palestine and Hillary, the ‘lesser evil'”. Show More Summary
[Photo: Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America.]I don't even know how to describe how much I love this photo. That is all.
Interview with Zoe Salzman, New York Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax” Bridget J. Crawford recently spoke with Zoe Salzman, Esq. of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP in New York. Ms. Salzman is representing the plaintiff in a class action that challenges the New York “tampon tax,” the state sales tax … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors