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Meier on “Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation”

Joan Meier (GW) has posted to SSRN her article, Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation, 35 Law & Ineq. 311 (2017). Here is the abstract: This article provides an empirical view … Continue reading ?

Beyoncé and What We Allow Mothers to Be

In February, Beyoncé posted a gorgeous pregnancy announcement on Instagram, which was "controversial" because people are assholes. Last night, she posted an amazing debut photo of her twins, which is referential of her birth announcement and subsequent pregnancy photoshoot, and, as of this writing, it already has nearly 7 million likes. Show More Summary

Scotland’s Experiment with Free Tampons

Good news out of Scotland, via the Huffington Post: Scotland has made another great announcement for women’s health: the government will run a pilot program to provide low-income women with free menstrual products. The initiative, announced Tuesday, will run … Continue reading ?

Andy Murray’s Breezy, No-Nonsense Feminism: a History

Andy Murray is known for many things: his crosscourt slice backhand, his deft grass court play, his occasional on-court remonstrations of his friends and family. He’s also, uniquely in the world of high-level men’s tennis, an ardent and unapologetic feminist. Show More Summary

More Lies and the Liars Who Told Them

If you thought that we were done hearing about the plethoric lies Donald Trump, his family, and his staff have told about Don Jr.'s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, I regret to inform you that we are not! How many lies can one group...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Carpe Librarium: "What are interests you have that might seem on the surface to be at odds with each other (e.g. cost-cutting life hacks + drooling over uber-luxurious furnishings)?"Reading and not reading, lol. Like,...Show More Summary

The Latest Version of the GOP Healthcare [Sic] Bill Is More Hot Garbage That Will Kill People

Amanda Michelle Gomez at ThinkProgress: The Senate's New Healthcare Bill Is Still a Mess. Amanda has a bunch of excellent analysis at the link; following is just the briefest glimpse of the latest horror.The new bill does not changeShow More Summary

The Particular Grossness of Trump Telling Brigitte Macron That She’s “In Such Good Physical Shape”

In the wake of an affectionate butt-tap between French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, here’s some decidedly unromantic news out of Paris. A video of Donald Trump commenting on the French First Lady’s physique is making the rounds on Twitter, and it is about as unpleasant to watch as you might imagine.

More Lies from the Lying Liar in the White House

WATCH: Trump's full answer on Don, Jr.: "From a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting." pic.twitter.com/FHa3q11uya — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 13, 2017 Ah, as far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man. Show More Summary

Here Is Something Nice

My dear friend Jessica Luther wrote this amazing article, "A Team of Their Own," about Girls Travel Baseball (GTB), and it is heartbreaking in many ways, because misogyny exists in the world, but it also just a lovely story about girls...Show More Summary

How a Blogger Exploded the Hot New Theory About Amelia Earhart With 30 Minutes of Online Searching

Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in a twin-engine plane 80 years ago this month. Since then, seemingly every piece of flotsam and jetsam in the South Pacific has been analyzed for connections to the fatal flight: bone fragments, sheets of aluminum, “ointment pots,” and scents perceptible only to dogs. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

OMG THIS SILLY DOG LOLOLOL. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Macron Reportedly Gave His Wife’s Butt a Love Tap While Touring With the Trumps, and God Bless It

The burdens of global statesmanship have apparently not dampened the irrepressible lust alive in the heart and hands of French president Emmanuel Macron, the world has learned. Macron and wife Brigitte joined Donald and Melania Trump on a Thursday tour of Les Invalides in Paris, where France’s youngest-ever leader took a gentle swipe at his beloved’s derrière.

We Resist: Day 175

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Donald Trump: Christian Culture Warrior

Hey everyone, there's sure a lot going on! Don't forget that 81% of white Evangelical Christian voters chose Trump in the 2016 election.Now, to imagine Donald as a religious being is to conceive of an absurdity. Not because bad people...Show More Summary

Trump to "Dramatically Scale Back Legal Immigration"

Back in March, I noted that the Trump administration was signalling they would soon come after documented immigrants. The first step in that plan is, of course, to start restricting legal immigration to the United States. Three months...Show More Summary

Trump's Reuters Interview Is a Pile of (Telling) Lies

Virtually everything Donald Trump says is a lie. More specifically, it is dishonest in a way that reveals the truth. Often it is the lie of projection — in which he attributes a characteristic to someone else that is actually his own quality. Show More Summary

Ohio State Hiring Announcement

From colleagues at Ohio State: Clinical Faculty Position The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law Description: The Moritz College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in its Entrepreneurial Business Law … Continue reading ?

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Drazil: "If you could retire from your work-for-pay tomorrow and be financially independent, how would you spend your time?"I would probably still spend a good deal of my time doing political writing, but I would spend more time engaging in other forms of activism, and I would travel more, especially to see distant friends.

Steve King Wants Planned Parenthood Funds to Pay for a Border Wall. How Much Wall Could Those Funds Buy?

It’s not every day Rep. Steve King comes up with a novel thought—most of his brain waves waft out of racist novels from the ‘70s. But on Wednesday morning, the Republican Congressman from Iowa managed to come up with one original idea: Take away Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, and use it to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall!

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