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The Polarization Of Reproductive And Parental Decision-Making, Jamie R. Abrams 2019 University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

The Polarization Of Reproductive And Parental Decision-Making, Jamie R. Abrams

Jamie R. Abrams

Women’s abortion and parental decision-making in child rearing are constructed as polarized methods of decision-making in law, politics, and society. Women’s abortion decision-making is understood as myopic and individualistic. Parental decision-making is understood as sacrificial and selfless. This polarization leaves reproductive decision-making isolated, marginalized, and vulnerable while parental decision-making is essentialized, protected, and revered. Both framings are inaccurate and problematic. A unified family decision-making framework that aligns abortion decision-making and parental decision-making reveals that both forms of decision-making are more multi-dimensional, relational, and family-centered than currently understood. This Article exposes the ground to be gained by crossing longstanding ...


The Illusion Of Autonomy In Women's Medical Decision-Making, Jamie R. Abrams 2019 University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

The Illusion Of Autonomy In Women's Medical Decision-Making, Jamie R. Abrams

Jamie R. Abrams

This Article considers why there is not more conflict between women and their doctors in obstetric decision-making. While patients in every other medical context have complete autonomy to refuse treatment against medical advice, elect high-risk courses of action, and prioritize their own interests above any other decision-making metric, childbirth is viewed anomalously because of the duty to the fetus that the state and the doctor owe at birth. Many feminist scholars have analyzed the complex resolution of these conflicts when they arise, particularly when the state threatens to intervene to override the birthing woman’s autonomy.

This Article instead considers ...


The Collateral Consequences Of Masculinizing Violence, Jamie R. Abrams 2019 Selected Works

The Collateral Consequences Of Masculinizing Violence, Jamie R. Abrams

Jamie R. Abrams

Before an enraged gunman fired thirty-six deadly shots into an exercise class filled with women, on August 4, 2009, in Pennsylvania, he blogged that his killing spree was the result of his failure to meet society’s expectations of him as a man. This violent act tragically affirms that hegemonic masculinity — a dominant form of masculinity whereby some types of men have power over women and over some other men — can directly cause violence against women and reveals both an underlying connection between masculinities scholarship and feminist scholarship and the value in exploring that linkage further in both theory and ...


Banding Together: Reflections Of The Role Of The Women's Bar Association Of The District Of Columbia And The Washington College Of Law In Promoting Women's Rights, Jamie R. Abrams, Daniela Kraiem 2019 Selected Works

Banding Together: Reflections Of The Role Of The Women's Bar Association Of The District Of Columbia And The Washington College Of Law In Promoting Women's Rights, Jamie R. Abrams, Daniela Kraiem

Jamie R. Abrams

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Debunking The Myth Of Universal Male Privilege, Jamie R. Abrams 2019 University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Debunking The Myth Of Universal Male Privilege, Jamie R. Abrams

Jamie R. Abrams

Existing legal responses to sexual assault and harassment in the military have stagnated or failed. Current approaches emphasize the prevalence of sexual assault and highlight the masculine nature of the military’s statistical composition and institutional culture. Current responses do not, however, incorporate masculinities theory to disentangle the experiences of men as a group from men as individuals. Rather, embedded within contestations of the masculine military culture is the unstated assumption that the culture universally privileges or benefits the individual men that operate within it. This myth is harmful because it tethers masculinities to military efficacy, suppresses the costs of ...


Tribute To Professor Deborah Waire Post, Paula C. Johnson 2019 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Tribute To Professor Deborah Waire Post, Paula C. Johnson

Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

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Northeast Corridor, Phoebe Haddon 2019 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Northeast Corridor, Phoebe Haddon

Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

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On The Occasion Of Deborah Post’S Retirement, Margaret Barry 2019 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

On The Occasion Of Deborah Post’S Retirement, Margaret Barry

Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

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Nepoc And The Northeast Corridor Collective Of Black Women Law Professors, Anita L. Allen 2019 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Nepoc And The Northeast Corridor Collective Of Black Women Law Professors, Anita L. Allen

Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

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Introduction, Deborah W. Post 2019 Touro Law Center

Introduction, Deborah W. Post

Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

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Hushing Contracts, David A. Hoffman, Eric Lampmann 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Hushing Contracts, David A. Hoffman, Eric Lampmann

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The last few years have brought a renewed appreciation of the costs of nondisclosure agreements that suppress information about sexual wrongdoing. Recently passed bills in a number of states, including New York and California, has attempted to deal with such hush contracts. But such legislation is often incomplete, and many courts and commentators continue to ask if victims of harassment can sign enforceable settlements that conceal serious, potentially metastasizing, social harms. In this Article, we argue that employing the public policy doctrine, courts ought to generally refuse to enforce hush agreements, especially those created by organizations. We restate public policy ...


Second Redemption, Third Reconstruction, Richard A. Primus 2019 University of Michigan Law School

Second Redemption, Third Reconstruction, Richard A. Primus

Articles

In The Accumulation of Advantages, the picture that Professor Owen Fiss paints about equality during and since the Second Reconstruction is largely a picture in black and white. That makes some sense. The black/white experience is probably the most important throughline in the story of equal protection. It was the central theme of both the First and Second Reconstructions. In keeping with that orientation, the picture of disadvantage described by Fiss’s theory of cumulative responsibility is largely drawn from the black/white experience. Important as it is, however, the black/white experience does not exhaust the subject of ...


Overcoming Institutional And Legal Barriers That Prevent Abused Females From Accessing Justice In Fragile Nigerian Regions, Valentina Okaru-Bisant 2019 American University Washington College of Law

Overcoming Institutional And Legal Barriers That Prevent Abused Females From Accessing Justice In Fragile Nigerian Regions, Valentina Okaru-Bisant

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

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Following The Fifth Circuit: Title Vii As The Sole Remedy For Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of Sex In Educational Institutions Receiving Federal Funds, Alicia Martinez 2019 American University Washington College of Law

Following The Fifth Circuit: Title Vii As The Sole Remedy For Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of Sex In Educational Institutions Receiving Federal Funds, Alicia Martinez

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

No abstract provided.


Hazing In “White” Sororities: Explanations At The Organizational-Level, Gregory S. Parks, Sarah J. Spangenburg 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Hazing In “White” Sororities: Explanations At The Organizational-Level, Gregory S. Parks, Sarah J. Spangenburg

Hastings Women’s Law Journal

Hazing has been a persistent issue in a variety of contexts, institutions, and organizations. In forty-four states, legislatures have passed anti-hazing statutes. However, the law, as a whole, has been insufficient to curtail hazing. This Article analyzes this phenomenon by looking through the lens of historically white-predominant sororities. Among the broad range of organizational dynamic, at play are the pervasive cognitive biases among members. Further, sororities face many challenges to integrating new and better information across the membership. Lastly, the Article analyzes a range of organizational dynamics that play a role in sorority members’ collective decision-making processes.


A No-Win Situation: Pregnant Mothers In Medication Assisted Therapy Programs Face Discrimination For Following Doctors Orders, Axl Campos Kaminski 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

A No-Win Situation: Pregnant Mothers In Medication Assisted Therapy Programs Face Discrimination For Following Doctors Orders, Axl Campos Kaminski

Hastings Women’s Law Journal

According to new research, one in five pregnant women in the United States take some form of opioid during pregnancy, and one in twenty are addicted to opioid medications. In response, the government has increased their attempts to regulate pregnant women’s conduct in order to protect the health of unborn children. Opioid dependent mothers often find themselves subject to being reported to Child Protective Services by doctors and hospital staff for ingesting drugs while pregnant. Individuals’ in substance abuse treatment, including pregnant mothers receiving opioid replacement therapy, are protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, mothers ...


Corrective Rape: An Extreme Manifestation Of Discrimination And The State’S Complicity In Sexual Violence, Sarah Doan-Minh 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Corrective Rape: An Extreme Manifestation Of Discrimination And The State’S Complicity In Sexual Violence, Sarah Doan-Minh

Hastings Women’s Law Journal

Corrective rape originally referred to rape perpetrated by straight men against lesbians in order to “correct” or “cure” their homosexuality—a punishment for being gay and for violating traditional gender presentation. The term is now used more broadly to refer to the rape of any member of a group that does not conform to gender norms or heterosexuality when the motive of the perpetrator is to “correct” the individual. In the United States, the actual causes of corrective rape are usually ignored or de-emphasized, thereby perpetuating the rates of sexual violence. Sexual violence is often framed in terms of personal ...


The Compliance Process, Veronica Root 2019 Notre Dame Law School

The Compliance Process, Veronica Root

Indiana Law Journal

Even as regulators and prosecutors proclaim the importance of effective compliance programs, failures persist. Organizations fail to ensure that they and their agents comply with legal and regulatory requirements, industry practices, and their own internal policies and norms. From the companies that provide our news, to the financial institutions that serve as our bankers, to the corporations that make our cars, compliance programs fail to prevent misconduct each and every day. The causes of these compliance failures are multifaceted and include general enforcement deficiencies, difficulties associated with overseeing compliance programs within complex organizations, and failures to establish a culture of ...


The Future Of Sex Work In California: A Proposal For Inclusive Sex Worker Centered Legislation, Cate Barber 2019 Colgate University

The Future Of Sex Work In California: A Proposal For Inclusive Sex Worker Centered Legislation, Cate Barber

Senior Honors Theses

This paper aims to be a starting point for analyzing the greater implications of California’s sex worker laws. As progressive as the state of California is in comparison to other states, lawmakers still maintain the stance that they have a ‘moral’ obligation to protect these ‘victims’ of prostitution. This stance assumes that all individuals involved in the sex industry are helpless victims who need to be protected. Across the United States, sex work is a stigmatized profession. This is not unique to California, but what is unique is California’s reputation for being ‘the most liberal state’ (Business Insider ...


Views On Prostitution, Shulamit Almog, Ariel L. Bendor 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Views On Prostitution, Shulamit Almog, Ariel L. Bendor

Hastings Women’s Law Journal

The Essay argues that both law and art represent deeply-rooted cultural ambivalences and ethical incoherence towards prostitution. The choice of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon as representative of this tension stems from the sui-generis status of the painting in the history of modern art—as an avant-garde which later became a canon. Of the various views evoked by the painting, four are especially prominent: a moralizing, a normalizing, a victimizing and a patheticizing view. The examination of various Western prostitution laws shows that each of the laws simultaneously expresses different perceptions and ideologies about prostitution, much like the views ...


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