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Gender-Based Perceptions Of The 2001 Anthrax Attacks: Implications For Outreach And Preparedness, Christopher Salvatore, Brian J. Gorman Oct 2019

Gender-Based Perceptions Of The 2001 Anthrax Attacks: Implications For Outreach And Preparedness, Christopher Salvatore, Brian J. Gorman

Christopher Salvatore

Extensive research dealing with gender-based perceptions of fear of crime has generally found that women express greater levels of fear compared to men. Further, studies have found that women engage in more self-protective behaviors in response to fear of crime, as well as have different levels of confidence in government efficacy relative to men. The majority of these studies have focused on violent and property crime; little research has focused on gender-based perceptions of the threat of bioterrorism. Using data from a national survey conducted by ABC News / Washington Post, this study contrasted perceptions of safety and fear in response ...


Nineteenth-Century Ohio Literature, Vol. 1, Jon Miller Apr 2018

Nineteenth-Century Ohio Literature, Vol. 1, Jon Miller

Jon Miller

No abstract provided.


The Women Feminism Forgot: Rural And Working-Class White Women In The Era Of Trump, Lisa R. Pruitt Dec 2017

The Women Feminism Forgot: Rural And Working-Class White Women In The Era Of Trump, Lisa R. Pruitt

Lisa R Pruitt

The Women Feminism Forgot:  Rural and Working-Class White Women in the Era of Trump
 
© Lisa R. Pruitt 2018
 
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This article, based on a keynote address delivered at the University of Toledo Law Review Symposium on “Gender Equality:  Progress and Possibilities,” takes up the task of theorizing gendered aspects of the current chasm between progressive elites on one hand and rural and working-class whites on the other.  Pruitt offers observations that aim to cultivate empathy and ultimately temper elite derision toward these populations.  The article also lays the groundwork for a robust consideration of how feminist legal theory has failed ...


Reflections On Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections Of Race And Class For Women In Academia Symposium - The Plenary Panel, Maritza I. Reyes, Angela Mae Kupenda, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Stephanie M. Wildman, Adrien Katherine Wing Dec 2017

Reflections On Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections Of Race And Class For Women In Academia Symposium - The Plenary Panel, Maritza I. Reyes, Angela Mae Kupenda, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Stephanie M. Wildman, Adrien Katherine Wing

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

No abstract provided.


Recovering Socialism For Feminist Legal Theory In The 21 St Century, Cynthia Grant Bowman Nov 2017

Recovering Socialism For Feminist Legal Theory In The 21 St Century, Cynthia Grant Bowman

Cynthia Grant Bowman

This Article argues that a significant strand of feminist theory in the 1970s and 1980s — socialist feminism — has largely been ignored by feminist jurisprudence in the United States and explores potential contributions to legal theory of recapturing the insights of socialist feminism. It describes both the context out of which that theory grew, in the civil rights, anti-war, and anti-imperialist struggles of the 1960s, and the contents of the theory as developed in the writings of certain authors such as Heidi Hartmann, Zillah Eisenstein, and Iris Young, as well as their predecessors in the U.K., and in the practice ...


Religious Freedom In Faith-Based Educational Institutions In The Wake Of 'Obergefell V. Hodges': Believers Beware, Charles J. Russo Mar 2017

Religious Freedom In Faith-Based Educational Institutions In The Wake Of 'Obergefell V. Hodges': Believers Beware, Charles J. Russo

Charles J. Russo

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli’s fateful words, uttered in response to a question posed by Justice Samuel Alito during oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges,2 likely sent chills up the spines of leaders in faith-based educational institutions, from pre-schools to universities. In Obergefell, a bare majority of the Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions in the United States. Verrilli’s words, combined with the outcome in Obergefell, have a potentially chilling effect on religious freedom. The decision does not only impact educational institutions—the primary focus of this article—but also a wide array of houses of worship. Other religiously ...


Dignity, Vol 2, Issue 1, 2017., Donna M. Hughes Dr. Feb 2017

Dignity, Vol 2, Issue 1, 2017., Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

Table of Contents, Vol 2, Issue 1, 2017
Dignity: A Journal of Sexual Exploitation and Violence


Sexuality In The Time Of War, Or, How Rape Became A Crime Against Humanity, Sharon Sliwinski Dec 2016

Sexuality In The Time Of War, Or, How Rape Became A Crime Against Humanity, Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

Working closely with women's testimonies from the genocides in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, this chapter aims to widen space in contemporary human rights discourse for discussion about sexuality--and in particular about the ways sexual violence functions as one of the forces of sovereign power. There is an intimate and largely non-visible strategy that sovereign power has at its disposal to cleave a subject from their capacity to live a human life, namely, by attacking the individual’s sense of sovereignty over her own body. 


Pregnancy Denied, Pregnancy Rejected In Stephanie Daley, Susan Ayres, Prema Manjunath May 2016

Pregnancy Denied, Pregnancy Rejected In Stephanie Daley, Susan Ayres, Prema Manjunath

Susan Ayres

This article offers a reading of Hilary Brougher’s film Stephanie Daley (2006), in which a teen is accused of murdering her newborn (neonaticide). Brougher depicts a “phenomenology of unwanted pregnancy” and an example of therapeutic jurisprudence. Part One examines Brougher’s treatment of the “shadow side of pregnancy,” and highlights barriers to the empathetic treatment of neonaticide. Part Two emphasizes the process of therapeutic jurisprudence as experienced by the two main characters. Brougher’s film provides a social narrative and phenomenology that may influence laws and legal responses and enlarge social understanding of unwanted pregnancy.


After Suffrage Comes Equal Rights? Era As The Next Logical Step, Tracy A. Thomas, Tj Boisseau Dec 2015

After Suffrage Comes Equal Rights? Era As The Next Logical Step, Tracy A. Thomas, Tj Boisseau

Tracy A. Thomas

Almost a full century in the making, the campaign for an ERA far exceeded in longevity the campaign for woman suffrage, however much a “logical next step” women's equality seemed to some following the spectacular achievement of the Nineteenth Amendment. The history of the amendment reveals how resistant to the idea of equality between men and women a political system -- even one that includes women as voters -- can be. In this chapter, we re-examine the route taken by the ERA through its many permutations in the century since the passage of woman suffrage. Proposed by Alice Paul in 1923 ...


Measuring The Effects Of Feminist Legal Research: Looking Critically At "Failure" And "Success", Lisa Philipps Oct 2015

Measuring The Effects Of Feminist Legal Research: Looking Critically At "Failure" And "Success", Lisa Philipps

Lisa Philipps

No abstract provided.


Helping Out In The Family Firm: The Legal Treatment Of Unpaid Market Labor, Lisa Philipps Oct 2015

Helping Out In The Family Firm: The Legal Treatment Of Unpaid Market Labor, Lisa Philipps

Lisa Philipps

This article investigates the work of individuals who help out informally with a family member's job, often without pay. Examples include the relative who works in the back room of the family business, the executive spouse who hosts corporate functions, the political wife who campaigns with her husband, or the child who does chores on the family farm. The term "unpaid market labor" (UML) is used here to describe the ways that family members collaborate directly in paid activities that are legally and socially attributed to others. The practical legal problems that can arise in relation to UML are ...


Choices And Commitments For Women: Challenging The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Context Of Social Assitance, Mary Jane Mossman Oct 2015

Choices And Commitments For Women: Challenging The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Context Of Social Assitance, Mary Jane Mossman

Mary Jane Mossman

No abstract provided.


Feminism, Consequences, Accountability, Sonia Lawrence Oct 2015

Feminism, Consequences, Accountability, Sonia Lawrence

Sonia Lawrence

No abstract provided.


Equality And Singapore’S First Constitutional Challenges To The Criminalization Of Male Homosexual Conduct, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee Sep 2015

Equality And Singapore’S First Constitutional Challenges To The Criminalization Of Male Homosexual Conduct, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee

Jack Tsen-Ta LEE

In 2013, in Lim Meng Suang and Kenneth Chee Mun-Leon v Attorney-General and Tan Eng Hong v Attorney-General, the High Court of Singapore delivered the first judgments in the jurisdiction considering the constitutionality of section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalizes acts of 'gross indecency' between two men, whether they occur in public or private. The Court ruled that the provision was not inconsistent with the guarantees of equality before the law and equal protection of the law stated in Article 12(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. The result was upheld in 2014 by the ...


What Is Feminist About Open Access?: A Relational Approach To Copyright In The Academy, Carys J. Craig, Joseph F. Turcotte, Rosemary J. Coombe Feb 2015

What Is Feminist About Open Access?: A Relational Approach To Copyright In The Academy, Carys J. Craig, Joseph F. Turcotte, Rosemary J. Coombe

Carys Craig

In a context of great technological and social change, existing intellectual property regimes such as copyright must contend with parallel forms of ownership and distribution. Proponents of open access question and undermine the paradigm of exclusivity central to traditional copyright law, thereby fundamentally challenging its ownership structures and the publishing practices these support. In this essay, we attempt to show what it is about the open access endeavour that resonates with a feminist theory of law and society - in other words, we consider what is “feminist” about open access. First, we provide an overview of a relational feminist critique of ...


Feminist Aesthetics And Copyright Law: Genius, Value, And Gendered Visions Of The Creative Self, Carys J. Craig Feb 2015

Feminist Aesthetics And Copyright Law: Genius, Value, And Gendered Visions Of The Creative Self, Carys J. Craig

Carys Craig

Copyright law is fundamentally concerned with the value of cultural works — both the recognition and the creation of this value. Yet it is seldom acknowledged that copyright law makes or requires any value judgment in the sense of an aesthetic evaluation of copyright’s subject matter. Indeed, it is often emphasized that copyright protects original works of authorship regardless of their quality or merit. That copyright protection demands the satisfaction of only the most minimal of qualitative standards does not, however, dispose of the larger claim that forms the basis of this chapter: our copyright system is dominated by a ...


Human Rights, Women, And Third World Development, Winston E. Langley Jun 2014

Human Rights, Women, And Third World Development, Winston E. Langley

Winston E. Langley

As part of the effort to inaugurate a new international socio-political order after World War II, international emphasis was given to certain moral and legal entitlements we have come to call human rights. That emphasis initially found its most forceful expression in the Charter of the United Nations, which not only asserts its members' faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, as well as in the equal rights of men and women of all nations, but also recites its members' commitment to employ international machinery for the promotion of the social and economic ...


Embodying Law In The Garden: An Autoethnographic Account Of An Office Of Law, Matilda Arvidsson Jan 2014

Embodying Law In The Garden: An Autoethnographic Account Of An Office Of Law, Matilda Arvidsson

Dr Matilda Arvidsson

Based on an autoethnographical study of the office of the tingsnotarie this article questions the relation between the ethical self and the act of taking up a judicial office, employing the question of how I can live with (my) law. While the office and the ethical self are kept apart, often by recourse to persona, I make a case for the attendance to the self in examinations of ethical responsibility when pursuing an office of law. I propose that the garden, and in particular the practices and notions of (en)closure, (loss of) direction, cultivation, (dis)order, authorship and care-for-the-other ...


Rtop's Second Pillar: The Responsibility To Assist In Theory And Practice In Solomon Islands, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou Dec 2013

Rtop's Second Pillar: The Responsibility To Assist In Theory And Practice In Solomon Islands, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

This paper explores the implementation of a regional capacity-building program in Solomon Islands, a state that experienced significant violence and political tension between 1998 and 2003. The July 2003 intervention of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is a useful and relevant case study for understanding the operationalization of Pillar II of RtoP, which the authors have termed the “Responsibility to Assist” (RtoA). While RAMSI has not consciously adopted RtoP language in its operations, the rationale for the intervention included humanitarian as well as wider regional security concerns. The mission’s emphasis on developing the state’s capacities ...


Marriage Rights For Transgender People In Hong Kong: Reading The W Case, John Nguyet Erni Dec 2013

Marriage Rights For Transgender People In Hong Kong: Reading The W Case, John Nguyet Erni

Professor John Nguyet Erni

This paper concerns a highly publicized Court case in Hong Kong, regarding a transsexual woman’s right to marriage. In 2010, Miss “W,” as she has been known, sought recognition of post-operative transsexuals as a legitimate “man” or “woman” in a matrimonial union. She also sought declaration from the Court that should such recognition be denied, the existing marriage laws should be pronounced unconstitutional. After several rounds of litigation, the Court of Final Appeal ruled in W’s favor, setting a groundbreaking precedent in gender-related jurisprudence in Hong Kong. This paper first briefly discusses the legal and social context for ...


Bending The Code Civil: Married Women, Their Capacity To Engage In Contracts And The Partnership Between Spouses (C. 1804-C. 1865), Dave De Ruysscher Dec 2013

Bending The Code Civil: Married Women, Their Capacity To Engage In Contracts And The Partnership Between Spouses (C. 1804-C. 1865), Dave De Ruysscher

Dave De ruysscher

It is surprising but true that in the course of the nineteenth century a more softened interpretation of the stubborn provisions of the 1804 Civil code with regard to married women, which imposed their general incapacity to sign contracts, mostly served economic goals. Judges in nineteenth-century Belgium paid much attention to the interests of creditors, who according to the Civil code could be confronted with husbands' rejections of contracts that had been signed by their wives. It was the acknowledgement of creditors' needs that had the indirect effect of expanding the contractual capacity of wives and not a search for ...


"Feminist Lawyers And Political Change In Modern France, 1900-1940." In Eva Schandevyl Ed., Women In Law And Law-Making In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Europe, Chapter 2. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014: 45-73., Sara L. Kimble Dec 2013

"Feminist Lawyers And Political Change In Modern France, 1900-1940." In Eva Schandevyl Ed., Women In Law And Law-Making In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Europe, Chapter 2. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014: 45-73., Sara L. Kimble

Sara L Kimble

This research considers how French female lawyers participated in legal reform during the period from 1900 to 1940. Frenchwomen were admitted to the legal profession in 1900 by an act of parliament and this reform brought political implications in its wake. My research on the first cadres of female lawyers illustrates that that they were unusually political active. As unequal members of the profession and unequal citizens in the society many of these new professionals engaged in a vigorous defense of equality and justice.


Remarks By Winston Langley, Provost And Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs At Umass Boston, Winston Langley Dec 2013

Remarks By Winston Langley, Provost And Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs At Umass Boston, Winston Langley

Winston E. Langley

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UMass Boston, Winston Langley, discusses Rita Arditti, human rights, and the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo.


Grassroots_Grassroots Grassroots Rs 15 August 15, 2012 - Volume 4 Issue 8 I N S I D E A Journal Of The Press Institute Of India Promoting Reportage On The Human Condition, Professor Vibhuti Patel Aug 2013

Grassroots_Grassroots Grassroots Rs 15 August 15, 2012 - Volume 4 Issue 8 I N S I D E A Journal Of The Press Institute Of India Promoting Reportage On The Human Condition, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

During the past 15 years, Women’s Grievance Redressal Cells set up by the Mohalla Committee Movement in Maharashtra have played an important role in cementing the bonds between communities, spouses, neighbours and enlightened the youth. Meaningful relationships between individuals in the family have been forged as a result


State Of The Urban Youth, India 2012, Professor Vibhuti Patel Apr 2013

State Of The Urban Youth, India 2012, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

State of the Urban Youth India 2012: Employment, Livelihoods, Skills Executive Summary Every third person in urban India is a youth. In less than a decade from now, India, with a median age of 29 years will be the youngest nation in the world. India’s demographic transformation is creating an opportunity for the demographic burden of the past to be converted to a dividend for the future. For this to happen the country needs to adopt a three-pronged policy that will address the issues of employment, livelihoods and the skill status of youth. The State of the Urban Youth ...


Vidura, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Vidura, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Shift to e-journal Dear Reader, With increasing printing costs, the Press Institute of India, a non-profit trust, is compelled to stop publication of the printed edition of Vidura with effect from the October-December 2013 issue. Vidura will, however, be published as an e-journal from the October-December 2013 issue, and select content will be hosted on our website (www.pressinstitute.in). The annual subscription to the e-journal will be Rs 200 and payment (in the form of DD favouring Press Institute of India) can be sent to the Director, PII-RIND, RIND Premises, Second Main Road, Taramani CPT Campus, Chennai 600 113 ...


Socio-Economic Profile Of Muslims: A State Profile Of Maharashtra, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Socio-Economic Profile Of Muslims: A State Profile Of Maharashtra, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Chapter 1: Pages 4-18 An Overview Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Head, Department of Economics SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai Chapter 2: Pages 19-69 Socio Economic Status of Muslims in Maharashtra Shri. Prakash Chandra Mishra, Research Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Ms. Amruta Bavadekar, Independent Researcher Dr. Ruby Ojha, Associate Professor, Department of Economics SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai Chapter 3: Pages 70-87 Case Study I: Gilber Hill, Andheri (W) Mumbai Smt. Lalitha Dhara, Vice Principal, Ambedkar College of Arts and Commerce, Wadala, Mumbai Chapter 4: Pages 88-100 Case Study 2: Parbhani, Maharashtra Shri. Sanjay Phad, Assistant Professor, Department of ...


Janata Weekly: Union Budget 2012-13, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Janata Weekly: Union Budget 2012-13, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

It is important to understand political context in which, the Union budget 2012-13 has shaped the financial allocations in the social sector, especially gender budgeting and flagship centrally sponsored schemes for anti-poverty programmes.


Womenpowerconnect, Delhi Publication Connect, Professor Vibhuti Patel Feb 2013

Womenpowerconnect, Delhi Publication Connect, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

It is important to understand the context in which gender budgeting has acquired great attention in the Union Budget 2013-14. India’s record for achieving the Millennium Development Goals has been extremely poor as compared to several African, Latin American and Asian Counties. In international for a “Shining India” India has been named and shamed continuously for not being able to reduce maternal mortality rate and child mortality rate, wide spread anaemia and malnutrition among women and children, starvation deaths in certain pockets, sky rocketing prices of essential goods for the poor, namely food, water and cooking fuel.