I’ve been working at the Domestic Violence Clinic for about six months, now. I help people complete the paperwork necessary to get a temporary restraining order (and, in some cases, a forced move-out order) against their abusers. I sit in the back of the court, interviewing and typing. I rarely know whether or not the … [Read more…]
Being the violent yang to John’s Quaker yin here at MoF, the news of UCI’s shooting (see John’s twitterfeed) last night filled me with the desire for vengeance. Yahweh’s jealous anger has nothing on my righteous anger when it comes to domestic violence. Violence is not the solution to every problem (or even most of … [Read more…]
This is a shorter list than it should be, because there are so many, some of them mentioned quite recently. But here are two young women who remind me that kids can do whatever they want and that women can do whatever they want: Emily Yeung, hostess of a TV show in which she learns … [Read more…]
Just started rape in criminal law and the stats at the beginning of the chapter are interesting: Only 32% of rapes are reported. The most common reason they were reported was to prevent further crimes by the same offender against the same victim. The most common reason they were not reported was that it was … [Read more…]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, to kick things off, I’d like to take issue with the growing prevalence of the word “rape” as a slang synonym for “dominated”, “rocked’, or “killed”. Both I and a friend have recently had Facebook “friends” (which of course could be anyone from a mere acquaintance to a … [Read more…]
“Gender roles see a ‘conflict’ shift in work-life balance” at USAToday. Hat tip to @unapologeticfem (site) I’m not certain that anything in there is great news, but it does seem that there is some kind of cultural change at work, which is something.
I’ve been listening to this recently and it’s kept me going as law school ties me up in its basement, feeding me only bread and water, and negotiating a ransom exchange with my family husband. I keep getting the feeling that the majority of my family would like me to settle down and start having … [Read more…]
(no, not that one) “That says, ‘oh, Love Me Dead!’” or, A Feminist Critique of Ludo’s “Love Me Dead” Today’s music brought to you courtesy of DH *ahem* who picked it up from a House commercial. Which is funny, since I watch TV & he doesn’t and the song totally escaped my notice. I’ve had … [Read more…]
It’s Blog for Choice Day and I encourage everyone to visit the blogroll of bloggers taking part and to visit their blogs, if only for this one post. Also, feel free to revisit my posts from ’07 and ’08. This year’s topic is “What is your top pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new … [Read more…]
Jane Doe is standing up to the social stigma attached to having been raped and the attendant indignities she discovered were involved in attempting to report it. In Japan. Although it is both a different culture and legal system, I don’t think there’s any culture that deals with rape without social stigma or the indignities … [Read more…]
It’s 2009 and I’ve been seeing more discussions of women and work than usual. Perhaps it’s just that I unplugged from my feminist news sites in the last few months of ’08. As a woman who will eventually go back to work, and if it’s at a law firm, certainly hopes that she’ll at least … [Read more…]
But also anti-woman! A true uniter. See here for his creepy-ass discussion of why divorce is worse than your spouse abusing you (hint: because if you divorce, then God gets to abuse you! And whose abuse would you rather?) Ugh. via.