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The Feminist Legal Forum is dedicated to advancing feminist discussion and awareness. The Feminist Legal Forum provides a place for law students to examine legal issues which affect women, clarify what feminism means to young lawyers, and unite to eradicate sexism in the legal profession and within the law school.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The State of Prop 8!

David Cruz's blog is a great source of information about the latest on Prop 8 legal struggles as well as other developments. http://mylaw.usc.edu/blogCruz/index.cfm

The State of Prop 8
Panel Discussion with Professor David Cruz of USC and Sharon McGowan of the ACLU LGBT Project
The speakers will focus on the current challenges to Proposition 8 and the implications for the acquisition of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in other states.
Monday April 6th from 11:45 AM until 1 PM
Caplin Pavilion
Sponsored by the ACLU, Lambda Legal, and the Feminist Legal Forum

Monday, March 23, 2009

Let them be our inspiration.

Having a Bat Mitzvah in Their 90's Because It's a Hoot!
(and because it is the feminist thing to do.)


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One Last Post for the Day. . .

Europeans Debate Castration of Sex Offenders



Thanks to everyone who came to watch Girlhood the other night.

I tried to do some research on where the two young women featured in the film are now to no avail. It appears there are tons of people with different stories on what has become of each of them. (One post said Megan died of a drug overdose while another said she is married to another woman and raising two children.) Needless to say, I am not convinced either of them is reliable. I guess we won't know unless Liz Garbus decides to update us.

Also, if anyone saw the DVD in the room (it was in a sealed Netflix envelope) please let me know or just drop it in the mail!

What Is the State of Feminism Today?


As we mark the 98th annual International Women's Day, what have the feminist movements of the last half century achieved? Today on GRITtv Linda Martin Alcoff, Staceyann Chin, and Jennifer Baumgardner discuss the politics of feminism today.

Friday, March 6, 2009

"Teaching women to submit to their husbands, for the love of Christ."


[Martha] Peace is here to help. Over the past two decades, the 62-year-old Georgia native and former nurse has written five books on biblical womanhood, conservative Christianity's answer to the women's movement. Among them are The Excellent Wife, now a classic in this burgeoning niche, and Damsels in Distress, a set of biblical solutions to female problems ranging from pms to depression to "feminist tendencies." It's common for a young Christian wife to rebel against home life as her primary ministry, Peace writes in Becoming a Titus 2 Woman, which lays out the principles of her ministry model. It's the role of older women to help her understand her priorities.