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Saturday, January 21st 2017 should be marked in history as a day when people came together with the purpose of uniting to support one another’s needs.  The Women’s March on Washington, an enormous event that catalyzed in the days and weeks following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, […]

Just published on GSL Online, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law’s e-journal, Female Genital Cutting: The Pressures of Culture, International Attention, and Domestic Law on the Role of African Women, by Aisha Nicole Davis (JD 2012) Here’s the abstract: This essay examines the international scrutiny of female genital cutting (FGC) often referred to as female […]

Devi Rao, CLS ’10, is a Skadden Fellow for Educational and Employment Opportunities at the National Women’s Law Center, where she focuses on using Title IX to promote safe school environments, including preventing gender-based bullying. Devi is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of […]

If you follow the situation in Haiti, you know that the recovery and rebuilding from the devastating earthquake last January has proceeded slowly, and that cholera has now spread throughout the country – adding new forms of misery to a people already suffering from inordinate emiseration. Gender Action, an NGO promoting gender justice and women’s […]

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a contempt motion today against the FDA for ignoring a March 2009 court order to end age restrictions on emergency contraception.  The motion is here.  CRR sued the FDA in 2005 (complaint here) for failing to grant over-the-counter status to EC against the advice of its scientific experts and […]

Tanya L. Domi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, who teaches about human rights in Eurasia and is a Harriman Institute affiliated faculty member. Captain Domi served for fifteen years in the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer.  She posted the following on the Blog […]

GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s new webjournal, publishes Columbia law students’ written work that engages key issues in gender and/or sexuality law.  Today we published Jeannie Chung‘s (JD 2010) excellent paper she wrote as part of the Feminist Theory Workshop last fall.  It is entitled: Creation of the Living Dead: North […]

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its new class of fellows today.  The AAAS, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies, was established in 1780 by John Adams and John Hancock. Of course, being elected to the AAAS is a great honor, and today we congratulate our colleague here at […]

Seems that a full-fledged gender-panic may be breaking out.  As if the whole mishigas with Constance McMillen being told she couldn’t wear a tux to her senior prom weren’t enough, now a mom in Maple Shade, New Jersey has had a fit that has gone viral on Facebook about the humiliation her son would face […]

Canadian Women’s hockey team gets called out for drinking to celebrate gold medal, while, hmmm, do you think male athletes drink when they win? From a gender justice perspective, this Olympics has been pretty bad.  Let’s review: – Fifteen women sued the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics because the Vancouver games are men-only […]

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