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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Michele Bratcher Goodwin at the University of Utah: The New Reproductive Battlefront

Monday November 5, 12:15 p.m. MST
(2:15 p.m. EST, 11:15 a.m. PST)

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Michele Bratcher Goodwin, the 47th Annual Leary Lecturer, is the Everett Fraser Professor in Law at the University of Minnesota. She holds joint appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Women's reproduction dominates recent political platforms and debates. However, relatively little attention has focused on the criminal policing targeted at pregnant women across America. Since the late 1980s, state legislatures have enacted punitive feticide laws that ostensibly apply to a broad range of activities, including falling down steps, suffering drug addiction, refusing cesarean sections, and attempting suicide. Legislators and prosecutors from both political parties have decided that a very strong "stick" should be used against pregnant women. Indeed, despite the fact that early feticide laws were intended to protect women from third party harms to their pregnancies, such as domestic violence, because women are more likely to be the targets of domestic violence during their pregnancies, now fetal protection laws—in 38 states—lead to unreasonable arrests and senseless convictions of pregnant women. The scope of the problem is difficult to measure. Yet, what is clear from the legal cases and news reports is that most of the victims are poor and many are women of color. In this year’s Leary Lecture, Professor Goodwin examines the expanded use of criminal laws and civil commitments to shape new reproductive health norms. Watch Live Online >>.

Free and open to the public. No registration required. One hour CLE.
Call 801-585-3479 or visit law.utah.edu.

November 1, 2012 in Fetal Rights, Law School, Lectures and Workshops, Politics, Poverty, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Race & Reproduction, Scholarship and Research, Women, General | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nov. 2, 2010: London Conference on the Rise of Reproductive Technologies

University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in association with The Guardian

"Making Babies in the 21st Century: the Rise of Reproductive Technologies"
18.45 - 20.15, Tuesday 2 November 2010

Baroness Onora O'Neill (Chair, Nuffield Foundation)
Professor Marcia Inhorn (William K Lanman Jr Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University)
Professor Susan Golombok (Director, Centre for Family Research, Cambridge)
Professor Carl Djerassi (Inventor of the modern day contraceptive pill, Emeritus Professor, Stanford University)

This event is part of a series of 3 public events on 'Gender and the Bio-medical Sciences' which will bring world class experts together to engage directly with the public on topics of gender and radical bio-medical advances of the 21st Century. What can the latest scientific advances tell us about gender; what will be possible in the future and why does it matter? (Please see the attached poster for details.)

Hall 2, King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Tickets are £9.50, and available online:
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/spoken-word/autumn-2010-lecture-series/making-babies-in-the-21st-century-reproductive-technologies

Organised by the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in association with the Guardian and kindly supported by Cambridge University Press.

For details of all 3 events, please visit: http://www.gender.cam.ac.uk/events/guardianforum/

October 12, 2010 in Assisted Reproduction, Conferences and Symposia, Fertility, International, Lectures and Workshops | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Call for Papers: Feminism, Law, and Masculinity

The Feminism and Legal Theory Project of Emory University School of Law has issued a call for papers for a workshop, "Feminism, Law, and Masculinity," to take place Sept 11-12 2009:

Emory_law This workshop will explore the relevance of masculinities studies to feminist legal theory and activism. We have long struggled, both within and without the academy, to understand how law defines the feminine by articulating, constructing, and regulating women and the female body. Similarly, and more broadly, feminisms have focused on the place of gender in the construction of social relations that too often fail to protect the interests of women. This work notwithstanding, the place of masculinity has received relatively little attention. We hope to facilitate social and cultural resistance to assertions of hyper-masculinity, particularly those that arise in response to feminism itself.

We will interrogate the privileged positioning of the male body that results from its being cast as normative. We also invite papers which engage feminist ethics or approaches to address the relevance of masculinity to feminist legal theory. We particularly welcome submissions locating masculinity within those areas of study feminism has identified as key: violence, reproduction, state responsibility, poverty, and rights....

Please email a paper proposal of several paragraphs length by March 30, 2009 to:
mfineman@law.emory.edu and m.o.thomson@law.keele.ac.uk

March 14, 2009 in Conferences and Symposia, Lectures and Workshops, Men and Reproduction | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Sexual Freedom Coming to Philadelphia October 6th, 2007

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The Woodhull Freedom Foundation announces:

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Forum

What IS Sexual Freedom? And, more importantly, why should I care about it?

Register NOW and join a group of nationally renowned speakers and local organizers - experienced sexual freedom activists and trainers - and learn how to create social and political change.

This fabulous forum offers a full day of discussions and skill-building/problem-solving sessions featuring some of the best known leaders in the social change movement.

Saturday, October 6th 2007
Registration: 9:30 am
Forum: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

For more information, visit the Woodhull Freedom Foundation Website.

October 4, 2007 in Conferences and Symposia, Lectures and Workshops, Miscellaneous, Sexuality | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)