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Transferring / Re: Tulane Law Review vs. NYU (journal uncertainty)
« on: August 10, 2005, 12:49:14 PM »
I was curious...did the schools you applied to as a transfer seek your undergraduate transcript and lsat? And congrats on NYU. It's a big decision like this that shapes your life. In 20 yrs do you want to look up at your wall and see a Tulane J.D. or an NYU J.D. on your wall? Go for it.

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General Board / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 10, 2005, 11:44:44 AM »
Good post though. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to be masculine and lift weights.

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General Board / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 10, 2005, 11:24:03 AM »
"So if what is masculine is simply those qualities associated with men, then if men change so will the definition of masculinity.  It is not questionable reasoning, it is mere linguistics."

Obviously. But this is what I referred to as questionable reasoning:

"Our definition of the feminine has been reshaped by women's new place in the world.  Our definition of the masculine will shift accordingly."

To assume that because the definition of feminine evolves so too will the definition of masculine is just plain faulty reasoning. What is considered feminine can change exclusive of any change in what is considered masculine.

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General Board / Re: Some Question Third Year of Law School
« on: August 10, 2005, 09:00:08 AM »
Ya, I just read that article. Interesting but I highly doubt there is going to be many schools shifting to 2 yr. programs. If anything, as the article mentions, schools will begin to make the 3rd year more difficult, and therefor more relevant- from their perspective.

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General Board / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 10, 2005, 08:54:10 AM »
I think it is something you can lose too.

Maybe.  But if it is more of a personal quality, rather than an attribute tied to certain social contructs associated with the male gender, then the concept of what is masculine can evolve.

Our definition of the feminine has been reshaped by women's new place in the world.  Our definition of the masculine will shift accordingly.

Not maybe, yes. And I wouldn't mistake political correctness for a full-scale evolution. To assume that the "definition of the masucline will shift accordingly" uses questionable reasoning. Regardless of a "women's new place in the world" the definition of what is masculine will not necessarily "shift accordingly." Maybe just in your house. Overall that's an optimistic view from a professional woman's perspective. Good luck with that.

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General Board / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 10, 2005, 08:16:23 AM »
A stay at home husband? How...masculine.

hmmmm, how can I say this...   Masculinity is something you just have, not something you can aquire by having the right job, clothes etc. 

maybe you should look up the word sarcasm.

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General Board / Re: President of my Law School student senate?
« on: August 10, 2005, 05:06:11 AM »
Yeah and you're obviously a troll judging by your last 4 posts that are ridiculous one liners.

Obviously she is a psycho.

Thank you for coming down to my level. That was easy.

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General Board / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 10, 2005, 05:03:40 AM »
A stay at home husband? How...masculine.

hmmmm, how can I say this...   Masculinity is something you just have, not something you can aquire by having the right job, clothes etc.  That said, my husband is a contractor who has owned his own business since he got out of school for carpentry 16 years ago and he's sick and tired of the bs.  He hopes to transition into working at home with custom carpentry peices.  Plus, men seem so much more masculine when they are holding a tiny baby in their arms; I think it's the contrast.

I think it is something you can lose too.

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General Board / Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« on: August 10, 2005, 04:57:29 AM »
I was debating this too. Is it worth $70 to be able to call Bill Clinton my frat brother?  :D

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General Board / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 09, 2005, 06:04:24 PM »
Well, James, I think that the whole point here is that we are pushing the envelop on traditional masculine and feminine boundaries.

Ohhhh...now I get it. :D Good for him, my hero.

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