« on: February 23, 2008, 06:07:22 PM »
Women enter with identical grades to their male counterparts but leave with lower ones; experience a greater negative shift in their desire to use their degrees in the public interest; and are especially alienated by the teaching methods, particularly Socratic teaching, at law school. What becomes apparent is a poignant story about the insidious effects of gendered stratification in law school "socialization" -- the educational strategies of law school sustain hierarchy, legitimate inequity in the name of merit, and yield serious, adverse consequences for many women. Legal education assaults you as a woman. Other women are assaulted but do not even know it, and there are still others, be they women law students or women legal academics, who actually help to bolster the battery of other women.
Please explain. Your intriguing hypothesis begs for support by means of example, or at least further rhetoric. I don't see how law school treats women differently than men.
How can you be so blind? It is so OBVIOUS, if you have a vagina, and your professor puts you on the spot in front of the class or if you don't score as well as your peers, then it just plain hurts worse. Whereas if you have a penis, you are invincible to the meritocracy of law school. Get a clue!
It just plain hurts worse? Forgive my apparent blindness, but being put on the spot is tough for everyone, even me and my dangling penis. How is the situation different for women than for men?