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lawisfun2010

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Re: Outbreak of Flagrant Sexism :: Law Professor and Student Body
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008, 04:36:23 PM »
one problem with your logic. hillary is a female dog.

Agreed

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008, 04:51:30 PM »
Women should submit graciously to their husbands. And at other times, husbands should submit respectfully to their wives. And feminism should evolve so as to gain a sense of humor.

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 05:42:33 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008, 10:42:02 PM »
I have a female professor, and I told her that I wouldnt be taking her exam cause I was morally opposed to her not being at home baking.  She then apologized profusely, confessed her love to me, then baked me a cake.  All and all, a good experience. 

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2008, 10:57:02 PM »
I like hot naked bitches.

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2008, 08:28:55 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2008, 04:19:11 PM »
Death to the chauvinist pigs here! God Bless!

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2008, 04:29:44 PM »
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, has published in top legal journals and completed internships at leading institutions in her field. So when the Yale law student interviewed with 16 firms for a job this summer, she was concerned that she had only four call-backs. She was stunned when she had zero offers. Though it is difficult to prove a direct link, the woman thinks she is a victim of a new form of reputation-maligning: online postings with offensive content and personal attacks that can be stored forever and are easily accessible through a Google search. The woman and two others interviewed by The Washington Post learned from friends that they were the subject of derogatory chats on a widely read message board on AutoAdmit run by a third-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania and a 23-year-old insurance agent. The women spoke on the condition of anonymity because they feared retribution online.

The law-school board, one of several message boards on AutoAdmit, bills itself as "the most prestigious law school admissions discussion board in the world." It contains many useful insights on schools and firms. But there are also hundreds of chats posted by anonymous users that feature derisive statements about women, gays, blacks, Asians and Jews. In scores of messages, the users disparage individuals by name or other personally identifying information. Some of the messages included false claims about sexual activity and diseases. To the targets' dismay, the comments bubble up through the Internet into the public domain via Google's powerful search engine. The chats sometimes include photos taken from women's Facebook pages, and in the Yale student's case, one person threatened to sexually violate her. Another participant claimed to be the student, making it appear that she was taking part in the discussion. "I didn't understand what I'd done to deserve it," said the student. "I also felt kind of scared because it was someone in my community who was threatening physical and sexual violence and I didn't know who."

The woman e-mailed the site's administrators and asked them to remove the material. She said she received no response. Then she tried contacting Google, which simply cited its policy that the Web site's administrator must remove the material to clear out the search results. One chat thread included a sexual joke about a female Holocaust victim. In another comment, a user said a particular woman had no right to ask that the threads be removed. "If we want to objectify, criticize and [expletive] on [expletive] like her, we should be able to." In another posting, a participant rejected the idea that photos be removed on moral grounds: "We're lawyers and lawyers-in-training, dude. Of course we follow the law, not morals." Another Yale law student learned a month ago that her photographs were posted in an AutoAdmit chat that included her name and graphic discussion about her breasts. She was also featured in a separate contest site -- with links posted on AutoAdmit chats -- to select the "hottest" female law student at "Top 14" law schools, which nearly crashed because of heavy traffic. Eventually her photos and comments about her and other contestants were posted on more than a dozen chat threads, many of which were accessible through Google searches.

"I felt completely objectified," that woman said. It was, she said, "as if they're stealing part of my character from me." The woman, a Fulbright scholar who graduated summa cum laude, said she now fears going to the gym because people on the site encouraged classmates to take cellphone pictures of her. The two men [site founder Jarret Cohen and his partner, Anthony Ciolli] said that some of the women who complain of being ridiculed on AutoAdmit invite attention by, for example, posting their photographs on other social networking sites, such as Facebook or MySpace. Cohen said he no longer keeps identifying information on users because he does not want to encourage lawsuits and drive traffic away. Asked why posters could not use their real names, he said, "People would not have as much fun, frankly, if they had to worry about employers pulling up information on them."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/06/AR2007030602705.html?nav%3Dmost_emailed&sub=AR

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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2008, 02:43:29 PM »
The worst thing you can do in a sexist world is complain about it. The only thing people like less than aggressive, ambitious women is agressive, ambitious women who complain about being treated unfairly in their pursuit of their ambitions. What rhymes with witch? Got it?

This is the dilemma.

The more you complain, the more people resent your complaining. The more you cry sexism, the more you strengthen its force. The only thing worse than a loudmouth woman is a loudmouth woman whiner. Even if she's right.

We've reached the point in America where we've achieved equality, or something close to it, at the bottom. Whether measured in terms of education or pay or position, when it comes to first jobs, at least outside the ranks of fire departments and prison guards (among the last plantations), women tend to do just fine coming right in the door. If all elections were for school board, we'd be running the world. But they aren't. In the middle, women confront the familiar problems of how to balance work and family, how to respond with equal fervor to the ticking of the time clock at work and the biological clock at home. As my old (83 and going strong) friend Rose explained to me long ago, being a mother is not being a father. Not biologically and not practically. A father makes a peanut butter sandwich and he's a hero; a mother makes one, and she and everyone else ask, where's the jelly?

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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2008, 12:50:39 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.