ideas for using the web and/or technology to make your life and work easier and more fun.
NIP: Breakups by Deborah Tuerkheimer in Yale J. of Law & Feminism & how to use HeinOnline Table of Contents Alerts
This Article identifies an overlooked criminalization gap. While the existence of a private sphere in which violence is allowed has been formally repudiated, a subtler form of legal immunity persists. Relationship status-that is, whether or not a couple is involved in an ongoing relationship-continues to construct crime. Though physical violence between intimate partners is categorically outlawed, patterns of controlling behavior that encompass physical violence may or may not be lawful. These patterns of controlling behavior are legally permitted when two people are together. Yet these same patterns become illegal if, and only if, the couple separates. The law thus More >
Black Women Writers is a digitized collection of more than 100000 pages put together by Alexander Street Press. Access is available through the Yorku Library system (sorry, it’s not universal) and has an amazing range of items, historical and contemporary. I am particularly interested in the range of non fiction Caribbean items (e.g. Writing Rage: Unmasking Violence Through Caribbean Discourse, by Paula Morgan and Valerie Youssef. (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies, 2006)) but the fiction titles are very tempting. Poetry too!
H/T Osgoode Librarian Yemisi Dina.
I finally got a tablet and it is an iPad2. I am mostly smitten.* The iPad does seem friendlier than a laptop … It doesn’t serve as a physical barrier to the face (I really noticed the difference in one of my classes last year) and the apps do offer neat opportunities for sharing. The IFLS blog looks, i think, stunning on an iPad.
Now, I know that the iPad has some gender relations problems, see here. And certainly there are some “where are the women” moments in iPad chatter land, see here (helpful post on academics using iPads). And More >