Tag Archives: Daughters

Judges & Daughters (who is checking this factor wrt new SCC appointments)

h/t Kristina Mansveld

Assuming this government isn’t going to get around to appointing a woman for some time (“be patient”, “there aren’t as many female candidates”, et boring cetera), here’s another factor we could consider, as illustrated in a study by profs from Rochester & Harvard:

Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women’s Rights: A Daughter – NYTimes.com.

See also the issue of Justice Blackmun of SCOTUS, his daughter, and Roe: here.

Slightly heartwarming, in a way.  Although it does raise some VERY pointed questions about race based cases, doesn’t it?  To be fair, at the end of the NYT article, the author suggests other new experiences which might affect our view of the world.

I couldn’t quite tell, from the article, whether the effect was as pronounced for women as for men, so I’m interested in that as well.  I should get the study, which is here.

Wed March 7 Book Launch @York: Daughter Deficit: Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu

Book Launch: “Daughter Deficit: Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu”, by Sharada Srinivasan (Assistant Prof, Dept. of Social Science)

Vanier Senior Common Room 010, Vanier College, York University  Wednesday Mar 07, 2012 2:30pm4:30pm Light refreshments will be provided

Reflecting on the way ahead, the book concludes that even as public policies can and should play a decisive role in reversing the immediate outcomes in favour of daughters, an environment favourable to daughters will need fundamental changes in social norms, attitudes and policies of governments and NGOs.

All info here

The Harriet Tubman Institute.