Great idea for a conference. The book (not to mention the Atlantic cover story) by Hanna Rosin is certainly getting lots of press. Including some pretty trenchant critique, here and here. Here’s a report from the conference, by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin over at intlawgrrls. This issue – whether women have won the battle for equality, or even dominance – not to mention the discourse around it – is one of prime importance to feminists.
Conference participants include Rosin, who gave the keynote address yesterday, as well as feminist scholars and masculinity theorists such as Professors Michael Kimmel, SUNY at Stonybrook; Joan Williams, University of California-Hastings College of Law; Ann McGinley of the University of Nevada; my co-author, IntLaw Grrls contributor Naomi Cahn, of the George Washington University School of Law, June Carbone of the University of Missouri-Kansas; and Ralph Richard Banks of Stanford Law School.
Among the topics to be discussed today:
Comparative and international perspectives on the “End of Men.” Presenting, in addition to yours truly, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, will be Pnina Lahav of Boston University School of Law , Mary Anne Case of the University of Chicago Law School, Shahla Haeri of Boston University Department of Anthropology , and Julie C. Suk, visiting this year at Harvard Law. Challenging the cohesive narrative of progress offered by Rosen, we will address a range of contemporary comparative law perspectives on the continuing inequalities and challenges that women face across multiple jurisdictions.
Also interesting, the tweets from the conference….here’s a small sample.