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NIP: Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law

Lovely lineup here from eds. Richardson (Monash) and Rackley (Durham; she will visit the IFLS in July 2012), including two from Canada (Osgoode’s Dayna Scott and UVic’s Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey).

Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law Routledge (link to publisher’s website)

1: Introduction, Janice Richardson and Erika Rackley

2: Duty of Care and Ethic of Care: Irreconcilable Difference?, Jenny Steele

3. Endgame: On Negligence and Reparation for Harm, Nicky Priaulx

4.Pollution and the Body Boundary: Exploring Scale, Gender and Remedy, Dayna Nadine Scott

5. Trust in the police? Police Negligence, Invisible Immunity and Disadvantaged Claimants, Kirsty Horsey;

6. Knowledge and Power in Drug Testing and Promotion: The Adverse Effects on Women’s Health, Patricia Peppin;

7. The Standard of Care in Medical Negligence– Still Reasonably Troublesome?, José Miola;

8. The Sexual Politics of Privacy Law and Theory, Janice Richardson; 9. Tort claims for Rape: More Trials, Fewer Tribulations?, Nikki Godden;

10. Sexual Wrongdoing: Do the Remedies Reflect the Wrong?, Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey;

11. Damaging Stereotypes: the Return of ‘Hoovering as a Hobby’, Reg Graycar

See Routledge’s entire Feminist Perspectives series here.

Dayna Scott in the G&M: Beyond BPA: We need to get tough on toxics

Osgoode’s Dayna Scott on the op-ed page. Here’s Dayna’s SSRN page. She’s a co director of the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health,and recently wrote a guest post here on the blog.  In the Globe, she calls the Federal government to task for their approach to toxic substances.  I always appreciate Dayna’s feminist analysis.  She never ignores class and race factors.  Plus she is always up for a fight or a laugh.

Beyond BPA: We need to get tough on toxics – The Globe and Mail.

….by and large, women bear the burden of this regulatory failure, because they’re the ones doing the household shopping and making most of their families’ consumption choices. The most privileged might even be able to buy the right containers and the fresh produce to make their own soups from scratch, but we need a system that protects everyone – not just those with the resources, time, education and knowledge to be “savvy” green shoppers.

2008 Critical Perspectives on Environment and Women’s Health Workshop Co sponsored by IFLS and National Network on Environments and Women's Health

Supported by the National Network on Environment and Women’s Health (NNEWH), a Center of Excellence located at York University, this interdisciplinary workshop sought to engage with contemporary ideas around environmental health and justice.

“As feminists, activists and scholars we are committed to a social determinants of health model, which allows for an analysis of the complex ways in which environments produce and reproduce the conditions that create disparities in health. We are interested in exploring and deconstructing conceptions of nature, motherhood, ecologies and health as articulated within mainstream environmental discourses.

“We are seeking to overcome the tendency towards fragmentation of social movements, and to foster environmental justice organizing that takes account of gender, sexuality, race, citizenship and dis/ability in a way that is inclusive and that meaningfully accounts for difference.

Participant List

ANNE BLOOM Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

PASCALE FOURNIER Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and an associate at the university’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)


Assistant Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University.

ARYN MARTIN Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Program in Science & Technology Studies at York University.

STU MARVEL (Osgoode PhD candidate)

ROXANNE MYKITIUK Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

DAYNA NADINE SCOTT Assistant Professor Osgoode Hall, cross-appointed with the Faculty of Environmental Studies

RACHEL STEIN professor of English and director of Women’s and Multicultural Studies at Siena College in New York.

NOËL STURGEON Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Graduate Faculty in American Studies at Washington State University

CHERYL TEELUCKSINGH Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Ryerson University

This workshop inspired an article recently published by Prof. Dayna Scott (Osgoode) a co director of the NNEWH

Gender Benders: Sex and Law in the constitution of polluted bodies.  Feminist Legal Studies (2009) 17: 241

Springerlink to article (requires authorized access)