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Twitter RoundUp


After Mandela

‏@RobsonConLaw Daily Quote: Obama on Mandela and “Formal Equality” http://bit.ly/J1ixHK 

‏@gilliancalder tweeted this piece from Joanne St. Lewis: Beautiful. @blogforequality http://www.bloggingforequality.ca/2013/12/a-dignified-warrior-for-peace-nelson_8.html … @firing_control

LGBT* Rights around the Globe


Leckey (McGill) reviews Kondakov (http://bit.ly/1iLcbfQ ) Scholarship in a Violent Time http://bit.ly/18fSk3Q  #lgbt #Russia @IReadJotwell




  • good to know govt interested in “legislative route” http://goo.gl/1D6ag5 
  • SC says legislature free to remove/ amend s. 377 IPC. Will any political party take this up? National elections next year!!


That time again….


Get yr exam-time pistachio needs filled in IFLS/Nthnsn suite. 3rd fl. Exit elevator. Turn L. While supplies last! pic.twitter.com/qZl8eWwhfb

Also: a nice place to sit. #morethanjustpistachios pic.twitter.com/ekYHATPkXx

 — Sonia Lawrence (@OsgoodeIFLS) December 9, 2013 

timely! #exams RT @BeckyBatagol: This is great! RT@WellnessForLaw: Healthy Lawyer: Stress Management @msjdtweets http://ms-jd.org/healthy-lawyer-stress-management …

Legal Education in Canada


Critical Resources

Don’t reinvent the wheel.  Other smart folk have done some of the work for you

Women of note


Conferences etc.

Yale Law School ‏@YaleLawSch

The 2013 Doctoral Scholarship Conference will explore the relationship between law and uncertainty. Learn more: http://ylaw.us/1bKsC8u 


December 6

Thank you, Osgoode Feminist Collective for reminding & memorializing. #dec6 #weremember #vaw pic.twitter.com/w452anRoIL





NIP Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004


Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004: 

Sikata Banerjee, UVic Women’s Studies & Associate Dean of Humanities

Coming April 2012. Available for Preorder.

A particular dark triumph of modern nationalism

has been its ability to persuade citizens to sacrifice their lives for a political vision forged by emotional ties to a common identity. Both men and women can respond to nationalistic calls to fight that portray muscular warriors defending their nation against an easily recognizable enemy. This “us versus them” mentality can be seen in sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalas, Serbs and Kosovars, and Protestants and Catholics. In Muscular Nationalism, Sikata Banerjee takes a comparative look at India and Ireland and the relationship among gender, violence, and nationalism. Exploring key texts and events from 1914-2004, Banerjee explores how women negotiate “muscular nationalisms” as they seek to be recognized as legitimate nationalists and equal stakeholders in their national struggles. Banerjee argues that the gendered manner in which dominant nationalism has been imagined in most states in the world has had important implications for women’s lived experiences. Drawing on a specific intersection of gender and nationalism, she discusses the manner in which women negotiate a political and social terrain infused with a masculinized dream of nation-building. India and Ireland – two states shaped by the legacy of British imperialism and forced to deal with modern political/social conflict centring on competing nationalisms – provide two provocative case studies that illuminate the complex interaction between gender and nation.

very tempting CFP: Proposals due August 15 Feminism and the Law: Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present & Thinking the Way Forward February, 2012

Thanks to Doris Buss for passing this along.  Get the PDF here.

Women’s Studies Center (Sponsored by UGC),ILS Law College, Pune in partnership with the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney is pleased to announce the inaugural

International Conference on Feminism and the Law:
Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present & Thinking the Way Forward 10 – 12 February, 2012 ILS Law College, Pune, India


The International Conference on Feminism and the Law: Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present and Thinking the Way Forward aims to bring together academics, lawyers, researchers, students and activists from India and around the world to explore how women’s experiences have been structured, impacted, controlled, or ignored by law; the challenges posed by globalization, growing militarization and fundamentalism to the law and legal structures, and the possibilities and limits of realizing women’s rights through the law. The main lines of inquiry around which the Conference will be structured are as follows:
 Feminist Litigation
 Feminization of Poverty
 Teaching Gender
 Gender & Violence
 Women & the Environment
 Women & Globalization
 Women & Reproductive Rights/Health
 Women & Sexuality
 Women & Trafficking
 Women & Work
 Women & Militarization
International Conference on Feminism and the Law:
Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present &
Thinking the Way Forward
Prospective participants are invited to submit ABSTRACTS of up to 300 words to ilslaw@vsnl.com before August 15, 2011. All submissions must include the speaker’s/speakers’ name(s), title of paper, affiliation(s), and contact information (address, email, & telephone number).

Midweek mini movie break: (when feminist themes collide) Sports + India + Feminism = Chak De!

Sometimes, things all come together. The internet really helps.  So,

Presentation I saw at Queen’s workshop last weekend on national/international elite sports events and funding and gender analysis (thanks activist/journalist/athlete Laura Robinson and Queen’s 2L Erin Durant)


Meeting with feminists from Jindal Global Law School on Monday at Osgoode and conversation about ways to collaborate including online (thanks Priya Gupta and Ashleigh Barnes)


lots of talk at Osgoode lately about law and film (thanks Ruth Buchanan/Lisa Philipps and others)



=  THIS!

Click here for contextualising post:   Generalising » Blog Archive » Chak De! India and feminism.

I kind of recommend reading the blog post, which I think is fun and thorough (“is Chak De! India feminist?”).  You might also benefit from this from wikipedia (ok, don’t  roll your eyes – it is a movie):

Khan realizes that he can only turn the girls into a winning team if he can help them to overcome these divisions and learn to cooperate with and help each other. Thus during the first few days, he benches a number of players who refuse to conform to his rules, including the most experienced player, Bindia Naik (Shilpa Shukla). In response, she repeatedly attempts to encourage the players to revolt against Khan. Bindia finally succeeds and in anger, Khan resigns. As a sign of good will, however, he invites the staff and team to a going away lunch. The anger that the team felt towards Khan and each other evaporates, however, when some local boys make a pass at Mary and Molly. In response, Balbir attacks them, an act which leads to a brawl between the boys and the entire team. Khan, recognizing that this is their first instance of working together as a team, repeatedly prevents the staff from intervening. His only action is to stop a man from striking one of the women with a cricket bat from behind, telling him that there are no cowards (with a double entendre meaning of the Hindi word for coward) in hockey.[15] After the fight, the women (now bonded as a team) beg Khan to remain as their coach.

On the other hand, if you’re just here because I tagged the post Shahrukh Khan, go ahead to the vid – there’s not too much of him in there, though. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.