Friday, August 8, 2008

A couple of "gendered" news items from the ABA Journal

Here's one about a woman who sued her law firm employer for discrimination, based in part on a partner telling her she was not "sweet" enough. A federal judge in Manhattan has said that the managing partner's comment to Catriona Collins could be construed as "discriminatory animus supporting the woman's bias and retaliation suit."

Here's another about the AutoAdmit scandal, in which male bloggers said things about female law students, including suggesting that they should be raped. The plaintiffs say the AutoAdmit posts defamed them and were "sexually harassing and threatening." Needless to say, based on what I have written, I agree.

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