Neil Gorsuch, Hobby Lobby, and the Question of Complicity

By Linda Fentiman | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Neil Gorsuch may be a soft-spoken and gentlemanly Harvard-educated lawyer’s lawyer.  But his decision in the Hobby Lobby case, 723 F.3d 1114 (10th Cir. 2013), apparently overlooked by most commentators, demonstrates just how much American women have to fear if he is confirmed as a justice on the Supreme Court. As we know, in Hobby […]

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Why do we blame mothers when children are harmed?

Why do we blame mothers when children are harmed?

By Linda Fentiman | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recent public excoriation of the mother whose three-year-old son slipped through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo and fell into a gorilla enclosure is striking, but not surprising. More than 500,000 people signed a petition urging that the mother be charged with child neglect, illustrating the widespread tendency to blame parents—and especially mothers—whenever a […]

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