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Released July 2017

Issue Topic: Writers were requested to write about any subject where gender and the law cross paths.

Articles

THE NONSENSICAL NATURE OF THE GAY PANIC AND TRANSGENDER PANIC DEFENSE

By Eryn Mascia

"According to FBI hate crime statistics, in 2015, 17.7 percent of hate crimes were motivated by sexual orientation, and another 1.7 percent of hate crimes were motivated by gender identity.  Both the existence and prevalence of such crime should shock no one. The violence directed... "      

THE MORAL RUBBER STAMP: A DEVICE FOR TRANSCENDING LAWS AND POLICIES THAT MAY HARM AND EXCLUDE WOMEN

By Kristen A. DeWilde

"Five women working at the American Cyanamid Company in the late 1970s sterilized themselves upon announcement of a new company policy.   The policy restricted all fertile women from working jobs that involved exposure to potentially toxic chemicals. The only way..."