Academic Writing

Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

Author(s): 
Emily Baxter
Publication Date: 
February 4, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

University of Oregon Sociologist Scott Coltrane and colleagues correctly stated that there is a “mismatch between the workplace and workforce” in the United States today. While about half of American families in the 1970s had a breadwinning father and a homemaking mother, only about one-third of families today fit that description. Dual-earner couples have become the norm in American society, thanks to women’s expanded workforce participation; both partners work in 59.1 percent of married couples with children, and 68.2 percent of single mothers are also employed outside the home. Read more » about Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

The Decision That Could Finally Kill the Revenge-Porn Business

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
February 3, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Co-authored by Danielle Citron and Woodrow Hartzog.

Revenge-pornography websites are a reminder that preying on the vulnerable has long been big business. And while various laws protect people against scam artists, extortionists, manipulators, and other unscrupulous enterprises, the law has not been able to keep up with all malicious businesses. Read more » about The Decision That Could Finally Kill the Revenge-Porn Business

Will the FCC ruin the Internet?

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
November 7, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing
The results of the midterm election confirm Americans' widespread discontent with Washington gridlock on a range of issues.
 
In the last few months, millions of people contacted the White House, Congress and federal agencies to demand action on one of those issues -- protecting a free and open Internet.
 

Does the FCC really not get it about the Internet?

Author(s): 
Brett Frischmann
Publication Date: 
October 31, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The key to an open Internet is nondiscrimination and in particular, a prohibition on discrimination or prioritization based on the identity of the user (sender/receiver) or use (application/content). I explain why at length in my book, Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (2012). Read more » about Does the FCC really not get it about the Internet?

Lohan, Noriega video game lawsuits are a troubling sign for the arts

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega and actress Lindsay Lohan have at least one thing in common: Both recently filed high-profile lawsuits against video game makers, charging that their likenesses were used in games without their permission.

These suits may seem like acts of desperation by people now more notorious than famous, and a judge has already ruled against Noriega. But they are nevertheless extremely worrying. Read more » about Lohan, Noriega video game lawsuits are a troubling sign for the arts

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