November 25, 2013
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In recognition of this day, Professor Julie Goldscheid’s forthcoming article, “Gender Neutrality, the ‘Violence Against Women’ Frame, and Transformative Reform,” is featured as the daily read on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog. Writing for the blog, Professor Ruthann Robson says, “Goldscheid uses framing theory to explain the benefits and disadvantages of the frame ‘violence against women.’ She discusses constitutional challenges against anti-violence legislation and regulations that codify the woman-specific lens, including one from West Virginia and California in which equal protection arguments were mounted.”
Read more on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog
Professor Goldscheid writes and speaks widely about gender equality, with a particular focus on gender-based violence and economic equality. She is the editor of the recent book, Gender and Equality Law. She has served in various positions in US-based nongovernmental organizations in which she has directed litigation, legislation, and policy-based initiatives to advance gender equality. She has served on the board of directors of the Stonewall Community Foundation and other NGOs and has been active in various bar association committees and task forces.