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CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING

Professor Jean Mercer blog on child development

Attachment and Bonding
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Education and Children's Intellectual Development

Attachment and Bonding
Also see subsection on Mother's Rights, Pregnancy and Child Custody in FAMILY LAW

  • Attachment as a Context for Development: Challenges and Issues by Nicola Atwool SCHOLAR
  • Special FCR issue edited by J. McIntosh on Infant Overnights
  • Attachment Research Bibliography by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Attachment Theory and Child Custody Evaluations by Jean Mercer 2009 PDF SCHOLAR
              [Critiques science behind attachment theory re custody; compare PAS and reverse assumptions]
  • The Bond Between Mother and Child by Beth Azar, APA Monitor, Sept. 1995 SCHOLAR
  • Breastfeeding may reduce kids' stress, study says by Karen Pallarito Honolulu Ad'er 12/07 RESEARCH PR
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Stepmothers and Mother-absence by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Father-absence by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Misrepresentations of Research by Lamb and Kelly by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
              with Using Child Development Research to Make Appropriate Custody and Access Decisions
  • Misrepresentations of Research by Lamb and Kelly by liz PDF
  • Response to Kuehnle & Drozd's 2012 Pro-Kelly-Lamb Propaganda by liz (theirs is here). PDF
  • The Problem with Daycare by Karl Zinsmeister SCHOLAR
  • Specious criticisms in July 2012 of the July 2011 FCR issue edited by J. McIntosh on Infant Overnights constitute false balance
  • Raising Questions... Father Contact... Family Law Practices by Julia Tolmie et al. PDF SCHOLAR
  • Attachment 101 for Attorneys: Implications for Infant Placement Willemsen and Marcel off-site SCHOLAR
  • The Sexual Paradox: Susan Pinker on Difference Feminism Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
    Go to subsection on Child Abuse and Domestic Violence in FAMILY LAW

    Education and Children's Intellectual Development
    Also see READING AND RESEARCH ROOMS

  • Index: Children's educational websites LINKS
  • Critical Thinking and the Mastery of Child Development Concepts by Prof. Jean Mercer SCHOLAR
  • Impact of Parental Involvement on Achievement: Literature Review by Charles Desforges PDF SCHOLAR
  • PARENTING AND CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: what works by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Research on homework; press release by Penn State 2007 RESEARCH PR
  • Socialization, Personality Development, and the Child's Environments by Judith Rich Harris SCHOLAR
  • Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Children's Minds by Susan R. Johnson, M.D. SCHOLAR
  • Study Casts Doubt on the "Boy Crisis" in Schools WashPost 06/06; update 05/08 RESEARCH PR

  • FAMILY LAW ISSUES

    LIZNOTES TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Alimony and Child Support
    Family Scholars BlogChild Abuse and Domestic Violence; Stalking
    Child Custody; Joint Custody; Shared Parenting; Time-share
    Collaborative Law; Cooperative Law; Mediation
    Gestational Surrogacy, IVF, Exploitation of Reproduction
    Guardians ad Litem; Parenting Coordinators; Custody Evaluators; Supervised Visitation
    OUTRAGES, Family Court Issues; Activism; Corruption
    liznotes Father's Rights Movement
    Mother's Rights: Maternity, Paternity, and Pregnancy Issues
    Parental Alienation Syndrome; Hostile-aggressive Parenting; Enmeshment
    Psychology in Family Court; Forensic Psychology; Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    Relocation; Post-divorce Move-aways (incl. articles of Carol Bruch)
    Research MYTHS AND FACTS fatherhood, motherhood, children's best interests

    Note: this website contains information, research, scholarship, and arguments pertaining to public policy and legal issues. Much of it was gathered by attorney and academic work groups in different jurisdictions. It is not intended to reflect the specifics of actual laws, substantive or procedural, currently in force in any jurisdiction. The information is intended for use by scholars, lawyers, and activists, and is not presented as legal advice.

    Violence against motherhood: surrogacy, egg donation, international adoptions and child trafficking, exploitation of women's 
bodies Alimony and Child Support
    Support and property issues are deeply interrelated with other family law and women's employment and equality issues, including maternity, fathers' rights and child custody, so be sure to review these other sections for relevant information. Also see subsection on Mother's Rights, Pregnancy in FAMILY LAW

  • Feminists on Alimony by liz ALIMONY THEORY ARGUMENT FOLLOWING QUOTATIONS
  • Gender-Blind, Gender-Neutral Equality: When "Equal" Isn't by liz
  • Male Bashing? (Overview of family law politics through 1998) by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Reasking the Woman Question at Divorce by Penelope Bryan PDF SCHOLAR
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
    Domestic violence and abuse issues are integrated with the issues of child custody, parental alienation theory, father's rights, and therapeutic jurisprudence (the influx of psychology into the family court system), etc., so check those sections too. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles.

  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • The law of self defense, by expert Andrew Branca, Esq.
  • Articles and Information that cut through the slop CITATIONS TO RESEARCH; LINKS
  • Battered Mothers' Testimony Project Report by AZCADV PDF SCHOLAR
  • Battered Women and Their Children by Kathleen Waits SCHOLAR
  • Beaten, Raped, Robbed: Unmasking "Father's Rights" Movement by Kathleen Parker ESSAY
  • Child sex abuse, the limits of Loftus, and overblowing the memory research LIZNOTES, CITES
  • Coercive Control by Evan Stark DOC SCHOLAR
  • Coercive Control Summary 2010 [a more realistic way to assess DV] by Evan Stark DOC SCHOLAR
  • Counter to the "no long-term harm" argument by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Court Order in In Re Sharline Nicholson, et al., March 1, 2002 (NY) PDF SCHOLAR
  • Custody Evaluators Beliefs About Domestic Abuse Allegations, U.S. Dept Justice October 31, 2011 PDF SCHOLAR
                 Caveat: recommendations in the above paper are NOT endorsed by thelizlibrary.org
  • Domestic Violence Bibliography and Reading List by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Domestic Violence by Proxy by Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D. (Leadership Council) SCHOLAR
  • False Memory Movement's Remedy for a Nonexistent Problem by Judith M. Simon SCHOLAR
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Evaluations of DV and Abuse by Smith and Coukos PDF SCHOLAR
  • Gun Control by Gina Guest ESSAY; CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Issues and Dilemmas in Domestic Violence APA Domestic Violence Taskforce SCHOLAR
  • "Maternal alienation": new research by Anne Morris DOC SCHOLAR
  • Myths and Facts about Young Women's Violence by Elizabeth Frye Society SCHOLAR
  • 2007 NCJFCJ Judges' Guide to Custody Evaluations in Cases of Abuse PDF SCHOLAR
  • 2009 NCJFCJ Judges' Guide to Custody Evaluations in Cases of Abuse PDF SCHOLAR
  • A Mixed and Dangerous Tool (critique of prior guide) by Joan Zorza SCHOLAR
  • Ralph Underwager's "Litany for Fathers" with Paedika pedophilia comments by liz
  • Ralph Underwager feeling misunderstood and falsely accused by liz
  • Research on young women's rising arrests, Penn State 2006 RESEARCH PR
  • Stalking Through the Courts: the father's rights movement by Janet Normalvanbreucher SCHOLAR
  • Statistics:Men versus Women Child Abuse by liz
  • Contact with abusive and toxic fathers safely can be eliminated completely inasmuch as 
the research does not substantiate the trendy claim that children need frequent and continuing contact with 
nonresident fathers
  • The Proper Role of Mental Health Professionals in Domestic Violence Cases by Barry Goldstein, Esq. Editorial
  • The Stupidity of DV Activists in Promoting Supervised Visitation by liz
  • Troubling Admission of Supervised Visitation Records in Court by Stern/Oehme PDF SCHOLAR
  • Understanding the Batterer in Custody and Visitation Disputes by Lundy Bancroft PDF SCHOLAR
  • Unspeakable: Father-Daughter Incest in American History, by Lynn Sacco (excerpt of introduction)
  • What is Fair for Children of Abusive Men? by Jack C. Straton, Ph.D. SCHOLAR
  • When Paradigms Collide: Protecting Battered Parents and Children by Clare Dalton SCHOLAR
  • Why He Kills by Caroline Overington PDF SCHOLAR
  • Wife Beating (the original classic) by liz
  • Will He Kill? How judges can assess risk by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
               with link to Maryland Lethality Assessment Protocol
  • Child Custody; joint custody; shared parenting; time-share
    Child custody issues are interconnected with issues of maternity and pregnancy, primary caregiving, parental alienation, child development (education and attachment issues), father's rights, and other family law issues, as well as to issues involving forensic psychologists, guardians ad litem (GALs) and other mental health professionals in the family court system, so check related sections, including those on psychology for other relevant articles. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles. ALSO SEE, on this issue, the MYTHS AND FACTS pages.

    Frequent overnights were significantly associated with attachment insecurity 
among infants... Attachment insecurity predicted adjustment problems at ages 3 
and 5...
  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents.
  • Changing Custody in the Teen Years 1 - it's a bad idea by liz
  • Changing Custody in the Teen Years 2 - for whose benefit by liz
  • "Child-centered Divorce" rant by liz
  • Child's Perspective of Shared Parenting: "I Will Never Forgive" legislative testimony
  • Dangers of Presumptive Joint Custody by Gabrielle Davis, Kristine Lizdas et al. PDF SCHOLAR
  • Joint Custody: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Joint Custody - Those Joint Custody Studies: Debunking the Claims by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH 
  • Joint Custody: Recent Research by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH 
  • Joint Custody: Yet More Research Shows It Does Not Work by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH 
  • Joint Custody Studies: Debunking Bauserman's Meta-analysis by liz
  • Media Distortions by Fathers' Rights Advocates by liz
  • Mistakes Mothers Make in Child Custody Litigation by liz
  • Multiple Meanings of Equality: Case Study in Custody Litigation by Jane Gordon PDF SCHOLAR
  • Mistakes mothers make in child custody litigation
  • Norgrove Report, UK Family Courts (2011) (Questions value of expert witnesses; against presumptive joint custody) SCHOLAR
  • Not Sharing but Equitable Distribution -- Like for Furniture! cartoon
  • Not "Two Homes" -- It's No Home cartoon
  • Parenting Coordination Issues by liz
  • Presumptive Joint Custody: A Custodial Father Speaks Out by Derek Dahlsad
  • Raising Questions... Father Contact... Current Family Law Practices by Julia Tolmie et al. PDF SCHOLAR
  • "Right of First Refusal" in Parenting Plans by liz PRACTITIONER ADVICE
  • Separating Siblings by G. Hochman, E. Feathers-Acuna, and A. Huston. SCHOLAR  CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Shared Parenting Failing in Australia CourierMail 11/08 RESEARCH PR
  • Suggestions for Noncustodial Parent Holiday Involvement by liz
  • Unexpected Legacy of Divorce -- What She Really Said by Judith S. Wallerstein SCHOLAR
  • What the Experts Say: Post-Divorce Parenting and Child Wellbeing by Diane N. Lye DOC SCHOLAR
  • Mistakes mothers make in child custody litigation
  • Why Stepmothers Often Seek Custody of Their Husband's Children by liz
  • Why Mothers and Fathers are Not the Same excerpts from The Sexual Paradox by Susan Pinker SCHOLAR
  • Collaborative Law; Cooperative Law; Voluntary Mediation; etc.
    This category includes the various forms of ADR that involve client-controlled negotiated alternate dispute resolution in the family court system. Also see section on PSYCHOLOGY

  • Is Collaborative Law a Good Idea? by liz INFORMED CONSENT CAVEATS
  • Also see (liz) Collaborative Law and Cooperative law, generally
  • And see Florida Collaborative Lawyers for articles about collaborative law
  • Guardians ad Litem; Parenting Coordinators; Custody Evaluators, etc.
    This category includes the various forms of so-called ADR (alternate dispute resolution) practitioners, such as GALs, parenting coordinators, parenting evaluators, forensic psychologists, recommending mediators, special masters, court-ordered therapists, other court-appointed mental health professionals, supervised visitation centers, and other profiteers of "therapeutic jurisprudence", whose methods involve -- in non-criminal cases -- intrusion and coercion under the threat of court sanctions, and actual or de facto extra-judicial decision-making. This website heavily criticizes all of these practices, which have multiple things wrong with them, not the least of which is denigration of due process, and the diminution of a publicly observable, regulated, and appealable "rule by law" by substituting the caprice of men and women. These practices have been promoted as "cures" for ailings of the court system and the litigants in it by self-serving persons who apparently are ignorant, or else just do not care about the harms they cause to children and their parents because they make money from the ideas they promote, churning profit in proceedings that fly in the face of the foundations of our justice system. The bulk of these materials are listed in the section on PSYCHOLOGY. Also see the sections on the specific substantive issues, such as child development or parental alienation.

    Frankfurt: On Bullshit
  • Court-appt'd Parenting Evaluators and GALs: The Case for Abolition by Margaret Dore PDF SCHOLAR
  • Guardians ad Litem in Custody Litigation: The Case for Abolition by Richard Ducote PDF SCHOLAR
  • Guardians for Profit: LA Times expose, elder abuse by professional conservators by LA Times Staff
  • Parenting Coordination Issues (outline) by liz
  • Parenting Coordinators, Practical Considerations by liz
  • Proper Role of Mental Health Professionals in Domestic Violence Cases by Barry Goldstein, Esq. Editorial
  • Psychological Testing in Family Court - Discovery Issues by liz
  • Psychological Testing in Family Court - How to Respond to the forensic MMPI-2: Can't Say by liz
  • Psychological Testing in Family Court - Rorschach Ink Blots: Just Say No by liz
  • Signs of a Bad Custody Evaluation by Joel V. Klass, M.D. SCHOLAR
  • Stuart A. Greenberg, Ph.D., Fraud and Sexual Perversion in a "Top" Custody Evaluator
  • Troubling Admission of Supervised Visitation Records in Court by Stern/Oehme PDF SCHOLAR
  • What's Wrong with Parenting Coordination by liz
  • Family Court Issues, Activism, Corruption, Etc.
    Also see multiple text and graphical links at LIZNOTES as well as the off-site links at The Liz Library RESEARCH ROOM

  • In the News - Outrages
  • custody evaluator bullshit bingo
  • Judicial Blunder of the Year "Award" 2001 by NCFJC
  • NOW 2002 Report on the Courts PDF
  • Outrages: Naming Names multiple contributors
  • Run, Mommy, Run! by Talia Carner
  • Smear Campaign: Psychologist versus Robin Yeamans by Robin Yeamans
  • Fathers' Rights Movement

  • Busting the Fatherhood Myth by Lily DeVilliers
  • Case for Father Custody, The email exchange between liz and FR Nick Szabo
  • Child $upport Enforcement? The HH$ Fatherhood Re$ponsibility Racket by Anne Stevenson
  • Deconstructing Fatherhood Propaganda: liz versus Wade Horn editorial by liz
  • Deconstructing the Deconstructing: liz versus Silverstein and Auerbach editorial by liz
  • Disagreeing with Helen Alvare editorial by liz
  • Father's Rights Joint Custody Propaganda from the AAML editorial notes by liz
  • Media Distortions by Fathers' Rights Advocates editorial by liz
  • Myths and Facts about Fathers and Family Law CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Mistakes mothers make in child custody litigation
  • The National Fatherhood Initiative editorial criticism by liz
               with email comments by David Usher (FR lobbying 1995 welfare deform)
  • Politics of Fathers' Rights Advocates by Mandy Dunn DOC CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Response to "Be Thankful for Fathers" by Amy Ridenour editorial by liz
  • Stalking Through the Courts: the father's rights movement by Janet Normalvanbreucher SCHOLAR
  • Index: "The Pig Page" - The Father's Rights Movement In Their Own Words
  • "The Pig Page" - The Father's Rights Movement In Their Own Words page 2
  • "The Pig Page" - The Father's Rights Movement In Their Own Words page 3
  • About the Children's Rights Council circa 1998 by liz
  • ANCPR readers defend Darren Mack, wife-murderer and judge shooter
  • Wolfgang Hirczy de Mino on Linda Elrod's Washburn family law listserve
  • Dean Hughson (FR originator of web site sold to current owner of Divorce Source)
  • Anne P. Mitchell's F.R.E.E. bit.listserve defending murderer
  • NCFC Dispute with ACFC (in-fighting)
  • Attorney Steven Imparl's "men-law" listserve
  • More posts from the"men-law" listserve
  • And yet more posts from the"men-law" listserve
  • Ralph Underwager's "Litany for Fathers" with Paedika pedophilia comments by liz
  • Ralph Underwager feeling misunderstood and falsely accused by liz
  • Response to Father's Rightster "Pearle Harbour" by liz
  • Trish Wilson's Articles and Materials
  • Warren Farrell materials index
  • Warren Farrell and "family sex" (Off Our Backs interview) annotated by liz
  • manuscript with editing notations of Farrell's "Three Faces of Incest" article source unknown
  • Warren Farrell and "genitally caressing" (Penthouse interview) annotated by liz
  • complete html text of the 1977 Penthouse article "Incest: The Last Taboo"
  • jpg images of original magazine pages:     1   |   2  |   3   |   4   |   5  |   6 
  • Farrell emails libeling liz, interspersed with comments by liz
  • More Farrell emails libeling liz, interspersed with responses by liz
  • Warren Farrell's research distortions in "Myth of Male Power" by Cynthia Teague
  • Warren Farrell's "Top Ten Holiday Suggestions" by liz
  • Warren Farrell Does a Custody Evaluation by liz
  • Mother's Rights: Maternity, Paternity and Pregnancy Issues Gestational Surrogacy and other Logical Fallacies and Legal Fictions
    Pregnancy and maternity/maternity issues are integrated with the issues of child custody, property and support issues rights, parental alienation defense theory used to counter allegations of abuse and otherwise discredit women's testimony and childcare histories, child development (education and attachment issues), father's rights, and other family law issues, so check related sections for other relevant articles. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles. Also see subsection on Attachment and Bonding in CHILD DEVELOPMENT, and Alimony in FAMILY LAW. For history of mothers' rights, see THE WOMEN'S LIBRARY.

  • Index: GESTATIONAL SURROGACY: Who is a "mother"?
  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Babies Need Their Mothers Beside Them by James J. McKenna, Ph.D.
  • Bias: examples of societal bias against mothers and motherhood by liz
  • American Mothers Political Party Women Win Too
  • Busting the Fatherhood Myth by Lily DeVilliers
               with Mark Evans RockAmerica Speech
  • Child $upport Enforcement? The HH$ Fatherhood Re$ponsibility Racket by Anne Stevenson
  • Effects of Pregnancy by liz
               Reasons for a late-term abortion
  • Effects of Egg Donation (What's Wrong with egg donation) by liz
  • Feminists on Alimony by liz ALIMONY THEORY ARGUMENT FOLLOWING QUOTATIONS
  • Mothers Ought to have Equal Rights
  • Gender-Blind, Gender-Neutral Equality: When "Equal" Isn't by liz
  • Male Bashing? Brief history of family law politics. by liz
  • Mistakes Mothers Make Before Any Divorce Happens by liz
  • Multiple Meanings of Equality: Case Study in Custody Litigation by Jane Gordon PDF SCHOLAR
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Reasking the Woman Question at Divorce by Penelope Bryan PDF SCHOLAR
  • Reconciling Marriage, Motherhood, and Feminism - One (traditional mother) by liz
  • Reconciling Marriage, Motherhood, and Feminism - Two (feminist mother) by liz
  • Mothers are entitled to medical privacy in the delivery room, and may block putative fathers from being present
  • What is a Primary Parent? by liz
  • Why Divorced Mothers Should Get Alimony by liz
  • Why Most Primary Parents are Mothers by liz
              with Staying alive: Evolution, culture and women's intra-sexual aggression, by Anne Campbell
    SCHOLAR
  • Why Mothers and Fathers are Not the Same excerpts from The Sexual Paradox by Susan Pinker SCHOLAR
  • Why People Divorce by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome; hostile-aggressive parenting; enmeshment
    NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles. Also see Section on PSYCHOLOGY, because the entertaining of alienation theory (by whatever name **) has become integral to the plying of the therapeutic jurisprudence trades in the family courts. It is a primary creator of the relationship engineering industries, and spawns work for "experts" opining pro and con, as well as GALs, supervised visitation centers, court-ordered therapists, custody evaluators, parenting coordinators, and all of their respective lawyers. [** hostile-aggressive parenting, enmeshment, intrusive parenting, intractable hostilities, high conflict, etc.] The recent rise of lucrative PAS therapies, including Warshak's Bridges program, residential camps, court-ordered custody-switches based on Gardner's threat therapy ideas, various reunification therapies (for which there are no adequately researched protocols), and other ad-hoc money-making practices of many psychologists who for a fee profess to offer services that will engineer affectionate relationships between estranged parents and non-compliant children, veer uncomfortably close at times in theory and some of their practices to the dangerous, cultic and discredited "attachment" therapies of decades past, i.e. in many cases, they are child abuse.

  • Index: Parental Alienation Index Page
  • About "PAS" -- Why Is It So Often Used Against Mothers? by John E. B. Myers SCHOLAR
              with Richard Gardner and "Parental Alienation Syndrome" by Trish Wilson
  • Battered Mothers' Testimony Project Report by AZCADV PDF SCHOLAR
  • Breaking the Silence: PBS documentary aftermath, issues by Dominic Lasseur and Joan Meier
              with additional comments by liz
  • But I've Seen It! (No, you haven't) by liz (1996 article criticizing the "syndrome", with updates @2002)
  • Compulsive Tree-Planting Syndrome (liz to Gardner) by liz
              Responds to Gardner's 1998 "Misperceptions" article in response to liz's "But I've Seen It!" (above)
  • Criticism of Divorce Poison by Richard Warshak by Cheryl Metellus
  • Cross-Referral relationships of PAS purveyors, Joe Goldberg etc. by liz
  • Custody Evaluators' Beliefs About DV related to Parental Alienation, U.S. Dept Justice 2011 PDF SCHOLAR
             Caveat: recommendations in the above paper are NOT endorsed by thelizlibrary.org
  • Custody Switch by Jill Kramer Pac.Sun 10/01 PDF
  • Disciplining Divorcing Parents: Social Construction of Parental Alienation by F. Besset PDF SCHOLAR
  • Domestic Violence by Proxy by Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D. (Leadership Council) SCHOLAR
  • Evidentiary Admissibility of Parental Alienation Syndrome by Jennifer Hoult PDF SCHOLAR
  • Example of Custody Evaluation Review by Jerome Poliacoff, Ph.D. PRACT
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Evaluations of DV and Abuse by Smith and Coukos PDF SCHOLAR
  • Friendly Parent Concept: A Flawed Factor by Margaret Dore PDF SCHOLAR
  • Fetid Fathering Syndrome satire by liz in response to Turkat's "Malicious Mother Syndrome"
              with complete text of Malicious Mother Syndrome by Ira Turkat
    CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Lack of Empirical Data, Research or Scientific Basis by Justice for Children DOC CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Letter to Richard Gardner satire by Karen Anderson
  • NCJFCJ Judges' Guide to Custody Evaluations in Cases of Abuse (it's not PAS) PDF SCHOLAR
  • Overblowing the Child Suggestibility Research by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH AND NEWS
  • Parental Alienation Debate Belongs in Courtroom, Not DSM-5 by Houchin, et al. PDF SCHOLAR
              J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 40:1:127-131 (January 2012)
  • PAS and Alienated Children -- getting it wrong in child custody cases by Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome: Getting It Wrong in Child Custody Cases Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • See Prof. Bruch's articles at Index: Carol S. Bruch
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Dangerous Aura of Reliability by Cheri L. Wood TXT SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome by Antonio Escudero RTF SPANISH SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome: Frye v. Gardner in the Family Courts by Jerome Poliacoff, Ph.D. PRACT
  • Parental Alienation Travesty: Martha Jacobson forensic psychologist child custody evaluation
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome: Proponents Bear the Burden of Proof Robert E. Emery, Ph.D. off-site PDF SCHOLAR
  • PAS and Parental Alienation: Research Reviews by Joan S. Meier PDF SCHOLAR
  • Prof. Joan Meier's 2013 PAS Research Review (at VAWnet.org) PDF SCHOLAR (download from thelizlibrary.org)
  • Psychiatric experts assess parental alienation; Not a DSM-V Disorder (9/21/12) by David Crary AP NEWS ARTICLES
  • Response to Kuehnle & Drozd's 2012 Pro-Kelly-Lamb Propaganda by liz (theirs is here). PDF
  • Retaliation Against Professionals Who Report Child Abuse by Katherine Hine SCHOLAR
  • Richard Gardner and "Parental Alienation Syndrome" by Trish Wilson
  • Richard Gardner: A Self-Made Man by Judith M. Simon
  • Richard A. Gardner pedophilia quotes orig. compiled by Stephanie J. Dallam
  • Sound Research or Wishful Thinking in Custody Cases? by Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Psychology in the Family Court; Forensic; Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    See comments under Guardians ad Litem, and then go to section on PSYCHOLOGY. Also see the sections on the specific substantive issues, such as child development or parental alienation.

    Relocation; Post-divorce Move-aways
    Post-divorce relocation issues are interconnected with issues of maternity and pregnancy, primary caregiving, economics, parental alienation, child development (education and attachment issues), father's rights, and other family law issues, as well as to issues involving forensic psychologists, guardians ad litem (GALs) and other mental health professionals in the family court system, so check related sections, including those on psychology for other relevant articles. NOTE: The LIZNOTES index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles.

  • Index: Articles of Carol S. Bruch
  • Hague's Online Child Abduction Materials: A Trap for the Unwary by C. Bruch & M. Durkin PDF SCHOLAR
  • Sound Research or Wishful Thinking in Custody Cases? by Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Braver Post-divorce Relocation Study: The real findings editorial by liz
  • Braver et al. Post-divorce Relocation Study: Commentary by Judith Wallerstein SCHOLAR
              Criticizes "Relocation of Children After Divorce and Children's Best interests"
  • Constitutional Right to Travel by DiAnn Lindquist PRACTITIONER ARGUMENT
  • Does Moving After Divorce Damage Kids? by Norval Glenn and David Blankenhorn SCHOLAR
  • Post-Divorce Relocation: Policy Considerations by Scott Altman SCHOLAR
  • Index: LaMusga case Information Page Items below in reverse chronological order.
  • Mother's Petition for Rehearing 05/14/04 PDF
  • California Supreme Court decision 04/29/04 PDF
  • Mother's Response Brief to Shear and Warshak 10/17/03 PDF PDF
  • Emails by members of Assoc of Certified Family Law Specialists, CA 08/11/03
  • Mother's Motion re Best Interests Order 07/29/03
  • Mother's Objection to Untimely Briefs by Warshak and Shear 07/26/03 DOC
  • Press Release: Kim Robinson (mother's lawyer) 07/08/03
  • Letter from mother to father announcing relocation to AZ 07/08/03
  • Press Release: National Coalition for Family Justice of California, Inc. 07/07/03
  • Amicus Curiae Public Statement: background and case details 07/03
  • Shear Amicus Brief (for the Therapeutic Juri$prudence crowd) PDF cover PDF
  • Richard Warshak Amicus Brief (written by Sanford Braver) PDF
  • Press Release: Judith Wallerstein 06/30/03
  • Law Professor's Amicus Brief 05/21/03 PDF
  • California Women's Law Center Amicus Brief PDF
  • Judith Wallerstein Amicus Brief 05/12/03 PDF
  • Mother's California Supreme Court Brief 01/17/03 PDF
  • Father's California Supreme Court Brief 10/18/02 PDF
  • Decision: LaMusga Court of Appeal 05/10/02 PDF
  • Decision: In re Marriage of Burgess 04/15/96
  • Press Release: National Coalition for Family Justice of California, Inc.
  • Research "Myths and Facts" pages
    Thous Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies These pages, and the pages on custody evaluation and the joint custody, contain literally thousands of research citations. The sociological and psychological research on families and child well-being impacts public policy and the issues of child custody in family law. The research frequently is misrepresented, and mis-cited by mental health professionals, lawyers, forensic psychologists and others, as well as interest groups lobbying for laws. The "facts" on the research myths and facts pages refer to the "fact" of the actual research findings. Often what is cited instead is the "spin" or speculation in researchers' writeups. These pages are presented as a commentary on the flimsy rationales (of record) given for much of current public policy. Also review the other sections pertaining to the issues impacted by the research, such as child custody, parental alienation theory, and other family law issues, as well as the section on therapeutic jurisprudence, which in the family courts is economic opportunism (not science) under the pretext that engineering family affectional relationships is within the ability of mental health "science" to accomplish (this is misrepresentation), and moreover, that it is an appropriate goal of the government and court system using the specious rationale that these interventions are necessary or helpful for children's wellbeing (while ignoring the many iatrogenic effects on both families and the over-burdened courts).Also see subsection on Child Custody in FAMILY LAW

  • Critique of Kelly and Lamb Infant Overnight "research" literature by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
    This paper is used as a teaching illustration of how to do critical reading, and of how the research is distorted and misrepresented in the sociology and psychology literature. It is a line-by-line analysis of propaganda techniques, logic errors, and outright fraud. The Lamb and Kelly article is presented in its entirety, interlineated with discussion and commentary, as well as annotations. The widely-cited paper, Using Child Development Research to Make Appropriate Custody and Access Decisions for Young Children (2000), is an example of pseudo-science posing as objective scholarship by "researchers" or "scientists".But it's a political position paper advocating (without sound basis for doing so), for joint custody for babies and very young children.
  • Social science research does not give a picture in any way adequate for a so-called expert to opine in court on 
the best interests of a child
  • Index: LIZNOTES Table of Contents
  • Braver Post-divorce Relocation Study: The real findings by liz
  • Myths and Facts about Child Custody Evaluators' Expertise by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Fatherhood and Families by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Motherhood and Marriage by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts about Stepmothers and Mother Absence by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Myths and Facts in Wade Horn's Fatherhood Promotion by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Response to Wade Horn's "The Importance of Being Father" by liz
  • Myths and Facts about PARENTING AND CHILDREN'S EDUCATION by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Statistical myths about child abuse in mother-absent versus father-absent households by liz
  • What the Experts Say: Post-Divorce Parenting and Child Wellbeing by Diane N. Lye DOC SCHOLAR
  • Why People Divorce by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH

  • FATHERLESS CHILDREN STORIES

    Honor the Fallen; our American military These are transcripts from "A Fatherless Minute" series sponsored by The Liz Library for The Justice Hour radio show on WPBR 1340 AM. The term "fatherless" ("fatherlessness") is used in this series as it is in current research and policy rhetoric by the U.S. federal government, DHHS and the National Fatherhood Initiative, most U.S. states in connection with child custody law and policy, and various family values and fatherhood interest policy and lobbying groups. (For the research, see the subsections Research Myths and Facts and Child Custody, as well as the section on FAMILY LAW generally.) Additional stories are being added by Winsome Solo.

  • "Fatherless America" list of famous fatherless children (27% of American presidents)
  • Fatherless Children Stories; radio show transcripts in reading order by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • More Fatherless Children Stories by Winsome Solo
  • Myths and Facts about Fatherhood  |  more research  |  custody reseach CITATIONS TO RESEARCH

  • PSYCHOLOGY; CUSTODY EVALUATIONS; THERAPY

    Anatomy Forensic Psychology; Guardians ad Litem; Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    The sociological and psychological research on families and child well-being impacts public policy and the issues of child custody in family law. The research frequently is misrepresented, and mis-cited by mental health professionals, lawyers, forensic psychologists and others, as well as interest groups lobbying for laws. Also review the sections pertaining to the issues impacted by the "therapeutic jurisprudence", such as child custody, parental alienation theory, research pertaining to child development, the subsection for research Myths and Facts in FAMILY LAW, and other family law issues. Also see the subsection on Child Custody in FAMILY LAW. The Therapeutic Jurisprudence index page contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles

  • Index: Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    This section of the website contains current public material from on-going research being conducted around the United States and in Canada by various scholars and organizations who are sharing findings, as well as links to articles and off-site locations on the issue of the harmful use of psychology and psychological theories in the family court systems. Therapeutic jurisprudence in the family courts, i.e. a "mental health approach to the law" substitutes the opinions of mental health practitioners for traditional evidence and decision-making procedures. Because these persons actually do not have any kind of "expertise" to opine this way, what originally was thought to be a helpful idea (in this medicalized and psychologized world) has become merely economic opportunism, harming not only the litigants and children in the system as well as the court system itself, but also perverting substantive and procedural law. It is not science, but compensated yenta-ism that has permeated the courts under the pretexts that engineering family affectional relationships is within the ability of mental health "science" practitioners to accomplish, and that this is an appropriate goal of the government, court system, and state police power because children "need" something it has to offer. See additional comments on this index page here. If you are interested in activism, helping with research in your state, or contributing articles or materials on "therapeutic jurisprudence" contact cce-research@argate.net


  • Are Psychologists Hiding Evidence? A Need for Reform by Lees-Haley and Courtney SCHOLAR
  • Are Psychologists Hiding a Lack of Expertise? by liz
  • Child Custody Evaluations and Measuring Attachment (limited science) by Jean Mercer 2009 PDF SCHOLAR
  • Child sex abuse, the limits of Loftus, and overblowing the memory research LIZNOTES, CITES
  • Children's Associational Rights: Why less is more by Emily Buss PDF SCHOLAR
  • Collaborative Law: What's Wrong with Multidisciplinary Practice? by liz
  • Court-appointed Parenting Evaluators: The Case for Abolition by Margaret Dore PDF SCHOLAR
  • Custody Evaluations: Ten Signs of Questionable Practices by Joel V. Klass, M.D. SCHOLAR
  • Custody evaluators' arguments about test records -- and why they're wrong by liz
  • Custody Evaluators' Beliefs About Domestic Abuse Allegations, U.S. Dept Justice October 31, 2011 PDF SCHOLAR
               Caveat: recommendations in the above paper are NOT endorsed by thelizlibrary.org
  • Disciplining Divorcing Parents: Social Construction of Parental Alienation by F. Besset PDF SCHOLAR
  • Family Court is Not a Family-Friendly Place by Lisa Marie Macci, Esq.
  • Forensic Psychologists Opining Stupidly on the Zimmerman case a little anecdotal-type case study
  • Guardians ad Litem in Custody Litigation: The Case for Abolition by Richard Ducote PDF SCHOLAR
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome -- getting it wrong in child custody cases by Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Martha C. Jacobson Custody Evaluation I (Case Study)
  • Martha Jacobson Custody Evaluation II (Case Study)
  • Parenting Coordination Issues by liz
  • Psychiatric experts assess parental alienation by David Crary
  • Psychology in Court: A Trial Within a Trial by liz
  • Psychology in Court: The Detectives by liz
  • Psychology in Court:The Diagnosticians by liz
  • Wile E. Coyote
  • Psychology in Court: Discovery of Test Data by liz
  • Psychology in Court: How to Respond to the MMPI-2 by liz
  • Psychological Testing in Family Court - Rorschach Ink Blots: Walk Out by liz
  • Reevaluating the Evaluators (overview of the problem) by liz CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
       Custody Evaluator Quotes by liz (companion to above article)
  • Response to Kuehnle & Drozd Spring 2012 AFCC-FL presentation by liz (theirs here). PDF
  • Signs of a Bad Custody Evaluation by Joel V. Klass, M.D. SCHOLAR
  • Socialization, Personality Development, and the Child's Environments by Judith Rich Harris SCHOLAR
  • Sound Research or Wishful Thinking in Custody Cases? by Carol S. Bruch PDF SCHOLAR
  • Children Need. . . THIS? A custody evaluation by Martha C. Jacobson, sadistic and stupid PAS 'therapy' by Laura C. Hohnecker
  • Stupidity Inherent in Promoting Supervised Visitation Centers by liz
  • Troubling Admission of Supervised Visitation Records in Court by Stern/Oehme PDF SCHOLAR
  • What Does the Guardian ad Litem do in Family Court? by liz
  • Warren Farrell Does a Custody Evaluation by liz
  • What's Wrong with Parenting Coordination by liz
  • Why "Therapeutic Jurisprudence" Must Be Eliminated From Our Family Courts by liz
  • Why "Therapeutic Jurisprudence" Must Be Eliminated From Our Courts by liz (pub. version)
  • Critical Assessment of Child Custody Evaluations by Emery, Otto, Donohue off-site PDF SCHOLAR

  •                CCHR Watchdog 
against psychiatric abuses


    READING AND RESEARCH ROOMS

    Reading Rooms

  • Index: Reading Room
    This is a collection of on-site and great offsite links reading for pleasure and education, including complete on-line works of fiction and nonfiction. Send recommendations for additional listings to sarah@argate.net. Also see: the inspirational:
  • Fatherless Children Stories
  • Spotlight on Women of Achievement
  • Addicted to Hate: Story of the Phelps family and the Westboro Baptist Church BOOK
  • Research Room - Reference materials

    Index: Research Rooms
    Links page. General reference materials such as calculators, calendars, measures, dictionaries, translators, directories, and similar material; quick links to legal research websites. To be on this page, it has to be outstanding. Send suggestions to sarah@argate.net.


    WOMEN'S HISTORY; WOMEN'S RIGHTS

    "...He has so framed the laws of divorce, as to what shall be the proper causes, and in case of separation, to whom the guardianship of the children shall be given, as to be wholly regardless of the happiness of women -- the law, in all cases, going upon a false supposition of the supremacy of man and giving all power into his hands." -- Declaration of Sentiments, 1848

    Brett's Carrel: Women and Religion
    Military Women
    Woman Suffrage in the United States
    WOMEN'S HISTORY LIBRARY - annotated source documents
    Women's History - Featured Articles
    Women of Achievement History Lessons
              Calendar
              Exhibit Hall
              Women's History Month
    Catt's Claws Political Newsletter
    archives 1995-2001
    GenderGappers Political Newsletter archives 1997-2008        [current blog]

    What's the harm in trying a therapy Brett's Carrel: Women and Religion
    This section includes bits and snippets of information relevant to religion and women, both on-site, and recommended off-site links. Atheism is the primary focus, because, among other things, it represents the ultimate rejection of the demands of religious teachings and moral traditions, most of which are based on a quasi-governmental purpose that includes control of the population. Such control manifests not only in moral teachings and exortations (supplementing the sovereign laws), but also in the religion's rituals, concepts about family, and restrictions on the education and sexual behavior of women (mostly), as well as dictates of appropriate child-rearing practices. At times religion has become extreme in the measures used in defense of its own perpetuation, e.g. the Witch Craze of the Middle Ages, or the religious Jihad or punitive Sharia laws of today. At other times religion functions, either as the government or with the landed government, in more subtle but just as powerful, ways. Those who wish to control the population (the sovereign, the religious leaders, or those otherwise in positions or power and privilege) seek to control women in ways differently from men because women control reproduction, the greatest societal resource, and -- in the absence of such control over women -- women would control their offspring. (These lessons are throughout the Old Testament, e.g. King Solomon.) In a patriarchal culture, not controlling mothers -- in large part accomplished by and through religion and its moral teachings (e.g. submission to marriage in husband-headed families) -- could conceivably result in the overthrow the power structure within a generation or two. By contrast, war, patriotic rhetoric and military service historically control the sovereign's male population. Loyalty in that service to the sovereign -- typically barred to women -- is rewarded for those who survive with property, ownership power over family members and servants, and often some measure of citizenship participation. This in turn is how the sovereign subdues, orders and controls its armies and labor force, the potentially dangerous and rebellious male population. (In more recent times, psychology, drugs, pornography -- woman ownership -- and consumerism substitute in part for traditional patriarchal religion in keeping the labor force subdued and beholden to the company store.) Also see The Women's Bible in The Women's History Library

  • Index: Brett's Carrel
  • Witch Craze Timeline by Margaret Russell
  • Book Review: Witch Craze by Anne Lewellyn Barstow by Brett
  • Musings on Free Speech, Power and Choices by Brett
  • More on the Witch Craze by Brett
  • Economic theory -- Response to Brett by Peter in South Africa
  • Newsclipping 02/02/98: Suspected Witches Hacked to Death
  • Brett Replies to Peter: Veering Off Topic by Brett
  • Newsclipping 05/02/99: Witch Hunts in Africa
  • Newsclipping 03/27/00: Gender and Witchcraft Killings in Tanzania
  • Newsclipping 07/03/00: More Witchcraft Murders in Tanzania
  • Addicted to Hate: Story of the Phelps family and the Westboro Baptist Church BOOK
  • Newsclipping 06/19/05: Romanian Orthodox priest crucifies nun
  • Newsclipping 08/08/05: From Superstition to Savagery in India
  • Evolution and Religion: Darwin's God by Robin Marantz Henig, NYTimes 03/04/07
  • Witchhunting in Ireland 10/23/07 by Lilith Universe
  • Newsclipping 02/13/08: Saudis to Execute a Woman for Witchcraft
  • Newsclipping 04/24/08: Congo police arrest penis snatchers (witches)
  • Military Women History (through Viet Nam War)

  • Index: Military Women
  • Bibliography of Resources on Women in the Military CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • Biography of Anna Ella Carroll by Kay Larson SCHOLAR
  • Military Women Casualties
  • American Women in War
  • Women Spies
  • Surgeon, Spy, Suffragist: Mary Edwards Walker
  • Women Prisoners of War
  • Military Women in Film
  • Military Women in Television
  • Military Women Astronauts
  • Firsts for Military Women
  • Women Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
  • Military Women Trivia
  • WWI Women's Recruiting Posters
  • Chart of military ranks in the four major U.S. services (2008)
  • Spotlight on Women (featured women's history articles)

  • Index: Spotlight Articles. Contains rotating featured articles, history, and inspirational stories.
  • Louise Thaden Flew as No Woman Had Flown Before by Irene Stuber
  • Pedestriennes: Controversial Women in Sporting Entertainment by Dahn Shaulis SCHOLAR
  • Rebels aren't always skinny little men wearing bandanas by Irene Stuber
  • Woman Suffrage in the United States; Woman Suffrage Timeline
    The timeline in this section includes the little known -- and usually omitted -- dates when women first LOST their voting rights in the United States following the Declaration of Independence. Previously, voting rights were based on land ownership, not sex, and while most women suffered a chattel-like status as minors or wives under control of fathers, guardians, and husbands (thus not owning land or exercising full citizenship rights) some unmarried women heirs and widows without sons were able to vote and contract because they did not have these "protectors". See the precedent: Elizabeth I's "I Have the Heart of a King" speech. Also see other Women's History Library documents.

  • Index: Woman Suffrage in the United States
  • Abigail Adams's Letters to John Adams
  • Abolitionist Movement and Woman Suffrage
            with Ain't I a Woman speech by Sojourner Truth
  • The 1848 Declaration of Sentiments
  • Woman Suffrage Timeline by Lexington Area NOW
  • Woman Suffrage Timeline Book List by Margaret Russell CITATIONS TO RESEARCH
  • The 1981 U.S. Commission Report on Women's Rights (E.R.A.)
  • Women's History Library of Source Documents
    In this section, the documents are arranged in both chronological order, so that they can be read straight through in the manner of a history lesson, as well as by author for ease of reference. Also see the subsection on Woman Suffrage.

  • Index: Primary Source Documents, annotated (by author)
  • Undelete Errata Page
  • Index: Primary Source Documents, annotated (by date)
  • 1588 - Elizabeth I's speech "I have the Heart of a King."
  • 1792 - A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • 1848 - Declaration of Sentiments: Report of Woman's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
  • 1848 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton's keynote speech
  • 1873 - Susan B. Anthony: On Woman's Right to Suffrage
  • 1892 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Solitude of Self
  • 1895 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Women's Bible
  • 1896 - Susan B. Anthony on The Woman's Bible
  • 1904 - Declaration of Principles
  • 1905 - Florence Kelley on Child Labor
  • 1906 - "The Colored Man's Paradise" by Mary Church Terrell
  • 1908 - Emma Goldman on Patriotism
  • 1912 - Mother Jones's speech to West Virginia Coal Miners
  • 1913 - Emmeline Pankhurst on suffrage
  • 1915 - What is a Republic by the Rev. Anna Howard Shaw
  • 1918 - League of Women Voters Formed
  • 1918 - Married Love by Marie Stopes
  • 1922 - Woman's Rights Party's Platform
  • 1922 - Re: Mrs. Frank Leslie's Will
  • 1940 - Eleanor Roosevelt's Civil Liberties Speech to A.C.L.U.
  • 1969 - Shirley Chisholm on the Equal Rights Amendment
  • 1992 - A Woman's View: Dying of AIDS by Elizabeth Glaser
  • 1993 - "What other judgment can I judge by but my own?" by Margaret Merrill Toscano
  • 1995 - Donna Shalala's speech in Beijing, China
  • 1995 - Hillary Clinton's speech in Beijing, China at the World Health Org.
  • 1995 - Hillary Clinton's speech at the Fourth U.N. conference
  • 1995 - Rebels aren't always skinny little men wearing bandanas by Irene Stuber
  • 1998 - Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech at Seneca Falls
  • 2001- Angela King's speech to the U.N. on women's issues
  • Women of Achievement (archive collection, Irene Stuber)

  • Index: Women of Achievement 366 Days Calendar
    More materials similar to those for Women's History Month (below), but for every day. These materials formerly were housed at Irene Stuber's undelete.org. The "calendar" is based on the 900+ episodes of Women of Achievement and Herstory that Irene Stuber emailed to her subscribers 1992-2002. There are tens of thousands of items of biographical information, trivia, interesting stories, and commentary. Biographies and "herstory" data presented through 365 daily calendar episodes plus leap year, and several supplementary items. Use the site search engine (top of page) to locate information.


  • Index: Women of Achievement Exhibit Hall
  • Suffrage march photographs
  • Suffrage cartoon by Courier & Ives
  • Suffrage editorial
  • Photos of suffrage statue in the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of actual document of 19th Amendment
  • Postcards pro-and-con suffrage
  • Annie Oakley volunteer poster
  • Jean Broadhurst newsclip and photo
  • Maria Mitchell photo and data

  • Index: Women's History Month (March)
    Thirty-one Women of Achievement history lessons in chronological order for March (Women's History Month), including stories, commentary and trivia. Some highlights: Abigail Adams, history of Women's History Month, astronaut Jerrie Cobb, Janet Guthrie, Nicole-Barbe Clicquot, Queen Boadicea of Iceni, U.S. Supreme Court case Reed v. Reed, women marathon runners, Maya Ling Lin and the Viet Nam memorial, the real story of axe murderess Lizzie Bordon, UN Status of Women subcommission, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, fire at Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, geneticist Barbara McClintock, Mary Wollstonecraft, Sappho, Hypatia, and the Witch of Agnesi, Marie Iowa, astronaut Eileen Collins, Mormonism and women, Amazons, and more.
  • Catt's Claws Newsletter (archival collection)

  • Index: Catt's Claws 1995-2001
    Archives of Irene Stuber's wildly popular email newsletter. "Women were not hearing about what was happening to their sisters. They were not hearing of their agonies, their victories, their determination - and what was affecting their health, woman-to-woman. And so in January, 1995, Catt's Claws was born -- a feminist newsletter written by Irene Stuber which attempts in some small way to spread the news of what is happening to women in the U.S. and the world."
  • GenderGappers Newsletter (archival collection)

  • Index: GenderGappers 1997-2008        current blog
    Archives of Ruth Sprague's GenderGappers newsletter, now available via blog. "Many women, faced with the results of their decision not to vote in 1994, i.e. a mean-spirited, anti-woman congressional majority, made history and demonstrated their empowerment in 1996 by creating the largest gender-gap ever. To some of us, this was a revelation of the power we have but seldom use. To our detractors, it was just another reason why women should never have been allowed to vote..."

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