“Women’s Law Journal changes name,” by
Naomi Schoenbaum and Katie Wiik, The Record, http://www.hlrecord.org/news/2005/02/17/News/Letter.To.The.Editor.Womens.Law.Journal.Changes.Name-869065.shtml, 17 February 2005 (from The Volokh Conspiracy).
This is a landmark year for our Journal. After publishing for twenty-seven years as the Harvard Women’s Law Journal, we have now become the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender. Our new name does not signal a change in our Journal’s content. Rather, it reflects our long-standing commitment to publishing diverse feminist scholarship that approaches gender as an axis of power within law and throughout society.
Choosing the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender as our new name indicates our unwillingness to rely upon essentialist arguments based on biological sex or to demarcate any set of issues within the legal terrain as exclusive to women. At the same time, problems that disproportionately affect women are gendered issues, and as such, they will continue to be the central focus of our Journal. Our new name also more broadly encompasses our concerns with other mechanisms of power — such as race, class, and sexuality — that intersect with gender in rich and complicated ways.
Ah… academia… where I shall soon be returning…