Alphafeminist remarks in a comment:
I have been working on educating my department on the implicit bias work. As one might imagine, they immediately scrutinized the methodologies of the studies and proved to their satisfaction that the results did not apply to us in philosophy. One thing that we need is accurate demographic data regarding our graduate students and faculty.
That’s exactly what I’d expect, though certainly not hope for. I take the last sentence about demographic data to suggest seeing the actual figures might show philosophers something is wrong. But, equally, it might lead them to conclude that women just cannot do philosophy. I’ve had a conversation to that effect with too many people already.
So what else can one do? Any ideas? Experiences? Getting some senior people to buy in can help. A lot of my optimism about the Society for Philosophy and Psychology’s effort is that the leadership sees there’s a significant problem. I think one thing some NSF advance sites did was to have people evaluate themselves before and after watching some material on how sexism operates. E.g., it isn’t that hard to recognize some of the sexist tropes in one’s thought.
Any other ideas? Suggestions?