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The future of Philosophy – Men, still? November 17, 2011

Filed under: academia,gendered conference campaign,women in philosophy — wahine1 @ 3:57 pm

“Today is World Philosophy Day, people. This is the day when we come together all over the globe (possibly) to honour our august and noble discipline, and are encouraged to entertain new and unfamiliar ideas.” [Hurray!]

“To celebrate, the Philosopher’s Eye is pleased to announce that we will be bringing you five cutting-edge opinion pieces written by highly distinguished philosophers.”

All these “highly distinguished philosophers” turn out to be male. Ugh, somehow that does not sound like a ‘new’ and ‘unfamiliar’ idea to me…..

 

 

7 Responses to “The future of Philosophy – Men, still?”

  1. hippocampa Says:

    Oh, dear Margaret, if I may….

    “It is unfortunate that all contributors who accepted the invitation to participate are men.”

    See the rest of it here.

  2. Margaret Says:

    unfortunate, indeed

  3. annejjacobson Says:

    Really, men whose attitude toward the results of their efforts is so passive should pass the job over to others.

  4. hippocampa Says:

    I posted a comment on that website too, but it’s been awaiting moderation for hours now.

  5. Hello Hippocampa – I approved your comment just as soon as I was back in the office. I am but a humble office worker, and it arrived outside of my normal working hours.

    I also posted a short reply on the Philosopher’s Eye: http://philosophy-compass.com/2011/11/17/happy-world-philosophy-day-2011/#comment-1525

    Best,

    Liam

  6. Wahine1 Says:

    Dear Liam,

    thank you for responding. Please realise that we don’t think you or your journal are intentionally evil or deliberately discriminating against female philosophers; we all find ourselves that we can end up with line-ups for journals, seminars, etc that are less than ideal in all sorts of ways. But we are nevertheless concerned about the pattern of these in the professions, the results of those patterns, and the reasons they exist (and continue to exist). For more, please look here:

    http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/gendered-conference-campaign/

    For constructive suggestions:

    http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/how-to-avoid-a-gendered-conference/

    [ this applies to conferences, but helpful still I hope ]

    [cross posted from the philosophers's eye website]

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