LGBT and philosophy: call for proposals


APA Pacific Division
Session sponsored by the Committee on the Status of LGBT People in the

The LGBT Committee is accepting submissions for an open session at the
Pacific Division meeting which will be held from April 20-23, 2011 at
the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, California.

Topics can be on any issue in lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
philosophy. We will also accept joint proposals for a full session.

Submissions should include your name, institution, and an abstract.
Proposals for the full session should include a description of the
session, a list of participants and their institutions, and abstracts
for any formal papers to be presented.

Submissions for the Pacific Division meeting are due on October 1.
Please send them to

Good News, Bad News for Canadian Women

The good news: Women do better than men academically at all levels from high school through university.

The bad news: Women in Canada earn less than two-thirds of what men do, a ratio that has scarcely budged in more than a decade and is well below that of other developed countries.

According to a story in the Globe and Mail: “The findings, contained in Education Indicators in Canada, a wide-ranging collection of data released by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, are partly the result of women often choosing less lucrative occupations than men – social work, say, as opposed to engineering – as well as entrenched biases in the workplace. Less clear is why, when compared to the 30 other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada lags in pay equity. Experts, however, point to Canada’s less generous parental benefits and the fact that a higher percentage of Canadian women hold part-time jobs.”

The full story is here.