One thought on “Should the date of the Eastern APA be changed?

  1. Here’s what I wrote:

    The scheduling of the Eastern is a hold-over from a time when most philosophers were men and could easily leave their wives and kids for a few days over the holidays. For many women, it is more difficult to get away from home during the holidays than at other times, owing to increased domestic responsibilities. (Of course, these responsibilities should in principle be shared, but in practice women — even women philosophers — tend to bear more of the domestic burden than men do.) The present dates of the Eastern risk excluding women from full participation, and in particular from participation as job candidates or hiring committee members. If we are serious about making Philosophy inclusive of women, women need to have no impediment to full participation in the Eastern!

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