A group of Rutgers women graduate students have written an open letter regarding the Pluralists’ Guide’s recommendations regarding climate for women in philosophy. You can read it over at Leiter. Here’s how it starts:
We, female graduate students at Rutgers, were surprised and disappointed to see Rutgers singled out in your assessment of department climates for women as one of only four philosophy departments initially classified as “Need Improvement”, and one of only three remaining on the list. While every department has room for improvement–for example we would love to see a higher percentage of female faculty–we think that this special treatment is unwarranted.