Feminist Philosophers

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AP Sex Ed January 14, 2013

Filed under: education,sex — Stacey Goguen @ 11:58 pm

Came across this guide on tumblr.  Liked the title and the straight talk (example below.)

“Vaginal Opening: This is for sex and toys and babies.  Not pee.”


Observer withdraws vicious transphobic crap

Filed under: trans issues — Jender @ 9:14 pm

Well, this bit of vicious transphobic crap anyway. And they’ve apologised too. Let’s hope this represents a turning point for them. As many have pointed out, they have a long history of publishing garbage like this. (Thanks, Mr Jender!)


On the Expected Gender Balance of (Computer) Conferences

Filed under: Uncategorized — redeyedtreefrog @ 8:22 pm


“Dave Wilkinson performed some back-of-an-envelope statistical calculations to determine the probabilities of various gender balances if a conference line-up of 15 speakers were selected in a gender-blind process, leading to this dramatic conclusion:

So, the probability of having 15 men and 0 women is 3.5% given 20% of the tech world are women. A rather unlikely outcome. What is more interesting is that the probability of having more than 3 women is 35.4%. Therefore, a conference with a selection process that is blind to gender is 10 times more likely to over-represent women than to not represent women at all.

Keep that in mind next time someone claims an all-male speaker selection is an expected occurrence in an industry free from discrimination.”

Oh, and go have a look at the blog for the VOCO ads under discussion: Play with my V Spot and Oral is Better.  Just what you’d expect really given those lines.

Thanks DF.


The Chronicle on Women in Philosophy

Filed under: women in philosophy — Jender @ 12:15 pm

I’m glad to see the Chronicle paying attention, but this article really annoyed me. I fear that one could come away with the impression that there aren’t any women in philosophy who want to do e.g. traditional metaphysics.



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