Try not arresting them when they’re waiting for their school bus. [So very many expletives deleted.]
In a 29 November letter to the editor in The Guardian, Joanna Hodge avers (contra Jonathan Wolff) that Philosophy Departments continued to produce excellent women philosophers after the wartime period Wolff discusses in his 26 November report, and suggests that other women philosophers are just better at noticing them than men are. Here’s a taste:
The question is: do the men read the articles, blogs and books of these women? Do they listen to the contributions made by them at seminars, and conferences? A woman professor of philosophy would have been able to think of six or seven ranking professors of philosophy whose work they admire, who also happen to be women: Helen Beebee, Nancy Cartwright, Tina Chanter, Jen Hornsby, Catherine Malabou, Onora O’Neill, Jenny Saul.
Here‘s a fascinating article about how babies were made to sit through the long exposure necessary to have their portrait taken in the nineteenth century – mothers dressed up as chairs, holding them.
Here is a slideshow of the photos.
One question is whether it was always mothers – as opposed to fathers, or servants – who held the babies, or whether that’s something the journalist, Bella Bathurst, assumes.
Another point of interest, noted in the article, is that many of the photographers were women.
An interesting topic for an aesthetics class, I think.