Le Monde published an article – in its blogs section – on women in American academic philosophy last week.
The gist of it is that the profession is changing, which is true. But the author, Marc Olivier Bherer is perhaps a little over enthusiastic, and at times rather imprecise about the extant of the changes that have already taken place. He writes that it is now an advantage to be a woman at the APA. ‘Blind review’ is described as an innovation – the author means, I think, triple blind.
There is no mention of the state of academic philosophy in either France, francophone Europe, or the rest of the world – in particular no awareness that women in American academic philosophy are probably much better off than they are in many places, including France.
The comments are about as dire as one would expect, perhaps a little worse at times.