Don’t miss this cfp

Exploring Collaborative Contestations and Diversifying Philosophy, May 28-30, 2015
Hypatia and the APA Committee on the Status of Women have joined forces to offer an exciting conference event. Two conferences will be held in conjunction with one another, together with an array of workshops on everything from publishing in philosophy to bystander training.

We are still accepting submissions:

Deadline is January 1.

Submission is a 250-500 word abstract

Presidential rejection of toy gendering

Merry Christmas!

In a video making the rounds this week, the president joins First Lady Michelle Obama to present gifts to the Marine’s Toys for Tots program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. When it’s time to sort the toys into “boy” boxes and “girl” boxes, President Obama goes against the grain.

“You know what? I just want to make sure some girls play some ball,” he says as he places a basketball in the girls bin.

A few moments later, “T-ball? Girls like T-ball.” And into the girls bin goes the Little Tikes set.

At one point Obama appears to catch flak from the crowd of onlookers for placing a toy tool kit in the girls bin.

“Girls don’t like toys?” he replies.

The Scope of Eugenics: Call for Submissions

Eugenics Archives is pleased to announce a four-day workshop at the Banff Centre, May 22nd-25th, 2015, in Banff, Alberta. To acknowledge the significant contributions made by students to the Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada project over the past four years, we invite submissions from early career scholars—students and those within three years of completing their doctorates—from any discipline on topics related to eugenics and its contemporary significance.  Submissions should consist of a single document that includes a (i) summary abstract (150 words), (ii) longer description (750 words) outlining the presentation and explaining the relevance of the topic to eugenics, (iii) short biographical statement (100 words), and (iv) CV. Deadline for submissions: February 15th, 2015 Acceptances: March 15th, 2015.  Questions and submissions to the project director, Professor Rob Wilson:; also see the full call at Facebook or blog links at