SWIP UK Mentoring Workshop: Register now!

Women in Philosophy: A Mentoring and Networking Workshop
22nd–23rd June 2015
Humanities Research Centre
University of York

Registration is now open for the SWIP-associated mentoring and networking workshop for graduate and early career women in philosophy. We invite women to register for the workshop by Monday 1st June (all those who self-identify as women are women). We aim to be as inclusive as possible: women in need of any disability accommodation should not hesitate to get in touch. The workshop venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Registration Fee (including coffees, lunches, and wine reception):

Full registration: £25

Workshop dinner: £25 extra (places very limited)

To register visit: http://store.york.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=394

More information can be found at: http://yorkswip2015.weebly.com

The facebook event can be joined at: http://www.facebook.com/events/599860713450643/

Aims of the Workshop

This workshop will be the first of its kind in the UK, roughly following the example set by Princeton University’s Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Women in Philosophy held in August 2014.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together graduate and early career women in philosophy from a selection of philosophical areas in order to offer support and encouragement to develop a thriving community of women in philosophy.

The workshop will provide graduate and early career women with feedback on their work and advice on a career in philosophy. Alongside the philosophical talks, there will be presentations discussing a wide range of issues facing women in philosophy. We hope that a consequence of the workshop will be an enhanced support network, which will encourage more women into the discipline.

Elizabeth Burns, Heather Logue, Penelope Mackie, L. A. Paul, Hanna Pickard, Jennifer Saul, and Kathleen Stock.

Career speakers
Jules Holroyd, Elizabeth McKinnell, Louise Richardson, Jennifer Saul, Ema Sullivan-Bissett, and Helen Yetter-Chappell.

Judge who said 14 year old victim was partly responsible for her own rape to be given an award

Next month, less than a year after he was censured by the Montana Supreme Court for comments he made while sentencing a man who raped a 14-year-old girl, retired District Judge G. Todd Baugh will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Yellowstone Area Bar Association.

Marian Bradley, president of the Montana chapter of the National Organization for Women, said there is “something absolutely wrong” with members of the local bar giving Baugh the award, according to a report in Last Best News.

“Do they not have respect for the women and children of this community?” she said. “This is outrageous.” . . .

Baugh was censured by the state high court in July 2014 for his comments during the 2013 sentencing of Stacey Dean Rambold, who was a 47-year-old business teacher at Billings Senior High School when he raped Cherice Moralez, a student of his, in 2007.

Just before her 17th birthday in 2010, while charges against Rambold were still pending, Moralez committed suicide.

Rambold later pleaded guilty in the case.

Baugh was vilified across the country after he sentenced Rambold to 15 years in prison with all but 31 days suspended.

During the sentencing, he said the 14-year-old victim was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as her abuser.

After his remarks went viral and sparked public protests in Billings and other cities, Baugh apologized for his comments and acknowledged that his lenient sentence in the case violated state law.

He tried to modify the sentence retroactively, but the Montana Supreme Court ruled that he could not revise a sentence he’d already handed down.

After the Supreme Court overturned Baugh’s sentence, another district judge sentenced Rambold to 15 years in prison with five years suspended.

Read more here. 

An argument for fully anonymous peer review by demonstration

Fiona Ingleby and Megan Head (post-docs in evolutionary genetics and evolutionary biology) co-wrote an article on gender differences in the transition from PhD studies to post-doc. One reviewer suggested (among other things) that a male co-author’s name on the manuscript would be an improvement.