Women in philosophy: flatlining

Eric Schwitzgebel brings us this graph showing what’s happening to the percentage of women getting PhDs in various fields.

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He writes:

The overall trend is clear: Although philosophy’s percentages are currently similar to the percentages in engineering and physical sciences, the trend in philosophy has flattened out in the 21st century, while engineering and the physical sciences continue to make progress toward gender parity. All the broad areas show roughly linear upward trends, except for the humanities which appears to have flattened at approximately parity.

I urge you to go read more!

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