Real-life Would-You-Rathers

From the ever-awesome McSweeney’s. A sample:

Would you rather realize you’ve spent way too much time writing a list of Catch-22s women face in 21st-century America, but you could still keep going because sexism is all around you all the time always any time you step outside, or realize you honestly don’t even know where your own internalized sexism ends because this patriarchal society is the only one you’ve ever known and what if someday everyone of every gender and color was equal but also is that even possible given the entrenched forces of capitalism and the inherent selfishness of human nature and let’s be real right now it’s hard to imagine what that utopian egalitarian feminist society would even look like and you’re just so so tired, you frumpy, melodramatic, PMS-ing, bossy, ball-busting bitch?

For the whole thing, go here.

The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers

Janice Albers writes:

The Center for the Study of Women Philosophers and Scientists at Paderborn University in Germany, funded by the Ministry for Innovation, Science & Research, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is happy to announce the Launch of the The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers! On http://www.hwps.de/ecc you may find open access information about women philosophers who have been omitted from the philosophical canon – up until now. Recognized scholars are sharing their profound expertise in concise articles. Our continuously growing database is searchable by different concepts, philosophers, and keywords.

Help us expand the range of The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers and the knowledge about forgotten female philosophers by sharing the ECC’s link in social media.

Announcing: SWIP Italia!

Vera Tripodi writes:

After months of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the foundation of the Italian Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP Italia).
The Steering Committee is composed as follows: Marina Sbisà (President), Vera Tripodi (Vice President), Laura Caponetto (Secretary), Federica Berdini (Treasurer). The Committee also includes: Carla Bagnoli, Claudia Bianchi, Maddalena Bonelli, Francesca Forlè, Elena Pulcini, Roberta Sala, and Ingrid Salvatore.

Thanks to all those who supported and encouraged us throughout the process (in particular Marina Sbisà, Carla Bagnoli, Claudia Bianchi, Clotilde Calabi, and Manuela Manera).

Looking forward to working together!
Federica Berdini (Università di Bologna)
Laura Caponetto (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano)
Vera Tripodi (Università di Torino)