Sunday, May 8, 2011

Philosophy and Aggression Against Women

 A post about the subtle sexism in philosophy departments, a somewhat interesting post for anyone following this discussion..
I will address the rather limited subject of women and aggression in philosophy.
If my memory serves, my first exposure to this matter was in my undergraduate days in a class on feminism. As a graduate student and in my professional career, this matter was (and is) brought to my attention fairly often, generally by female colleagues in the field.  This sort of aggression was, of course, cast as an evil of 
philosophy and a causal factor in pushing women away from philosophy. The general idea is as follows.

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