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Is the Climate any Warmer for Women in Philosophy?
APA Newsletter for Feminism and Philosophy
  • Peggy DesAutels, University of Dayton
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Is the climate any warmer for women in philosophy? Unfortunately, there is no way to answer this question with much confidence. There are no systematic measures of even the numbers of women in philosophy let alone systematic measures of the overall climate. When we add in that the climate for women varies significantly from department to department and subfield to subfield, assessing the climate for women in philosophy becomes even more difficult. I take climate to include overt instances of sex discrimination and sexual harassment as well as cumulative instances of subtle bias against women. Both overt and subtle contributors to climate are difficult to ferret out and summarize even for a single department let alone for such a wide-ranging group of people as philosophers and the diverse departments these philosophers inhabit.
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Peggy DesAutels. "Is the Climate any Warmer for Women in Philosophy?" APA Newsletter for Feminism and Philosophy Vol. 11 Iss. 1 (2011)
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