What is like to be a blog about women in philosophy?

Posted: October 6, 2010 by Jender in trivialising women

Here’s what it’s like to be a woman in philosophy: The launch of this blog was announced on The Philosophy Smoker, and within minutes, an anonymous comment was posted, saying, “What is it like to be a beneficiary of affirmative action?”

Yep, that’s right, it takes just minutes to be completely discounted, no matter what the content of our experiences!

Hope that wasn’t too identifying, but I’m sure the Smoker hosts won’t mind. It’s too perfect a story not to submit here, because this is exactly what it’s like. Instant and swift dismissal (sucks), but only from one! The happier news is that the next few comments were gaping surprise at the instant dismissal, so hope continues!

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