How not to respond to substantive questions

Posted: October 8, 2010 by Jender in objectifying women, trivialising women

Pre-1975:

At the end of a graduate seminar on a hot new (but very long and not clearly written) book, its author was invited to campus to speak to our seminar as well as give a colloquium talk.  I had struggled mightily with this book all semester.  Rather than answer my questions, all the philosopher did was to invade my personal space and ask whether I ironed my hair.

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