When the women aren’t around…

Posted: October 13, 2010 by Jender in Uncategorized

If you’re a woman, you’ll never know the full extent of sexism in philosophy

I’m a guy. But I vividly remember those conversation with other guys with no women around where sexist remarks are made. Just among us, guys. I’d say that five such conversations per week is a conservative estimate and that is independent of country, academic rank and age.

One more thing. If anything, these conversations have become more frequent over the years (in spite of more and more dudes (slowly) figuring out that I don’t like that kind of talk). So it really seems that while probably less men are overtly sexist when there are women around, they make even more sexist statements after verifying that no women can hear them. Not cool.

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