Yes, I’m sure it’s just like that

Posted: December 5, 2010 by Jender in Uncategorized

I became the first full-time female member of an all-male philosophy department at a comprehensive university. This was in 1999. I was about 20 years younger than my male colleagues. Mostly my colleagues were supportive and wonderful. But in one memorable faculty meeting, one of my colleagues described a proposed administrative proposal as “academic gang-rape”. For me all the air suddenly went out of the room.

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