Homeopathic attention to gender (extreme dilution)

Posted: April 27, 2011 by Jender in failure to act

I was involved with a gender balance initiative in our department, which started on the “grass roots” level. The female chair was extremely uncomfortable with not only our initiative but with any discussion of gender issues, and resisted our suggestions every step of the way. The recommendations that came out of our committee ended up being so watered down, you could not even tell that the document was supposed to be about gender issues. The document had no effect on department policy whatsoever.

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