Am I the only one who finds it unbearably frustrating when male philosophers tell me how much better things are now than they used to be? I am a recent PhD and my male colleagues continue to tell me how “there are so many more women in philosophy now.”
My graduate program had an embarrassingly small number of women: two, including me.
In my first job, I was the only woman in the department.
In my second job, I was one of only two women (neither of whom were tenure-track).
Now, in my new job, I am still only one of two women.
Oh yes, so much better!