All-female entertainers of shortlist

Posted: January 23, 2013 by Jender in implicit bias, presence of women

All-male shortlist, you are not alone.

It has also occurred to me that the only graduate students in my department helping organize the campus visits for our exclusively male candidates are women.

This isn’t a one-off thing. There’s massive gender inequality in departmental service work among grad students. The general sentiment seems to be that this is bad in principle. After all, we’re all feminists here. But changing it would be disastrous to the department. Most of the male graduate students are just too socially incompetent and disorganized to take on their share.

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