You can be a supportive wife of a philosopher

Posted: April 20, 2016 by jennysaul in assumptions about women, Maleness of philosophy, Uncategorized, You can't be a philosophy student

I did my M.A in philosophy in east Asia, which is more of a Confucian Tradition. When I was interviewed for admission, one of the Confucian professors said that girls are simply not fit for higher education. When I took a Confucian course taught by another professor, I heard him say something like “the contribution females can make to philosophy is to become a supportive wife of a great philosopher.”

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