More anti-male quotas, anyone?Via Mike Buchanan, J4MB: A piece in today’s Times:
Philosophy may like to portray itself as an open-minded search for the truth but it is an academic bastion of sexism.
That, at least, is the thinking of 60 feminist French female philosophers who have signed an open letter complaining that they are discriminated against by their male counterparts, who are driven by “more than prejudice” and have refined it to “arrogant ignorance”.
Women account for 36 per cent of philosophy lecturers and 23 per cent of philosophy professors in French universities, the signatories say, adding that four of the 51 highest ranked philosophy professors in France are women. [J4MB emphasis: Seems about right, probably a similar proportion for mathematics, physics, engineering… the more demanding disciplines, where performance can be objectively measured.]
The writers say that they face “a glass ceiling, discrimination . . .