Lemoine demolishes the femphil narrative on underrepresentation of women

Emma

18 day(s) ago

With hard, masculine facts. Leiter reports:

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2017/06/the-underrepresentation-of-women-in-philosophy.html#more

Eva

18 day(s) ago

"If I liked meaningless jargon and poorly argued, empirically uninformed nonsense, I would have pursued a PhD in another field and perhaps I would have written a dissertation about why the fact that white people make ethnic food is a symptom of white supremacy. But instead I chose a field in which people have traditionally avoided that kind of bullshit and I would like it to stay that way."

Nice.

That burrito fiasco is unreal.

Simone

18 day(s) ago

I can't stand his pompous editorializing, but I have to admit that when he sticks to statistical analysis, he does a pretty good job of modelling the way we *should* be looking at a lot of these issues.

I still think we ought to systematically extirpate sexual harassment in the profession, and that we need more women, and I don't think it's a bad thing to advantage women in some ways on the job market. But we don't need to be statistically incompetent to make those points.

Rosa

18 day(s) ago

Yeah, he's a poor writer, but I appreciate his analysis.

Also, masculine facts?

Brian

18 day(s) ago

English is not his first language, considering that he writes quite well. He's also a logician.

Rosa

18 day(s) ago

The things that make him a poor writer are not attributable to the fact that he is a non-native speaker (needless high school satirist level editorializing), but perhaps are attributable to his being a logician.

Roderick

18 day(s) ago

Also, masculine facts?

Rosa

I believe they call it sarcasm.

Axel

18 day(s) ago

Odds that this will be discussed by Whineberg, Femphil, etc?

Simone

17 day(s) ago

The things that make him a poor writer are not attributable to the fact that he is a non-native speaker (needless high school satirist level editorializing), but perhaps are attributable to his being a logician.

Rosa

I concur. And FWIW he and I share the same first language.

Sylvia

17 day(s) ago

There seems to be some chatter on facebook about this post, but I'm not friends with some of the usual suspects. Can anyone tell if there are any half-decent responses?

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