I laughed at the first post on the site, so I decided to share:
[quote]The most depressing thing about being a woman in philosophy is hearing blatantly sexist remarks from some of my graduate student colleagues who defend these claims with what pretty much amounts to crack-pot style â??scientificâ?? reasoning. I have no idea why, for a select few, itâ??s such a critical thinking blind-spot: â??Evolution selected women to be meek so that they will seem more attractive to men in power. Thatâ??s why you donâ??t find women in philosophy or governmentâ??; â??Women canâ??t really understand philosophy because most of philosophy is written by men. Women only understand philosophy written by women. Men canâ??t. Itâ??s not sexists because it works in both directions.
Different hormones mean that you reason in different ways and you canâ??t change that. Thatâ??s why women have their own conferences.â??; â??There arenâ??t any women logicians. Yes, most people canâ??t do that kind of stuff but you only find men at the top of that bell curve. Itâ??s a scientific fact and it has been verified but feminists make it impossible for the research to be widely accepted.â??; â??Women just arenâ??t intelligent enough to be interesting. I donâ??t know if it is nature or nurture but I simply havenâ??t met any really intelligent women. Itâ??s probably nature because there are a few exceptions.â??[/quote]
- I am sure it goes without saying that I am not a woman, but just to make it clear: I have the twig and berries.