What is it like to be a person of color in philosophy ?
This blog contains narratives of personal experiences, submitted by readers, of life in philosophy as a person of color. Some of these stories will undoubtedly be accounts of racial bias, whether explicit, unconscious, or institutional. However, other posts will be accounts of progress being undertaken or achieved.
What is it like to be a woman in philosophy ?
This blog is devoted to short observations (generally fewer than 300 words) sent in by readers, about life as a woman in philosophy. Some of these will undoubtedly be tales of the sexism, conscious and unconscious, that remains. But we hope that others will be tales of ways that improvements have been (or are being) made. Many will be written by women in philosophy. But we hope that not all will be– for others in philosophy also know some important things relevant to what it’s like to be a woman in philosophy. They know, for example, what men in philosophy say to each other when the women aren’t there.
Feminist philosophy, more than most areas of philosophy, needs to be informed by real-world information and examples. One of our goals is to help feminist philosophers keep up with philosophically relevant facts and examples. Of course, there’s far more than we could ever hope to cover, but at least this is a start. By using ‘categories’, one can easily find useful examples for teaching and research. We’re also hoping that feminists who aren’t philosophers may find some philosophical reflections and references helpful and interesting. And, sometimes, we’ll just post things that are good for a laugh. Because we all need that. Do let us know if you think there’s something we should be covering that we’re not, by clicking on the ‘contact’ category. We’ll see what we can do.
What we’re doing about what it’s like
This blog is a sister-blog to « What is it like to be a woman in philosophy? ». (Both are initiatives of the Women in Philosophy Task Force.) It’s devoted exclusively to discussions– anonymous or not– of what individuals and institutions are doing in response to problems for women in philosophy. These problems may be ones raised on What is it Like, they may be the sort of thing the Gendered Conference Campaign is calling attention to, or they may be something else entirely.
The blog Philosop-her showcases work by women philosophers.