CFP: Why are there so few women in philosophy, and (why) does it matter?

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:

Stockholm University, Sweden, April 17-18th, 2015

In most countries there is a lack of gender parity in philosophy as an academic discipline. In fact, philosophy fares much worse in this respect than all other disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, and almost all other academic disciplines as well. According to an American study by Paxton et al. (2012), there is a big drop in the proportion of women in philosophy between introductory courses and philosophy majors, resulting in the disappointing fact that women only make up twenty-one per cent of full-time faculty in philosophy in the US. Studies in the UK suggest a similar drop and a similar faculty situation (Saul & Beebee 2011), and there is no reason to believe that the situation is any better at Swedish philosophy departments. In fact, the judgment of Högskoleverket after having inspected all Swedish philosophy departments during 2003/2004 was that philosophy…

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On My Mind Pt 4

Time for change is now…
This world is becoming a place I don’t recognize. …
Time for change is now…
This can’t be how things are suppose to go…
Time for change is now….
So much chaos and negativity every time I try to watch TV…
I know this can’t be the way life is suppose to go…
Time to stand up and be that voice to make a difference. ..
Not tomorrow, next week or next month…
NOW…
As far as I can see I have no choice but to be that change we all so desperately need to see….
Time for change is now…
Let the journey begin…

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Everything You Need To Know About Election Protection

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Originally posted on Black America Web:

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WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network. This post now has over 1,000 active bloggers waiting to connect in it. I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to view or people to converse with to browse through the comment section and network.

All bloggers are welcome to use this post as a “Self-Promotion” thread for their blog, projects, causes, writing, books, eBooks, food, fashion, or whatever you are into. You may post links, book covers, or whatever you like and feel free to revisit and leave a new comment as this thread will quickly fill up.

Hopefully some authors, photographers, painters, writers, and bloggers will take the opportunity to push their work. Please keep promotional comments on the…

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Army Unit Quarantined In Italy After Ebola Mission

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People arguing about the 3 states in America that chose to enforce 21 day quarantine for people coming in from West Africa…Looks like Italy and and American government agree on a quarantine if Americans troops are entering another country….if it’s okay to quarantine American troops in Italy why is it such a big deal in America. …personally I feel this is safeguarding our country….please continue to help but once you get back here people should be concerned about America. …just my thoughts

Originally posted on Black America Web:

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.

The general and his staff were met by Italian security officials wearing full hazardous materials suits when they arrived in Vicenza, Italy, over the weekend, a senior military official said Monday.

Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the commander who led the U.S. response in Liberia, and the members of his headquarters staff were some of the first troops to go to Liberia and were there to provide the initial assessments of the military needs and to begin coordinating the U.S. response. They did not have contact with Ebola patients.

But the Army told Williams and his staff before leaving Liberia that they would be isolated near their base in Vicenza, Italy, for 21 days and they had…

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