Thanks for this.
But at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I've been saying this
ad nauseum, and every woman faculty member knows these obvious
My own department is pretty much 50/50, and that is really very good.
There are complicated historical reasons, however, the basic one being
that this university has really been formed into a serious academy since
1980, and in the mid-80s, there was a major hiring across the
university. We had real administrative support for hiring women, and
many departments had not really fomed into fixed groups yet.
But the Ivies and Big Ten, etc., were formed and locked in long ago.
They sustain their own patterns.
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Subject: Re: Summer's remarks
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 21:13:27 -0500
From: Laura Kamienski <[log in to unmask]>
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It is interesting, and revealing, to note that when statistics are used
to claim that men and boys are better at math and sciences, the
corollary is usually cited along with it, i.e. that women and girls are
better at language skills. However, when reviewing the English
department faculty at Harvard one finds that women are still vastly
underrepresented with 20 male full professors and only 8 female
professors. Also interesting is to note that the number of male and
female assistant professors is equal, but the majority of lecturers
(non-tenure track, temporary, nominal compensation, usually non PhD
instructors) are women.
Graduate Student, Philosophy
West Chester University of PA
"Women must learn to believe in the power of women" -- Joanna Russ