Academic Science Isn’t Sexist? Really?

November 12, 2014

Rebecca Schuman, education columnist for Slate, discusses a New York Times op-ed piece, “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist” by Cornell senior human development faculty Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams. From her piece:

“Ceci and Williams are a bit like self-righteous pundits who accuse people of “playing the race card” and thereby reveal themselves to be racist. By insisting that the continuing exodus of women from scientific academia boils down to lifestyle choices, denying that it is the unwelcoming environment of scientific academia that forces those choices, Ceci and Williams have simply revealed their own sneering—and, yes, sexist—dismissal of the experiences women have had.”

Read “Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little Heads” on Slate.

 

Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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