Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quote of the Week

Only a true philosopher could encapsulate academia today so brilliantly:
I think it worth emphasizing that the most important thing for everyone involved ... is to ensure, by all means possible, that they bend over backwards so as to make sure that there is never any possibility that some Anonymous Internet Person might conceivably be offended at the suggestion that conference organizers anywhere - let alone conference organizers at an institution such as Oxford, whose commitment to gender equity and rejection of male privilege in education runs as far back as the High Middle Ages, I’m sorry, I mean 1974 — should risk feeling any twinge of private or, Heaven forfend, public embarrassment in the face of some no doubt imagined tendency to repeatedly organize conferences that feature only men on the program.


  1. Hear hear. Reminds me of this article:


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