Is academia in a post-sexist era?

Two senior faculty members at Cornell, Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams, seem to think so. They wrote an entire paper and a recent op-ed in the New York Times on the topic. In the week since, the blogosphere and social media have done their part to destroy point out the inconsistencies and contradictions the authors make, calling them on their biased conclusions. I won’t personally add to these observations but, instead, point you to some of the more compelling and insightful critiques of the laughable notion that academia* is no longer sexist:

1. Emily Willingham’s post: Academic science is sexist: We do have a problem here

2. Rebecca Schuman’s article in Slate: Don’t worry your pretty little heads

3. Red Ink’s: Let me fix that for you, New York Times


What do y’all think?



* Academia, as a whole. Certain subjects and fields may have different experiences, although I doubt they vary greatly from the overall norm.

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