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Fall 2011

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Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy

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In a 1998 book, the psychologist Virginia Valian asked the question of her title, Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women (Valian 1998). This question has become perennial specifically within the profession of philosophy, where the advancement, or just the representation, of women seems a bit worse than slow. While the past decades have seen advances in our numbers within professional philosophy, in recent years we seem to be stuck.


Published Version. APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Fall, 2011): 3-4. Permalink. © American Philosophical Association 2011. Used with permission.