Why women steer clear of manly things like philosophy

I always figured the reason women avoided philosophy was because they were majoring in more practical things like music.

Seriously. I was a philosophy/music double major. I don’t know anyone who went to a philosophy career, while at least half of my fellow music majors have had at least some professional musical work.

But this piece raises two points:

A. Philosophy dudes can be oblivious to their sexism.

B. Philosophical debate can be brutal. (Yeah, but law school is worse, and how many women go to law school?)

So what was my point again?

What’s Wrong With Philosophy? –


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