Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Try Not to Talk Too Much about My Job...

But, oh my God y'all, I just heard one of my (male) co-workers tell a female student that she got points off an exam because part of what she wrote was "too feminist for today."

Life in post-sexist academia...

11 comments:

The History Enthusiast said...

Oh, geez. That is just ridiculous.

Feminist Review said...

Awesome. Love those "liberal academics".

RageyOne said...

you gotta be kidding? that is outrageous!

elle said...

I'm so, so serious, unfortunately.

Stentor said...

So he's saying feminism is only allowed on certain days now?

elle said...

Stentor, he was saying that her argument was better suited to the past--you know, before women overcame.

SjP said...

I guess HE would know...

dollyspeaks said...

SERIOUSLY!? big time wtf

Louise said...

I hope she complained - academics (I speak as one by the one) should judge whether the argument hangs together, not whether we necessarily agree with it (within boundaries on not condoning discriminatory or hate speech of course).

Renee said...

Nice to know that the liberal condition continues on. Don't you just love progressive spheres.

Virginia S. Wood, PsyD said...

What Stentor said would have been a great comeback if only the student had thought of it.

I only wish I had students who were "too feminist"--whatever that means. Where is this student? And would she like to take a class from me? Please?

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