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On the women-friendliness of epistemology

Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern) has issued a challenge to the epistemology community:

I challenge us to see whether, within a period of a few years, we might change our practices in such a way that, far from being seen as not particularly women-friendly, epistemology will be, and will come to be seen as, one of the most women-friendly subdisciplines within philosophy.

In order to ensure that this effort has a fighting chance, I think it is important at the outset to offer proposals with which everyone working in epistemology (or near enough) might agree.  I offer the following suggestions in that spirit (and other suggestions are welcome as well).

For Goldberg’s suggestions and further discussion, see the post at Certain Doubts and the comment thread at Feminist Philosophers.

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