Monday, July 18, 2005

Are you guys gonna start holding hands now?

Just for variety, I want to add that the seminar was complete crap. The best thing about it was the tan I got on Saturday..after the seminar was over!

Ok ok, the truth is I had a brilliant time too. It was refreshing to quit looking at people as utility maximizers and think of them as oh i dont know, people. Damn it, it didn't take me long to give in to being positive. Steve Davies may be on to something...?

Thanx to Tom Bell & your family for giving up your home for the evening.

Thanx to all lecturers. Although, I've got a question...any reasons as to why there were only male lecturers? Other than there are guys trying to peddle sheep sex & any women would be worried about joining such a group:)

4 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

Regarding the all-male lecturing panel, I just assumed that it was a purposeful marginalization of the female gender, which is intended to discourage women from entering Academia. Apparently it's part of some nationwide (dare I say global?) plot whereby males exert their hegemonic power over women and reify the existing power structures.

Incidentally, deconstructionism can solve for this entrenched, systemic intellectual slavery. Interesting, isn't it, that one of our very own male lecturers argued against even the consideration of deconstructionism as a valid critique of societal norms? Hmm... Time for a revolution!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Steven Horwitz said...

Trust me, after having to look at Bell, Davies, and Whitman for two years, and Taylor for one, I, for one, am ready for some female colleagues at Pitzer. ;)

More seriously, I do think it's important to have mixed gender faculty and almost all of the IHS seminars do. For whatever reason, it just worked out that it was all males for this one the last two years. No plot, just the circumstances of time and place.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Priscillia said...

Or...women exerted their power by self-selecting out of the panel, finding it trivial and potentially damaging to converse with intellectually inferior males. Perhaps its women who hold hegemonic power in the academic world & they are having a laugh watching men fight over it...?
Hegemonic power does not have to be used for evil for it to exist.

10:32 AM  
Blogger See Jay run said...

That's what I was talking about Priscillia, you stud muffin.

12:34 PM  

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