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Posted by Indira on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 03:07:43 :

In Reply to: women are not interested in philosophy. posted by erfan on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 12:23:58 :

well, some women are involved in philosophy, many of those who are, are not taken as serious philosophers because they are women, sometimes better philosophers than many men of their same time.
most of the times, women are compelled to demonstrate their knowledge or abilities way beyond what is needed to perform a task, are forced to develop a (too) strong character to survive in a technical job, mostly dominated by men, etc,etc.
in many societies claiming to be normal, democratic, respectful, societies, women are taken for fashion articles, or simple ideal inspirational sources, disposable after a certain age, and whith less "social" rights than men.
you can change the word philosophy for something else, hackers for example, or engineers, etc, etc.
what you're saying is: is this part of humanity interested in this what is called (by men) philosophy?
was philosophy exercised by who? women? or what they called free human beings? for how many years have women been taken for souless, mindless, tasteless beings?
your question sounds like:
do the last remaining groups of coca chewing coyas in bolivia care about republican party at all? are they really involved? do nigerians workers understand the fact that a group of free men have been trying to understand the hidden meaning of the world, universe, us?
does a dog from moscow react positively to the sit command, or does it perceive as an agression to the last 80 years of communist history?
and before you say I am comparing women to dogs, nigerian slaves and coyas, well, no, women have been misplaced for centuries, and it will take centuries (in case we have that time) to change the course of society's unconscious reactions to their activities. the same way that you can feel racism in the states without being mentioned, or here, or in other parts where slavery has been abolished and a humanitarian attitude took its place.
the superior feeling is still present almost everywhere, except in more evolved societies, like denmark or sweeden, with a different (maybe less bourgeoise sometimes) history, not sharing many of the snob attitudes of the pre industrial rev.

I'm off to sleep- might go on tomorrow
Indira


: we all know that the number of women whom are intersted in philosophy is very small.
: the quetion is are women involved really involved in philosophy or not?why?




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