I just finished reading Louise Antony’s ‘Different Voices or Perfect Storm: Why Are There So Few Women in Philosophy?’ in the September 2, 2012 edition of Journal of Social Philosophy. I highly recommend that readers have a look at it.
Some other excellent discussions of the issue are here:
The reason I mention this now is that, in some recent blog discussions, it’s been suggested that the best way to combat sexual harassment in philosophy is by starting with more women, not the other way around. So, how to attract more women into the discipline? I suggest these articles make a plausible case for what might work best. Again, it’s all sketchy at present; but surely this is worth considering.