It’s Time To End All Male Panels at Academic Conferences

10 Sep

Sign the pledge, academic friends, asserting that you will not serve on a panel at an academic conference which fails to include at least one woman (besides the chair).

“At a public conference I won’t serve on a panel of two people or more unless there is at least one woman on the panel, not including the Chair.”

It’s that simple.  Please sign.

1 Comment

Posted by on 10/09/2016 in Conferences


One response to “It’s Time To End All Male Panels at Academic Conferences

  1. Bruce Gardner

    14/09/2016 at 12:43 pm

    Is this not sexism? There could be all-women or all-male panels, depending on fields, expertise and relevance to the topic. To insist on including relevant women, not excluding them, I would understand, but do quotas not smack of mere politics and oppressive impositions on freedom, which by their nature hinder judicious use of decision-making to further understanding alone?

    If women be unjustly excluded, fine, but I am wary of signing up to politics that remove liberty.