Saturday, December 17, 2005

female academics do the housework

I had a conversation with my advisor the other day. She was discussing the process of hiring new faculty, which they are about to do. She mentioned how she and the other female prof in the department are tired of having to do all the administrative work. Apparently none of the male faculty do anything to help with the running of the department. The ironic thing about this is that the women, who do this extra work don't get extra pay for this, instead they are turned down for raises because they aren't as prolific in publishing. What kind of justice is that? Has anyone else noticed this in other academic departments?

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