National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

In Canada, December 6th has been designated as the official day on which to commemorate and mourn the victims of the  École Polytechnique massacre, as well as take action against gender-based violence. This CBC video offers brief biographies of the victims of the December 6th shooting whose identities have often been forgotten, though the identity […]

More Ableism, Sexism, and Misogyny in Philosophy

As many of you will by now know, over the past week, I have been the target of ableist, sexist, and misogynistic harassment, condescension, and intimidation in the comments to a post at Daily Nous about free speech at Oxford. You will find the post and comments to it here. The harassment and intimidation persisted […]

CFP: Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights, Northeastern University, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: extended to Aug. 1, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Avigail Eisenberg (University of Victoria); Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington); Catherine Lu (McGill University) Conference Theme The concept of structural injustice is one that has been given a lot of attention by political philosophers in recent years. Iris Young defined structural injustice as a kind of moral wrong that is distinct from unjust, […]

CFP: Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Syracuse University, Aug. 21-23, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 30, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Kwame Anthony Appiah (NYU), David Estlund (Brown), Sally Haslanger (MIT) We are now inviting submissions of full papers of between 7500 and 12000 words, including footnotes, to fill the remaining slots for the conference. Submitted papers will need to be fully anonymized.  Up to two papers by the same author will be considered, as long as […]

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

In two previous posts (here and here), I consider the tactics of force relations that have come to be referred to as “microaggressions”. In the first post, I discuss ableist language and ableist exceptionism as examples of microaggressions. In the second post, I discuss microaggressions as “intentional and nonsubjective” practices (tactics). I point out in […]