What’s Current: Academia reinforces notion that women’s time & work is less valuable than men’s

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Academia is quietly and systematically keeping women from succeeding:

“[A]cademia’s gradual transformation into an ‘adjunct nation’ has disproportionately affected women… Historically, female faculty have been pigeonholed into the position of adjunct. ‘Before women were allowed to be full professors, colleges often allowed them to teach at the adjunct level and wives of professors often picked up extra work as adjunct instructors,’ Kay Steiger writes in The Nation. This association became so strong, according to Eileen E. Schell, that adjuncts became known as ‘the housewives of higher education.’”

Like housewives, female adjuncts are not still fairly compensated for their work. Dismissed as “women’s work,” their labour is delegitimized through pay and through the restriction of their labour to part-time status.”

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Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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