In the midst of the brouhaha over it the gender-exclusive politics over at the Office 2.0 conference, it occurred to me that I will be speaking at a conference this coming week, too. I hadn’t given the matter much thought before, since I was contacted by a woman from the organizing committee and half the participants in my session are women — but seized by a spasm of accountability, I went to look over the rest of the program, and lo and behold, of the remaining 14 named speakers, only two are women. Now, 4 out of 18 is a still a better percentage than the 1 out of 53 that Jeneane was reporting, but still — I’d have liked to think that “scholarly publishing” was further along this particular road.

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