I seem to recall someone saying that women earning terminal degrees (and higher degrees) was proof of their privilege over men.
Just wanted to remind folks that people still believe that achieving something at a higher rate necessitates being treated with the same respect, professionalism, and expectations of your peers who are members of a dominant group. In this case, men and women.
What I’m curious to see, however, is what it looks like when we examine race, class background, cis- and/or hetero-ness…Like, we talk about both groups, as if there aren’t even deeper problems, such as how hard it is for non-white professors to 1) be recruited into positions in the first place; 2) achieve tenure track/full time positions; 3) not be drummed out by institutional racism.
I don’t say this to re-center men, but to point out that this is horrifying news. However, I’d wager the situation is even more dire if we look at the fates of WOC in academia.