Most of the time, the life of a female philosopher at a philosophy conference is the same as a male philosopher’s. Schmoozing, rehashing the last talk over coffee, last-minute work on your paper.
So, how can you tell that you’re a female philosopher at a conference?
1. At the Eastern APA, do you get on the elevator and realize the other philosophers are silently staring at your chest?
2. When discussing your talk with the commentator before your presentation, does a friend of the commentator walk up ask you “Who are you here with?”, meaning “Which male participant are you an appendage of?”