A piece on BBC online:
Historically academics have advanced through the excellence of their research work. That’s no longer good enough. We need to make it ‘easier for women to advance’, apparently; given the limited number of senior paces – financed by long-suffering taxpayers – this would equate in practise to making it ‘harder for men to advance’, needless to say. From the article:
“A broader, more inclusive approach to success and promotion, where other academic contributions, including teaching, administration and outreach work are valued, would make it easier for women to advance,” the academics argue.
Professor Athene Donald, gender equality champion at the university, says: “Our experience at Cambridge, where we have recently surveyed 126 female academics and administrators on this subject, suggests that this is indeed the case.
“Women seem to value a broader spectrum of work-based competencies that do not flourish easily under the current system,” she said.
Women appear to have no shame when it comes to self-advancement. Nonetheless, I shall be emailing Professor Donald firstname.lastname@example.org to point her to this piece, and saying she and her female colleagues should be utterly ashamed of themselves. Her ‘Equality and Diversity Activities’ are here: