you can end gender inequality on orgtheory – today!!

During Festivus, a commenter complained about the gender inequality on this blog. This comes up from time to time. Trust me, I’ve tried to remedy the situation. In the past, I’ve made a conscious effort to invite comparable numbers of guests from all genders. And we’ve had excellent female bloggers. Our permanent crew member Katehrine Chen, Hilary Levy Friedman, Jenn Lena, Leslie Hinkson, Mito Akiyoshi, Brandy Aven, Rhacel Parrenas, Karissa McKelvey, and others. But usually, men are much more likely to accept invitations and post, that’s why the imbalance remains. In Spring 2013, I even put out an open call and I posted *everything* that was sent to me. The result? Two men and one woman.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t try even harder. So here’s the deal: send me something to post. You have a commitment from me. If you send me a post that is social science/management or related to the academic profession (orgtheory’s two main topics), I will post it contingent on light editing and meeting our admittedly low intellectual standards. This helps me by bringing fresh ideas to the blog and it will bring new voices to the soc blogosphere. So if there’s a book you want to comment on, or an article you hate, or a theoretical point that needs to get out there, send it in!!

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Written by fabiorojas

January 11, 2014 at 12:03 am

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  1. […] was pleased to see Fabio Rojas make an open invitation for more female scholars on OrgTheory. Writing for a technically-oriented blog, I’ve been […]


  2. I shudder to think what a person who has been ‘equalized’ in such a fashion would look like.



    January 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm

  3. @August, it’s odd that you put the word ‘equalized’ in quotes since it doesn’t actually occur in the OP. The OP also certainly makes no reference to any person undergoing such a process. Care to clarify what you’re talking about?



    January 13, 2014 at 10:21 pm

  4. I am teasing about the words ‘gender inequality.’ They don’t actually work together. If you want more women to write on orgtheory, just call for more women to write on orgtheory. Ending gender inequality- well, it sounds like this is a prelude to some awful surgical intervention. The two words simply don’t work together.



    January 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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