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Monday, February 14, 2005

Female authority in the classroom

Want some insight into the "work" of being a female faculty member? Check out Dr. Crazy's post, "Thinking About Authority" (which I got onto via

I once happened to mention to a couple of male colleagues my annoyance at undergraduates, invariably male, who address me by my first name -- a transparent power play, even if they don't always realize what they're doing. My colleagues were astounded that any undergrads would do such a thing; they had never experienced such a thing. Which left me astounded in turn.

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