New Criticals

And do you see, Diotima said, women philosophers—both professors and graduate students—passing along the high road doing all sorts of interesting philosophical work and making genuinely excellent contributions to their profession? Some of them are talking, others silent.

You show me a strange image, and these male philosophy professors seem strange.

Like ourselves, Diotima replied, and they see in their own shadows and the shadows of one another the outlines of great egalitarians, thrown by their flaring biases behind them onto the opposite wall of the cave?