Macartan Humphreys, of Columbia University, has written a short essay on “Gender discrimination in political science and the problem of poor allies”. It begins with a personal story, then moves into broader issues in his field of political science.
Looking back I think I found it easy to explain things away because at bottom I thought of myself as someone who does not discriminate and so there must be reasonable explanations for things that others might see as discrimination.
With quite a bit of distance though I can see problems with my self explanations.
These are important issues to be conscious of.