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Fall 2019 Issue: #MeToo and Philosophy

 The APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy invites papers on the topic of #MeToo and Philosophy. In 2006 Tarana Burke, a Black feminist social activist and community organizer, founded the Me Too movement to focus on the experiences of abuse suffered by Black and brown girls and women who are and remain disproportionately vulnerable. More specifically, the goal of Me Too was to connect survivors of sexual assault to the resources they need in order to heal. More than a decade later, this movement became #MeToo, a hashtag used in social media to demonstrate the ubiquity of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. As Tarana Burke has recently said, “What #MeToo allowed people to do was create community with these shared experiences. You have a built-in group of people who automatically gets you, who automatically believes you, who automatically wants to hear you. That’s the wildfire of it.”
This movement continues to be foisted into national and international consciousness as more and more men are accused and charged of sexually harassing and abusing women. And yet the number of cases that go unreported, the number of women who remain silent are even larger, pointing to the systemic problems of injustice for victims of abuse, assault, and harassment and the systematic failures of our institutions to bring about justice. All of these problems are complicated by the class, race, nationality, immigration status, sexuality, gender identity, and disability of victims.

#MeToo is a crucial form of resistance and the #MeToo movement, in all of its complexity, is ripe for philosophical engagement and analysis.
The APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy invites papers, book reviews, and narratives for the Fall 2019 issue that include, but are not limited to the following topics:
#MeToo and anger
#MeToo and shame
#MeToo and forgiveness
#MeToo and epistemic injustice
#MeToo and gaslighting
#MeToo and credibility
#MeToo and testimony
#MeToo and allies
Intersectional analyses of #MeToo movement
#MeToo and himpathy
#MeToo and misogyny
#MeToo and misogynoir
#MeToo and transmisogyny
#MeToo and justice
#MeToo and domestic violence
#MeToo and sex education
#MeToo and internet bullying
#MeToo and civility
#MeToo and the silencing of victims
#MeToo and academia
#MeToo in non-western countries and contexts
Trauma informed responses to #MeToo
The backlash of #HimToo
Invited papers by the following philosophers will appear in the issue:
Cassie Herbert (Illinois State University)
Alice MacLachlan (York University)
Lori Watson (University of San Diego)
Robin Zheng (Yale NUS-College)
The APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy welcomes three different types of submissions:
 1.  Papers: philosophical papers should be no longer than 7000 words (including references and footnotes).
 2.  Book reviews: The newsletter will publish reviews of books with feminist content. The length should be between 1500-2500 words. Review books need not be related to the topic of the special issue. Reviewers must have specific expertise on the subject of the text. The format of book reviews is as follows. They should begin with a brief description of the book as a whole, should contextualize the book within the relevant literature, and should develop a critical evaluation of at least some of the main themes and arguments. Evaluative comments should be specific, instructive, and respectful of diverse philosophical methods and voices.
If you are interested in reviewing a book for the Newsletter, please send a C.V. and a brief explanation of your particular interest in and qualifications for reviewing the chosen text to the following address: Lauren.Freeman [at] If you do not own the book, I will request a copy from the publisher. Deadlines for reviews are negotiable. 
3. Narrative essays: We also invite shorter narrative style essays of around 2500 words in length. These essays should be less formal than standard philosophical papers and can discuss issues and problems related to feminism that philosophers face within the academy, but also in our public and personal lives. 
The format for all submissions to the Newsletter is available on the APA website:
Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and must be submitted by March 31, 2019. 
Send submissions to: Lauren.Freeman [at]


Lauren Freeman
Editor of the Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy
lauren.freeman [at]

APA Best Practices in Journal Publishing

The May 2012 issue of the APA Proceedings ( Vol. 85, No. 5) includes a statement on Best Practices for Journals on pp. 59-63, which we excerpt here for those who cannot access the Publications available on the Members Only site of APAonline.  

This was drafted by many members including those on the Committee on the Status and Future of the Profession, and journal editors such as Thom Brooks and Carol Gould, and includes the following sections:

I Guidelines for Journals

II Guidelines for Authors

III Guidelines for Referees

IV Editorial Practices Related to Copyright and Publication.

While you're at it, please feel free to also check out the APA Handbook on Placement Practices.

Journals relevant to our mission:


Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (FPQ) is an online, open access, triply anonymous and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting feminist philosophical scholarship. We welcome submissions from all areas and traditions of feminist philosophy, and our goal is to be a platform for philosophical research that engages the problems of our time in the broader world. We are free to authors and readers, so that no paywall comes between feminist philosophy and the greatest possible readership.

Samantha Brennan, University of Guelph
Carla Fehr, University of Waterloo 
Alice MacLachlan, York University 
Kathryn Norlock, Trent University 

HYPATIA: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Hypatia is a forum for cutting edge work in feminist philosophy. Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Hypatia has been a catalyst for broadening and refining feminist philosophy as well as an invaluable resource for those who teach in this area. Feminist philosophy arises out of diverse traditions and methods within philosophy and is also richly interdisciplinary in orientation.

Hypatia’s commitment to the development of feminist philosophy entails that, in all its policies and practices, Hypatia actively reflect and engage the diversity within feminism itself, the diverse experiences and situations of women, and the diverse forms that gender takes across the globe. Promoting diversity within feminist philosophy and philosophy in general is thus one of Hypatia’s core objectives.

The editors are committed to publishing articles that are broadly accessible. Hypatia serves as a resource for the wider women's studies community, for philosophers generally, and for all those interested in philosophical issues raised by feminism.

Hypatia reviews are now available online at Hypatia Reviews Online

HYPATIA: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 
Essays on the Place of Women in the Profession of Philosophy
Edited by Ann E. Cudd

Hypatia offers a Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on women in philosophy published by Hypatia over the years, assembled by Hypatia co-editor, Ann Cudd. This virtual issue brings together essays published over a twenty-year time span that address the question of women’s place in the profession of philosophy. It includes essays about women in the history of philosophy; empirical studies of the numbers of women at various stages in their careers; analytical essays about why women, including specifically women of color, are not reaching parity with white men in the profession; and what women are doing to change the representation of women in philosophy. By highlighting this important research, the virtual issue will contribute to the groundswell of efforts to make philosophy a more welcoming place for diverse people and ideas, thereby also improving the quality of philosophical thought.

Read the issue here.
The introduction can be found here.

In addition, the excellent paper, "Quantifying the Gender Gap," by Molly Paxton, Carrie Figdor and Valerie Tiberius, will appear as a "Musing" in the Fall issue of Hypatia (27.4), is published online. 
Read this article on EarlyView
For Hypatia news and alerts, check out the new mobile app, "Philosophy Spotlight." It's sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell and features Hypatia, among a number of other WB Philosophy journals. 
It's available for free download here

Prof Kate,
Jul 8, 2012, 10:51 AM
Steven Williams,
Feb 14, 2012, 7:38 AM