The question for us in the legal academy, if we are at all willing to be honest with ourselves, is whether a comparably lopsided (and comparably embarrassing) ratio prevails in legal scholarship and in law school governance. I am speculating wildly, of course, but I suspect that the answer is yes. I also suspect that the imbalance grows stronger as we climb the elite ranks among our journals and our schools. It's time once again to roll out the empirical apparatus. Start counting articles, pages, and citations; start measuring minutes at faculty meetings. And don't stop till you've counted deanships, chairs, interviews, offers, and tenure petitions.
And if the data bear out my conjecture, there is an even tougher question:
Remember this: No priesthood, ecclesiastical or secular, deserves its place of privilege unless it inspires all the voices in the choir -- sing they low, or sing they higher.
Hat tip to Feminist Law Professors. This item has been cross-posted from MoneyLaw.