Women who are looked at as sexual objects not only react as sexual objects, they also exhibit less proficiency with math, according to a new study published in the March 2011 issue of the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly.
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I’m curious whether this is separate from stereotype threat, or a manifestation of it. (I’m thinking it could be that being objectified calls attention to women’s gender. It’s known that being reminded of gender decreased women’s maths performance due to stereotype threat.) Haven’t had a chance to go read the full study yet!