Earlier we posted about the special issue of Nature for International Women’s Day, and there are some follow ups in the most recent issue. I thought readers might be especially interested in the letter from Tina M. Iverson (Vanderbilt), Sexism: A revealing experiment; the variance, corresponding to when her first name was available to reviewers, in her personal experience obtaining grants fits very well with the data on implicit bias we often discuss.
Surely, the sample size is small, and the replicates low, but the results are still striking and fit well with a larger pattern.
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I wonder if different feminine names have different outcomes. For example, Tina, Brandy, and Tiffany may fare differently than Alexandra, Elizabeth and Margaret.
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