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‘Feminazi,’ ‘prostitute,’ ‘horny’: Unsettling study zeroes in on how economists talk about women online

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A new study of online conversations between economists identifies the words most commonly used to describe men and women, and appears to show the biases faced by women in the field, The New York Times reported.

The study, “Gender Stereotyping in Academia: Evidence from Economics Job Market Rumors Forum” was conducted by Alice H. Wu, a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

Wu analyzed more than a million posts from an anonymous message board called econjobrumors.com, which is popular among economists.

The 30 words most associated with conversations about women are unsettling. Most read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com