Tag Archives: women

Bigoted? No, just overconfident and bad at statistics

There are different shades of discrimination. There is active dislike of a particular group of people, and then there is the tendency to make generalisations about individuals based on the (perceived) characteristics of the group you associate them with e.g. of … Continue reading

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Toilet troubles

Have you heard of Professor Jay Pil Choi, of Michigan State University’s Economic Department? He’s the author of weighty contributions to economic academia such as “Recent Developments in Antitrust”, “Tying in Two-Sided Markets with Multi-Homing”, and “Up or Down? A Male … Continue reading

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Another reason to be sporty

As if we needed another one. Do you work in HR or recruitment? Have you noticed an odd pattern recently? Some slightly odd CVs - sometimes they’ll have an odd name, other times include a photo of someone extraordinarily attractive. You … Continue reading

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Sitting pretty

Should you be a chess player, it might be an advantage to be an attractive woman. Why? Because when men play chess with attractive women, they choose riskier strategies that don’t help their performance, according to a new paper, “Beauty … Continue reading

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When shopping took on religion

I don’t mean to sound preachy or patronising, but apparently going to church instead of shopping makes women happier. It’s not clear why, if this is the case, they are not going to church and continuing to go shopping. Maybe … Continue reading

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Do women just not want to compete?

The gender pay gap is still shockingly large – 22% in the UK according to the National Statistics. There are various reasons put forward for this (aside from outright discrimination), for example, the years taken out of many women’s careers … Continue reading

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