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Northwestern Professor Ben Schmidt analyzed the gendered language in professor reviews on RateMyProfessor.com, and found, among other things, that female professors were less likely to be called funny than male professors, while more likely to be called caring or unprofessional. Men were more likely to be called arrogant and genius. [via]

 
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