The language we use to talk about gender makes a difference. Last year, for example, I wrote about a study showing that previously being exposed to gender-neutral language affects how likely people are to assume that a “specialist” is male.
It’s unclear whether going gluten-free has any health benefits for people without celiac disease, but that hasn’t stopped the diet from catching on. Last month, a Gallup poll found that one in five Americans make a point of including at
If I tell you that a person is a specialist, does that person have to be male? The answer, of course, is no. “Specialist” is not a word with any gender connotation. Yet it turns out that many people associate
Even for young children, behaving in ways that don’t conform to traditional gender roles can result in a “backlash” of judgment from others. That’s the conclusion of a study published this month by researchers at Skidmore College. In the study,
Being overweight can make Asian Americans less likely to experience racial prejudice, according to new research. The study, titled Unexpected Gains: Being Overweight Buffers Asian Americans From Prejudice Against Foreigners was published this month by researchers from Stanford University, University