Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Gender Gap in Magic

People are more impressed by male magicians than female ones -- until they try to analyze how the trick was done.

So there's an interesting reason why some people may be less gender-prejudiced than others, if they habitually tend to analyze things.  I do that, but then it breaks most tests about gender bias.  ("Which of these pictures is more competent, Jack or Jane?"  "No information about competence has been provided.")
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