Anti-Woman Bias Infects Liberal Bosses
From: Raise Your Hand If You're A Woman in Science,
Virginia Valian, Washington Post, January 30, 2005 (edited)
Researchers asked people to rate men and women
VPs in an aircraft company as to:
The raters were told that:
a) half the VP's were great performers.
b) the other half had not had a performance
review yet so their competence was unknown.
MEN MORE COMPETENT
When told that the person was very competent, they rated men and women as equally competent.
SUCCESSFUL WOMEN LESS LIKEABLE
There's a lot of research like this but it is not well-known so it has not had much effect.
Genius blogger, Businesspundit, offers a different explanation
as to why research on bias has no effect.
The results of the research on bias are well-known.
But everyone assumes that it pertains to someone else.
Inotherwords, research on bias is beaten by
the very bias it researches.