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This is a normal post Really? You read the words they say will put of people applying and saw nothing wrong?
It's bloody insulting to both men and women.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2018, 13:13, Reply)
This is a normal post
Gendered words in this context refers to words more likely to be used by a man or a woman, so for example men are more likely to describe themselves in a job application as "independent" whilst women are more likely to describe themselves as compassionate. Even if an application has the applicant's gender hidden from the reader, the language can subconsciously (or consciously) indicate to the reader what gender the applicant is, and bias then in favour or against.

It's not insulting, dangerous, stupid, or any of the other daft shit people have been posting. It's an effect that has been measured by analysing responses to thousands of applications.

But we like to have a laugh here and I'm getting too soapboxy, so boobs, poop and B===D~
(, Wed 7 Mar 2018, 23:00, Reply)
This is a normal post It does read as insulting,
but I think the thing to feel insulted about is the distribution of those words that already exists in job ads, not the way this webpage is using them. That's that the research they link to identifies.

I also thought this was really stupid when I saw the link, but the site and the research aren't making claims that certain words are more manly or feminine than others- they're making a claim about the way using those words in a job ad might contain hidden presuppositions about the gender of the ideal candidate, which people actually respond to knowingly or unknowingly.
(, Thu 8 Mar 2018, 0:15, Reply)