Do you take pretty girls less seriously?
July 24, 2006 11:38 PM Subscribe
Tell me, are you sexist?
posted by arrhn to society & culture (24 answers total)
I work at a university. I was walking between the lab and Chipotle for lunch today, and I noticed a very pretty girl walking in a similar direction. For some reason, I became slightly irritated - "she wouldn't notice something intellectually interesting if were a 2x4 falling on her head". I was a little struck by this - I have absolutely no reason to think that she's not fully capable and intelligent. Ick. I like to think that I'm not sexist. In fact, I'd like to believe that I'm some variety of feminist (in the equality of opportunity sense).
Is this a common? Help me figure this out by answering these questions. I know they're broken down by sex rather than a myriad of other options - and it'd be an interesting follow-up study to examine the response by gender (masculine vs. feminine) and sexual orientation. But for now:
Males, Answer These Questions
| Females, Answer These Questions
Unintelligent by default. Like race, it's another example of a barrier that people don't even realize exists.
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