“Men are Sarcastic, Women are Hot: Gender and Language in Rate My Professors”

apple-3256487_1920In this article, Lucy Ferriss of Lingua Franca revisits Ben Schmidt’s searchable website for terms used on Rate My Professors, acknowledging both its limitations and its strange allure. Here’s an excerpt:

“If I came from another planet and had only this study and its attendant raw data to depend on, I would conclude that female professors are hotter, meaner, tougher, stricter, sweeter, less fair, less funny, stupider, uglier, and more idiotic than their male counterparts. Male professors, I would figure, are more likely to be exciting, sarcastic geniuses who teach great classes and give easy grades.”

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