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Kafke  ·  2489 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: “Picture yourself as a stereotypical male”

Just a few thoughts:

1. The title exercise is depressing. Kind of like real hell, sort of...

2. She doesn't mention trans people anywhere in the article... Do MtF trans people score like the women or men? Do FtM score like the men or the women? I can imagine MtF scores going up when primed with the female text.

3. The 'minority in the class' thing is way off and is clearly just some sort of weird internalized fear that has no bearing in reality. Given I'm a minority every day: Left-handed, trans, and white in a school of asians. I had no "minority existential crises".

4. IIRC, the spatial reasoning thing has been well debunked. There's no real difference between men and women, only between individuals.