But a third group [of names] is shared almost equally by men and women—like Kerry and Jody—and women with those names were notably more likely than their nominally feminine counterparts to become judges.

    The defense might call a car accident “contact”; the plaintiff might say one car “smashed” the other. These labels really matter, as Elizabeth Loftus and John Palmer showed in a classic experiment.

Pretty cool article on how the words we use sometimes "match" what they describe.


thenewgreen:

    But a third group is shared almost equally by men and women—like Kerry and Jody—
I've never met a man named Jody. Have you?

I never much thought about the power of a name and the "baggage" that it carries until I decided to become a father. Names are important and I do believe they can help shape someones path.


posted by haymakers9th: 1930 days ago