Masculine Defaults: Identifying and Mitigating Hidden Cultural Biases

Understanding and remedying women’s underrepresentation in majority-male fields and occupations require the recognition of a form of cultural bias called masculine defaults. Sapna Cheryan discusses masculine defaults in detail, distinguishing them from more well-researched forms of bias, and describes how they contribute to women’s underrepresentation.

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