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Let's Burn Some Bras!: Even Robots Suffer From Sexism


According to a recent study (because conducting studies on robot sexism are a thing that people actually do), robots suffer from human sexism because, well, I don't know why. I'm reading this crapola the same time you are.

Previous research on gender effects in robots has largely ignored the role of facial cues. We fill this gap in the literature by experimentally investigating the effects of facial gender cues on stereotypical trait and application ascriptions to robots. As predicted, the short-haired male robot was perceived as more agentic than was the long-haired female robot, whereas the female robot was perceived as more communal than was the male counterpart. Analogously, stereotypically male tasks were perceived more suitable for the male robot, relative to the female robot, and vice versa. Taken together, our findings demonstrate that gender stereotypes, which typically bias social perceptions of humans, are even applied to robots.

Shocking, we apply the same gender stereotypes to humanoid robots that we do to actual humans. Thank God I was sitting down when I read it! *fanning face* That was a close one.

Thanks to V, who agrees the only thing humans should apply to robots is dynamite.

There are Comments.
  • William Samuel

    I'm amazed that anyone would actually take the time and effort to conduct a study on this. Was there no paint drying in the halls of acedamia?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    These were not the droids I was looking for....well...maybe the one on the right will do for now.

  • Lee

    And this article did not surprise me, since we make robots to look like humans and, thus, we would treat them like humans........BTW--Check the site ~~~~ (CouGarkiss.................C?Μ)~~~~ for Mature Women Dating Younger Men.

  • jimmy

    are these spam bots getting smarter? or is the human behind that post getting dumber?

  • Andrew St. Andrew

    where the sexy fembots at?

  • Staticwolf

    GW's input was misleading... And this article did not surprise me, since we make robots to look like humans and, thus, we would treat them like humans.

  • $18922249

    I always felt that my Roomba was more communal than my agentic R.O.B..

  • Roombas have been know to attack women on their periods.

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