Students appear to evaluate women poorly simply because they are women. Mitchell wrote her paper with Jonathan Martin, now an assistant professor of political science at Midland College. Seeking to build on a study that found instructors in an online class operating under two different gender identities were rated significantly higher when their students thought they were men, Mitchell and Martin decided to teach identical online introductory political science courses. The idea was to analyze the language students used to evaluate them and their teaching in official university ratings and -- somewhat daringly -- on RateMyProfessors. Mitchell's intelligence was questioned more than Martin's.
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So she created Lulu , an app that allows users to leave reviews of the men in their lives and search a database for reviews of other men. Lulu's FAQ section explains just why the creators believe the app is useful: If you meet a guy at a party and hit it off, admit it: Lulu is the place to do your research. Lulu tells you the stuff you want to know:
Though I consciously avoid using the 1 to 10 rating system in my writing, there are times that I have used it. This is because, sometimes, there is no other way to easily communicate certain topics. There is nothing objective about it at all. The objection to this statement usually goes something like this: