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brilliance bias

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When people assume that brilliance is associated with a specific type of person, specifically a male1. This can be seen in the experiments of "Draw a scientist", that goes from gender-balanced to male-dominated while boys and girls go from 5 to 7 years of age.

The fallacy is clear: men can be brilliant, therefore to be brilliant one must be a man.

Tags: #mansplanning #bias #fallacy

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