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Unless gender is explicitly female, most people default generics as male1. For example, Sonic the character of videogames is not obviously female, therefore we default it as a male-character. This happens in many different contexts, but it is especially worrisome if it happens when generating scientific results. Papers that do not explicitly specify a female-population can probably be considered as derived from a male-dominated sample.

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