Stepmothers are mean and academics are pretentious: What do pretrained language models learn about you?

@article{Choenni2021StepmothersAM,
  title={Stepmothers are mean and academics are pretentious: What do pretrained language models learn about you?},
  author={Rochelle Choenni and Ekaterina Shutova and Robert van Rooij},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2109.10052}
}
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