Unequal Representation and Gender Stereotypes in Image Search Results for Occupations

@inproceedings{Kay2015UnequalRA,
  title={Unequal Representation and Gender Stereotypes in Image Search Results for Occupations},
  author={Matthew Kay and Cynthia Matuszek and Sean A. Munson},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2015}
}
Information environments have the power to affect people's perceptions and behaviors. In this paper, we present the results of studies in which we characterize the gender bias present in image search results for a variety of occupations. We experimentally evaluate the effects of bias in image search results on the images people choose to represent those careers and on people's perceptions of the prevalence of men and women in each occupation. We find evidence for both stereotype exaggeration… CONTINUE READING

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