New UC Berkeley Study Suggests That Only "Hot" Women With Nice "Tits" Get Econ Prof Jobs

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In a study that the New York Times described as "pathbreaking," University of California, Berkeley economist Alice Wu took a look at why women are so massively underrepresented in the Economics departments of prestigious universities around the country.  To our complete 'shock', she found that it has a lot to do with the 'fact' that men are just a bunch of sexist assholes who create work environments that are openly hostile toward women.  

So how did Wu arrive at this conclusion?  Well, in her paper entitled "Gender Stereotyping in Academia: Evidence From Economics Job Market Rumors Forum," she apparently analyzed roughly 1 million posts in an anonymous chat room frequented by econ grad students called econjobrumors.com to see which words are the best predictors of posts about women vs. men.  You know, because people behave exactly the same in anonymous chat rooms as they do in real life.

Be that as it may, Wu found that posts related to women were most frequently commenting on their personal attributes with words like "hot", "tits", "bang" and "horny." 

That said, despite a lot of chatter about "homosexual" male economists, men in the profession were at least sometimes referenced for their professional accomplishments...and not just for their sexual preferences.

Here's the list: 

Econ

 

So what can we learn from Ms. Wu's research?  Luckily, the New York Times was able to interview a bunch of elitist economics professors from around the world to tell you exactly what to think.

David Card, an eminent economist at Berkeley who was Ms. Wu’s thesis adviser, told me that she had produced “a very disturbing report.”

 

In an email, David Romer, a leading macroeconomist at Berkeley, summarized the paper as depicting “a cesspool of misogyny.”

 

Janet Currie, a leading empirical economist at Princeton (where Ms. Wu works as her research assistant), told me the findings resonated because they’re “systematically quantifying something most female economists already know.” The analysis “speaks volumes about attitudes that persist in dark corners of the profession,” Professor Currie said.

 

Silvana Tenreyro, a professor at the London School of Economics and a former chairwoman of the European Economics Association’s women’s committee, told me that “every year a crisis or two arose” from rumors started on the forum, “with the typical target being a female student.”

That said, at least one economist, George Borjas of Harvard, expressed a view that maybe everyone just needs to calm down the constant outrage over every little anonymous chat room message.

Some economists say they find the discourse on econjobrumors.com to be a breath of fresh air. George Borjas, an economics professor at Harvard, wrote on his blog last summer that he found the forum “refreshing.”

 

Professor Borjas said: “There’s still hope for mankind when many of the posts written by a bunch of over-educated young social scientists illustrate a throwing off of the shackles of political correctness and reflect mundane concerns that more normal human beings share: prestige, sex, money, landing a job, sex, professional misconduct, gossip, sex. …”

Clearly Borjas is a sexist and part of the problem.  Presumably his days are numbered at Harvard.

Here is the full study published by Alice Wu:

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nuubee's picture

Why would an economics professor deny the market forces that exist? She could use some "enhancement" on that "intellect" of hers.

Honey-Badger's picture

OT

Michelle adjusting her crotch while leaving Malia's dorm, Sure looks to me like she's hiding (not really) something in those pants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiDW-k9HjJo

The Cooler King's picture

Mnuchins wife is gonna be your next ECON Prof!

 

Sit Down Waldo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M4_Ommfvv0

Rainman's picture

inverted yield curve and nips ...yuk

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

You didn't think she got her job due to her brain did you?

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I'm sitting here in my office and my screen faces the door.  Sheeeeeesh!

yomutti2's picture

Alice Wu's not bad. I'd fuck her.

 

TeamDepends's picture

With Wu Tang Clan playing in the background?

Normalcy Bias's picture

It sounds like that's exactly what she needs.

Well, that and maybe a boob job.

JimJinNJ's picture

holy shit!!  how many economists does it take to change a light bulb??  apparently many.  what a fucking waste.  they can't predict their way out of a wet paper bag.  this is organized crime, RICO etc.

Agent P's picture

Then scroll down until her face is off the top of the screen...your co-workers will thank you. 

nmewn's picture

Aaaaaa! Eye bleach...I need eye bleach!  ;-)

goldenbuddha454's picture

Thanks dude, I just sprayed my computer screen with snot, saliva and dom perignon!!!

assistedliving's picture

Thanks Headless...right when my Boss had to walk by.

 

treefeller's picture

That my good man is within the boundaries of completely good taste. 

treefeller's picture

Nice tits, shame about her face. 

any_mouse's picture

Spawn of Renee Zellweger and Janet Yellen?

tmosley's picture

Good job for a vapid prostitute.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Nice to see the Obamas get to drive on the campus quad.

Harvard Security: Sorry, no driving on campus.
Wookie puts on wig: But I'm Michelle Obama, don't you know who I am?
Harvard Security: Sorry, sir, please proceed.

treefeller's picture

What the FUCHHH was that? Jesus Christ Almighty. I shouldn't say that, but really, no wonder Mooch junior was rolling around in the grass a couple of weeks ago. Stop drop and roll. She has to live with that ghastly shit. 

As an aside, I did a project near Hopkins in Baltimore a few years back and there were signs posted that no cat call were permitted. None were offered because quite frankly, the women students there were just as homely as could be. Not one worth wasting the time. It was awful Girls with beards and stuff like that. They weren't trans or anything, it's just back home, it didn't occur to them that facial hair was something to shave off or something. 

Ms. Erable's picture

Economist = Witch Doctor.

Professor of Economics = Witch Doctor with no experience.

At least a 'hot' Economics Professor with nice 'tits' can be useful for something.

remain calm's picture

No Shit. Hot chicks with nice tits get best jobs in every industry.

Big Creek Rising's picture

Wow, only took you two sentences to articulate one of life's simple truths.

Took that bitch 28 pages plus appendices

I love swimming in a "cesspool of misogyny"

treefeller's picture

Wasnt there a congressman a couple of years back who hired hotties saying something to the effect that at least you could teach a girl with big tits how to type. 

SerfsUp's picture

Especially govt jobs where you spend the whole day BS'ing and walking around with coffee.  At least there'd be a pretty face and a nice rack to look at around the office. Makes total sense. 

Syrin's picture

This was written by an unemployed ugly feminazi.

gilhgvc's picture

let me guess she is a homely spinster

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Spinster is a bit harsh.

I prefer old maid.

Kidbuck's picture

She had to go to grad school to learn one of the seminal facts of life? - Nice tits are always and everywhere in fashion. I was looking for tits the moment I was born. Thanks Mom.

Never One Roach's picture

 

Big tits and a pretty face gets more jobs.

 

Who could have guessed that without a $2 million federal research grant?

 

CUT the funding!

Badsamm's picture

Nerds like tits too; shocker.

ProstoDoZiemi's picture

Also where are the subjects labeled as Hot, should have added a gallery in the appendix of the paper... so you know we can do the math to verify

kliguy38's picture

Sorry but I'm totally down on doin' this.......

PeterLong's picture

What she look like 30-40 years ago? Any pics?

SloMoe's picture

I'm guessing the woman who's study this was, is neither "Hot" nor has "Nice Tits"

wisehiney's picture

Something this fucking stupid must have been paid for with a huge grant from taxpayers.

onthedeschutes's picture

Bogus study...Hot women with nice tits can really land whatever job they want....not just econ prof jobs.