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‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ | Inside Higher Ed Study finds female professors experience more work demands and special favor requests, particularly from academically "entitled" students.

 

Numerous studies have found that female professors shoulder a disproportionate amount of service workcompared to their male peers. Research also suggests that students hold female instructors to a different standard than they do male faculty members, especially when it comes to personality. Women are expected to be more nurturing and are perceived harshly when they’re not, for example.

Source: Study finds female professors experience more work demands and special favor requests, particularly from academically entitled students

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