But of course gamers don’t leave the real world behind when they play online. Women, for example, tend to be harassed more than male players, so this tool might help more women feel safe in these online communities. Female gamers already mask their identity to avoid harassment by avoiding verbal communication with other players, according to a 2018 study of 270 women players in the Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
Artificial intelligence-powered voice assistants, many of which default to female-sounding voices, are reinforcing harmful gender stereotypes, according to a new study published by the United Nations.
Titled “I’d blush if I could,” after a response Siri utters when receiving certain sexually explicit commands, the paper explores the effects of bias in AI research and product development and the potential long-term negative implications of conditioning society, particularly children, to treat these digital voice assistants as unquestioning helpers who exist only to serve owners unconditionally.
Journalist, Susannah Cahalan's misdiagnosis, highlighted in the Netflix documentary, Brain on Fire, illustrates a woman's fight to be heard in the doctor's office.
"...This kind of gender bias has been acknowledged – but unresolved– for decades. The author Gena Corea first published her investigative report on women’s treatment in the doctors’ offices in 1977. Corea highlighted that male doctors tended to perceive female patients as hysterical, believing that women could more freely express their emotions, while men could not. While today this binary of what constitutes “femininity” and “masculinity” is changing, the training that doctors receive is still biased."
"Do men get labeled domestic abusers and women borderline for the same issues?"
How men and women are labeled with personality disorders based on gender ideology. What is classified as "angry and abusive" in a man, may be perceived as "borderline" in a woman. Gendered expressions of emotions: anger, anxiety, and depression
In the science fields, women still have a ways to before being acknowledge by peers.
"In 2 weeks, 1000 neuroscientists will descend on Vancouver, Canada, for the Third International Brain Stimulation Conference. The first two iterations of the biennial conference were plagued by complaints that few of the featured speakers were women, but this year will be a step in the right direction: Female neuroscientists will deliver six out of 20 of the conference’s featured talks."
"When it comes to decision-making, trial court judges are just as influenced by gender bias as laypeople are, a new study suggests -- and may actually be even more biased. The research, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, casts reasonable doubt on the idea that judges’ subject-matter and decision-making expertise acts as a “buffer” against gender biases that affect ordinary people."