Pants on fire

Published May 20, 2020

Women, it seems (according to some Cornell research) are more often lied to at work — specifically, they’re given more positive feedback about their job performance in person, but not so much on paper.

When it comes to job performance, “Women Are Given Inflated Performance Feedback Compared With Men” — that’s actually the title of the paper. That’s not good:

[W]omen are described more warmly and with more positive words than men in narrative performance reviews, while being evaluated more negatively on more objective, quantitative measures of performance. Women are praised for their work while being allocated fewer resources than men.