"In a recent study, researchers sent identical letters professors at top universities asking for a meeting to discuss research opportunities. Professors were more likely to respond when the email came from “Brad Anderson” than when it came from a name that suggested the student was female or a minority. “Everyone wants to mentor Brad Fucking Anderson,” Helmuth said."
To pass the Finkbeiner test, the story cannot mention
The fact that she's a woman
Her husband's job
Her child care arrangements
How she nurtures her underlings
How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field
How she's such a role model for other women
How she's the "first woman to..."
...I'm going to write the profile of an impressive astronomer and not once mention that she's a woman. I'm not going to mention her husband's job or her child care arrangements or how she nurtures her students or how she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field. I'm not going to interview her women students and elicit raves about her as a role model. I'm going to be blindly, aggressively, egregiously ignorant of her gender.
I'm going to pretend she's just an astronomer.
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