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Research Misidentifying Gender in Online Content May Result in Exacerbating Gendered Disparities Both On and Offline

A new study by Assistant Professor Sarah Shugars explores how the misgendering of online users in scholarly work can have significant down-stream impacts on questions of online gender disparities. For example, across their analyses Shugars et al. found that nonbinary users and others – both cisgender and transgender – who don’t perform their gender in a cis-normative way are systematically undercounted and frequently misgendered.