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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 February 2008 01:40AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 04 February 2012 11:28:03AM 5 points [-]

Does the same thing happen if you categorize plants, or rocks, or office furniture? I can't recall reading about such an experiment

IIRC, there were experiments which showed that native speakers of languages with grammatical genders tend to assign stereotypical-man-like features to objects the noun for which is grammatically masculine and stereotypical-woman-like features to objects the noun for which is grammatically feminine.