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Comment author: casebash 27 October 2017 01:46:19AM 3 points [-]

How do you think we are requiring women to prove themselves more competent than men? For example, if A says study X says P and B points at that it actually says Q, is this an example? Or were you thinking about something else?

Status quo bias exists, but there is also a counter-balancing action bias. When someone cares about an issue, they want to do something about it and they often fail to consider all of the secondary effects are reasons why you might not want to take a particular action.

That said, I am doubtful that there is nothing we can do on diversity.