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Gender Disparities in Written Expression

Project Report by Divya Krishnan , Ridge High School, NJ


Although the disparity of gender in the workplace has long been analyzed, linguists continue to research the semantic norms that differentiate texts between female and male writers. In this paper, we analyze gender predictions on a teacher application forum known as DonorsChoose. DonorsChoose is a nonprofit that connects teachers to donors for in-class projects. Using content heavy fields such as essays, we analyze how part of speech can differentiate text written by male versus female authors, as well as the broader impact that such understandings can have.