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Male sellers on eBay have an edge over women, study finds

By Pam Belluck  /  NY Times News Service, NEW YORK

Cecilia Ridgeway, a gender issues expert at Stanford, said when reading the study, “I did not think: ‘Oh, eBay needs to fix this.’ I don’t think this is a key thing we’ve got to do for gender equality.”

Still, she said she viewed the study as an indicator of “the importance of gender as a way of making sense of any human being. That doesn’t mean people endorse these beliefs; they just know them.”

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