8Joined Aug 2022


I agree with what others have said so far, but want to add two things.

  • I don't think  discussion of male EA attractiveness is an equity issue. (The post intro describes a group of men commenting on women, which is unique for well-understood reasons.) It might be unprofessional in certain contexts, but it doesn't speak to (e.g.) gender based hostility in the way that the post intro does.
  • Attractive people, given the Halo Effect and Vanity Bias, are apparently more equipped to communicate than are unattractive people. This seems like something to exploit rather than suppress. 

The baseline emotional reaction is one that I share, but the proposed solutions might be too optimistic about why attractive people are advantaged.