NCBI ROFL: And the February “no sh*t, Sherlock” award goes to…

By ncbi rofl | February 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Gender portrayals in telephone books for gay community versus Pacific-Bell Yellow Pages.

“Photographic images (N = 2,700) from three 1997 Pacific-Bell Yellow Pages (n = 1,976) and from three 1996-97 gay, lesbian, and bisexual community telephone books (n = 724) were classified into three groups by visible features (definite male, definite female, and gender nonspecific). The latter were excluded. The proportion of male photographic images was larger in gay community books than in Pacific-Bell telephone books.”

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Photo: flickr/NCinDC

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  • grad student

    I don’t understand the “no sh*t sherlock” title. I think that is a legitimately interesting finding. Why is there a preference for male images among the gay, lesbian, bisexual community? That might imply that the people using those phone books are not 50% male/50% female. I was unaware that there was a trend among the genders in their use of phone books or that there’s a higher rate of male images in gay community books. This was obvious to some people?

  • Anonymous

    No Sh*t Sherlock means it is obvious!

  • http://www.kalmbach.com/ wade elmblad

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