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Subject: Hair, google images and gender + race. rss

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I just happened to search google images for "Hair", and found that the vast majority of images linked to caucasian females. There is not a single man until page four, and the next doesn't appear until page 7. Both of them caucasian.

I guess internet users like looking at the hair of caucasian women?
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frumpish wrote:
I just happened to search google images for "Hair", and found that the vast majority of images linked to caucasian females. There is not a single man until page four, and the next doesn't appear until page 7. Both of them caucasian.

I guess internet users like looking at the hair of caucasian women?


How strange. I googled "Hairless" and I also got lots of women.

And of Ashes, the hairless chimp.
Then random hairless cats.
Finally some male midriffs- not many faces.
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I *really* like women with long brown hair. Maybe all my google searches has biased the algorithm. modest
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frumpish wrote:
I guess internet users like looking at the hair of caucasian women?

I would assume that most people searching for "hair" are looking for hair styles. The majority of these people would be women, and the majority of those women white.

Google is great for finding what's popular. Not so much for niche things unless you really work at it. So, yeah. I'm not sure what you expected.
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Unless you religiously block Google from gaining information about you, Google search will present only things it thinks you like or will be interested in. Also, recent searches will affect subsequent searches. What you see is probably not what anyone else sees.

Of course, it's not news that women are far more beauty-oriented than men.
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I just searched google images for "feet" and got the same thing. Shall we try other body parts in between hair and feet?
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Tall_Walt wrote:
Unless you religiously block Google from gaining information about you, Google search will present only things it thinks you like or will be interested in. Also, recent searches will affect subsequent searches. What you see is probably not what anyone else sees.

Of course, it's not news that women are far more beauty-oriented than men.


Ah, so it says more about me and my wife's searching habits, and very little about the public.

Carry on then.
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I got at least one bloke in page 1, but yep mostly women. But I do suspect that this is More about the idea that people looking for "hair" are looking for styles.
 
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You are the first to mention racism.
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Discussing race ≠ Racism
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garygarison wrote:
I just searched google images for "feet" and got the same thing. Shall we we try other body parts in between hair and feet?


Would probably produce similar results to hairless. Only a few of those women above were hairless on their heads. whistle

Favorite feet images:





 
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For me:
Asian woman second hit.
Two black women on page two.
White dude page four.
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Tall_Walt wrote:
Unless you religiously block Google from gaining information about you, Google search will present only things it thinks you like or will be interested in. Also, recent searches will affect subsequent searches. What you see is probably not what anyone else sees.

This must be true. This is what I got:

 
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