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Let the Pigs Fly: What We Say and How We Say It When We Talk About Gender

  • Theresa R. Hernandez (a1), Liana Bernard (a1) and Larry R. Martinez (a1)


“What if gender mattered less? Pigs might actually fly before that happens,” said Dr. Mikki Hebl at the Shaken & Stirred event at the 2017 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference (I-O Shaken & Stirred, 2017). If gender mattered less, “SIOP itself would see differences. Women comprised only six out of the 21 SIOP fellows this year, and five of the 25 major award recipients yesterday . . . were women.” With that, she dropped the microphone and walked off the stage. This video has been viewed on YouTube more than twice as many times as most of the other Shaken & Stirred videos that are available, and it is this boldness that is needed in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology if we expect to see changes.


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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Larry Martinez, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, 317V Cramer Hall, Portland OR, 97201. E-mail:


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