There’s a premium which accrues to male leaders for, ah, just being male…

All thoughts (and loud male guffaws) about misogyny self consciously pushed to one side, here’s a finding that won’t surprise many of our female readers:

We find that, even though leaders are all providing the same guidance, followers are more likely to heed the advice of the male leaders, followers are less likely to ascribe group success to female leaders, and followers reward male leaders more generously than female leaders. There is a premium to being male.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty