nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Incentives vs. bias

I was looking at this question, and it occurred to me that clothing for fat women at least used to be a prime example of an obvious market not being served because of prejudice. I was wondering if large size clothing has gotten significantly better and more available-- a fast google didn't turn up the amount of complaint on the subject I used to see.

Even if things have gotten a lot better, it would still count as a good example of incentives taking a very long time to work, and which haven't done anything to weaken the bias.

I'll split the $10 (which at this point looks like an annoying complication rather than an incentive) if you help me win it.

Addendum: Thanks very much. I'm taking this over to the Less Wrong thread.

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