There’s been some sociological and feminist chatter about why Facebook chooses a “white man” as their generic human avatar. Hey, I thought, that “dude” looks sort of like me. So I got out my camera to experiment. Here are the results.
Facebook’s generic “male” avatar:
So what does it mean that all these “question authority” folks are assuming that this short-haired silhouette is male? And who really is displaying their own assumptions and bias?