Which means, of course, that women considered less attractive were penalized, whereas men considered less attractive were not. Also that men were judged on their performance and women were wrongly judged on their looks.
volunteers were asked to look at students’ ID card photos and rate their attractiveness were on a scale from 1 to 10… researchers then matched the attractiveness scores with students’ grades.
They found that being considered unattractive has consequences in the classroom — but only for women. The least attractive women students earned lower grades in traditional courses, and the effect was significant even after controlling for test scores.
In online classes, attractive female students performed worse than expected, given their other grades, suggesting that their looks were giving them a lift in regular classes.
For men, appearance didn’t matter at all. [link]