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I use a discrete choice model to estimate the effects of gender on the transition probabilities between topics in gendered threads that contain at least one Female or Male post. I interpret the transitions as a means to contribute to the public understanding about the job market and boost a poster's professional identity relative to the subject. Since about 80% of EJMR users (visitors and posters) were claimed to be male as of September 2017, I consider the patterns discussed below to be primarily driven by the preferences of male posters.9 Table 3 provides some examples of consecutive posts in actual EJMR threads that illustrate the transitions between topics when the prior post is gendered.

Table 3.
Examples of Transitions between Topics in Consecutive Posts
Nth Post(N+1)th Post
GenderNs(N)ContentGenderN+1s(N+1)Content
From Purely Professional 
Male “I think [Name] is the best. He has the most solid job market paper in IO [industrial organization] …” Genderless Purely Professional “Agreed. Will certainly be best IO candidate on market” 
Female “This is a very weak record especially given the fact that she took 9 years to get tenure.” Female Personal “Collegial externalities—she looks nice, great gender.” 
Female Her quantity is pretty outstanding. 3 publications, 4 working papers …” Genderless Others “Stop with the self-promotion you little shiets” 
From Personal    
Male “All that matters for men is what shows in a dress shirt … hygiene shows best.” Genderless Purely Professional “It's really all about the JMP [job market paper].” 
Female “When I asked them why that teacher got good evaluations the student literally said it was because: ‘she was hot!”' Genderless Personal “Just put on a short dress, maybe show a little panties and at the very least show a panty line and then act cute and you'll do fine.” 
Nth Post(N+1)th Post
GenderNs(N)ContentGenderN+1s(N+1)Content
From Purely Professional 
Male “I think [Name] is the best. He has the most solid job market paper in IO [industrial organization] …” Genderless Purely Professional “Agreed. Will certainly be best IO candidate on market” 
Female “This is a very weak record especially given the fact that she took 9 years to get tenure.” Female Personal “Collegial externalities—she looks nice, great gender.” 
Female Her quantity is pretty outstanding. 3 publications, 4 working papers …” Genderless Others “Stop with the self-promotion you little shiets” 
From Personal    
Male “All that matters for men is what shows in a dress shirt … hygiene shows best.” Genderless Purely Professional “It's really all about the JMP [job market paper].” 
Female “When I asked them why that teacher got good evaluations the student literally said it was because: ‘she was hot!”' Genderless Personal “Just put on a short dress, maybe show a little panties and at the very least show a panty line and then act cute and you'll do fine.” 

This table provides examples of transitions of topics between consecutive posts (from the Nth post to the (N+1)th post) in actual threads from EJMR. Gender represents the gender of the subject in a post (Genderless if neither Female nor Male), s refers to the state or main topic of a post (Purely Professional, Personal, or Others), and the content is abbreviated for illustrative purposes. For Female or Male posts, the gender classifiers (female or male) for each post contains are in specified.

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