• After Criticism, RateMyProfessor Drops Chili Pepper Rating That Signaled a Teacher's “Hotness”

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    RateMyProfessor.com, a popular site among university students for publicly praising or panning their teachers, has dropped its controversial “chili pepper” rating-a sign used to indicate a professor's attractiveness-after being criticized on social media.
    BethAnn McLaughlin, a Vanderbilt University neuroscience professor, began the push back against the chili pepper on Twitter with a post calling the rating “obnoxious and utterly irrelevant to our teaching.” She was inspired by the MeToo and TimesUp movements.
    After 15,000 likes and thousands of retweets, RateMyProfessor, owned by Viacom...
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