Exploiting Male Competitiveness (and Engaging in Discriminatory Hiring?) to Raise Money

business_ethics_highlights_2Research shows that men will generally donate more to fundraisers who are attractive females. Essay question: does this justify discriminatory hiring practices on the part of charities? Is it OK for them to discriminate against non-traditionally-attractive women? Bonus points: the researchers also found that men donate competitively. Would it be unethical for fundraisers to arrange for a visible, fake donation by one male, to spur competitive donations by others? Why or why not? >>>

How to Exploit Male Sexual Competitiveness to Raise Money

…The researchers found that males give significantly more money “when they are donating to an attractive female fundraiser, and responding to a large donation made by another male donor.”…

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