Gender is a range of characteristics used to distinguish between males and females, particularly in the cases of men and women and the masculine and feminine attributes assigned to them.

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Is Michelle Obama a transgender woman?

Many of my friends claim that the wife of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, is a transgender woman. In 2014, comedian Joan Rivers made the claim in a street interview: Rivers: You know Michelle is a ...
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Are 100 million sharks culled per year for safety reasons?

Are 100 million sharks culled per year for safety reasons? Example claim A woman has a 1 in 262,365 chance of being killed by a shark in her lifetime. In that very same lifetime she has ...
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Do men feel threatened by intelligent women?

I found this posted in multiple news sites The findings, to be published in the November edition of ‘Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin’, concluded that men find the propect [sic] of ...
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Have more U.S. senators been arrested for sexual misconduct in bathrooms than trans women?

I just saw this in my Facebook feed, and now I'm curious if it's actually true. Do they actually keep records of this? It seems improbable, just because there are so many more trans women than ...
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Are women more suited to monogamy than men?

The popular theory is that women are more tuned to form long-term relations by choosing only a single male and sticking with him. That is, they tend more to monogamy whereas men are more likely want ...
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Do only 1-4% of the population self-report/self-identify as homosexual?

Most studies I've seen show self reports around 1-4% of the population report as being homosexual. Is this true? From the answer below: Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults, 2013
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Are men naturally inclined to be better at STEM subjects than women? [closed]

It's commonly believed that men are better at STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) than women. I've heard before that men are naturally better at more logical thinking and ...
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Does birth control decrease gray matter in the brain?

I read once that women who take birth control pills experience decreases in gray matter. The researchers found that certain regions of the cortex were thinner in women who took birth control ...
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Is there an imbalance between males and females in: problem-solving speed, aptitude to group work and emotional influence on actions? [closed]

According to pop-psychology book "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" written by relationship counselor John Gray, men and women think and feel in fundamentally different ways and should learn ...
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Are 95% of Ashley Madison dating site's accounts male?

The hackers who procured and recently published Ashley Madison's internal databases, the so-called "Impact Team," have claimed that the accounts in the databases were predominantly, in fact "90-95%" ...
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Are annual female rape and male “made to penetrate” rates similar in the US?

In the 2010 Summary Report of the CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, there are two figures that are surprisingly similar: In Table 2.1, they claim the 12-month weighted rate ...
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Does gender reassignment surgery increase quality of life of transgender individuals?

The general belief, at least amongst the LGBT community, is that gender reassignment surgery will increase the quality of life of transgendered individuals. Obviously those that undergo the surgery ...
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Are male and female brains connected in a completely different manner?

I found this claim on Focus, an Italian pop-sci magazine: Le reti di connessioni cerebrali nel cervello dei maschi (in alto) e in quelle donne (in basso): in blu sono visibili i collegamenti ...
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Is half of all domestic violence committed by women against men? [duplicate]

A friend online showed a picture that said "Half of all domestic violence is perpetrated by women" and referenced a paper called Thirty Years of Denying the Evidence on Gender Symmetry in Partner ...
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Will there soon be more female doctors in Canada than male doctors in Canada?

Obviously no one can know the future with certainty. But several articles make statements regarding more women graduating with medical degrees than men and that in the near future more doctors will be ...
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Are male nurses salaries higher than female nurses salaries?

A recent article on USA Today claims that on male nurses make more than female nurses: even in an occupation that women overwhelmingly dominate, they [women] still earn less than men [...] ...
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Does a transgender woman in Olympia, Washington receive frequent complaints about indecent exposure in the women’s showers and locker room?

This is the specific, unreferenced claim I'm referring to: In Olympia, Washington, where the town has a SOGI provision, a man who identifies as a woman frequently uses the women’s showers and ...
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Do girls get better grades than boys at school?

According to The Atlantic, it's not even a question whether it's true. It's just a question of knowing why. According to the article it's based on "369 studies involving the academic grades of over ...
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Are men raped at a higher rate than women, after considering prison rape?

I've seen a number of articles claiming that contrary to what one might expect, American men are raped more often than women when one takes in to account prison rape. Is this accurate? Examples of ...
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Do women take more sick days than men?

A Daily Telegraph article is headlined "Women take more sick days than men". It cites a recent (2011) unnamed report: Yesterday Lawrence Christensen, of leading mutual healthcare organisation ...
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Do women blink more than men?

OMGfacts : Blinking is a reflex that is started by a sudden noise. Studies show that women react more quickly then [sic] men to these sudden noises, and blink both twice as hard and often as men. ...
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Do women need more sleep than men?

The claim is that women need more sleep than men because they do more multi-tasking during the day. ...
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Did Zoe Quinn and Phil Fish fake being doxxed? [closed]

Andrew Otton of TechRaptor claims, that both Zoe Quinn (on at least two occasions) and Phil Fish (on one occasion) have actually faked being doxxed, to play role of victims and gain support. Is that ...
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Do women have smaller bladders than men?

It is a common belief that women need to go to the bathroom more often than men because of the smaller size of their bladders. Is this true? Are there more factors involved?
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Do full-time working women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns?

The White House claims that: On average, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Is it the case?
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Does taking paternity leave make you live longer?

I've just come across the following PubMed article (referenced here and here) which claims that taking paternity leave causes one to live longer: It has also been suggested that paternity leave ...
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Did/do women select for protectiveness in their mates?

This claim is made by Smuts and Gubernick: An additional mechanism shaping female preference for stronger mates could have been the increased survival benefits conveyed to offspring. Smuts and ...
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Has it only been about two hundred years since women gained access to literacy?

Ursula Le Guin's 1986 essay, "Prospects for Women in Writing", opens with the sentence, It's only been about two hundred years since women gained access to literacy and began to empower themselves ...
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Do women drive 80% of consumption?

The Men's Rights organization, Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) have claimed (quoting The Observer Watches Blog) that: Consumption in the modern world today is driven overwhelmingly by women ...
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Does menstruation affect the ability of women to do blue-collar work?

I just read about the concept of menstrual leave. The Wikipedia article says it originated in Japan, and applies in a couple of asian countries. In 2005, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union ...
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Are women physically weaker?

I've always thought that "women are weaker1 than men in general" was a biological fact (supposedly stemming/evolving from the social structure of prehistoric humans) However, in this video (~21:36), ...
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Is the gender gap in male dominated areas possible to overcome by a simple self-esteem exercise?

15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics According to the article the gender gap in an otherwise very male dominated field, is easy to overcome, all that is needed ...
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Are women more likely to be speakers at tech conferences than men?

In PUT A SOCK IN IT, YOU DICKLESS WONDERS, Milo Yiannopoulos claims that women in the tech industry are more likely to be speakers or panellists than men are, because there aren't many women in the ...
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Are women weak in religion and reasoning as compared to men? [duplicate]

When Prophet Muhammad compared men and women as follows in one of the hadith, which says women are weaker in reason and religious. While it is difficult to understand deficiency in religion I would ...
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Are there fewer women available at the higher end of aptitude in the sciences?

Larry Summers, got into a little trouble when at a speech in 2005 at a National Bureau of Economic Research he said: There are three broad hypotheses about the sources of the very substantial ...
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Is the judicial system biased against men?

We often hear the claim that men are treated unfairly in relation to women by the Judicial System. One example of the claim can be found here. The article claims that: Women shoplifters were ...
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Is testosterone responsible for typically “male” behaviour?

On the English Language and Usage stack exchange, two people asked what was meant by "testosterone-charged", as in the following quote, from the story "2 States: The Story of My Marriage" by Chetan ...
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Are men smarter than women?

I recently stumbled across the following article: Sorry, men ARE more brainy than women (and more stupid too!) It's a simple scientific fact, says one of Britain's top dons, in which the author ...
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Has Saudi Arabia announced plans for a woman-only city?

There's been reports of announced plans for a woman-only city in Saudi Arabia. For example: Saudi Arabia plans new city for women workers only from The Guardian. However, Al Arabiya claimed (on ...
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Are women's orgasms more powerful than men's?

I wouldn't ask "better", because that's subjective. But anyway, this is something I've heard again and again, and it sounds plausible, but I have never found any scientific studies in the area. I've ...
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Do women 'consume more sustainably than men'?

European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality has adopted the resolution "on women and climate change". The report argues that climate change exacerbates gender ...
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Can human males produce milk?

Can human males lactate (produce milk) in the manner females can? According to Wikipedia: Spontaneous lactation occasionally occurs in starving men; after World War II, for example, thousands ...
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Do one-third of teen suicides involve homosexuals?

The media and government officials have often claimed that the rate of teen suicide for homosexuals is vastly higher than the suicide rate of heterosexual teens. The figure they often use is that an ...
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Can a woman determine the gender of her unborn child using the Red Cabbage Test?

I recently stumbled on a blog post detailing the successful prediction of the gender of the author's child using the Red Cabbage Test. Despite the imperfect analysis of the results: The ...
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Are men 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women?

This is something I found on Tumblr: I also found this on Flickr (image license): This image was posted to Reddit: Does this claim have any scientific basis at all?
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Are modern women disposed to hypergamy more than men?

Hypergamy is the act or practice of seeking a spouse of higher socioeconomic status. According to Wikipedia: Some evolutionary psychologists believe that women exhibit mate-selective preferences ...
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Is professional software development discriminatory?

It's quite a common experience that there are fewer women and African (-American) people in programming as warranted by the natural proportions. It is not so obvious whether this is due to ...
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Is homosexuality genetic or can it be unlearned in one of those (christian) camps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is homosexuality innate? I suppose I was trying to be tad too PC earlier. I've seen quite a few anti-gay person saying that homosexuality is something that is learned ...
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Do men show greater variance in the distribution of their IQ than women?

It is frequently claimed that men show greater variance in the distribution of their general intelligence factor (g) ("IQ") than women. Is that claim accepted by the scientific community?
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Are men “wired differently” so that they “can't control themselves”?

It seems like such an obviously false claim, but I keep running into the claim that men are "Wired differently" than women and therefore can't control their lust. The claim in conversation was ...