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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 research into genetical differences increase or decrease public prejudice? [closed]

I've come across this question in different fields. Gender & race being the most controvercial but also things like hair color and left or righthandedness. When proper research is done, does it ...
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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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How accurate is the estimate that 1/3 of teen suicides are homosexual?

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 ...
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Do men tend to be funnier than women?

Why are men, taken on average and as a whole, funnier than women? This line is from this Vanity Fair article by Christopher Hitchens, and is based, in part, on this Stanford Uni study What the ...
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Were any women involved in the 2008 financial crisis?

In the article titled Men want more testosterone, the world needs less in the Globe and Mail on Sep. 27, 2011, Margaret Wente states: Perhaps you’ve noticed that not a single woman was involved ...
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Can men mentally rotate images better than women?

Arguing with colleagues about common gender beliefs, someone said that women can multi-task better but men can mentally rotate images better. I sent them the following in response to the first ...
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Is there one (and only one) endurance sport in which women outperform men?

I remember being told that there is one and only one endurance sport in which the women's world record exceeds the men's world record, and that the sport is Long Distance Endurance Swimming. Reason ...
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Do age and gender discrimination compound in the workplace to reduce the odds of an older women being hired?

Forbes claims that gender and age discrimination compound more for women as they age, to the point where it can be difficult for older women to get jobs. The gender gap is pretty well-known, but I ...
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Are girls and boys pre-programmed to behave… like girls and boys?

My dad claims that even as toddlers, my sister and I knew which toys to play with. For example, I would always pick up toy guns, Action Man, and other similar toys. She would always pick up Barbie. He ...
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Is the gender pay gap evidence of discrimination?

(I've asked this before but people had troubling separating the question from just the gender pay gap. This is a way I was suggested to ask it, so I am giving it a try) No one can deny the gender pay ...
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Is spousal abuse primarily initiated by males?

Avoiding exceptions for same-sex couples, is abuse in heterosexual couples more commonly initiated by the husband? I am mostly interested in physical violence that is non-reciprocal. In other words, ...
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Do women experience more emotion than men?

For much of human history, it was "common knowledge" that women were much more emotional than men. This belief still appears to be widely held. Does either gender experience emotions either more ...
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Is the Bechdel Test an accurate critique of the film industry?

The Bechdel Test is named for the author of a comic that popularized the following three "rules" that must be fulfilled before a movie passes the test: The film must have at least two women in ...
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Do women prefer taller men?

I have heard many women say that they like taller men. As a possible explanation I heard that they feel more secure with a taller men than a shorter one. Do women tend to prefer men who are tall, men ...
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Do women do more housework than men?

Especially in sitcoms men are made out to be slackers when it comes to doing the housework. There is a belief that men don't help out as much with the kids and don't pull their weight when it comes to ...
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Is there a difference in driving ability between men and women? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does gender affect driving skill? Time and time again I hear that "women shouldn't be allowed on the road because they are bad drivers" or similar stories. I'm ...
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Do women statistically have better multitasking ability than men?

I hear this very often, while woman can do several things at a time. If this is true, what are the qualifications that make woman capable of doing several things at once? A quick Google search ...
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Do women talk more than men?

I heard many times that women talk more than man. Sometimes numbers were included: women talk, on average, 25.000 words per day; men talk only 15.000. Are women more talkative than men?
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Are women's hands colder, and their hearts warmer?

I heard on the radio today that apparently a woman's hands are colder than a man's hands, but her heart is warmer. I didn't really believe this, but they stated that it was apparently scientifically ...
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Do more males than females use the Internet?

Long before the Internet existed, women were computers. (University of Hartford) It's a well-known trope that there are no girls on the Internet. In fact, apparently that is a "rule of the ...
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Is empowerment of women a cure for poverty?

It is stated that giving women equality and control over their reproduction reduces the poverty in any community. Christopher Hitchens: "We already know the cure to poverty...it's quite simply, ...
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Is there a relation between brain physiology and gender identity?

I recently came a cross a blog post that talked about DSD or Intersexuality as they rather call it. One of the claims that was made is that gender identity (that is, whether I think of myself as male ...
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Do either men or women have higher pain tolerance than the other?

Traditional folklore suggests women have a higher pain tolerance than men. I have seen a few sites suggesting otherwise. Naturally, plenty of anecdotal accounts of wussy men or women get tossed around ...
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Boys and girls and co-education: what works best?

I've heard it said many times that boys perform better when they are in the same classroom as girls and girls perform better when they are by themselves. Is there any evidence to support this claim?
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Does gender affect driving skill?

Are there any differences in either sex which are provably beneficial and/or detrimental to their driving abilities? Also, is it possible that stereotypical gender roles make any difference in ...