Skip to main content

Questions tagged [gender]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
0 answers
2k views

Was a school teacher Warren Smith fired after posting a video talking with a student about J.K. Rowling and transphobia?

On Sky News Australia, in May 2024, there is a discussion about a school teacher named Warren Smith, who had a video on-line where he is seen discussing with a student about whether or not J.K. ...
Carla_'s user avatar
  • 29
0 votes
1 answer
460 views

Are post-vaginoplasty recipients more suicidal?

According to this study: METHODS: All persons undergoing feminizing (vaginoplasty) and masculinizing (metoidioplasty/ phalloplasty) genital gender affirming surgery were identified in California from ...
blue289's user avatar
  • 168
4 votes
1 answer
984 views

Do most women enjoy sex?

The YouTube video by clinical psychologist, Dr. Whiten (Dr. Psych Mom) called "women do enjoy sex... in depth discussion about why you may not think so" makes the claim that most women enjoy ...
user1605665's user avatar
  • 7,065
6 votes
1 answer
575 views

Did the Cass Review ignore studies that were not double-blinded?

The Cass Review examined gender services for children and young people in the UK, and made recommendations to the country's health services. It has been controversial. The Feminist Gender Equality ...
blue289's user avatar
  • 168
2 votes
0 answers
205 views

Methodology of the Cass review [closed]

This week Dr Hilary Cass published her report on the review of gender identity services for children and young people. The report is on a divisive topic, and though I have my opinion, in this question ...
Giskard's user avatar
  • 129
2 votes
1 answer
635 views

Does gender transitioning do nothing to help suicidal ideation?

According to the article A landmark Finnish study is changing how we approach transgender kids: A major new study out of Finland found that providing cross-sex hormones and gender-transition ...
blue289's user avatar
  • 168
7 votes
1 answer
908 views

Was the average prison sentence of men who kill their female partners 2 to 6 years in 1989?

According to this Jan 12, 2019 article from the Guardian: The average prison sentence for men who kill their female partners is two to six years. Such short sentencing sounds unrealistically short ...
Luxspes's user avatar
  • 464
8 votes
1 answer
2k views

Are half of transgender women inmates (in England and Wales) sex offenders or category A prisoners?

The group Fair Play for Women published a report in Oct 2017 claiming that Half of all trans-identifying males (transwomen) in prison are convicted sex offenders or dangerous Category A prisoners. ...
Carla_'s user avatar
  • 207
24 votes
2 answers
7k views

Did Brené Brown claim her research showed that women are disappointed and disgusted by male vulnerability?

On the website Good Guys 2 Great Men, the author, Steve Horsmon, claims: Even the research by vulnerability expert Brene Brown confirms the current social conditioning of women to be disappointed and ...
user1605665's user avatar
  • 7,065
15 votes
1 answer
1k views

Are puberty blockers fully reversible?

Multiple sources claim that puberty blockers function like a pause button. To name a few: Using puberty blockers is like hitting a pause button St. Louis Children's Hospital “The really wonderful ...
pinegulf's user avatar
  • 6,640
17 votes
2 answers
10k views

Are there more boys born in the US?

According to this article there are more boys born in the USA than girls. between 1940 and 2005, an average of almost 92,000 more males than females were born annually in the United States. ...
Grasper's user avatar
  • 3,334
10 votes
3 answers
3k views

Does a Portland Public Schools curriculum teach K-5 students to subvert “white colonizers”' sexuality and explore “the infinite gender spectrum”?

A recent article by [conservative activist] Christopher Rufo in City Journal, also cited at various places around the Internet such as The Daily Caller and Why Evolution is True, claims that: ...
Thorondor's user avatar
  • 527
4 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does watching pornography increase sexual performance in women?

I am referring to these lines: A recent study reported that increasing porn use is linked to decreased sexual performance in men and increased sexual performance in women. Big Think - Is watching ...
Simon Park's user avatar
29 votes
2 answers
8k views

In 1936, did brothers Mark and David Ferrow transition?

The story of transgender brothers Mark and David Ferrow has become popular on Tumblr and Twitter in recent weeks. It claims In 1934-1936, trans brothers Mark and David Ferrow of Yarmouth, UK both ...
KitKatKit's user avatar
  • 401
35 votes
4 answers
10k views

Do women get cheaper car insurance?

My coworker told me women pay less car insurance than men. So I did some research and found some sites proving that. For example: According to How Age And Gender Affect Car Insurance Rates, women tend ...
Grasper's user avatar
  • 3,334
19 votes
2 answers
3k views

Has there ever been documented human individual producing both kinds of sex cells?

UCSB Science Line (University of California, Santa Barbara, scientist q/a) claims that: Long before we are born, the same gonads either become testes, if the embryo has a Y chromosome, or ovaries if ...
eis's user avatar
  • 292
2 votes
0 answers
584 views

Are LGBT activists allowed to make gender education in Kindergartens in Germany? [closed]

There are various rumors about this, particularly in the previous East Block. The goal of the activists is supposed to educate a more tolerant view for the children already in the early childhood. ...
Gray Sheep's user avatar
22 votes
2 answers
2k views

Do "people who undergo gender transition" die by suicide at a rate "about 20 times higher than their peers"?

A Wisconsin state representative staffer shared a scan on Twitter of a sponsorship memorandum for bill LRB-0396: The Help Not Harm Act - Prohibiting sex reassignment of minors. A pdf of the memo is ...
LShaver's user avatar
  • 10.2k
17 votes
3 answers
2k views

Was "their" a singular pronoun in English before the 16th century?

I saw this meme on facebook: So, was "their" truly a genderless 3rd person singular pronoun prior to some change in the 16th/17th century? This Wikipedia article indicates that the ...
Astor Florida's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
609 views

Is there a causal connection between the popular sceptics movement and the anti-trans character of mainstream British feminism?

In a New York Times article, Dr Sophie Lewis claims without citing further evidence: [The British anti-trans radical feminists] Ms. Parker and Ms. Long may not know it, but they’re likely influenced ...
onetimequestioner's user avatar
12 votes
3 answers
1k views

Was it ever common in the USA for women to use their husbands' Social Security Numbers as their own?

The December 2015 Uniform Assessment Instrument of Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (an instruction manual for administration of certain public social services) contains the ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
54 votes
2 answers
20k views

Was a Canadian father jailed for referring to his trans son as his daughter?

A recent PostMilennial article claims: After the hearing, Hoogland gave an interview to The Federalist saying that people cannot change sex, and that mega-doses of exogenous testosterone would damage ...
HanMah's user avatar
  • 777
7 votes
1 answer
4k views

Muslim couple provocatively pictured on beach — true holiday photo or fake (i.e. staged/set up)? [closed]

Recently I found a very provocative picture circulating in anti-Islam communities. It shows a presumably Muslim man, who is wearing a very small bathing suit and is standing next to a fully clothed ...
2manyusernamestaken's user avatar
5 votes
0 answers
337 views

Are an increasing number of gender transitioned people seeking to detransition?

In a recent essay defending her views on sex and gender issues, author J.K. Rowling writes: I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing ...
StanOverflow's user avatar
34 votes
1 answer
6k views

Are gender dysphoric teenagers more likely to take their own lives if they are not allowed to transition?

In a recent essay defending her controversial views on sex and gender issues, author J.K. Rowling writes: The argument of many current trans activists is that if you don’t let a gender dysphoric ...
Oddthinking's user avatar
  • 144k
3 votes
0 answers
700 views

Were countries led by women more successful at handling COVID-19 in early 2020?

This claim's been around a bit, e.g. The Hill, Scoop Whoop, NYT. The countries named are Germany, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Belgium, Taiwan, Norway. I'm wondering if this claim cherry-picks the ...
Allure's user avatar
  • 1,021
18 votes
1 answer
2k views

Have 41% of transgender people attempted suicide?

In Daniella Carter's TED talk "Walking in your truth as an LGBT youth", she mentioned: I need it, they need it, we need the love, we need the liberation, we need the support, not only for the 2.5 ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
69 votes
2 answers
24k views

Did Bernie Sanders say that a woman cannot be president?

During the January 2020 Democratic debate at 43:27 the moderator asked Bernie why he said that a woman cannot win an election https://youtu.be/Ppm_mqo9Tyc?t=2607 . Bernie responds by denying that he ...
finks's user avatar
  • 783
60 votes
2 answers
40k views

Does New York City legally recognize 31 different genders?

Several news sources (for example, The Odyssey Online and the Toronto Sun in 2016) claim that New York City recognizes 31 distinct genders. On the other hand, an article from the Huffington Post ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
740 views

Have 331 trans and gender-diverse people been murdered in the last year (to Nov 2019)?

Transgender Europe (TGEU) have a research project, Transrespect versus Trannsphobia Worldwide. They recently issued a press release, TMM Update Trans Day of Remembrance 2019: The TDoR 2019 update ...
Lady_A's user avatar
  • 1,420
9 votes
1 answer
1k views

Are there records of girls born with enlarged clitoris mistaken - and raised - as boys?

In a popular-science Polish magazine Focus EKSTRA, special issue 5/2004*, page 39, there's a paragraph that says (in original Polish, emphasis mine:) Jak duża może być łechtaczka? Największe bywają ...
Dragomok's user avatar
  • 655
6 votes
0 answers
599 views

Are millions of chinese men without wives because of population gender imbalance? [closed]

I keep finding articles stating that because of the One Child Policy, there is a big gender imbalance in China. They say it's bad enough that millions of men won't be able to find a wife. Example: ...
user60762's user avatar
28 votes
1 answer
3k views

Do transgender women athletes have an advantage over cisgender women athletes?

There have been numerous articles in media over transgender women competing in women sports, and debating if this is fair with women whose birth sex was female. I know there are some studies, like ...
Pablo's user avatar
  • 413
18 votes
2 answers
3k views

Are men more likely than women to accept an offer for casual sex?

It is widely believed that men are more amenable to offers of casual sex than women. (Note: This is a different claim to "men want casual sex more than women" or that "women are more easily able to ...
Piotr Migdal's user avatar
42 votes
4 answers
10k views

Did Canada "mandate the content of voluntary speech"?

In this clip with Jordan Peterson conversing with Russel Brand, Peterson says, (3m:57s) The government, for the first time in the history of Canada and really in a move that was unprecedented in ...
Evan Carroll's user avatar
  • 30.6k
7 votes
1 answer
4k views

Is Youtube primarily a male domain?

This is a quote from Jordan Peterson. I've provided two examples, one in which he qualifies the major viewership as being "young" males, in the other it's a generalised statement about all ...
Zebrafish's user avatar
  • 3,783
2 votes
0 answers
305 views

Do women in all-women shops earn less then men in all-men shops? [closed]

Many women & men raise issues of equal pay for equal work, but a recent analysis of Uber Drivers showed that women earned less because of working less or driving slowly; Uber Payment system did ...
Prem's user avatar
  • 301
2 votes
2 answers
843 views

Do women earn less than men for the same exact work? [duplicate]

Previous questions on the site such as this one and this one, as well as the answers and their sources address the gender pay gap on a broad scale, comparing the careers of all men to the careers of ...
probloa's user avatar
  • 31
4 votes
1 answer
804 views

Are women biologically (rather than culturally) equally inclined to take technical jobs? [closed]

Google fired James Damore for his memo about Google's gender diversity policies. Quoted are these parts of the memo that claim that in spite of significant overlap, innate biological differences ...
gaazkam's user avatar
  • 2,645
17 votes
2 answers
2k views

Do women distinguish more colours than men?

In the first section (from the start up to about 55s into the video) of this amusing YouTube video about the differences between men and women, the following claim is made: Why do women distinguish ...
matt_black's user avatar
  • 56.2k
9 votes
0 answers
554 views

Is the BBC gender pay gap due to discrimination?

The BBC has recently been reporting on it's own gender pay gap. In July 2017 it was revealed that Chris Evans tops list of best-paid stars with the top 7 being male. The next day the BBC announced ...
Tim's user avatar
  • 3,875
27 votes
2 answers
4k views

Do biological males who were castrated at birth and raised as females often behave like stereotypical men?

In "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", James Damore wrote (emphasis added on claim): On average, men and women biologically differ in many ways. These differences aren’t just socially ...
Tim Schimandle's user avatar
13 votes
1 answer
2k views

At what age do children develop a sense of gender identity?

To make things clear, I want to state that I have no doubt about whether people are transgender and what that means. I simply am asking about what age children are able to comprehend their personal ...
Cassandra Gelvin's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
3k views

Do women rate 80% of men as "below average looking"?

From Reddit's "Today I Learned" section: TIL Women find 80% of men below-average looking - according to research based on OkCupid's 7 million users. Is this an accurate summary of OKCupid's research?...
user5341's user avatar
  • 31.3k
15 votes
1 answer
5k views

Does this study give evidence that women are better leaders than men

I saw this article on my facebook wall today. It claims that women are better than men in leadership skills. This is the conclusion of researchers. “The results indicate that, as regards ...
Shadow's user avatar
  • 151
8 votes
0 answers
772 views

Transgender teenagers grow out of it 75% of the time [duplicate]

Ben Shapiro writes: Suicide Rates Among Transgenders Do Not Decrease Thanks to Sex-Change Surgery. The suicide rates among transgenders do not drop after surgery. 41 percent of transgender people ...
Eliyahu's user avatar
  • 309
152 votes
4 answers
29k views

Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

A recent essay in the New York Times by Claire Cain Miller, entitled How to Raise a Feminist Son, claims that: Until the mid-20th century, pink was the boy color and blue was for girls. It, in ...
Jayson Virissimo's user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
3k views

Is 1,7% of the population born intersex?

Article published by the BBC claims: Although there are no reliable statistics on how many Kenyans are intersex, doctors believe the rate is the same as in other countries - about 1.7% of the ...
Mindwin Remember Monica's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
397 views

Do Women Make Up 85% of All Consumer Purchases? [duplicate]

This video seems to be the source of the claim but I can't find what statistics they use to back it up. These figures are duplicated at She-Conomy: Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases ...
daniel's user avatar
  • 725
15 votes
3 answers
2k views

Does having more women in a group increase its collective intelligence?

Various reputable media outlets have written articles down through the years to the effect that the higher the ratio of women in a group, the higher its collective intelligence. Examples online: ...
badroit's user avatar
  • 341