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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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Does mixed-sex education increase violence in schools?

TSA-Alerie reports [French] that a poster on a conference at the National Library of Algeria has a controversial claim: La mixité sexuelle à l’école est la cause numéro un de la violence scolaire ...
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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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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 ...
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Does mixing genders in an army lead to a lower incidence of sexual abuse by male soldiers?

The Israeli Knesset member Merav Michaeli has uploaded a video to her Facebook page where she claims: אני רוצה לדבר על זה שאילו מתחילת הקריירה הצבאית שלו היו ליד אופק בוכריס חיילות לוחמות, וקצינות ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Do single, childless women earn more than their male counterparts in urban USA?

The Daily Wire has a 2016 article that claims that women are not victims of pay discrimination. The general topic is covered by a relation question here: Are women underpaid relative to men? However, ...
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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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