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discrimination on the basis of gender

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Was there ever a speech by USSR officials before 1950 where it was asked of Soviet women to uphold traditional female roles?

In 1949 Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir writes: There is no way to directly oblige a woman to give birth: all that can be done is to enclose her in situations where motherhood is her only option:...
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Is the Implicit Association Test effective at determining an individual's biases?

A recent post on the Stack Overflow blog, Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change., discusses the problems that members of marginalized groups may experience when ...
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Were men in the USA, from Muslim countries, required to register with the federal goverment?

A Los Angles Times article INS Arrests 50 in Pre-Super Bowl Sweep 24 January 2003 refers to: a new requirement that foreign men from a number of predominantly Muslim countries register with the ...
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Did US forces use tens of thousands of Japanese women as sex slaves after the WWII?

Alternet.org said in a report: Examples are not hard to find. Before and during WWII, the Japanese enslaved as many as 200,000 "comfort" women, and after the defeat of the Japanese, the United ...
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Does the Salvation Army pay female pastors?

This tumblr post makes several claims about the Salvation Army: Reasons not to donate to Salvation Army this holiday season: They don’t pay their female pastors. (Their wages get added to ...
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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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Did BMW recall their GPS system due to its female voice?

In 2010, Clifford Nass was quoted as making a claim about BMW's GPS systems: In his book titled “The Man Who Lied to His Laptop” published in 2010, Clifford Nass, a communications professor at ...
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Is or was the husband's knot/stitch a medical procedure?

The "husband's knot" or "husband's stitch" is supposedly a medical procedure that involves adding an extra suture when performing an episiotomy in order to make a woman's vagina tighter, resulting ...
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Has Saudi Arabia announced plans for a women-only city?

There's been reports of announced plans for a women-only city in Saudi Arabia. For example: Saudi Arabia plans new city for women workers only from The Guardian. Al Arabiya claimed (on August 15, ...
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Is the U.S. 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures?

The Miss Representation Extended Trailer makes the claim, at 6:03: The U.S. is the 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures. The voice-over adds: If people knew that Cuba, ...