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Is a woman more likely than a man to be seriously injured in a car crash of similar severity?

I remember reading this article at the time; these kinds of articles tend to be riddled with hyperbole and exaggeration. The article says 'But when a woman is involved in a car crash, she is 47% more ...
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Is the abortion hanger a myth?

Here are some examples of the use of coat hangers for self-induced abortion in the literature that shows that this is not a myth: Okonofua, F. E., Onwudiegwu, U., & Odunsi, O. A. (1992). Illegal ...
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Did a lawyer representing the Charlottesville flamethrower man say to kill little babies?

According to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, yes he did. There is no direct video evidence that Mr. Shabazz said the lines in question, but positions previously ...
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Is it legal to hire only beautiful people?

It is not specifically illegal at all, but there are very specific limits that need to be taken into account. In Europe There are some specific characteristics which are protected. See the EU ...
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Is the abortion hanger a myth?

The bad old days: clandestine abortions among the poor in New York City before liberalization of the abortion law (1976) points out the use of coat hangers (for methods people know about): A few ...
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Do full-time working women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns?

It is not as accurate to claim that on average full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. A more accurate claim using the proper mathmatical nomenclature would be ... ...
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Are 91 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs in the United States white men?

The article you ask about references good sources that back up its claims. The article is specifically about Fortune 500 company CEOs, so this answer will be about that. The article cites its ...
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Is the abortion hanger a myth?

According to The Guardian, a case happened in 2015. This past September in Tennessee, 31-year-old Anna Yocca allegedly got into her bathtub and tried to end her pregnancy using a wire hanger. When ...
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Did a lawyer representing the Charlottesville flamethrower man say to kill little babies?

Both the ADL and the SPLC report that he said this: "Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!" — Speech during protest of ...
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Are 4 out of 5 people persecuted for their religion, Christians?

According to the links offered at the CitizenGo petition, this claim is being made by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. “It is a fact that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the ...
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Is it legal to hire only beautiful people?

Using "illegal" in the casual was that Josephine Fairley intends it (see below for more on this), the answer is: In some European Countries: Yes, it is "illegal". In all EU ...
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Is there currently an epidemic of crimes against Asian Americans?

Yes, there has been a verifiable increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the beginning of 2020, coinciding with the coronovirus pandemic. This "fact checker" article summarizes ...
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Is there currently an epidemic of crimes against Asian Americans?

It is possible to make a case that there is a significant uptick in crimes against Asian Americans (and @BradC does an excellent job). But using the same data source you can also make the opposite ...
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Does USA imprison people of color at a higher rate than whites for the same crime convictions?

And the absolute difference noted in the USSC report (quoted by liftarn's answer) still has unexplained gaps even after correcting for some possible confounders: Using rich data linking federal ...
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Did a Florida woman get 20 years jail for firing warning shots in the air?

No, she has admitted under oath that she is guilty of assaulting two children and her husband with a firearm. She "left the house to get a gun from the garage, returned and fired a shot in the ...
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Do Americans in Russia typically get sentenced to nine years in prison for offenses that local Russians typically get only a one year sentence?

According to the official statistics (report №10.3.1) published by the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the claim is only partially correct in Reed's case, and might ...
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Does USA imprison people of color at a higher rate than whites for the same crime convictions?

There have been several reports made on the subject of different punishments for the same crime based on skin colour: source: The United States Sentencing Commission reported last week that black ...
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Do women earn less than men for the same exact work?

We don't know From PolitiFact: Just before Obama took office in 2009, the Department of Labor released a study because, as a deputy assistant secretary explained it, "The raw wage gap continues ...
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Are women underpaid relative to men?

This answer only relates to one first world country, Sweden, but it does provide a tangible case. Sadly, I could only find the source below published in Swedish, but since there were many answers ...
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