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Did Bernie Sanders say that a woman cannot be president?

Did Sanders say that a woman cannot be president or that that women in general lack the abilities? No. While some headlines – including this question's title – claim that, this is not what Warren ...
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Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

According to the 1930 version of Stack Exchange, Popular Questions Answered: What are the clothing colors for baby boys and girls? According to a traditional color scheme, which is of unknown origin, ...
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Was a Canadian father jailed for referring to his trans son as his daughter?

Reliable information about this case is hard to find because there is a publication ban on the family identity and on discussion of the child's gender change. However here is a reliable report which I ...
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Did Bernie Sanders say that a woman cannot be president?

@tim's answer is excellent, but I'd like to address the question from a different angle. This question's request for "earlier sources" is problematic. There were only two people present in the ...
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Are there any women in the top one hundred chess players?

As of March 2017, the top rated woman is Yifan Hou, with rank of 117 and a rating of 2649. The 100th ranked player is Evgeniy Najer (male), with a rating of 2659. Therefore, currently it is true that ...
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Does New York City legally recognize 31 different genders?

I would like to present the same evidence as DavePhD's answer, but with a different summary of what it indicates. In summary: NYC recognises 3 genders on Birth Certificates (M, F, and X) The number ...
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Are there more boys born in the US?

This happens everywhere, not only in the USA, though the degree of disparity varies from country to country. Gender Ratio - Our World in Data provides a lot of information on this topic. The two most ...
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Are there any women in the top one hundred chess players?

As of today, there are no women among the top 100 rated players. Ratings are changing and Hou Yifan who is currently ranked No. 117 in the March 2017 FIDE World Rankings (https://ratings.fide.com/...
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Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

This claim originated in a 1987 paper by Jo Paoletti, a researcher in American Studies, and was presented in expanded form in a 2012 book by the same author. In these publications, Paoletti did not ...
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Do women get cheaper car insurance?

It appears to be rational behavior for auto insurers to take a driver's gender into account when assessing the risk the driver presents to them and consequently how much they should charge that driver ...
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In 1936, did brothers Mark and David Ferrow transition?

These boys evidently had a difference of sexual development (DSD), commonly known as 'intersex', though definitions of intersex do vary, so DSD is preferred. It quite clearly says that both boys were ...
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Is Michelle Obama a transgender woman?

It's pretty obviously a conspiracy theory rooted in transmisogyny and racism. Now, your question is a bit vague on what exactly the claim is. "chromosome abnormality" seems to indicate that Michelle ...
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Does this study give evidence that women are better leaders than men

No This study gives evidence that women in Norway who are already managers might be better leaders than men based off 5 criteria. Right off the bat I see two issues that give me cause for concern. ...
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Do biological males who were castrated at birth and raised as females often behave like stereotypical men?

tl;dr- This claim is true. It may sound weird that some biological males are castrated and then raised as though they were female, however it's been done to address a birth defect where genitals ...
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Are gender dysphoric teenagers more likely to take their own lives if they are not allowed to transition?

A recent study found a high rate of suicidal ideation & a decrease in gender dysphoria in children & teenagers when treated with hormones - Psychiatric Co-Morbidities, Sexual Orientation, and ...
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Was a Canadian father jailed for referring to his trans son as his daughter?

Yes. Once you dig through the censorship issues and publication bans, the actual court order says this: It is declared under the Family Law Act that: (a) AB is exclusively entitled to consent to ...
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Have 41% of transgender people attempted suicide?

This number seems to come from here: The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task ...
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Did Canada "mandate the content of voluntary speech"?

Yes (and no) Jordan Peterson's main premise is that he should not be forced to use pronouns he sees as ideological - see his interview on The Joe Rogan Experience. In this interview on LBC, he ...
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Did Brené Brown claim her research showed that women are disappointed and disgusted by male vulnerability?

On the same site, in a different article, Horsmon provides more context to his claim: The article continued the discussion Brene Brown started in her book, Daring Greatly, where she addresses male ...
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Muslim couple provocatively pictured on beach — true holiday photo or fake (i.e. staged/set up)?

A Google image search suggests it comes from Villa Next Door: Graduation Show 2017; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and is part of the portfolio created by an artist, Jaimy Gail. Since it is described ...
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Do women get cheaper car insurance?

Yes, in general women do get cheaper car insurance. Some jurisdictions have banned this - several states in the US prohibit charging women more. Here is the EU guidance from 2012 where gender ...
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Are women physically weaker?

Grip Strength When testing grip strength, a median young adult man is stronger than about 98%+ of young adult women. Even the top fraction of female athletes as a population are only slightly ...
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Does New York City legally recognize 31 different genders?

There is an official document on an official New York City website, which is a publication of the New York City Commission on Human Rights: BILL DE BLASIO, Mayor • CARMELYN P. MALALIS, Commissioner/...
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Do "people who undergo gender transition" die by suicide at a rate "about 20 times higher than their peers"?

TL;DR: The "20 times higher" claim likely stems from Dhejne et al. (2011), who found this was true in the 1970s and 1980s, but not after 1989 (with the authors suggesting improved health ...
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Can you determine the gender of a baby by the shape of the mother's belly?

From your source: Like any unscientific gender test, it's accurate about half the time 50% isn't much, you might as well flip a coin. Also from your source: Many things factor into the shape ...
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Was it ever common in the USA for women to use their husbands' Social Security Numbers as their own?

Until the IRS rule requiring SS to claim dependents, the usual time to get a SS # was when you applied to your first job. A person who never applied for a job might not ever have applied. In the early ...
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In 1936, did brothers Mark and David Ferrow transition?

The thesis POPULAR AND MEDICAL UNDERSTANDINGS OF SEX CHANGE IN 1930S BRITAIN discusses Mark and David Ferrow for a couple pages starting at page 124, citing four references, all from August 1939, all ...
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Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

Not in Russia - boys/blue & girls/red association has been around for 200+ years. The Soviet/Russian official theory is (wiki/source): Обычай перевязывать новорождённых мальчиков голубой ...
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Was "their" a singular pronoun in English before the 16th century?

Yes, from the OED blog: The Oxford English Dictionary traces singular they back to 1375, where it appears in the medieval romance William and the Werewolf. Except for the old-style language of that ...
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