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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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Do men feel threatened by intelligent women?

This is the study the article mentions. Does the study have those conclusions? Not really. The experimental results could equally be explained by a simpler conclusion, that people are less likely to ...
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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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Did Canada "mandate the content of voluntary speech"?

No, Peterson is wrong on all points Quick background: Jordan Peterson is employed at the University of Toronto, in Ontario. This is important because that determines which laws he operates under in ...
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Are razor blades tax-free in the UK?

The Value Added Tax in the United Kingdom is based upon the standard rate of 20% as of 4 January 2011. This means that unless something falls into a listed category for a reduced rate or an exemption, ...
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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 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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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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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 gender reassignment surgery increase quality of life of transgender individuals?

Studies The Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People has a good summary of studies (starting at page 229 (PDF page 65)). All quotes are from the ...
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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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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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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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Are razor blades tax-free in the UK?

The claim is false. Specifically, this official reference says of safety razor blades: Goods are subject to VAT standard rate. VAT rates are set out here. I expect the 'grain of truth' is that ...
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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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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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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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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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Are 95% of Ashley Madison dating site's accounts male?

Here's an independent verification of the leak, analyzed in further detail: http://gizmodo.com/almost-none-of-the-women-in-the-ashley-madison-database-1725558944 While you can remain skeptical of this ...
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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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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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