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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, baby boys are properly dressed in pink clothing and baby girls in blue, although in some parts of the country, particularly in the Southern States, ...


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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 ask others out when they feel disappointed, deflated or embarrassed by something (in this case, the public revelation of a poor test result). The researchers ...


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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 no women are in the 100 top rated active players, although historically Yifan Hou had a higher rating and then appeared on the open list of top 100 players.


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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 his employment at the university. On to the claim... The claim by Peterson is two-fold. First it mentions Canada, and then "English Common Law", a kind of a ...


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What do we mean by weaker, or by stronger? "Women really are stronger than men, according to study" Is the title of a BBC article which says A recent academic study has shown that under extreme conditions such as famines, epidemics and enslavement, women are able to survive for longer than men. Across modern populations, women outlive men in ...


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This has been studied in 2002 and 2009 at Texas A&M on monkeys and toddlers respectively, and the findings were that boys are genetically programmed to like trucks and girls to like dolls. Findings from another study at Emory University, Atlanta in 2008 on monkeys also concluded the same. The technique in the 2002 study on vervet monkeys was ...


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Like anything else, it's a combination of factors. The London School of Economics did a pretty in-depth study and found: The main cause of this is that many women continue to take breaks from paid employment when they have children. The problem is not that women are choosing one career – such as hairdressing – rather than another – such as plumbing. It ...


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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 argue that pink and blue had been reversed, but only that their use had been inconsistent prior to the 1950s. It is unclear how and when this initial argument ...


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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/card.phtml?event=8602980) is a female player that could become again soon part of the top 100. Judit Polgár was the No. 8 player in the July 2005 FIDE World ...


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Here is one clue. Visit the IAAF's page of athletic records and compare the men's and women's, category by category. No woman on record has cracked the 10 second barrier for 100 meters. No woman on record has yet cracked the four minute mile. Male high school students regularly beat the female world record mile run time of just under 4:13. 4 American male ...


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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. "In Norway" When dealing with something such as "what makes a good leader", every answer is going to be dependent upon who is being led. This study does give ...


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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 aren't properly formed. A recent survey suggests that this practice is in decline. Other studies show that sex-specific biology affects behavior in ways that ...


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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 standard of care (not in order though), and I linked to those studies that I could find freely available online for easy reference. These studies measure more ...


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The title of the article is "Sorry, men ARE more brainy than women (and more stupid too!) It's a simple scientific fact, says one of Britain's top dons" - note the bolded part. The article makes two independent claims, only one of which is relevant to the social/political topic being discussed (lack of women in top positions): There are more males with ...


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Statistics don't always agree on this issue. According to this study: Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In nonreciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases. Reciprocity was associated with more frequent violence among women (...


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Erin Callan was the Chief Financial Officer of Lehman Bros. until July 2008, when she moved to Credit Suisse.


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Marsha Evans was on the board of directors of Lehman Brothers from 2006 until its bankruptcy in 2008 at the start of the financial crisis.


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Mah and Binik have an excellent survey paper on the research related to human orgasm. Section 1.3.2 is dedicated to comparing the experiences of male vs. female orgasms. While they report that most studies conclude that there is more variance in the qualitative experience of female orgasm, it is also claimed that ...the scant research comparing male and ...


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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 Obama is intersex, while most of the rant from Jones as well as the comments from Rivers seem to indicate that Michelle Obama is trans. Proving the absence of ...


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According to Why So Few?: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by Catherine Hill, Ph. D., Christianne Corbett, and Andresse St. Rose, Ed.D., 2010: Number of students who took advanced placement test in Computer Science AB: girls — 632 (13%) boys — 4,268 (87%) Number of graduates with B.Sc. in computer science: women &...


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The marathon swimming records show that men are consistently outperforming women. The same goes for many other endurance sports: the records are still held by men. What you can find however is that women are comparatively better in endurance than men: the relative difference between the times decreases. See for example the article Gender and endurance ...


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The United States criminal justice system does treat men more harshly than women, at least as far as sentencing decisions are concerned. Source - The Independent and Joint Effects of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Age on Sentencing Outcomes in U.S. Federal Courts Using data compiled by the United States Sentencing Commission, we examine the independent ...


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Yes it is You'll notice I say it is evidence of discrimination, not proof of discrimination. There are studies that show that the gender gap is not only between 'women and men and as a whole', which could as you say be accounted for by other factors, but between women and men even after taking into account a large number of those factors. Studies have been ...


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Very timely question. There was an interview in Time on this very question, with Amy Schalet. Amy Schalet is a researcher of sexuality and culture (comparative sexuality), currently assistant professor of sociology at UMass. She has her Ph.D in sociology from UC Berkeley. Schalet's book is Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex. For more ...


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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 explains that since Bill C-16 would be interpreted in line with the Ontario Human Rights Code (see below) and that clearly states use of "contentious" pronouns he ...


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According to this site, which uses a community effort to rank movies, 50% of all movies pass the test, and only 10% fail on all three points. So no a strong majority does not fail the test. However the validity of the measure at all is questioned, for instance tvtropes a fair number of top-notch works have legitimate reasons for including no ...


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Scientists from Cambridge University found that boys and girls are different (sexual dimorphism) even from day one. They exposed infants one day old to a thing and a face, and measured differences in interest (looking time). Neither the test person nor the timer knew which sex each infant was. The abstract from the 2000 study, "Sex differences in human ...


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No, Saudi Arabia has not announced plans for a women-only city. The Guardian article only says that all the workers in the cities will be women. Not all the residents. And that's based on a misreading of the original press-release, which makes it clear that there will be opportunities for female and male entrepreneurs, female and male employees, and female ...


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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 stronger than median young men. Hand-grip strength of young men, women and highly trained female athletes, Eur J Appl Physiol (2007) 99:415–421, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-...


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