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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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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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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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In Canada, will there soon be more female doctors than male doctors?

According to the Canadian Medical Association's statistics (which counts all doctors in Canada, not just CMA members), as of January 2015, there are more male doctors than there are female doctors. ...
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Is the Implicit Association Test effective at determining an individual's biases?

No, the IAT(or any other predictive test) does not reliably determine behavior on a specific person. A predictive test is not accurate at the individual level unless the criteria being measured ...
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Do women pay more than men when buying cars?

While Jonathan Wisnoski's comment refers to a study about car repairs, I agree with the question and will assume the ad's sentence "And we need to pay more for the same stuff - cars, [...]" is about ...
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Do women get cheaper car insurance?

In Hungary in the past it was perfectly valid to charge differently based on various characteristics. This included the age and gender of the owner, or even auxiliary details, like the legal colour of ...
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Were staff at Bletchley Park predominantly male?

Large numbers of women worked at BP. The most highly skilled parts of the decryption effort were mostly carried out by men. The Film In "The Imitation Game", The film gives a very different ...
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Does the Salvation Army pay female pastors?

It's true but misleadingly written. Women pastors who are married to male pastors do indeed have their paychecks added to their husbands check. For reference, read this article, the relevant quote is ...
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Did BMW recall their GPS system due to its female voice?

The following has been mentioned a paper study (1) published in 2006, four years before Clifford's book was released: Driver safety and information from afar: An experimental driving simulator ...
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Do women get cheaper car insurance?

Drivers are amongst the most highly 'statistised' group in the world. The stats gathered by insurers are in many ways intrusive but that allows them to gather huge amounts of data, and then tweak ...
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Did US forces use tens of thousands of Japanese women as sex slaves after the WWII?

Did the US forces use tens of thousands of Japanese women? Yes. The New York Times article Fearing G.I. Occupiers, Japan Urgesd Women Into Brothels indicates the number of Japanese women involved were ...
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Were men in the USA, from Muslim countries, required to register with the federal goverment?

Mostly Yes, the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS). It was introduced in 2002 by Attorney General John Ashcroft. You can view his prepared remarks here: The second ...
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Were men in the USA, from Muslim countries, required to register with the federal goverment?

Yes. This was the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System President Obama eliminated this on 22 December 2016, just before leaving office. According to NATIONAL SECURITY ENTRY-EXIT ...
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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?

Here is the French original. But in a translated version of the book, I discovered, following one chapter's footnotes: Olga Michakova, secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth ...
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Were staff at Bletchley Park predominantly male?

Part of a collection for the Bletchley Park Trust, this document called "The Women of Bletchley Park (1938-1945)", authored by Gillian Mason (Bletchley Park’s Curator) says "At its peak, nearly twelve ...
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Does the Salvation Army pay female pastors?

This statement is completely untrue. The easiest way to refute it is that many Salvation Army officers (as their pastors are called) are single women. Here is a particularly prominent example, but ...
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In Canada, will there soon be more female doctors than male doctors?

To update this with January 2018 data -- still untrue: ALL PHYSICIANS Female: 35,372 42.0% Male: 48,860 58.0% Unknown: 28 0.0%
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Do women pay more than men when buying cars?

Yet another study using test purchasers showing women and non-whites paying more for cars. More than 300 paired audits at new-car dealerships reveal that dealers quoted significantly lower prices to ...
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Do women pay more than men when buying cars?

The answer is a strong YES for single women. Women pay more than man for cars. Ashley Langer at the University of Arizona has a paper called (Dis)Incentives for Demographic Price Discrimination in ...
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