Dogs sniff other dogs butts to pick up about another dogs gender, reproductive status, diet, health status, temperament, and much more thesprucepets.com/why-do-…
Not only do bats make high-pitched sounds for echolocation, many bat species also sing. A team of scientists that analyzed one species’ song translated it as a sequence that opens with a hello, then a gender identification, then some geographic information, & then a "let's talk" section. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Not only do bats make high-pitched sounds for echolocation, many bat species also sing. A team of scientists that analyzed one species’ song translated it as a sequence that opens with a hello, then a gender identification, then some geographic information, & then a "let's talk" section. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
The yapok is the only marsupial where both genders have a pouch. They are semi-aquatic. Females can make theirs watertight to protect young. Males store their testes in them when swimming to protect them from becoming tangled in vegetation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned of Alice Bradley Sheldon, an author who wrote under different names to hide her gender and identity. Best known as James Tiptree Jr. and Raccoona Sheldon, she was not very successful getting published under the psuedonym Raccoona until her other alter, Tiptree, wrote to publishers to intervene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
There use to be three genders, according to Pluto, M/M, F/F, and M/F. Zeus split them in two and this is where the idea of soulmates comes from. Eros (love) comes when you have found your other half, whether you originate from a double male, a double female or a hermaphrodite. sapardanis.org/2017/01/30…
The male β™‚ and female ♀ gender symbols were once thought by historians to represent the shield and spear of Mars, and Venus's hand mirror, respectively, but this theory is now almost unanimously rejected by historians. They are simply contractions of the ancient Greek words for those gods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
A grandmother was killed at a gender reveal party when the partygoers mistakenly built a pipe bomb instead of a clever gender reveal device. cnn.com/2019/10/28/us/iow…
Shi Pei Pu, Peking opera singer performing female roles, caught French diplomat Bernard Boursicot in honeypot, passing as a woman, marrying him, retracting his testicles to keep illusion. Both were tried in France for spying for China on 1986, and Boursicot then learnt his real gender en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
A study on the sport of quidditch determined the incidence of injury in the sport to be 4.06 per 1,000 hours, with over 20% of the injuries being concussions. Also it was found that the risk of all injury appears no greater than other established sports, despite the mixed gender nature. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The first public performance of "Baby It's Cold Outside" was in a movie set in the summer and performed first by Ricardo MontalbΓ‘n, the actor who played Khan in Star Trek 2, and Esther Williams. Later in the movie, the gender roles of the "wolf and "mouse" are reversed for comic effect.http youtu.be/iImqdl7gsHY
It wasn't until the 17th Century AD when women in England were legally allowed to act on stage. Since antiquity, men usually played both gender roles. npg.org.uk/whatson/the-fi…
During the 1930’s IBM created a census for Nazi Germany identifying Jews, Gypsies and other ethnic groups by their nationality, gender and occupation which helped the regime significantly to organize and slaughter millions of innocent lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM…
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was an all-female, multiracial band that toured in the Jim Crow South in the 1930s and ’40s, breaking both gender and racial barriers, with white bandmates wearing blackface to avoid charges of race-mixing. npr.org/2011/03/22/134766…
A turtles’s gender is determined by the temperature of the sand in which it is buried in. Higher temperature=female, lower=male. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Gender reveal parties only became popular after a 2008 blog post, and the blogger now regrets popularizing the idea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Speech2Face, an AI tool developed by MIT researchers, generated images of people from their voices. The majority accurately pinpointed the speakers’ gender, race, and age. Though they were too generic to identify specific people. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In Germany, Denmark and Finland (amongst others), your baby's name must indicate the gender. So if you wanted to name your beautiful baby girl Gary, for example, they'd refuse. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Aztecs were one of the few ancient civilizations where education was mandatory for everyone, boys and girls from all social status were educated at home and later at schools (although the kind of school depended on gender and class) historyonthenet.com/aztec…
The main character in Tomb Raider was originally intended to be a man until the developers began to worry that the character would be seen as derivative of Indiana Jones, so the character's gender was changed and Lara Croft was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
ABC attempted to create a gender-swapped spin-off of Charlie's Angels in 1980 called Toni's Boys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Last year, researchers in the US and UK found that countries with an existing culture of gender equality have an even smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology and mathematics (STEM). bbc.com/worklife/article/…
On the side of Prussia in the Napoleonic War a woman named Friederike KrΓΌger served disguised as a soldier and after the discovery of her gender was not only NOT thrown out of the army, but was allowed to continue fighting and was even promoted several times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
In 1745 Hannah Snell joined the British Army by disguising herself as a man, she managed to keep her gender a secret even though she received 500 lashes and was shot in the groin. After her service she revealed her identity and was eventually awarded a military pension. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
A "macaroni", as mentioned in Yankee Doodle, refers to a 1700s trend wherein some men would dress up in ridiculously over the top clothing and speak in a gender-ambiguous manner. The name came from young men who had toured Italy referring to fashionable things as "very macaroni". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Today I learned about Isobel Wylie Hutchison, a Scottish botanist who challenged early 20th-century gender roles by braving the harsh environments of the Arctic and going on "strolls" that went on for hundreds of miles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso…
In 1998 the British soap Coronation Street debuted Hayley Patterson, who was the UK's first transgender soap character, and her storylines are given partial credit for the UK's 2004 Gender Recognition Act en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
San Francisco’s LBGT culture was rooted in the gold rush, when the city’s population was 95% men. The unbalanced gender ratio made things such as cross-dressing and same-sex dancing commonplace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB…
Einstein Wrote a 1935 New York Times Obituary upon Emmy Noether's demise to highlight her mathematical genius, which was oft-overlooked because of her gender. nytimes.com/2012/03/27/sc…
Laser hair removal is sometimes used after gender reassignment surgery to remove hair growth in the vagina. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
If King Charles IV’s baby had a penis it would have prevented the β€œ100 Years War”. Charles had been dead for 2 months. The Gender Reveal was bad for France... a girl. Baby Blanch didn’t have the goods so France and England fought about it from 1337 to 1453. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
A California girl sued the Boy Scouts of America after they wouldn't let her join because of her gender. She lost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea…
Identical twin boys were raised as a brother-sister pair (botched circumcision). The truth came when the one being raised as a girl INSISTED he was a boy; the parents admitted he was the subject of an experiment trying to prove gender identity was nurture, not nature. He later committed suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned about the Finkbeiner Test, which is used avoid gender bias in science related journalism by asking the author to avoid mentioning a female scientist's child care arrangements, her husband's job and other topics not germane to the article. archives.cjr.org/the_obse…
The BBC managed to film Transgender fish changing sex. The female Asian Sheepshead Wrasse has the ability to switch gender and become larger after transformation. It is unknown why they do this. There is speculation that they can pass on more genes as a male. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Ahmad Shah Massoud led a resistance to the Taliban that protected 30% of Afghanistan's population. He promoted gender equality, had no reports of human rights abuses under his leadership, and warned about 9/11 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
A gender reveal party caused a fire that burned 47,000 acres. youtu.be/moIEjMd10Gc
In Latin, nouns belong to one of 3 genders (masculine, feminine, and neuter). Neuter is absent from many Romance languages but still used by Romanians today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
American Dialect Society (founded 1889) has voted for Singular 'They' as 'Word of the Decade' for its growing use to refer to a known person whose gender identity is non-binary. americandialect.org/wp-co…
In 2013 the city of Karlskoga made their policies gender neutral and switched their snow removal to clearing pedestrian paths first as women use these more. There was no cost to make this change and they saw a reduction in injuries and lost productivity due to injuries in slippery conditions. includegender.org/gender-…
Princess Anne was the only athlete not obliged to undergo a gender check in the 1976 Olympics reuters.com/article/us-at…
A study found prejudice affects our abilities- When Asian girls were reminded of their ethnicity they did better at math, but when they were reminded of their gender, they did worse. secure.understandingpreju…
Samoans have a third gender called Fa'afafine where boys identify as girls when there are not enough girls around the homes to help with women duties. youtu.be/F9xvkCa63Js
The word β€˜gyrle’, now spelled β€˜girl’, used to be gender neutral. It was used to refer to any young child. historyextra.com/period/g…
Older forms of English kept Latin’s gender specific suffixes -tor and -trix, -tor is for men and -trix is for women. So a male pilot is a aviator and a female pilot is a aviatrix. A male fighter is a gladiator and a female fighter is a gladiatrix latindiscussion.com/forum…
Tobacco use in Indonesia is almost entirely determined by gender: 76% of men smoke, while only 3.6% of women smoke. worldpopulationreview.com…
The company behind the infamous CueCat had a data breach back in 2000 revealing name, email address, age range, gender and zip code. They gave a 10$ Radioshack gift card to everyone affected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue…
The concept of "Liquid Lead", were the roles of leader and follower are changed during the dance by the couple, breaking gender roles. youtube.com/watch?v=xmYQ3…
The Teen Talk Barbie's quip "math class is tough" generated controversy among educators who feared it contributed to negative gender stereotypes. It also inspired The Simpsons episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
In a study of individuals who follow vegan lifestyles, 73 percent were female, and only 27 percent male. The researcher found "vegan men are more likely to espouse a view of gender identity as changeable and refuse the notion equating meat with muscularity and masculinity" plantbasednews.org/opinio…

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