Notable facts

(additions welcome to this so-totally-not-comprehensive collection)
 

College men have fewer intellectual interests and poorer study habits than college women.  They enjoy reading books less, take fewer notes, study less, and play more.  Despite their lower effort, lower grades, and lower likelihood of completing a college degree, men evaluate their academic abilities higher than women.  [and, I add, earn more than them once they graduate.]
Lederman, Doug.  “Clues About the Gender Gap.”  Inside Higher Ed (January 15, 2006) http://insidehighered.com/news/2007/01/15/freshmen. Reported in Still Failing at Fairness: How gender bias cheats girls and boys in school and what we can do about it.  David and Myra Sadker and Karen R. Zittleman. (NY: Scribner, 2009), p.289.
 

When [almost eleven hundred] adolescent boys and girls were asked what it would be like to be born a member of the other sex…  Boys were repulsed at even the idea of being born a female, or living in a female body, or facing female life choices.  A significant percentage of the boys said they would kill themselves, that they would rather be dead than female.
Office for Sex Equity in Education, Michigan Department of Education. “The Influence of Gender-Role Socialization on Student Perceptions: A Report based on Data Collected from Michigan Public Schools Students” (revised June 1990). Reported in Still Failing at Fairness: How gender bias cheats girls and boys in school and what we can do about it.  David and Myra Sadker and Karen R. Zittleman. (NY: Scribner, 2009), p.21
 

While almost half of Sweden’s and Rwanda’s legislators are women, in the United States, the figure is under 17 percent, putting us ahead of Turkmenistan but trailing Zimbabwe.
Inter-Parliamentary Union.  “Women in Parliaments: World classification” www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm. Reported in Still Failing at Fairness: How gender bias cheats girls and boys in school and what we can do about it.  David and Myra Sadker and Karen R. Zittleman. (NY: Scribner, 2009), p.25
 

The first woman jockey was pelted with rocks before a major race.
Sisterhood is Powerful, ed. Robin Morgan (NY: Vintage Books 1970), p.xxix
 

The first Stanford-Binet IQ test was published in 1916 by Louis S. Terman. When it was administered to the student population, it showed females at all levels outscoring males of the same ages by 2 to 4 percent. So Terman and his colleagues changed the test, removing the questions on which girls did especially well…
Beyond Power, Marilyn French (NY: Ballantine, 1985), p.385
 

Elizabeth Aries found that men in all-male groups were more likely to talk about themselves than were women in all-female ones.
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Gloria Steinem (NY: Signet, 1983)
 

[A]fter Chinese skeet shooter Zhang Shan became the first woman to win a gold medal in a mixed shooting event, in 1992, the IOC immediately decided to separate men and women skeet shooters in the next Games. (This was not an unprecedented move. The International Shooting Federation quickly segregated most of its mixed events when a woman took first place in rifle shooting, in 1976.) The Frailty Myth, Colette Dowling (NY: Random House, 2000), p.193
 

Based on biomechanics, the fastest woman (Florence Griffith Joyner) is 5.3 percent faster than the fastest man (Carl Lewis). The Frailty Myth, Colette Dowling (NY: Random House, 2000), p.205
 

After being exposed to large doses of filmed violence against women, [men] judged that female victims of assault and rape were less injured than did men in a control group. Boys will Be Boys, Myriam Miedziam (NY: Doubleday, 1991), p.245
 

A recent survey of 1700 students in the sixth to ninth grades revealed that 65 percent of the boys and 57 percent of the girls said it was acceptable fora man to force a woman to have sex if they had been dating for more than six months.Boys will Be Boys, Myriam Miedziam (NY: Doubleday, 1991), p.245
 
Childcare workers earn less than parking lot attendants.

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