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Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here’s how to understand it Science and Nature 

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here’s how to understand it

World (Conversation) – Let’s try you. Read the title above once, then cover it and write down word for word what you remember. Having difficulties? How well you do may be down to which country you live in. That’s according to a new study, published in Psychological Science, involving an impressive 200,000 women and men from 27 countries across five continents. It revealed that women from more conservative countries performed worse on memory tests than those from more egalitarian countries. Demographics expert Eric Bonsang and his colleagues analysed national survey data from individuals above the age of 50. They Read More

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Gender Studies at Hogwarts Women 

Gender Studies at Hogwarts

United Kingdom (OtherWords) – Writers like Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling could help socialize the next generation with a stroke of the pen. J.K. Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter series, just made headlines for an epic tweetstorm condemning misogyny. Referring to women politicians, she tweeted, “femaleness is not a design flaw.” I love J.K. Rowling. I love her books. I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series cover to cover more times than I can count. And I believe J.K. Rowling is a feminist. But her stance on overt misogyny makes me feel a need to call out the much Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Isha Ishika Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Isha Ishika

India (Global Voices) – Isha Ishika, a university student in the southern Indian state of Kerala, was threatened a few days ago by a members of a Facebook group called Kerala Cyber Warriors. The Malayalam-speaking group of predominantly male members says that it aims to protect Indians online, especially Malayalee women, by hacking into pages where explicit images and content related to sexuality are shared. They describe their activities on their group page, saying that they seek to ‘expose’ people and preserve the ‘honor’ of Malayalee women. They claim to have hacked Pakistan websites and to protect Indian soldiers. They also claim to have to brought down revenge Read More

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