Men and women really do see the world differently

Research has shown that the differences between the male and female visual cortex means that men and women literally see the world differently. From differences in sensitivity to color, patterns, and hue to being more or less sensitive to movement against a pattern, understanding and making use of these differences in visual processing is essential to many fields such as advertising, manufacturing, and video development

 

 

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The Economist’s glass-ceiling index

“Glass-ceiling”

You would do well to move to New Zealand if you are a working woman.  If New Zealand is too far out of the way you could try one of the Nordic countries. The Economist has compiled its own “glass-ceiling index” to mark International Women’s Day.  The index shows where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work.

 

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Lifespan declining in women in some parts of U.S.: Study

Women aged 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years.

There is compelling evidence from a new study that the expectancy for some U.S. women is falling, a disturbing trend that experts can’t explain. The study found that women aged 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation’s counties.  many of the women lived in rural areas and in the West and South. For men, life expectancy has held steady or improved in nearly all counties.

 

 

 

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Egypt’s great male crisis

Great male crisis

There is a huge debate in western societies regarding what is called “The great male crisis”.  The argument is simple: Men are quickly falling behind women,  In the western societies that promote gender equality and free education, women are becoming better educated than men and are earning more.  Boys aren’t faring as well as girls in school and college education, and this is being reflected in the job market.

 

 

 

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By 2020 a billion entrepreneurs will be women

“The third billion”

Globally, there are 380 million entrepreneurs today. For every 19 people you meet – one will be an entrepreneur. What are the other 18 doing? What are they doing that makes money without them creating/inventing opportunities? One might think they all have jobs, but they don’t – only 61% of world’s population have any sort of a job.

 

 

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When women are faced with sexual stereotypes they make better financial decisions

Many studies have found that women tend to be more averse to risks and losses than men.

The world of business  can be brutal and competitive. People often need to take high risks with big payoffs in order to succeed. Attitudes that are risk-taking attitudes are often seen as masculine. The language used to describe such behavior is riddled with phrases like “testosterone-charged” and “cowboys”. Women are seen as being more risk averse.  And then there are articles that have asked if the financial crisis might have unfolded differently had women been in charge.

 

 

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Job ad looking for “lively and good-looking women” as condom testers pulled

A condom manufacturer was looking to hire “lively and good-looking women” aged 18 to 25 to work as condom testers.

In China a website has removed a job advertisement seeking women as condom testers in Shanghai after some people said it was a guise for prostitution.
 

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