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What is the cultural meaning of gender difference?

2014.07.10 The cultural meaning of gender difference varies across different cultures. Historically, gender difference has been linked with gender inequality, or the relationship of the status of women to their often-dominant male counterparts. Gender difference is determined by social and biological factors, but as the emphasis put on these factors changes, the significance of gender…

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Raising a moral child

Raising a moral child

2014.07.07 What does it take to be a good parent? We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers. For example, research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated. Yet although some parents live vicariously through their children’s accomplishments, success is…

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India just produced its first gun for women. Is this a solution or a problem?

2014.07.05 “Nirbheek” is small, light and can just about “fit into a lady’s purse”; it’s also India‘s first gun for women. Named after the 23-year-old victim of the highly publicized Delhi gang-rape case in December 2012, the 500 gram light-weight .32 caliber revolver produced by the state-owned India Ordinance Factory is being marketed as the latest solution to the wide-spread…

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Gender loses its impact with the young

2014.07.03 A new survey of those ages 14-34 finds that gender doesn’t define a person the way it once did: 60% think gender lines have blurred; almost two-thirds say their generation is pushing boundaries. They’re young. They like things their way. They don’t like stereotypes and steer clear of conformity. Because young people ages 34…

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