Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gender-based differences

Gender-based differences engender an eternal controversy among biologists and social scientists. Academicians have been forced to quit for airing apparently conclusive opinions which fell short of political correctness.

Women are taken to be more perceptive whereas men are arguably better motor-skilled. Indian Railways believed that women adopt less unethical practices and posted more women to "man" ticket issue counters. There was a perceptible improvement in ease of obtaining tickets in advance. Black marketing was on decline.

Western economists believe that if there were more women CEOs, the global financial crisis that started in 2007 would have been less disastrous as women are 'known to be' more longterm oriented.

Sometimes the unexpected also happens. Some people claim that Jayanthi Natarajan and Archana Bhargava were exceptionally corrupt and that was why they lost their jobs. Does power corrupt everybody irrespective of the person's gender? Is corruption gender-agnostic? 

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