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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
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    In some countries in Europe, female political representation is nearly 50% and female leaders, government members, etc, are common enough not to attract any attention.

    DO YOU HAVE ANY COMPELLING EVIDENCE ? A poll, a study ... This the first time I have heard this. :P

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    Have a look at countries like Finland, Norway and Sweden, where the proportion of women in parliament is very high compared to many countries. Here's a link to Finland, where it has been 38%:
    http://www.eduskunta.fi/efakta/opas/...us/naisede.htm

    Sweden is 45%:
    http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyt...ry.asp?id=8124

    Norway mid 40%s
    http://www.idea.int/gender/wip/PDF/E.../CS_Norway.pdf

    The champion, interestingly is Rwanda.

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    The foreign minister of Spain is a woman. In any case, I am not at all sure what such things have to do with whether males are smarter than females. However, I have another question--why would somebody want to prove that males are smarter than females? (It is a lost cause.)

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    --why would somebody want to prove that males are smarter than females? (It is a lost cause.)
    I believe that's the question Hardrock's prof is hoping someone will ask:wink:

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    Unless he's a genuine atavistic chauvinist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The foreign minister of Spain is a woman.
    :)
    How many countries we have in the world ? Only one foreign minister !!!What about the other countries ?



    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    In any case, I am not at all sure what such things have to do with whether males are smarter than females. :)
    They have a tendency towards dominance and control ,which female don't have.This is a sign of power.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    However, I have another question--why would somebody want to prove that males are smarter than females? (It is a lost cause.):)
    Yes,I agree, but I have to prove that in order to please my prof . :wink:

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    There are, I think, currently 192 countries in the world.

    A tendency toward dominance and control is not a sign of intelligence but rather other things--ambition, for example.

    :)

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    There are also many ways to dominate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    There are also many ways to dominate.

    :wip:

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardRock
    They have a tendency towards dominance and control, which females don't have.
    Funny you should use those words because women (i.e. wives, girlfriends, bosses) tend to be described as being dominant and controlling :?

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