my plea: the case for sex disaggregated data.

The social construction, reproduction, reinforcement, and enforcement of gender norms, roles, relationships, and inequalities have profound effects on the health and well-being of women and girls. Bottom line, gender inequality increases vulnerability and risk for disease and disability while decreasing access to health education, counselling, products, and services. Gender inequality is one of the chief social determinants of preventable mortality and morbidity and of unnecessary human suffering; unaddressed, it makes the attainment of universal human rights an impossible goal. Given the critical role that gender plays, mainstreaming gender into school education programs and policies will help maximize results. Gathering sex-disaggregated data and measuring change with gender-sensitive indicators are first steps. promote gender-equitable health outcomes and support gender-balance within the institution itself.

the science of door-holding etiquette.

original post: NCBI ROFL: The science of door-holding etiquette..

Etiquette and effort: holding doors for others.

“Etiquette, the customary code of polite behavior among members of a group, provides a means of conveying respect for others, but what is the basis for etiquette’s unwritten rules? Here we show that one form of etiquette, holding a door open for another person, reflects the door holder’s expectation that the person for whom he or she holds the door shares the belief that the total effort expended by the two of them will be less than the summed efforts of the two individuals acting on their own. Our observations extend recent work on effort reduction in motor control to the management of social interactions.”

Rethinking the scientific method: newyorker.com

Rethinking the scientific method: newyorker.com.

Does majoring in science make a difference?

Does majoring in science make a difference?.