Should a robot, no matter how intelligent, have the same rights as a human-being? Some say the Saudi Arabian government appears to think so. They recently created the world’s first robot ‘citizen.’ Her name is Sophia.
Worldwide, it’s estimated that one out of every three women has been a victim of violence. Also, women are paid less than men, and they are less likely to hold positions of leadership. Female babies are even aborted at a higher rate than male babies. This phenomenon is so common in some countries that it even has a name: femicide.
Brian McGuinn waded through a sea of more than nine tons of garbage. He came to the dump because just days before, he accidentally threw away his wife’s $10,000 diamond engagement ring. Brian needed to find that diamond ring. It was a symbol of his marriage, of his love for his wife, and of their promise to share the rest of their lives with each other.
For nearly a week every month, 15-year-old Prakriti is forbidden from touching her family members or entering the kitchen because she is believed to be highly infectious. Prakriti isn’t actually sick at all. In Nepal, menstruating women are often referred to as “untouchable” and they must follow strict rules.
New York City math professor, Ari Nagel, has 22 children with 18 different women. Ari’s oldest child is 12, and Ari is in a serious long-term relationship with the mother. The other 17 women were just looking for a sperm donor and Ari was happy to help. Some of these women were single and wanting to have a baby. Others were lesbian couples looking to have a child.
How much of your chance of finding a soul mate depends on math and geography? Around the world, there is a slight imbalance of 101 men for every 100 women, but this can vary wildly in specific places around the world. Take the UAE for example, which has a ratio of 219 men for every 100 women.