A few years ago, the manager of a call centre in north-east England was asked by an interviewer why women made up such a high proportion of the agents he employed. Spelling Bees, Jeopardy, Hangman Choosing books that appeal to boys. If a study finds a significant difference between male and female subjects, that is considered to be a "positive" finding, and has a good chance of being published. If we examine the findings of more than 30 years of research on language, communication and the sexes, we will discover that they tell a different, and more complicated, story. The female-brain jobs make use of a capacity for empathy and communication, whereas the male ones exploit the ability to analyse complex systems. In those days we called this sexism, not science. Some curriculum have even been rewritten to highlight the roles played by white males. However, there are important biological and behavioural differences between the two genders. In fact, the latest national test scores, collected by the NAEP assessment, show that girls have met or exceeded the reading performance of boys at all age levels. A book called If Women Could Think would be instantly denounced; why do men put up with books that put them on a par with Lassie or Skippy the Bush Kangaroo "Hey, wait a minute - I think he's trying to tell us something! In some countries the difference is even greater; for example, in Bangladesh only 62 women are literate for every men. However, the really interesting information is in the last column, which tells us whether the actual figure given for d indicates an effect that is very large, large, moderate, small, or close to zero. Eye Contact Women typically use more direct eye contact during communication in order to make a strong connection and develop a relationship. Curriculum's on the Civil War, for instance, tend to emphasize the key players as Ulysses S. The long-standing expectation that women will serve and care for others is not unrelated to their position as the "second sex".