What the researchers found instead, was that math results tended to be low across both genders in countries where there exists greater gender inequality. And the converse was true, too.
"We found that boys—as well as girls—tend to do better in math when raised in countries where females have better equality, and that's new and important," says Kane. "It makes sense that when women are well-educated and earn a good income, the math scores of their children of both genders benefit."
Mertz added that where math is concerned, gender equity benefited both males and females, improving their skills in a "win-win situation."
Want your daughter to do better at math? Then build her confidence. You heard it straight from the mathematician's mouth: gender has no bearing on number crunching.
Ever lament the boyish figures of the runway models? No hips, no boobs, no curves to speak of. Why they hardly look like women at all, you might say. Well, now one model is bending the rules even more.
The androgynous Andrej Pejic is going one step further and posing in lingerie. Dutch chain Hema hired the Australian male to advertise its line of push-up bras. The ultimate in flat chested. If it can boost Pejic's pecks, it can boost anyone's...
As if life wasn't hard enough for models having to subsist on iceberg lettuce, now they have to compete with the physique of an actual man who has the genetic goods which fashion seems to favour.
Pejic, who admittedly looks more feminine than most women I know, claims he doesn't have a preference in being styled as a woman or as a man, but is simply grateful for the extra work.
Amusingly, he tweeted: "Did I ever think I had enough booty to advertise a push-up bra? No. But am I working it or what??"