Female hummingbirds look like males to avoid attacks, study suggests | Birds

[ad_1] They may zip around looking cute and sociable, but the world of hummingbirds is rife with aggression. Now it looks like some female hummingbirds have evolved to avoid this – by adopting the bright plumage of their male counterparts. US researchers captured more than 400 white-necked Jacobin hummingbirds in Panama. Surprisingly, they found that … Read more

More than 90% of female doctors have faced sexism at work, finds BMA | Doctors

[ad_1] Nine in 10 female doctors have experienced sexism at work in the UK, including unwanted physical contact, denial of opportunities and being asked to massage male colleagues in meetings. The findings have emerged from a survey of medics by the British Medical Association, which said the results were appalling and the incidents made for … Read more

In praise of loud women – the joy and power of being noisy and female | Women

[ad_1] No one wants to sit next to a loud woman. I know this because someone recently moved the placement card on a dinner table to get away from me. That label – “loud woman” – has never been a compliment, even though some of us may wear it as a badge of honour. Picture … Read more