-The word “woman” is believed to have derived from the Middle English term wyfman, broken down simply as the wife (wyf) of man.
-In Old English, women were described simply as wyf, while the term man was used to describe a human person, regardless of gender.
-The English word “girl” was initially used to describe a young person of either sex.
-It was not until the beginning of the sixteenth century that the term was used specifically to describe a female child.
-The biological sign for the female sex, a circle placed on top of a small cross, is also the symbol for the planet Venus. The symbol is believed to be a stylized representation of the Roman goddess Venus’ hand mirror.While many stars and moons are christened with female names, Venus is the only planet in our solar system given the name of a female goddess.
–Human women have proportionately larger breasts than any other female mammal.
The breasts of human women are much larger in proportion than those of other female mammals. The prominent size, while not necessary for milk production, is most likely a result of sexual selection.
–The English language originally delineated between women in different stages of life with the terms “maiden,” “mother,” and “crone.”
A maiden referred to a young girl who was unmarried, a mother referred to a woman in her child-bearing years, and a crone described a post-menopausal woman.
-The average height of a woman in the Africa is approximately 5 feet 4 inches, and the average weight is about 70kg.These figures vary greatly throughout the world, due to differences in nutrition and prenatal care.
-In almost every country worldwide, the life expectancy for women is higher than for men.
-While the population of males is slightly greater than females worldwide (98.6 women for every 100 men), there are roughly four million more women than men in the Africa.
-The most common cause of death for women is heart disease, which causes just over 27% of all mortalities in females. Cancer ranks just below, causing 22% of female deaths.
-Worldwide, women are nearly twice as likely to be blind or visually impaired as men.
Experts attribute this difference to the greater longevity of women (leading to more age-related visual impairment) and specific eye diseases that are intrinsically more common in women such as dry eye syndrome and Fuch’s Dystrophy.
–Depression is the most common cause of disability in women, and approximately 25% of all women will experience severe depression at some point in their lives.
-Over 90% of all cases of eating disorders occur in women, and nearly seven million women in the U.S. alone have it.
-Approximately one in five women worldwide reports being sexually abused before the age of 15.
-About 14 million adolescent girls become pregnant each year, with over 90% of those girls living in developing countries.
–About 1,600 women die each day as result of pregnancy or childbirth complications.
Each day 1,600 women die as result of pregnancy or childbirth complications. Nearly 99% of these deaths occur in developing nations.
-Approximately 95% of all women in Africa have been married at least once by the age of 55.
–The probability of a woman giving birth to a baby girl instead of a baby boy increases significantly the nearer the mother lives to the equator. While the cause of this gender selection is unknown, scientists believe the constant sunlight hours and abundant food supply in tropical regions may favor female births.
–The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893.
-The first woman to rule a country as an elected leader in the modern era was Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, who was elected as prime minister of the island nation in 1960 and later re-elected in 1970.
-According to an ancient Sumerian legend, the universe was created by a female, the goddess Tiamat. This role of a female creator is not unique, as the Australian Aboriginal creation myth also credits the creation of life to a woman.
-A person’s gender is biologically determined by the sex chromosomes, one set of a human’s 23 pairs of chromosomes. Women have two X chromosomes, while men have one X and one Y chromosome.
-The world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around A.D. 1000 by female author Murasaki Shikibu.
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