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Balancing Act: Men are from Waffle House, women are from IHOP — and other sexist nonsense we learned from Ernst & Young

I'm still trying to get my head around the pancake thing.

"Women's brains absorb information like pancakes soak up syrup so it's hard for them to focus," female executives were told at an Ernst & Young training seminar in 2018. "Men's brains are more like waffles. They're better able to focus because the information collects in each little waffle square."

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