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Help me resolve fear about trying to have a creative career.

I am interested in working on a publishing/performing career (think the sort of thing you see on The Moth). However, I am female. I am aware that all women if they get well known anywhere will immediately attract trolls, stalkers, and potential rapists who will constantly send her death threats at bare minimum. Knowing this kind of thing is guaranteed to happen to me if I try to have a creative career makes me terrified to try. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2014 - 22 answers

I don't enjoy hanging out with women.

I AM a woman. I don't generally like hanging out with women. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Dec 31, 2013 - 75 answers

Experiences of females that started weightlifting?

I switched from doing cardio to lifting weights at the gym, mainly because I LOVE IT. However, despite every website telling me that, as a woman, I won't get "big and bulky," I think I might be. I've gone up 1-2 clothing sizes, my butt has exploded, jackets now seem narrow in the chest ... It would be one thing if, standing nude in the mirror, I saw a 6-pack staring back at me, but I don't. It doesn't "look" like I've lost much body fat at all (but I can definitely tell that I've gained muscle - I've got a bicep! For the first time ever!). So, my question: will one day my muscle mass get large enough that my metabolism will rev up and my body fat will melt away? What are other ladies' experiences with beginning weight training and that effect on their body? (and I mean REAL weight training - bench presses of over 100 lbs, for instance - not lifting a 5 lb weight)
posted by athena2255 on Oct 16, 2013 - 31 answers

truth/data backing up my intuition on gender marketing & music?

I'm about to ask a—perhaps sexist—question about the possible differences in how men and women—broadly speaking—identify with songs in marketing. But first, some set-up. As a branding exercise, I've been working on tackling a fictitious start-up consisting of two fashion retailer brands. One's a men's brand, and one's a women's brand, both part of the same fictitious umbrella corporation. When fleshing out the details of any brand, I like to immerse myself in the environment of that brand as much as possible, approaching it almost like a method actor approaches a role. Part of this process for me is usually creating a playlist of music I identify as feeling right for that brand. Songs I can imagine playing in the store itself. I noticed my thought process behind selecting tracks for the menswear and womenswear brands were entirely different, and I'm wondering if there's any underlying truth or data to support my intuitions. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Aug 2, 2013 - 16 answers

name that song

What is this music? It was a piece by a woman composer; I think she had won some sort of important contemporary classical music award or was otherwise highly acclaimed, but the piece had a very postmodern/rockish sensibility. The beginning is a repetitive, kind of Olympo-fascist horn line and I think it resolves into something messier partway through the song. It's very catchy despite being kind of cacophonous. There was a music video for it that somehow involved, I think, horses or pegasi, an MS Paint aesthetic, and things with bright red eyes. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Travel clothes for summer in Europe

I am a woman, live in the U.S., and I'm planning several trips to Europe over the next 3 years. They will be about 10 days to 2 weeks long, and will be in warmer months (spring, summer or fall). When I travel domestically, I always take just one bag (sometimes I take a second "personal item"). I need help thinking about what clothes I should take that will fit within these constraints. I am a plus-size woman, so that makes this more of a challenge. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Apr 8, 2013 - 19 answers

It's so hard to say goodbye.

Please help me plan a retirement party for my friend's uterus. [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Oct 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Cardio/calorie blasters for upper-body?

As a woman, is there cardio I can do to help build strength and some bulk in my upper body? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Aug 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Fashion 101 for the Tall and Clueless

How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Female premature orgasm

Any advice or tips for a woman who orgasms prematurely? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Movies Featuring Successful Women

I'm trying to compile a list of movies about successful women, bonus points for entrepreneurs and business owners. [more inside]
posted by lohmannn on Aug 23, 2011 - 37 answers

"Vomitin' when runnin' means yer winnin'!!"

Better late than never? I just finished my bi-annual Personal Fitness Assessment for the military and really need a "game plan" for getting a better passing score next spring. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Lesbian assault help

My first lesbian experience quickly became assault. What do I do to take care of myself now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2009 - 18 answers

This time, I ain't going dressed in toilet paper.

I'm doing Halloween for the first time since I was a kid! Help me think of a costume that's a) smoking hot and b) clever and/or ironic. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Sep 10, 2009 - 26 answers

Firsthand information about endometrial ablation

Please tell me what you know about endometrial ablation as a means of lessening or hopefully stopping my bleeding. (This is a female-parts question.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Strong real females in movies

Pamela Landy, in the 2nd and 3rd Bourne movies, is an uncomplicatedly powerful female character and I'm looking for other fiction movies with similar characters. (Inside I explain a little more what I'm looking for.) I don't have any spoilers inside for the Bourne movies, and please avoid spoilers for any movies you recommend, thanks! [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Jan 14, 2008 - 51 answers

Adjectives and nouns

Why do we say ".... the first woman *blank* ..." instead of "... the first female *blank* ..." [more inside]
posted by captaincrouton on Jul 22, 2007 - 26 answers

Why can't some straight women orgasm without fantasizing about women rather than men?

Is it normal for a woman to be unable to orgasm alone or with a (male) partner unless she fantasizes about women? [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe on Aug 30, 2006 - 37 answers

Significance of the number 36 in porn

I recently watched a home movie of this girlie being all naked and stuff but i was utterly perplexed by the number "36" written in large letters across her ass. I assumed it was just some personal kinky/weirdness till i happened upon a vintage BDSM photo of a young girl with 36 'spanked' onto her ass. Can any one explain the significance of '36'?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Aug 24, 2004 - 13 answers

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