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Kickass digital girls?

What was the first videogame that had a principle female character that not just a damsal in distress or sex object? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Feb 23, 2008 - 33 answers

I am in desperate need of hair help.

I need some hair help. I'm an 18 year old girl and I've never had a really good haircut; I've basically kept it long and kind-of layered for my entire life and I am bored to death. I need some ideas! [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Feb 10, 2008 - 17 answers

Women writing SciFi: Your Picks?

In your opinion, who are the best female science fiction authors? What are the best scifi books written by women? [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 8, 2008 - 106 answers

I'm pretty on the inside, now let me advertise.

Image Management: 21 year old female wants to be able to ease into the girly arts without killing her bank account, with near zero starting knowledge. (May be long, this is several questions around one theme) [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jan 22, 2008 - 45 answers

Office Chairs for Short Girls?

Are there any office chairs out there for petite women? I have a short inseam and rarely can touch the ground when I'm sitting all the way back in my seat. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 17, 2008 - 13 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

Seeking women's clothing online

Seeking women's clothing online. Please help me get out of my Target / Old Navy rut. [more inside]
posted by kmel on Jan 8, 2008 - 31 answers

Words that mean female or feminine?

Words that mean woman/girl/female? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Jan 6, 2008 - 47 answers

Movies about female writers

What movies are about real female writers? (Sylvia, etc.) Thanks.
posted by HSWilson on Nov 23, 2007 - 25 answers

Cute-casual-comfortable wardrobe for pear-shaped female in wintertime?

Fashionfilter: Cute-casual-comfortable wardrobe for pear-shaped female in wintertime? [more inside]
posted by eileen on Oct 18, 2007 - 17 answers

Is my almost-vegetarian diet making me fatter?

My boyfriend is an avowed vegetarian, almost vegan. Out of respect for him (and the desire to live healthier), I have switched to an almost completely vegetarian diet. Now I've gained weight... why? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Oct 14, 2007 - 50 answers

What's the deal with male/female/man/woman grammar?

A guy becomes a "male president" but if it's a girl she is a "woman president." Can someone explain this grammar? [more inside]
posted by bryanboyer on Oct 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Low-cost but effective laser hair removal in NYC?

Low-cost but effective laser hair removal in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2007 - 5 answers

inept male relating to female

How do I ask out a girl I go to school with? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Aug 25, 2007 - 22 answers

So what's it LIKE to be a female blank?

Are you a female in a profession where females are rare enough that people ask you what it's "like" to be a female whatever-you-are (or just meet you with surprise because of your sex)? If so, what responses do you give to those people, and do they depend on context (stranger at a party, interviewer, etc.)?
posted by sparrows on Aug 25, 2007 - 23 answers

Taming of the Who?

Help me find some good movies in which the protagonist is an angry bitch-on-wheels, who eventually sweetens up by film's end. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Aug 19, 2007 - 26 answers

Female plumbing filter: routing issues?

Shouldn't the uterus empty from above, not the side? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2007 - 7 answers

How much more allergenic are neutered male cats than female cats?

How much more allergenic are neutered male cats than female cats? I know they produce more Fel d 1, but is the difference slight or significant? [more inside]
posted by initapplette on Aug 10, 2007 - 5 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

Any Strategies for Unrequited Attraction?

I (male) have a friend (female) who I'm really attracted to. After being vague I've cleared the air about it all and she's not looking for more. We really value the friendship so I'm not going anywhere and neither is she. Any suggestions for when I have the overwhelming urge to just kiss her? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jul 9, 2007 - 27 answers

Skin Scratch Quandry

My female loves to be scratched until red marks appear. Is frequent scratching bad for her skin in the long term? If so, please suggest alternatives.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jun 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Who is this woman?

Who is this woman? A while ago, I saw this image on Shorpy and the woman on the right shaking hands looks very very familiar to me. Please help me track down where I've seen her image before... [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Jun 25, 2007 - 22 answers

Pain, pain go away.

Femalefilter: What is this sharp pain? [more inside]
posted by hannahq on Jun 25, 2007 - 19 answers

"Luuuuuuucy!"

Female Buddy Comedy Filter: Please help me shop for an 11-year-old girl who loves female slapstick comedy. [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Jun 21, 2007 - 26 answers

The Bored Chorus

In the 70's (and very early 80's), a common pop music trope was to have a chorus of female vocalists who sounded, well... monotone. Or perhaps a bit bored. Clipped, a tad nasal. The most flamboyant example of this is likely's M's Pop Muzik[youtube], but there are others. Help me find more. [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Apr 28, 2007 - 17 answers

Best place for a woman to buy rock climbing shoes in Vancouver, BC?

Best place to buy rock climbing shoes in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Mar 11, 2007 - 5 answers

"I'll have a grrrl-cheese sandwich."

What are some great female monologues?
posted by Mach3avelli on Feb 27, 2007 - 30 answers

The dance of Heaven's ghosts

I have a strange affection for the syrupy, slightly outdated, epic-sounding vocal pop of female singers like Eleni Vitali (Greece), Selda Bagcan (Turkey), Lata Mangeshkar (India), and the like. Who else would you recommend in this line? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Children's Books with a Female Main Character?

Any recommendations for children's books featuring little girls? [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Jan 13, 2007 - 37 answers

Female leaders of american indian tribes?

Can you name famous woman or female leaders of (north) american indian tribes? [more inside]
posted by germanguy on Jan 10, 2007 - 15 answers

Can't stay on my antidepressant.

Can't stay on my antidepressant. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Can a woman write a novel like a man?

Can a woman write a novel like a man? [more inside]
posted by gummo on Oct 25, 2006 - 103 answers

Who is Hollywood trying to reach with sucky female roles?

What target audience are movie producers trying to reach when they cast women in superfluous bimbo roles in action movies? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Oct 19, 2006 - 35 answers

Ethereal female vocalist from the mid-1980's.

Can't remember the name of a female vocalist, mid-1980's, ethereal quality to her voice, jazz - torch song kinda style. I think she had a one-word name and sharp, almost Egyptian features, light chocolate skin. Beautiful intonation but I can remember no words.
posted by dragonsi55 on Oct 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Frightening flicks involving feminine fears

Frightening flicks involving feminine fears? (This is a good question for gender studies, psych, and cinema studies majors!) [more inside]
posted by np312 on Oct 2, 2006 - 55 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

Where was this article about female jazz sisngers?

Help me find this magazine article. Sometime in the last couple of years there was a critical review of contemporary female jazz singers in which some of the more successful singers (e.g., Diana Krall I think) were unfavorably compared to lesser known singers. Article might have been in the New Yorker or the Atlantic, but I'm not sure.
posted by Jackson on Aug 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Looking to bond with Smokey the Bear

Advice needed for solo female hiker: Am I safe on my own? What should I be aware of? Can you mace a snake? [more inside]
posted by vionnett on Jun 3, 2006 - 26 answers

Shaving my pubic area - for the first time!

What are the best products, techniques, shapes, and ideas for a first-timer grooming the female pubic area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2006 - 19 answers

The origin of sexual vocalisations...

When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 10, 2006 - 54 answers

Unique female voices in electronic media? Who are the peers of Shelley Jackson and Laurie Anderson?

Unique female voices in electronic media? Who are the peers of Shelley Jackson and Laurie Anderson? [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Nov 24, 2005 - 19 answers

Male vs. Female Chromosome War?

Are there really such things as "scars on chromosomes" and "X vs. Y" 'wars' between the male- and female-determining genes? [more inside]
posted by rleamon on May 8, 2005 - 15 answers

UK teenage rapper

There was a single released in mid 2004 by a young white pop-act rapper, who we were told was going to be the next new female eminem. She may have sung about being a serial killer, but that didn't suit here, more like MC Britney S, then she disappeared without trace. Who was she?
posted by ugrndhg on Apr 20, 2005 - 13 answers

Why is my butt cold?

Why is my butt cold? [more inside]
posted by macadamiaranch on Mar 26, 2005 - 17 answers

Female Metrosexuals

What is the term for a "female metrosexual"? Ladette?
posted by magullo on Nov 10, 2004 - 23 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

How did sexual reproduction evolve?

How did we evolve separate genders? I assume it happened pretty early on, since most animals have a male and female, but wouldn't it have had to happen to lots of things at once for it to actually work?
posted by Orange Goblin on Jun 6, 2004 - 7 answers

Like David Eggers, only female.

my girlfriend is a fan of writers such as chuck palahniuk, dave eggers, jeffrey eugenides, david sedaris.
recently,she's expressed interest in finding an author (or authors) with a similar style-- but female.

any thoughts or suggestions?
posted by ronv on Apr 4, 2004 - 32 answers

Sexual Behavior

Why are sexually promiscuous men "studs" and sexually promiscuous women "sluts"? And on that note, is it studly or slutty to hook up with one person on a Monday and go out with a different person on a Tuesday? Just asking.
posted by adrober on Dec 16, 2003 - 19 answers

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