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Difference between male and female grad students

I can't find an article (or an informal study) about the gender differences between a group of grad students. The male students were consistently doing better because they went to the professor and asked for more responsibilities (like teaching a class), while the female students thought the professors would come to the female students when the professors thought the female students were ready. [more inside]
posted by Monday on Aug 12, 2013 - 1 answer

Give a genderqueer sibling a hand?

How would I know if I was something other than cisgender? [more inside]
posted by A Puppet made from a Sock on Aug 12, 2013 - 24 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

A children's book about gender change

The book I'm looking for is one I remember reading in my childhood. It had a boy as a protagonist. It was similar to The Wizard of Oz in that the boy was travelling with friends through a magical realm to free it from some kind of oppressive rule. And when the boy arrived to the happy ending (which I think took place in the royal palace) it was revealed that actually he's not a boy - he's a girl. A princess, to be exact. And a rightful ruler of the realm. Which came as quite a shock to him/her. I must have been less than 10 years old when I read it, which places the book in the 1970s. Did I imagine it or does it really exist? (it is possible that I mixed it up with The Wizard of Oz, although I think I've read it later).
posted by hat_eater on Jul 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Pro-Choice Literature

Recommendations for pro-choice literature inspired by this mefi comment? [more inside]
posted by kiki_s on Jun 29, 2013 - 9 answers

What to name this podcast?

My friend and I are recording the first episode of our podcast tomorrow. What we need now is a name. [more inside]
posted by rabbitbookworm on May 23, 2013 - 17 answers

Is tipping at hotels sex-biased?

I've never worked in any hospitality industry, so I'm just wondering as a casual consumer/observer. How come people are supposed to tip their valets and bellhops at hotels, and they are always only men while there's no rule that you tip the housekeeping, and they are always female? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on May 8, 2013 - 34 answers

Mars and Venus - are you for real?

Do men and women really have distinctly different communication styles. For those of you who are in healthy relationships (romantic love or platonic), is there a wedge in communication that you constantly have to go against your natural instincts and fine-tune in a way that you don't have to with same-sex friends? Is the stereotype true, do women need to 'talk it out' and men need to 'go to their cave'? Can women really improve the relationship by NOT talking about it and can men really improve the relationship by practicing reflective listening? Is there really a pre-programmed way to communicate based on your gender? Something in this widely-spread viewpoint really rubs me the wrong way, and I'm not sure if the cultural/societal views(at least in my area) regarding men/women relationships are in fact, entirely valid and its just my own personal issues that need work. What are your experiences?
posted by tenaciousmoon on Apr 17, 2013 - 23 answers

Gender confusion at 30-something

Becoming suddenly gender-confused at age 35, this is weird, please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me respond constructively to my brother!

My older brother (in his 50s) posted something on FB regarding the Steubenville rape case, which was: [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Mar 17, 2013 - 52 answers

Give me some examples of rephrasing a question into a statement

I've heard that men don't like questions. I'm a woman and would like to have better relationships with the men in my life. Give me some examples of ways to rephrase questions into statements, directives or imperatives. [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Mar 15, 2013 - 40 answers

Wonderful 4 Year Old Son Likes Girly Stuff - No Problem! Right?

My wonderful 4-year old son wants lots of girly things. I want nothing more than to support him and help him grow into the person he wants to be. My only question is, is there anything that a loving, responsible, progressive parent should do to protect him from hurt, possible bullying etc. [more inside]
posted by stewieandthedude on Mar 12, 2013 - 19 answers

I want some male comedian bits... on gender

Dave Chappelle. Chris Rock. Louis C.K. Some of the funniest male comics are the least funny when it comes to gender -- incisive humor suddenly deteriorates into sexist tropes and gender war cliches. Are there any male stand-up comedians who have interesting routines about women?
posted by spamandkimchi on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

How DO you find out your sex chromosomes?

Is there a test adults can get to tell them what their sex chromosomes are, e.g. to know if they're an XX despite having male genitalia, or if they're XXY women, or any other non-binary possibility? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2013 - 17 answers

How old are video game players?

Looking for recent, substantive, data on the demographics of video game players that does NOT source back (as so many do) to the ESA. There must be some others out there? Yes? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Feb 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Looking for a blog post about gender pronouns & dogs

I remember reading months ago (could have been as long as 1-2 years ago) a blog post written by (I think) a man talking about the assumptions people make about gendering dogs. [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Feb 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Gender, sexuality, and mental health.

Gender, sexuality, and mental health. Help me design a workshop? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Feb 17, 2013 - 12 answers

Innovations in non-gendered clothing

Most androgynous clothing styles skew towards the masculine. I'm trying to work out some ways might it be possible to go in the other direction. Specifically, if you have or have wanted to shift towards a more feminine presentation, what kind of clothing do you wish you could find? [more inside]
posted by velebita on Jan 31, 2013 - 24 answers

What do women think men and women want in relationships?

"Men want sex" and "women want romance" -- so the stereotypes go. To what extent does the average woman believe (or not believe) in these stereotypes? Does anyone know if there is research on this? I've been searching for hours, but haven't turned up anything yet.
posted by tybeet on Jan 31, 2013 - 11 answers

Humanities PhD in Australia - advice and suggestions!

In March I will be starting my PhD (humanities - gender, fan culture and writing) but I have been out of academia for a long time. I finished my Honours in 2002, completed a Masters but since it was coursework (librarian coursework at that) it doesn't really count as far as the rigours or the demands of a PhD goes. I've started trawling Jstor and a couple of other databases I can access through the State library while I ease into it all and I was wondering: what are some of the crucial humanities texts that I've probably forgotten/missed in the past ten years?. The ones that are expected to be referred to in any thesis about gender, writing and identity, or humanities in general. I'm building my reading list/book list but don't have uni library privileges yet so I'm stuck with online/non-academic library access - unless it's something I should buy (aka Strunk and White, Judith Butler etc).
posted by geek anachronism on Jan 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Exclusive Spaces Primer

I want to know more about the theory and practice of exclusive spaces for groups perceived as oppressed or subaltern, as in exclusively gay spaces, exclusively racialized spaces, trans only spaces, women only spaces, etc. [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Jan 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Transgender reading list

Which books and articles are the most important for understanding transgender issues?
posted by morninj on Jan 7, 2013 - 19 answers

Do we find out our baby's sex?

We're pregnant! But we're on the fence about finding out the baby's sex. Parents: what did you decide? Did you regret your decision or love it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2013 - 92 answers

Films, shows, videos, imagery representing success and failure in American culture?

Depictions of success and failure in American culture? Films, videos, commercials, shows, songs, and other (non-literary) media requested. [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jan 3, 2013 - 24 answers

Interesting scifi / glam rock makeup looks?

Can you point me to some (non-prosthetic) scifi/fantasy makeup looks? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jan 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find an old Stephen Jay Gould article.

Help me find a Stephen Jay Gould (I think) essay. [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on Dec 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Casual relationships and gender norms, plus any feedback on this guy's behavior?

Mixed signals from a guy I made out with. What do they mean? Any hopes for further fun? And also, on a philosophical level, what are your thoughts on women pursuing men and differences in the rules of the game for dating versus casual fun? [more inside]
posted by thesnowyslaps on Dec 12, 2012 - 25 answers

Sex ed for a young person?

Denizens of Metafilter, I need your best sex-ed materials. For a 16 year-old young man. [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Dec 10, 2012 - 36 answers

Grammatical gender consistency across languages

Are grammatical genders, as a rule, consistent across the Indo-European languages which use them? [more inside]
posted by obloquy on Dec 4, 2012 - 30 answers

More femme, please

How can I build confidence to incorporate more femme elements into my gender presentation as a young straight(ish) man? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Oct 23, 2012 - 17 answers

Why have case endings and gender endured in language?

Case endings and gender in language: why? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Oct 23, 2012 - 29 answers

Help me make an impact.

Help me put together an engaging and enlightening workshop about gender and sexuality! [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Oct 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Gender therapist suggestions in SE Wisconsin?

Asking for a friend: suggestions for good, AFFORDABLE (read: sliding scale goes down to <$20/session) gender therapists in Milwaukee or Madison?
posted by Vibrissa on Oct 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Do egalitarian heterosexual marriages exist?

Do egalitarian heterosexual marriages exist as a cultural phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by Mai2k3 on Sep 26, 2012 - 57 answers

any body?

Is there any positive body acceptance / Health at any Size type stuff out there geared towards a male (or even just clearly mixed- or non-gendered) audience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 5 answers

I think I'm genderqueer / agendered. Now what?

I think I'm genderqueer / agendered. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Vatican Cameos on Sep 17, 2012 - 16 answers

How have gay men interacted with and regarded lesbians, and vice versa

Would like insight and education into the various ways that gay men -- both as individuals and as a group, both historically and currently -- relate to, regard, and interact with gay/lesbian women, and vice versa. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Aug 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Coming to a head but not getting ahead

My employer seems to be pushing me toward filing an EEOC complaint or resigning my job. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Cool clothes for the discriminating kindergartner

Where to buy girls' clothes that aren't pink and/or sparkly? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Aug 27, 2012 - 35 answers

Third world woman needs consciousness raised

Enlighten me on current state of the art thinking, discourse and vocabulary around gender politics please. Terminally unique details inside. [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 22, 2012 - 31 answers

Lesbian overthinks her gender expression. News at 11.

I'm a 22-year-old lesbian. I have never made any effort to look hot, but suddenly I want to, and it's raising some serious identity issues for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 - 65 answers

how to tell my masculine girlfriend that i like femme presentation?

how to tell my masculine girlfriend that i like femme presentation? [more inside]
posted by PeaPod on Jun 2, 2012 - 55 answers

To whom should I report an employer that hires by gender?

An Oregon-based employer is posting job ads that explicitly seek workers only of a specific gender, when gender is clearly not relevant to the job. Should I report this to someone, and to whom? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 4, 2012 - 34 answers

coming out as ftm

I think I might want to change gender (ftm)... now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 - 30 answers

What if little Tommy wants to be a girl?

Seeking resources for a friend who is mom to a (possibly transgender) questioning 5-year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Apr 27, 2012 - 26 answers

Mild Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

Wondering whether I might have mild androgen insensitivity syndrome and that it may play a role in my sexual orientation. I haven't turned much up on this on Google. Does anyone have any expertise on the subject? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me remember an article I read long ago!

Help me remember the NYTimes (?) article I read about the relationship between gender ratios and sexual dynamics on college campuses! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Mar 31, 2012 - 11 answers

Don't tell me I have to wax my eyebrows, too.

How weird is my (unremarkable for either coast) gender presentation going to seem to people when I live in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 13 answers

You.... HUMAN PARAQUAT!

Help me compile a list of politically correct pejorative insults. [trigger warning: some examples of undesirable insults] [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Mar 9, 2012 - 26 answers

Gender pay disparity in the tech sector?

Looking for current sources about the pay disparity between men and women in the tech world - but specifically overall numbers including everyone from content producers to programmers. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Mar 2, 2012 - 4 answers

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