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What determines the gender of a neologism?

In languages where nouns have a gender, how is the gender determined for neologisms or loanwords? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Feb 10, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I start the mtf transgender care process?

For my entire life I have known I was transgender (mtf). I am only now finally ready to do something about it. How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 15 answers

Stuck in an impossible dating dilemma: overhaul my entire self, or never have a relationship with a man?

Stuck in an impossible dating dilemma: overhaul my entire self, or never have a relationship with a man? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Dec 7, 2010 - 28 answers

Gender nonconformity and sexuality

How strong is the correlation between non gender conformity and homosexuality? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 1, 2010 - 32 answers

Did female Tea Party-affiliated Republicans do worse than male Tea Party-affiliated Republicans in this election?

Did female Tea Party-affiliated Republicans do worse than male Tea Party-affiliated Republicans in yesterday's election? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Is it worth it to get a PhD? It seems really scary.

What is getting a PhD really like? Is it worth it? I want to be a researcher in psychology, sexuality, and gender. [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Oct 15, 2010 - 48 answers

Why wouldn't I only hire women then?

I need some ammo to fight an oft heard political argument [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Sep 22, 2010 - 36 answers

What sites are highly skewed toward specific genders?

What sites are highly skewed toward specific genders? i.e. iVillage, Cosmopolitan.com for Females and SportsIllustrated.com, fantasysports.com, caranddriver.com for Males? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 30, 2010 - 32 answers

What are your favorite LGBTQ YouTube accounts and blogs?

What are your favorite YouTube accounts and blogs by members of the LGBTQ and kink community? [more inside]
posted by anonymuk on Aug 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Biology = Destiny

Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Aug 8, 2010 - 20 answers

raised like a girl

I am a hetrosexual man who was rasied an only child by a strong independant mother. I can't help but love her for the effort, but I was rasied in many ways like a girl. I feel deeply betrayed. I can't seem to shake a sense of self-loathing.
posted by dabcad on Aug 6, 2010 - 29 answers

Dear Sir or Madam . . .

In writing formal letters or e-mail, how do I address someone whose sex is not apparent from his/her name? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Jul 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Arguing with women!

Arguing with women! a step-by-step guide? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Jun 9, 2010 - 51 answers

Men and girls

Is it acceptable and PC to refer to grown-up women as girls in this context? Does it say something about the person who does it? [more inside]
posted by sively on Apr 28, 2010 - 87 answers

Gender, Sexuality, and Education...HELP!

I'm planning a training for elementary and middle school educators on sexuality and gender in education. What do YOU wish your teachers/educators would have known/talked about/done/etc? [more inside]
posted by gleea on Apr 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Gender-bending Song Covers

I need examples of gender-specific songs covered by singers of the opposite gender. For instance, Jack White's cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene". [more inside]
posted by domo on Apr 19, 2010 - 114 answers

Seeking advice/help about statistical tests of significance.

I have a wonderfully large dataset that I'm working with for a long-term project. I am analyzing a small section the dataset for my masters thesis. In meeting with my thesis advisor last week, she suggested I run some statistical tests of significance on the 4 tables I'm working with. She knows that I am yet to be versed in quantitative analysis methods (I've done solely qualitative work thus far) and that I'm under a massive time crunch to get this done. She suggested I seek help from others, as she doesn't want me to get bogged down with figuring out this step, and would rather I concentrate on analyzing the other aspects of this data. To this end, I'm wondering if somebody might be able to suggest the best type of test of significance to run, the easiest way to run it, and a good, simple resource for what the resultant values mean? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 17, 2010 - 19 answers

help me find summery clothes

queer clothing filter: help! it's summer and i need clothing that fits. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Apr 6, 2010 - 21 answers

And he's going to be my wife

I want to propose to my male significant other. What should I do, and what should I give him? [more inside]
posted by audacity on Mar 30, 2010 - 47 answers

Manhood

What books and movies have helped you define what it means to be a man? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 23, 2010 - 100 answers

What if your baby is a girl, but you wanted a boy? Or vice versa?

How do people cope when the sex of their baby isn't the one they were hoping for? What if you were hoping for a girl, but got a boy instead? Or vice versa? What if you have a definite preference? Should you just not have children? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2010 - 53 answers

Let them eat cake, but not the baby...

My friends are going to learn the gender of their baby via cake. Help me come up with ideas for decorating this high-stakes confection! [more inside]
posted by supramarginal on Mar 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Why Do I Only Hear About Charismatic Men?

Are only men in U.S. society seen as charismatic? [more inside]
posted by thisperon on Mar 5, 2010 - 48 answers

Eye contact

Why do (American) women tend to avoid casual eye contact with men as they walk by, enter an elevator, etc... I know there is the obvious issue of not wanting to appear “interested” or send a sexual signal...but does that explain everything? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Dec 16, 2009 - 79 answers

gender and genetics

Please recommend reading that will help me understand the role gender and gender hormones play in determining which parental gene set dominates in an individual.
posted by effluvia on Dec 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Our child would surely bring honor to the Sparklejam name!

So, the Mr. and I have different last names. I did not take his name upon marriage. Now we are discussing very hypothetical children and I'm looking for some good hive mind rumination on the proper course of action. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Dec 7, 2009 - 105 answers

But what's it there for? Do you actually sleep on it?

Little known facts about men [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Nov 20, 2009 - 351 answers

Sir / Ma'am / ???

What's the gender-neutral equivalent to "Sir" and "Ma'am"? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Nov 16, 2009 - 26 answers

He's not refusing to be a man. What to do, what to do.

difficult gift shopping filter: Help me find books, toys, comics, music, etc that provide a broad, varying, and largely non-traditional view of masculinity for my little brother, who is absolutely nothing like me or anyone else in our family. More details than necessary inside! [more inside]
posted by ellehumour on Oct 26, 2009 - 36 answers

Fictional M to fictional F?

Looking for fictional female characters originally written as men. [more inside]
posted by sively on Oct 23, 2009 - 42 answers

gender-neutral first names of any ethnicity

I'm trying to put together a list of gender-neutral first names. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Aug 31, 2009 - 76 answers

There are no gay people in the future. (Or are there?)

Looking for book recs about sci-fi, specifically about gender issues and jetpack-related physics. [more inside]
posted by mumble on Aug 23, 2009 - 27 answers

My husband is transgendered. How do I tell my parents?

My husband will probably be starting hormones and this may eventually lead to gender reassignment surgery. I fully support him, however it goes. There is a lot of advice out there for how transgendered people should tell their partners or parents, but very little for how supportive partners should tell their families. Any advice? (longer story inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Science Fiction films dealing with sex-change?

Science Fiction films dealing with sex-change? [more inside]
posted by kolophon on Jun 11, 2009 - 21 answers

A guy and a girl singing together?

I am a music ignoramus. But, I know I really like a man and a woman (a guy and a girl) singing together. Call and response, harmony, part of the lyrics or not, I think it's really amazing when a masculine voice and feminine voice are working together. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 6, 2009 - 80 answers

Multitasking

It seems to be a commonly acceptably statement that women are better at multi-tasking than men. Is there any research into the opposite? Purely anecdotal evidence suggests that women aren't as hot at single tasking as men, but I've never seen this suggested...
posted by twine42 on May 25, 2009 - 4 answers

I'm Michael, not Mike. How do I get this into people's heads?

I'm Michael, not Mike. How do I make sure people know this? (Extra degree of difficulty: for a few years I was a girl, so I'm sensitive about names in some weird ways.) [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on May 22, 2009 - 66 answers

Sex without pleasure

Does there exist a culture where sex doesn't result in orgasm? [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on May 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Where is this picture from?

Where is this picture from? [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Apr 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Friendships: do i just accept that I'm not gonna understand my guy friends?

Do you approach same-sex and opposite-sex friendships similarly in terms of expectations of care and respect? [more inside]
posted by paperlanterns on Mar 6, 2009 - 37 answers

How can I adjust my ph to make it ideal for gender selection?

My husband and I are trying to have a baby girl. I have some questions about preconception gender selection techniques. [more inside]
posted by kochanie on Mar 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Stupid stupid stupid

Waste of a question-filter: Can anybody remember one of those stupid "do you think more like a man or woman" tests? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on Feb 26, 2009 - 20 answers

Transgender resources in SF and the BA?

Transgender resources in San Francisco and the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2009 - 14 answers

How many men have written work under a woman's name?

Can you think of any men who write, or have written, or create in any medium, under a woman's name? (I'm excluding transsexuals, and examples such as men in Shakespearean theatre and Japanese Noh Theatre.) There are plenty of women who have written under men's names, but I can't come up with a single example of the other way round. A true situation, or just my ignorance? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Nov 25, 2008 - 43 answers

Like mother, like son?

Plenty of little boys want to grow up to be just like Dad. But to what extent (and how) are boys' interests/activities/identities influenced by their mothers? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Oct 22, 2008 - 24 answers

Looking for a picture that would be worth 1,000 words

I'm trying to find a psychological/sociological study on men and women's views of the ideal female body type. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Oct 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Do I buy blue or pink?

Is my four-months-pregnant wife carrying a boy or a girl? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 13, 2008 - 33 answers

Smooch mechanics

How do you kiss? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Oct 8, 2008 - 40 answers

"I can't abide them even now and then"

Strategies for dealing with a fear of men, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2008 - 19 answers

Mean Girls

Why don't other women like me? Women who meet me singly, or as part of a mixed-gender group usually like me. I function just fine in mixed-gender or mostly male situations. When I'm part of an all-woman group, I get bullied and scapegoated. In particular, the "queen bee" of the group almost always singles me out as a target. What am I doing wrong?
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 - 37 answers

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