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I find it hard to maintain friendships with women

I find it hard to maintain friendships with women. What's up with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2008 - 52 answers

Scientific formulas for happy, healthy, wise children

What are some (at least somewhat) objective studies on healthy children demographics? I'm specifically interested in single vs. multiple children, and for multiple children, differences in age, gender, relationship to parent (adoption vs. biological), and race. [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Apr 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Help the average Jane with a statistics question?

An acquaintance who's a university professor on the hiring committee for his department cried 'sexism!' when 50% of the candidates who were asked back for interviews were women, when only 18% of the initial applicants for the position were women. I rebutted. Who's right? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Mar 24, 2008 - 36 answers

Form an orderly queue, ladies

How do things change (or do they change) when an IT conference is attended by 50% women? [more inside]
posted by emmajane on Mar 19, 2008 - 11 answers

What should I write my paper about?

I need a topic for a paper concerning a dilemma in gender/heterosexism [more inside]
posted by nimkip on Nov 14, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I get people to get my name/gender right?

My odd to pronounce/gender-unusual name gives me lots of problems. How can I diplomatically solve all of them? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Oct 15, 2007 - 46 answers

Diseases which affect gender ratio of births

Hepatitis B causes mothers to give birth to fewer girls. Are there are any other diseases that affect births in a gender-specific way?
posted by Burger-Eating Invasion Monkey on Oct 8, 2007 - 9 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

She unstuffs the stuffed shirt?

What are some films, books, plays, TV shows, etc. that feature a free-spirited woman trying to get a strait-laced man to loosen up? [more inside]
posted by hyperfascinated on Sep 19, 2007 - 47 answers

Late 19th century french illustration of male as plaything

I'm trying to locate/identify a late 19th century illustration (almost certainly French) that depicts a miniature man on a table being prodded by (I think) a knitting needle held by one of 2 seated, bored looking women. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jul 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Is my little friend male or female?

BugFilter: Is there a simple (or any) way to determine the gender of a centipede? The google, it does nothing.
posted by nsillik on Jun 3, 2007 - 6 answers

What am I?

I am confused about my sexuality. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2007 - 25 answers

Triumph for the geeky girl?

Hello! I am looking for examples of movies (or pop culture in general) in which the geeky, less-attractive girl gets a guy who (she thinks) is totally out of her league. [more inside]
posted by granted on May 28, 2007 - 73 answers

A German gentleman writes a masculine letter of feminine love to a neuter young lady

What is the function of gendered articles of nouns in (German|Spanish|etc)? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Mar 24, 2007 - 21 answers

Can an Outty to Inney keep a secret?

Is being a transsexual a guaranteed denial for an Australian security clearance? I'm a 15-year post-op MtF. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do I see so many Asian women riding in the back seat?

Not sure if this is AskMeFi material, but google returns mostly porn results for "Asian wife backseat," and I can't find any previous question: I often see Asian men driving with women (presumably their wives) in the backseat. Nobody is riding shotgun. It is definitely the exception (i.e., most putative Asian couples I see are riding side-by-side). Does anyone know what this is about? [more inside]
posted by oxonium on Jan 20, 2007 - 33 answers

gender substitution in mainstream music

Can anyone think of any bands who have switched a male member for a female member or vice versa? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Jan 20, 2007 - 49 answers

Can a geek girl buy her own car without getting screwed?

Buying my first car as a female engineer -- do I need a male buddy to go with me? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Dec 29, 2006 - 41 answers

Why have people always thought this?

So, despite no one having told me this through high school, now that I'm in college I've been informed that everyone, everywhere, thinks I'm gay (and high school friends have confirmed this, now that I've asked). Men, women, doesn't matter. I am aware that I have a (very) slight lisp, which I hate because I can't control it (from birth). I am aware that I'm upbeat and tend to talk fast when excited. My body language is probably somewhat submissive, but I don't think it's THAT bad. I'm shy around a lot of women, don't make eye contact a lot, and a lot of guys don't like me because I'm not that into the "guy topics of conversation". Aside from, you know, how EFFING HOT random girl #43 is. (Cause she was!) The point is, I'm disturbingly straight and finding out what everyone really thinks has thrown me for a huge loop--not only am I being perceived as something I'm not, but it's also been (continually) detrimental to my success with women and social acceptance by guys... and I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. [more inside]
posted by dmaterialized on Dec 10, 2006 - 68 answers

What percentage of male-to-female transsexuals are lesbian in their sexual orientation after their transitions?

What percentage of male-to-female transsexuals are lesbians after their transitions? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Oct 4, 2006 - 10 answers

DWH: Driving while human?

Have there been any reputable, peer-reviewed-type studies of driving skill that break it down by age, race, gender, experience, etc.? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Oct 2, 2006 - 12 answers

My short, solidly-built FTM friend needs office attire!

I've just been asked to help a friend shop for a business wardrobe, but it's going to be a bit tricky. [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Sep 21, 2006 - 16 answers

Why the dearth of female philosophers?

I have yet to figure out why there is a paucity of female philosophers. Any definitive works on this topic? [more inside]
posted by raheel on Aug 11, 2006 - 134 answers

My Friend Bob is Now Betsy. Help!

How do I deal with a friend getting a sex change? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Aug 2, 2006 - 28 answers

How do I explain feminism to my sister?

Feminism Filter: How do I explain feminism to my sister? [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Jul 13, 2006 - 47 answers

6 sexes?

How many sexes are there? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jun 28, 2006 - 17 answers

What does it take to be a dad?

What is the most important thing your father ever taught you, either explicitly or through example? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jun 18, 2006 - 98 answers

I tried to think of a cute title, but to be honest, I didn't try very hard.

In America, there's a trend towards making the English language more gender-neutral. However, it seems that English is already one of the world's more androgynous languages. Is there an effort to make other languages more gender-neutral, or is it just American English?
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 17, 2006 - 50 answers

Oscar neutrality?

Belated Oscars question: In this age of political correctness and gender-neutrality, why are there still gender-based Academy Award categories? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Mar 17, 2006 - 22 answers

What the hell am I? Genderqueer, ftm, crazy??

I've been happily (well, to various degrees) living my life as a lesbian (mostly of the soft-butch/butch) variety for many years. I think I might be genderqueer. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2006 - 15 answers

How do non-American men view American women

In general, how do non-American men view American women? Repressed, promiscuous, intelligent, arrogant, superficial, attractive, aggressive, etc.
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Mar 10, 2006 - 56 answers

Why not Coed Curling

Why is olympic curling split up into mens and womens divisions? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Feb 23, 2006 - 24 answers

Would you want to know the gender of your baby before (s)he was born?

Would you want to know the gender of your baby before (s)he was born? Why or why not? Help my friends decide.
posted by heatherann on Jan 29, 2006 - 48 answers

They aren't really from Mars, are they?

FormerLesbianFilter: Can you give me any insight about men and/or the way men think and function? [more inside]
posted by hyperfascinated on Jan 22, 2006 - 56 answers

More male bottoms then female tops?

BSDMFilter : Is it true that there are far more male bottoms then there are female tops? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2006 - 14 answers

can a man be voluptuous?

can a man be voluptuous? [more inside]
posted by brandz on Dec 16, 2005 - 24 answers

Harridan, harpy, black widow, shrew

Harridan, harpy, black widow, shrew, femme fatale (maybe even spinster), are all words that describe despicable women. What are some comparable words for men? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Sep 6, 2005 - 44 answers

How can I stop acting dumb around my girlfriend?

How can I stop acting dumb around my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2005 - 51 answers

Anthony, wife of Henry?

Wandering a cemetery, I came across this gravestone. "Anthony, beloved wife of Henry"? I'm pretty sure there wasn't a lot of gay marriage up in northern Ontario during the late 19th Century, but I've never heard of Anthony being a woman's name... what gives?
posted by Robot Johnny on Jul 12, 2005 - 16 answers

extreme gender expression

A friend of mine likes to come up with crazy costume theme parties, and this Friday is X-TREME Gender Expression Night... [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jun 15, 2005 - 16 answers

How do you tell the sex of a cat?

How do you tell the sex of a cat? A strange cat came through the wall of my apartment this morning, and I'm wondering what gender it is. [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 23, 2005 - 15 answers

Why are baby girl clothes all so frou-frou?

What's the deal? It's not like a newborn cares about bows and ruffles, and it's not like she'll grow up any more or less feminine as a result of what she wears. Boys' clothes are much simpler and seem to have cooler designs, and some of the unisex stuff is pretty good, but all the girl stuff seems pastelly and flowery. Where are the primary colors for girls, the animals and trucks and fire engines. And does anyone make black baby clothes?
posted by SobaFett on May 18, 2005 - 26 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

gender neutrality

Suppose you are talking to someone (an acquaintance, a workmate, a person at a party) who you are pretty sure is gay. This person is talking about someone s/he is dating and is being completely gender neutral. What is the appropriate response? Do you maintain gender neutrality with your questions and comments (which can get awkward and feel silly)? Do you make a comment that includes the phrase "he or she" to indicate that you're aware that it may be either and that you're nonjudgmental (but potentially putting this person on the spot to pick a gender and out him/herself)? Do you pick the likely gender and continue the conversation blithely the way most people do in assumed-heterosexual conversations (again with the potential outing)? For the purposes of this exercise, assume no one else is in earshot.
posted by xo on Apr 25, 2005 - 51 answers

Why do women live longer than men?

Is there a proven biological explanation why women live longer than men?
posted by plainfeather on Apr 9, 2005 - 24 answers

Gender in French language

Please explain to a clueless person how genders are decided in French language... [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Mar 15, 2005 - 22 answers

Adoption

AdoptionFilter: I have noticed that Asian babies adopted are almost always female. (by surburban white parents, which compromise the vast, vast majority of potential adopters). While the racial mismatch doesnt bother me tremendously (there is a vast disparity between the adopting parents - mostly white, and the kids to be adopted - mostly of color), it does seem sorta troubling that at least with Asian children, it seems to be entirely female. I've tried to research this and havent come up with any stats - does anyone know how much of this is attributable to ratio of male:female babies, and how much if it is some sort of ethnic gender-prefernce (i.e., 'i've always wanted a little China doll?'). And does this follow with other ethnicities?
posted by jare2003 on Jan 6, 2005 - 35 answers

Should I act on my sexual attraction to women before I settle down into a monogamous sex life with a man?

I'm a late 20s woman who has only ever been in relationships with men. I'm fairly sure I'll only ever fall in love with a man, although I fantasize regularly about women. Should I act on my sexual attraction to women before I settle down into a monogamous sex life with a man? I'm not really into casual sex at this point in my life, but I can't picture myself in a serious relationship with a woman either.
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2004 - 12 answers

What the differences between how and when men and women shower?

Inspired by this question, I'm wondering about the differences between men and women when it comes to showering. My boyfriend showers at least once a day...often two of three times. I usually do it every other day or so. [more inside]
posted by amandaudoff on Sep 23, 2004 - 53 answers

Hair Length - Short or Close-cropped

If a man is described as having a close-cropped haircut, I picture a nearly-shaved head. But if it's a woman, I see something like a bob. It is just due to the shortness being relative to what is normal for that sex, or does it mean only one of these to you?
posted by Utilitaritron on Sep 22, 2004 - 10 answers

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