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