Is my four-months-pregnant wife carrying a boy or a girl? [more inside]
How do you kiss? [more inside]
Strategies for dealing with a fear of men, please. [more inside]
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?
GenderWarriorFilter: Help me find a gift for a five year old girl that in NO WAY involves princesses. Oh yeah, I should mention that I'd prefer that she also not hate said gift. [more inside]
When did adults in Western countries decrease using man/woman when speaking about themselves, e.g. describing their gender? How came this to be? [more inside]
Help me with gender disappointment. My wife and I just had an ultrasound and found out our baby will be a girl. I was hoping for a boy because I never knew / met my father. My dad was a completely absent f*ck-up. I was hoping to somehow fill that void by giving my son what I never had and teaching him the things I had to learn on my own. I know I will be overjoyed when my daughter is born, but right now, I am feeling quite sad. What is a good way to look at this, and what can I look forward to with having a girl
Searching for a gender neutral term for Aunt/Uncle? [more inside]
GeniusFilter: Help me win an argument and prove that there ARE undeniable examples of women geniuses throughout history or even today. [more inside]
I find it hard to maintain friendships with women. What's up with me? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do things change (or do they change) when an IT conference is attended by 50% women? [more inside]
I need a topic for a paper concerning a dilemma in gender/heterosexism [more inside]
My odd to pronounce/gender-unusual name gives me lots of problems. How can I diplomatically solve all of them? [more inside]
Hepatitis B causes mothers to give birth to fewer girls. Are there are any other diseases that affect births in a gender-specific way?
A guy becomes a "male president" but if it's a girl she is a "woman president." Can someone explain this grammar? [more inside]
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]
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]
BugFilter: Is there a simple (or any) way to determine the gender of a centipede? The google, it does nothing.
I am confused about my sexuality. [more inside]
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]
What is the function of gendered articles of nouns in (German|Spanish|etc)? [more inside]
Is being a transsexual a guaranteed denial for an Australian security clearance? I'm a 15-year post-op MtF. [more inside]
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]
Can anyone think of any bands who have switched a male member for a female member or vice versa? [more inside]
Buying my first car as a female engineer -- do I need a male buddy to go with me? [more inside]
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]
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]
Have there been any reputable, peer-reviewed-type studies of driving skill that break it down by age, race, gender, experience, etc.? [more inside]
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]
I have yet to figure out why there is a paucity of female philosophers. Any definitive works on this topic? [more inside]
How do I deal with a friend getting a sex change? [more inside]
Feminism Filter: How do I explain feminism to my sister? [more inside]
How many sexes are there? [more inside]
What is the most important thing your father ever taught you, either explicitly or through example? [more inside]
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?
Belated Oscars question: In this age of political correctness and gender-neutrality, why are there still gender-based Academy Award categories? [more inside]
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]
In general, how do non-American men view American women? Repressed, promiscuous, intelligent, arrogant, superficial, attractive, aggressive, etc.
Why is olympic curling split up into mens and womens divisions? [more inside]
Would you want to know the gender of your baby before (s)he was born? Why or why not? Help my friends decide.
FormerLesbianFilter: Can you give me any insight about men and/or the way men think and function? [more inside]
BSDMFilter : Is it true that there are far more male bottoms then there are female tops? [more inside]
can a man be voluptuous? [more inside]
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]
How can I stop acting dumb around my girlfriend? [more inside]
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?
A friend of mine likes to come up with crazy costume theme parties, and this Friday is X-TREME Gender Expression Night... [more inside]