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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

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

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

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

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

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

How soon can fetal sex be determined?

How early in a pregnancy can fetal sex be determined? [more inside]
posted by jef on Mar 30, 2011 - 15 answers

I need help with sex and gender issues.

Please help me deal with issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, and either assure me that I’m not a bad person or tell me how to stop being a bad person. A lengthy, detailed and NSFW explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2011 - 19 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

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

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

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

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

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

What am I?

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

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

6 sexes?

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

How did sexual reproduction evolve?

How did we evolve separate genders? I assume it happened pretty early on, since most animals have a male and female, but wouldn't it have had to happen to lots of things at once for it to actually work?
posted by Orange Goblin on Jun 6, 2004 - 7 answers

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