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Optimizing hormones for weight loss?

How can you, naturally or otherwise, optimize female hormones to help regain the metabolism and hormonal profile of someone in their teens or 20s? (And is this even possible or desirable?) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 7, 2014 - 14 answers

Wardrobe remix: the movie

This morning I was thinking about how in the movie Housesitter, Goldie Hawn's character wears a very limited number of pieces of clothing combined in a variety of different ways. My mom pointed this out to me at a very impressionable age, and noted how this was much more realistic than infinite wardrobes. I'm wondering what other other movies have an obviously finite wardrobe for a lead female character?
posted by Nimmie Amee on Jan 22, 2014 - 27 answers

Can you recommend some AMAZING memoirs by women?

I'm suddenly overcome by the urge to take a break from novels and read some interesting memoirs by women. I have read "Don't lets Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller and I really loved it because of how richly she described the setting, the humor and the tragedies her family went through. I felt like I was there. And that's really what I'm looking for- memoirs by female writers that are so alive that I feel like I'm there. Mefi Readers, what amazing memoirs can you recommend that have made you feel that way???
posted by misspony on Jan 17, 2014 - 65 answers

I don't enjoy hanging out with women.

I AM a woman. I don't generally like hanging out with women. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Dec 31, 2013 - 75 answers

Experiences of females that started weightlifting?

I switched from doing cardio to lifting weights at the gym, mainly because I LOVE IT. However, despite every website telling me that, as a woman, I won't get "big and bulky," I think I might be. I've gone up 1-2 clothing sizes, my butt has exploded, jackets now seem narrow in the chest ... It would be one thing if, standing nude in the mirror, I saw a 6-pack staring back at me, but I don't. It doesn't "look" like I've lost much body fat at all (but I can definitely tell that I've gained muscle - I've got a bicep! For the first time ever!). So, my question: will one day my muscle mass get large enough that my metabolism will rev up and my body fat will melt away? What are other ladies' experiences with beginning weight training and that effect on their body? (and I mean REAL weight training - bench presses of over 100 lbs, for instance - not lifting a 5 lb weight)
posted by athena2255 on Oct 16, 2013 - 31 answers

Third world woman needs consciousness raised

Enlighten me on current state of the art thinking, discourse and vocabulary around gender politics please. Terminally unique details inside. [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 22, 2012 - 31 answers

Cardio/calorie blasters for upper-body?

As a woman, is there cardio I can do to help build strength and some bulk in my upper body? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Aug 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Where are all the cool lady podcasts?

Where are all the cool lady podcasts? I listen to TAL, Wiretap, Radiolab, The Truth, etc., all of which I love, but I would like to hear some female perspectives in the mix as well. I prefer science-y content but comedy or just life in general works too. I'm open to anything, really, just want to hear some great female podcasting.
posted by tatiana wishbone on May 9, 2012 - 35 answers

Nice rack, wanna check my code into ur repository?

My superiors keep checking out my cleavage during conversation at work. What now? [more inside]
posted by amestar_runner on Apr 22, 2012 - 49 answers

Movies Featuring Successful Women

I'm trying to compile a list of movies about successful women, bonus points for entrepreneurs and business owners. [more inside]
posted by lohmannn on Aug 23, 2011 - 37 answers

the eternal backpack quest...

Absurdly picky backpack question! Difficulty points: small-framed female, only wants to look like she's going into the woods when she's actually going into the woods... [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Jul 24, 2011 - 29 answers

I Vahnt to be Ahlone

Female introverts in popular culture? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Mar 14, 2011 - 52 answers

Psych Me Up

Can you recommend a few strong lady stories? [more inside]
posted by *s on Aug 4, 2010 - 34 answers

Marie Curie and Helen Keller need not apply

I'm looking for a list of real-life female role models. Who are some of your raddest baddest lady muses? [more inside]
posted by inkytea on Jul 3, 2010 - 67 answers

Awkward Girl tribulations

I'm a queer girl who would like to ask another queer girl out on a date. I have never done this before. How do I do this without being stupid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Firsthand information about endometrial ablation

Please tell me what you know about endometrial ablation as a means of lessening or hopefully stopping my bleeding. (This is a female-parts question.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Books about strong, intelligent, interesting 20-something women?

I read a lot of young adult lit with great female characters. But I'm not a teenager anymore and would like to find something analogous for 20-something women. So, where are the books about young, intelligent, humorous and/or interesting women? Novels, short stories, memoirs and essays welcome. More information about what I've already read inside. [more inside]
posted by wsquared on Mar 10, 2009 - 40 answers

How do I stop being afraid of women?

How do I, a lesbian woman, get over my fear of women? Ever since I was little I have had trouble making friends with women and it cripples my dating and friendship options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Recommend some women's winter clothing, please!

What warm winter clothing do you recommend for a woman who likes nature photography and hiking? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Dec 2, 2008 - 23 answers

Women writing SciFi: Your Picks?

In your opinion, who are the best female science fiction authors? What are the best scifi books written by women? [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 8, 2008 - 106 answers

Movies about female writers

What movies are about real female writers? (Sylvia, etc.) Thanks.
posted by HSWilson on Nov 23, 2007 - 25 answers

Can a woman write a novel like a man?

Can a woman write a novel like a man? [more inside]
posted by gummo on Oct 25, 2006 - 103 answers

Why can't some straight women orgasm without fantasizing about women rather than men?

Is it normal for a woman to be unable to orgasm alone or with a (male) partner unless she fantasizes about women? [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe on Aug 30, 2006 - 37 answers

Like David Eggers, only female.

my girlfriend is a fan of writers such as chuck palahniuk, dave eggers, jeffrey eugenides, david sedaris.
recently,she's expressed interest in finding an author (or authors) with a similar style-- but female.

any thoughts or suggestions?
posted by ronv on Apr 4, 2004 - 32 answers

Sexual Behavior

Why are sexually promiscuous men "studs" and sexually promiscuous women "sluts"? And on that note, is it studly or slutty to hook up with one person on a Monday and go out with a different person on a Tuesday? Just asking.
posted by adrober on Dec 16, 2003 - 19 answers

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