My friend and her ex-boyfriend got in a fight, he got violent and beat her up pretty bad. She got in the car with their baby and fled cross-country to stay with her parents. There is a hearing next month to determine custody of the child, and she doesn't want to lose the kid to what is likely going to be an abusive father. Lawyer up, right? Problem is, not a lot of money. Can you point me to any organizations in California that provide pro-bono / sliding-scale / low-cost legal aid services for abused women? [more inside]
Looking for good charities for helping to progress women's rights in the Middle East. [more inside]
What opportunities exist for a female in the US military? [more inside]
Do you know of any recent films - documentary or fiction, short or long - that have to do with the topic of idealized women's images, photo retouching, body/appearance enhancement, or related topics? Thanks.
Are relationships a zero sum game? Is there such a thing as a happy compromise? [more inside]
Dom in life, sub in bed - how to get over feeling like a hypocrite? [more inside]
It seems to be a commonly acceptably statement that women are better at multi-tasking than men. Is there any research into the opposite? Purely anecdotal evidence suggests that women aren't as hot at single tasking as men, but I've never seen this suggested...
Succeeding on the dating scene - where does a woman get advice? [more inside]
Should non-hemophilic women with a mild factor VII deficiency have children? Are the risks too serious to chance child birth?
Influential or groundbreaking female journalists, past and present - who were/are they? [more inside]
Why do some people's hair on their head and pubic hair not match in color? [more inside]
I just finished John Fowles, The Collector, and I need it's opposite. Spoiler inside. [more inside]
What should a less-than-skinny woman know about vacationing in a beach area? How can I deal with my self-consciousness? [more inside]
Is there anything I can do to be able to orgasm without a vibrator? [more inside]
Okay, so I met this girl recently at an event on the other side of the country. We really hit it off, and spent a lot of time together. But I'm not sure where I stand or what to do next. [more inside]
What women's clothing stores can I start shopping at now that I've shrunk to an 18/20? [more inside]
"Women are different than men. In a relationship, a man needs to be the one who takes care of a woman when she's angry, who tells her to calm down. A man needs to be more understanding than a woman, and a woman needs to be allowed to have her moods." Really? I'd like to call bullshit, but I don't quite know how. (Long explanation inside) [more inside]
We're trying to get back together, but she has trust issues. How to overcome these? [more inside]
So the first wedding of my mid-20's is coming up and it seems as though I'm able to bring a date. Should I definitely pursue a date?
So the first wedding of my mid-20's is coming up and it seems as though I'm able to bring a date. Should I definitely pursue a date? I have someone in mind but I'm afraid I have no idea how fun this wedding will even be. How should I go about this? This is new territory for me. [more inside]
I saw a horrific video on Youtube of a girl being flogged in pakistan by the Taliban. [more inside]
Where can I find small women's rugby shoes in Toronto? [more inside]
Are women in midlife truly more prone to problematic imbalances than their male counterparts/sometime partners? [more inside]
Where can I get art with women just being people - not chicks or girlfriends? [more inside]
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]
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]
I decided on my obgyn last minute, when the one I wanted wasnt taking new patients. My pap came back abnormal and I had to have a biopsy. They found I have moderate cervical dysplasia. I am scheduled to get a LEEP procedure. [more inside]
Is this worth finding a new job over? [more inside]
Help me think of examples of individual women or groups that worked toward nonviolent social change!! [more inside]
I would like to learn to better facilitate a stress support group. [more inside]
Where's a good place to meet women like me, in my area, online or in real life? [more inside]
The other night, my girlfriend and I had finished cleaning up the place and doing the dishes so I went to have a shower. When I got out, she was reading her book on the lounge. I sat down as well and watched TV for a min and then decided to put the Playstation on. That's when the bad things happened. [more inside]
Looking for a high-quality women's suit in Toronto. [more inside]
Can a guy in his 20's make new female platonic friendships? If so, how? [more inside]
Some time in the past year I saw a strange, but well shot music video that shows attractive women in bikinis eating and rubbing food and condiments on themselves. Who is this video by, and where can I find it? [more inside]
A male writer wrote about his appreciation of "Little Things", all the small and entrancingly feminine knickknacks and accouterments women have that men do not. Things he had no idea what to do with, like, perhaps, an eyelash curler. Do you know who this is? I am trying to find the author and source.
How can I become more confident interacting with women specifically as well as in social situations generally. NOT looking for gimmicks, PUA or "get laid" systems, but genuine self improvement techniques. [more inside]
Well, today on the cover of my local paper it said that "1.1 million men have been laid off (in this state) since last year. But, there's now 15,000 more women working than there were this time last year!" WHUT!?!? [more inside]
I'd like to write a profile on a black female scientist in the San Francisco bay area (Stanford, UCSF, Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz)...anyone know of any?
Who are some famous or very successful female, minority business owners? Also, where could I get information about female, minority business owners in general, preferably online? [more inside]
What warm winter clothing do you recommend for a woman who likes nature photography and hiking? [more inside]
Can you think of any men who write, or have written, or create in any medium, under a woman's name? (I'm excluding transsexuals, and examples such as men in Shakespearean theatre and Japanese Noh Theatre.) There are plenty of women who have written under men's names, but I can't come up with a single example of the other way round. A true situation, or just my ignorance? [more inside]
Okay. There is a girl I like her birthday is @ the end of this month. She's an amazing person. We went out once while she was home last summer (she was home for like a month), she's coming back in christmas but her birthday is in like 2 weeks. (I'm 19 she's 21). I'm pretty sure she's interested in me, but not ceretain. How do I reinforce (romantically) in my birthday card to her that I'm interested in her but not in a creepy or stalkerish way?
Sex is often touted as beneficial for one's health. Is this supposed to be true for both men and women, and how much evidence is there for the claim (apart from calorie expenditure, which is still negligible compared to actual aerobic exercise)? And is it primarily the orgasm that's supposedly healthful, or even sex sans orgasm?
What do women think of younger men (while in college)? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a psychological/sociological study on men and women's views of the ideal female body type. [more inside]
Are female officers and soldiers materially affected because they are not allowed to serve in certain combat roles? Concrete data appreciated. [more inside]
Women writers like Neal Stephenson, are there any? [more inside]
Help me resolve a Catch-22 about meeting new people of the opposite sex. [more inside]
Why do (some) (Western) women like shoes so much? What is it about shoes *in particular* that seems to inspire such ardor? [more inside]
I've been lifting weights for a long time, but recently decided to switch from the machines to mostly free weights and cable lifts. I've done a lot of reading on the subject, and have cobbled together the following routine that seems to be giving me some results, but I wanted opinions on what muscles I might be missing/which exercises might be superfluous. [more inside]