What's the gender breakdown on MeFi? February 15, 2002 1:02 PM   Subscribe

The large penis thread got me thinking -- along with going bowling with nine guys during MeFiSea -- what's the gender breakdown on MeFi, for those that have a stated gender?
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 1:02 PM (22 comments total)

I'm a chick. (I figure my gender was plenty outed in the pre-natal care thread, no point in being coy now.)
posted by headspace at 1:26 PM on February 15, 2002


I am also a chick. The beard in my profile pic is photoshoped.
posted by dong_resin at 1:29 PM on February 15, 2002


Wow! Miguel is your beard?
posted by ColdChef at 1:35 PM on February 15, 2002


59% male/41% female. Personally.
posted by liam at 1:40 PM on February 15, 2002


i'm a guy. some call me a dude. i have yet to be known as "the dude," though that is a title i aspire to.

before we go further, i bet matt could write a script that queries the user DB selecting for gender and print out some statistics based on that. not to give you much work, matt, but i don't know any coldfusion.
posted by moz at 1:40 PM on February 15, 2002


Miguel is very special man, ColdChef.
posted by dong_resin at 1:43 PM on February 15, 2002


I watched the Vagina Monlogues on HBO last night and it occured to me that I am most certainly not female.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:58 PM on February 15, 2002


large penis thread? Sounds like I was away at the right time.
posted by y2karl at 2:21 PM on February 15, 2002


i bet matt could write a script that queries the user DB selecting for gender and print out some statistics based on that.

it wouldn't be very accurate. It's not a M/F radio button kinda thing. See mine, for instance.
posted by jpoulos at 2:31 PM on February 15, 2002


i'm a boy, but my car has feminist bumper stickers, and so does my conversation.
posted by th3ph17 at 2:36 PM on February 15, 2002


Don't you end up gagging on the stickers?
posted by websavvy at 2:44 PM on February 15, 2002


I have been called ma'am many times by people who are easily confused by waist-length hair, but it's still quite inaccurate.
posted by Nothing at 4:02 PM on February 15, 2002


I'm all man, but my shrunken siamese twin is sort of androgenous-looking. Let me ask it.

It says not to trust you because you just want to hurt us.
posted by Hildago at 4:47 PM on February 15, 2002


I being Hijra.
posted by bittennails at 4:57 PM on February 15, 2002 [1 favorite]


Yum, a long hair on guys thread -- now THAT I could get into.

What I am still bothered by is the fact that I tend to assume anybody without an obvious girly girl name is male until proven otherwise. (For example, the writer S.E. Hinton.) It's common, I guess -- I briefly had a job responsibility of writing the company's employment ads, and I always gave the contact name as just an initial and a last time, to see how many people writing in assumed it would be a man. Many many did.
posted by JanetLand at 6:16 AM on February 16, 2002


Hey, Janet. I'm a Chris. I constantly get phone calls from people who assume I'm going to be a woman by my name. Probably doesn't help that I handle the marketing. Oh, and I've got long hair too. And, of course, I wear prosthetic breasts and take estrogen, but come on, who doesn't?
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:10 PM on February 16, 2002


I also have long hair, Janet, but not in the place most people would like it to be.
posted by dong_resin at 3:40 PM on February 16, 2002


Dong has an ear-hair comb-over.
posted by Kafkaesque at 5:30 PM on February 16, 2002


Huh? I have a John Deere lawnmower?
What?
posted by dong_resin at 5:52 PM on February 16, 2002


John Deere lawnmowers/Dear John letters - may the devil come and take his pick.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:59 PM on February 16, 2002


If the devil takes his pick, then how will he be able to style his hair?
posted by ColdChef at 6:51 PM on February 16, 2002


Dream headlines #1: Bush Bans Wilful Transatlantic Monitor Destruction, ColdChef Booked, Salt Lick Restaurant Grieves

posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:02 PM on February 16, 2002


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