Female (♀) is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces non-mobile ova (egg cells). Most female mammals, including human females, have two X chromosomes.
Famous quotes containing the word female:
“When human beings have been fascinated by the contemplation of their own hearts, the more intricate biological pattern of the female has become a model for the artist, the mystic, and the saint. When mankind turns instead to what can be done, altered, built, invented, in the outer world, all natural properties of men, animals, or metals become handicaps to be altered rather than clues to be followed.”
—Margaret Mead (19011978)
“Recently weve been hearing a lot about women having it all. Myself, I think that is not really an accurate description of female lives today. It seems to me that what we have been up to is DOING it all.”
—Sylvia Hewlett (20th century)
“One of the reasons for the failure of feminism to dislodge deeply held perceptions of male and female behaviour was its insistence that women were victims, and men powerful patriarchs, which made a travesty of ordinary peoples experience of the mutual interdependence of men and women.”
—Rosalind Coward (b. 1953)