Female

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.

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Famous quotes containing the word female:

    The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)

    You know, whenever women make imaginary female kingdoms in literature, they are always very permissive, to use the jargon word, and easy and generous and self-indulgent, like the relationships between women when there are no men around. They make each other presents, and they have little feasts, and nobody punishes anyone else. This is the female way of going along when there are no men about or when men are not in the ascendant.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    I am obnoxious to each carping tongue
    Who says my hand a needle better fits,
    A poet’s pen, all scorn, I should thus wrong;
    For such despite they cast on female wits:
    If what I do prove well, it won’t advance,
    They’ll say it’s stolen, or else it was by chance.
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612–1672)