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present as (someone or something)

To act or seem to be identifiable as a particular sex, gender, or sexual orientation. You're less likely to get harassed if you present as a heteronormative man. When I presented as female, people definitely didn't see me as an authority figure.
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the female of the species is more deadly than the male

Women are dangerous. The phrase implies that women are more dangerous than men, likening them to animal species in which the female is more powerful or aggressive than the male. The phrase comes from Rudyard Kipling's 1911 poem, "The Female of the Species." Jane might look tiny, but she's a tough broad, and she brings that old saying to mind—the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
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female of the species is more deadly than the male

Prov. In many animal species, the female is poisonous and the male is not, and, by analogy, women are more dangerous than men. Bill: My old girlfriend's been threatening me ever since I broke up with her, but she's too small and weak to do me any harm. Fred: I'd be careful if I were you. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
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Extending females' chances in public works and other progressive areas accelerate development, moderating the impacts of the present financial crisis.
700 millions for the promotion of female sports exclusively.
The study, published Monday, observed three American female cockroaches and found their egg cases, or oothecae,  matured faster when the females were together than when they were isolated, (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/14/national/science-health/cockroach-longevity-linked-to-female-cohabitation/#.WMfxZRiZP-Y) Japan Times reported. 
The present article examines gender differences in college students' social goals, as some evidence exists that males and females will differ in their social goals.
(1) Both males and females categorized as having a high level of depressive symptoms at the time of the first interview had significantly elevated odds of reporting at least one of four specified sexual risk behaviors about one year later.
For male chimps, say the researchers, old females maybe particularly alluring because of their demonstrated success at surviving and, in most eases, raising offspring.
About 5 years ago, conservationists noticed that females that they were feeding had far fewer female than male offspring.
(1) Substantial morbidity and social problems also result from the approximately 870,000 pregnancies that occur each year among females aged 15-19 years (2) and the estimated 3 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur each year among persons aged 10-19 years.
* The play style between the same-sex groupings is quite different: males prefer active play with displays of dominance while females prefer more cooperative and interpersonal interactions (Collins, Hennighausen, Schmit, and Sroufe 1997).
30 in calf females with calves at foot, pounds 2,982; 17 in calf females with no calves, pounds 1,979.56; 12 yearling females, not mated, pounds 2,725.63; 17 yearling males, entire, pounds 634.32; 15 geldings, pounds 288.40.
In the bullfrog Rana catesbeiana, during sequential stages of development encompassing sexual differentiation, SF-1 protein expression becomes elevated in ovaries of sexually differentiating females, whereas expression in testes decreases.
One positive result of West's creating a "masculine," black, female protagonist in the late 1930s and 1940s is that Cleo's complex figure rises above the frequently portrayed literary stereotypes of black females, who tend either to be depicted as passive, cooperative, maternal "Mammies"--portly, single black women with no families of their own who serve as a combination nanny/maid to a white family--or as non-maternal, highly sexual "Jezebels," who are usually destroyed by their level of sexual activity.