I have found it to be among groups of women that the conversation tends to superficialities vs. substance. I have little patience with this, and therefore dislike such encounters. An exception is a group I volunteer with consisting primarily of women. Here, the conversation is much more substantive and intelligent, but still much more scattered and inefficient than in the mostly male groups I associate with professionally. It takes them longer to reach conclusions, and I feel I have to pussyfoot around people's sensibilities just trying to get something done. It is very frustrating.