Word of the Day / Beitzim
To bring a guy to his knees in English, you'd kick him in the groin and watch him cry. In Hebrew, that sensitive zone is more like a nest. But instead of the female standing watch, it's the man protecting his eggs.
If food items were assigned a gender with which they are most closely associated, there seems little doubt that eggs (“beitzim”) should be firmly in the female pile. After all, not only are they an essential ingredient in quiches, but they are the sole province of the female members of egg-laying species, and among humankind, they mostly hang around in women’s ovaries.