If you haven't heard enough about the ladies of Oblivion
recently, this tidbit is an interesting look at gender and gaming. While the female characters manage to score bonus
points on the "lack of scantily clad armour" scale, it seems that there are some inherent gender-based stat
advantages under certain circumstances.
Gamers with Jobs have spoken to Bethesda about the perceived gender
bias, and it seems that the differences are subtle, designed so that players have more choice when it comes to
gameplay. While it may seem a little old-fashioned for male Redguards to have a higher strength, while females have a
higher personality, the balance is all in the name of game diversity. For anyone wishing to experience the game free of
any gender concerns, there's already a mod
which equalises stats
irrespective of gender.