Over and over, I hear that males can't play female characters well. But the only arguments I ever hear in support of that idea are the oft-mentioned nymphomaniacal bimbos and ball-busting ice queens. But I always feel like there has to be more to it than that for such a sheer number of people to have "never" seen a female character played well by a male player.
So I have to ask. What is it? Is it really just that "all" males play bimbos and ice queens? Or is there something more? And if there is more... what is it? Vague generalities, specific examples, whatever you've got, I want to hear it. And if you're going to say it's stereotypes other than the two listed above, please, let's hear what those are.