I'm sure it's you can have any "race" on any side playing any class, if you have reached 50 already in that particular race (why did I pick boring human), or if you have enough mucho dosho.
However I could be wrong, which I also think is highly likely!!!
There will also be a way to unlock races by paying for them once you reach a certain legacy level, IIRC.
Mind you, I am talking in-game money. Not real world money like in some other game I know that alraedy required paying for ton of stuff with real world despite not having voice overs or 2 fully fledged factions while it was still costing the same amount as TOR.
i find that statistic highly unlikely. reports put female gamers at around 40%. i would be shocked if they then had such an aversion to playing mmo's in particular to drop it down to 1-5%.
Well like I said, it was quite a while ago. Years ago in fact.
Games, MMOs in particular, in my own opinion, in more recent years, have been produced to be less gender specific/oriented and targted towards males.
Unless there is a census of most all MMOs to poll the exact ratio of male to female players, the total truth of it will be elusive. Combined with the anonimity of the internet...