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2-24-2006 @ 8:05PM
Reading the linked article saddens me. People deserve respect no matter what their gender.On gender identification:I assume nothing about a person's RL gender from how their toon looks, although I occasionally subconsciously associate a certain conversational style with each gender and find myself ocassionally assuming someone is a particular gender based on how they communicate.I myself am male, and play a female gnome warlock. I picked the character simply because I liked the dichotomy of a cute-as-a-button little gnome who controls dark magic and summons demons.I was called "Ma'am" once, but I'm pretty sure they were just addressing my toon's gender without making assumptions about me (I play on a non-rp server). I've never been hit on, for what it's worth.Also, the use of "dude" in certain regions is not gender specific. When I say "Dude, nice sheild" I am not assuming you're male.BTW, you WoW Insider bloggers really need to start giving attributions to the artwork you use in postings. Some of it has been quite nice.
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