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1-12-2010 @ 6:57PM
I think he may be referring to the whole 'men who roll female toons are freaks' thing. One thing that I noticed in my early days of WoW (as a male with a female toon) was that people do treat you differently when they think you are female. A lot of the hatred of 'gender-bending' in WoW comes from people who have behaved 'innapropriately' towards females (from patronising or condascending attitudes at the shallow end, through to indecent proposition or graphic obscenity at the deep) only to discover that they were actually male. If such people had treated the characters with which they had interacted with respect, then they would have had no cause for embarrassment on learning of their mistake.I certainly found the experience 'enlightening' (read 'disturbing'). It gave me a lot more perspective on the treatment of females in 'RL'. I shouldn't, but do, feel the need to make my in game chat as masculine as possible in order to avoid such treatment.
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