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4-03-2012 @ 6:06PM
I realize this is a touchy topic for some, and being a gay guy, I'm not stranger to how damaging discrimination on sexuality can be....that being said, I really don't think this is that big of a deal in WoW (except for the "get back in the kitchen" trade trolls, but they obviously don't count). I've played both female characters and male characters all throughout my time in online fantasy games, and except for the rare creeper trying to flirt with me (who even my straight guy friends will think is creepy when I tell them about it), I really am not treated that differently because I play female toons. I've gotten raged at, complimented, cheered at and ripped apart in BGs just as much on my female toons as I have on my male toons. I've also been in guilds with female officers leading raids (hell, one of them was the GM), and aside from the occasional gender joke that nobody took seriously, we never had any problems with sexism. Again, there have been a few raids where a girl talks on vent and everybody oohs and ahhs...but I've been in just as many where a girl is talking on vent and nobody seems to care. I won't deny that sexism exists....but I don't think it's as much of a problem as people make it out to be. That's just my anecdotal/personal experience, of course; YMMV.But I do agree that they need to start putting chain mail bikinis on males ASAP.
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