The gender stereotyping is really unfortunate because it ultimately deprives both men and women of feeling comfortable partaking in enjoyable activities, and creates a rift between the genders that eventually causes relationship problems. Case in point, if men like sports and video games, and women like shopping and make up, then men and women find difficulty enjoying these things together, which is something that all relationships should have.
Personally all I was trying to say in my earlier comment is that while most girls I meet online are cool and I'm glad they're around, on the other hand most of the touchy people in game who I've been close to have been females. Since I'm really not the kind of guy who treads lightly, and most guys don't really give a **** if I run at the mouth, I do feel like I'm on eggshells more often as the girl gamers increase in numbers. A recent case in point
I've had guys dislike me, be irritated, or even ****** with me. But the only times I've been truly ******* at were by females. General gender trends are that females tend to exhibit greater relational aggression, whereas males tend to exhibit greater physical aggression. In a PvE game that's a lot of talk, that makes ladies the scarier *** to me.
Though I do appreciate that they tend to be more willing to take on the support/healing roles that often go underserved, although I'm also inclined to resent the role that gender stereotyping plays in that trend.
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.