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Adeon Writer

I have never bought into the "Because I'd rather see a girl butt than a guy butt"
story. Not even once.

It's not socially acceptable for a guy to want to be feminine. So when prompted in a survey, the butt excuses manifests itself.

It is a defensive fabrication, and ways has been.

melponeme_k

I agree with Adeon.

Many Guys, for whatever reason, like playing as female characters.

Oh and the gender by writing examples is bogus. I remember way back on Livejournal, there was a test online where you submitted your blog and the test would give the writer's gender. All of us gals were deemed honorary males by that test. We had a good laugh over it for days.

Ezra

I've heard this explanation since I was a teen playing Ultima Online and "booties" were like four pixels.

In MMOs and SL, I've had male friends of all types choose female avatars for no obvious reason. I don't think I've ever cared or paid too much attention. Maybe because I've been playing MMOs since an early age and that's just how things are. Not sure its anything worth bearing study.

Pussycat Catnap

The short article is a comment on a study, but not the study.

What are some of the other reasons and observations found among the sample?

The note about jumping and walking backwards was... funny... I tried WoW at one point and it was bouncing female elves everywhere... all up in your screen.

When I combine the butt motive and the bouncing elves... maybe Miley Cirus is on to something. Maybe she's some guy's avatar?

I also noticed that most female characters played ranged options and stayed at a distance from 'the group' - so they were all men, even the ones who sounded female in voice applications?
- Or I misread the article that is itself just an opinion of a study I've yet to see.

And I wonder... is the article the opposite of mansplaining. It reads like a conclusion in search of a proof rather than the other way around.

One curious thing I've found living in diverse communities is that gendered behavior can be very tied to class and ethnicity. Especially as it ties to taking on aggressive traits and group leadership roles. Particularly in communities that have 'lost their men' to violence, incarceration, or other causes. If you come from the hood (which includes a trailer park), you're going to be 'tough' and maybe even guarded - because being 'catty and social' gets you and your children trampled.
Yet men from these same backgrounds can be more sly, cunning, and skilled in social manipulation, because the tough and direct guys are put away by age 20.
- And that flips when you hit the middle class world.

CronoCloud Creeggan

Yes, trying to determine gender by writing examples is bogus. Even doing it in SL by thinking every female avatar who is dressed slutty has a male "driver" is bogus.

The only thing that I'm fairly sure of is that SL is a "chick-centric" world. I use that term because of the alliteration, meaning that SL is rather "women-centric", at least as it is now.

Shockwave yareach

If you are going to play a character, try to play it right. This is true regardless of race, sex, etc - if you want to RP then RP.

irihapeti

@melponeme_k

you maybe wrote "around"

apparently "around" is a guy word. Apparently it comes from: When you going do actually do it??? Answer: when I get around to it

apparently only guys say this

so if you was explaining in your blog about your guy who is getting around to it then the "you a dude" software gets a bit confused apparently

i did read that the dude who made the software is gunna fix it one day. like when he gets around to it

(:

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