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What Is Your Sex
Female
30%
 30%  [ 65 ]
Male
65%
 65%  [ 139 ]
Other
3%
 3%  [ 7 ]
Total Votes : 211

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nbahn
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:17 pm Reply with quote
manicli wrote:
@Surrender Artist
[...]
But I also have a theory, women face more societal pressures than males do. Since anime generally has a negative connotation, women are less likely to engage in said activities for fear of being an outcast.

Are you speaking of Japan, or outside of Japan?
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manicli



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:19 pm Reply with quote
nbahn wrote:
manicli wrote:
@Surrender Artist
[...]
But I also have a theory, women face more societal pressures than males do. Since anime generally has a negative connotation, women are less likely to engage in said activities for fear of being an outcast.

Are you speaking of Japan, or outside of Japan?


I'm speaking of everywhere in the developed world, mostly in North America and Europe even China has strong social pressures. But since you brought Japan up, I heard it's even more serious there.
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Kruszer
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:49 pm Reply with quote
Male, because I am a man. Apologies, for all the hearts I've just broken with all my female avatars. Razz
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mjack_15980



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:05 am Reply with quote
ima dude, though people get confused due to my female avas Anime hyper
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DuskyPredator
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:02 am Reply with quote
Just look a couple pages earlier and you will see a discussion on males useing female avatars, it is quite common for guys to use hot chix.
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:08 am Reply with quote
I think the majority of the avatars are female regardless of the sex of the user. They are just more fun to look at.
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mjack_15980



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:07 pm Reply with quote
yeah, but even you saw how some people confused me as a girl. I didn't think my views and personality that people can see through my writing was that feminine Razz
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A Mystery
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:32 pm Reply with quote
You would think it shows in someone's writing style what sex he/she is. I have experienced many times that it's very difficult. It's easier to assume someone is male, based on this poll Wink...
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Polycell
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:56 pm Reply with quote
Of course - this is the internet, after all, which makes mjack and chagen federal agents. Laughing
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mjack_15980



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:05 am Reply with quote
and the internet's conspiracy is revealed Laughing
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rheiders



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:52 am Reply with quote
My avatar right now is not indicative of this, but my avatars are usually male despite the fact that I am a girl. The only reason for this is that many of my favorite characters happen to be male! Razz (Whether or not this has anything to do with my gender and preference...Well, I'll let you decide. Cool) So I don't think guys using female avatars is that unusual, and I generally just automatically assume anyone with a h0t ch!k as an avatar is probably a guy, just as I would assume that someone with some bishounen avatar is a girl. That's not always accurate, but it's my initial reaction.
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mjack_15980



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:40 am Reply with quote
yet what I see from your ava is a chicken Razz
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rheiders



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:30 am Reply with quote
mjack_15980 wrote:
yet what I see from your ava is a chicken Razz


Hence "My avatar right now is not indicative of this, but..." Previous avatars have been Jacuzzi from Baccano! and the medicine peddler from Mononoke.
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mjack_15980



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:05 am Reply with quote
well what you said earlier does apply, cos I have two girls in my ava and i'm a guy Razz
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Nunky



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:52 pm Reply with quote
There's a surprisingly larger number of males on here... I'm a girl. xD
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