View Poll Results: Do you respond differently to posters based on their sex/gender?

Voters
60. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes. Based on their sex and/or gender.

    10 16.67%
  • No. It doesn't matter either way.

    34 56.67%
  • It depends on the topic we're discussing.

    16 26.67%
Page 13 of 13 FirstFirst ... 3111213
Results 121 to 126 of 126

Thread: Do your responses change based on the sex/gender of the poster?

  1. #121
    Phonetic Mnemonic
    radcen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Look to your right... I'm that guy.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:06 AM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    33,413

    Re: Do your responses change based on the sex/gender of the poster?

    Yes and no. I'll usually be more polite to women when I first "meet" them. But, as Frank Zappa once said, "Women, you can act like an a-hole, too. Don't act like you ain't got one on the bottom of you.", I will cease to do so if they are adamant on being a-holes.

    There have been a few that I thought were male, and didn't find out otherwise until many months later.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

  2. #122
    Professor
    Monserrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    US
    Last Seen
    04-29-14 @ 11:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,497

    Re: Do your responses change based on the sex/gender of the poster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Its way more than genitals. At the same time I think people are self-deceived when they think other characteristics of masculinity and/or femininity are culturally imposed. The effects of testosterone on male behavior, personality traits and attitudes for example, has little to do with what societal expectations "impose" on men. I believe the nurturing tendency of female personalty in as innate in human beings as it is in eagles. Likewise, I believe male leadership of the family unit is as instinctive in humans as in a pride of lions in the wild, barring some familial dysfunction that although relatively common is still a dysfunction and likely also leads to systemic problems in society in general.
    I think it's more than just a cultural issue too but culture certainly plays its part.
    I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.

  3. #123
    Professor
    Monserrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    US
    Last Seen
    04-29-14 @ 11:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,497

    Re: Do your responses change based on the sex/gender of the poster?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    While I do notice some posters are female, based on their user ID or their avatar, it's never an issue for me in responding to someone's post or engaging in discussion/debate. I don't come to DP looking for dates, so your gender doesn't attact or distract me in any way. I simply react to the content of an OP or post, nothing more.

    I'm surprised a female, who prides herself in being female and considers herself better than men, would initiate such a thread - makes you appear needy for victims or victimhood.
    I don't know what you mean by the victim or victimhood bit so I can't tell you if that's true or not. I asked the question because it's a concern that I've always had in forums over how much the actual sex/gender influences responses and I'm a bit curious about avatars too and how they influence responses since humans are very visual creatures and very dependent upon that sense but that's a separate topic.

    And I don't consider myself better then men specifically, I'm just very confident and think I'm more awesome then most people more often then not. Pride and vanity are my two of the seven and I wear them well
    I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.

  4. #124
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Seen
    01-17-16 @ 05:09 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    9,122

    Re: Do your responses change based on the sex/gender of the poster?

    My observation is that "women" do get treated much differently online, usually more nicely, but often in a patronizing way. The funny thing is that many 'women' online are probably men pretending. Some are pretty suspicious.

  5. #125
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,115

    Re: Do your responses change based on the sex/gender of the poster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    This is something I've been wondering about for a long time and I want honest answers from you DP'ers so don't lie to me.
    When I first joined DP I didn't make my sex/gender clear immediately because I didn't want to be judged based on whether I was a male or female. It didn't last long because as I've mentioned in the past I'm a little bit sexist, I love being female (sex/gender) and I think it would suck to be a guy so not declaring that I'm female was too much for me.

    The poll question I have for you is:

    Do you respond differently if you know whether the person you're responding to is a guy or a girl?

    For an extended discussion list the reasons why?
    Yup. I am less likely to verbally abuse a female poster. So, for example, if a male poster were to engage in a ridiculous strawman, I might ask if they suffered from reading comprehension issues. If a female were to do so, I might ask if she had read what I wrote.

  6. #126
    American
    cpgrad08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakewood,WA
    Last Seen
    10-18-17 @ 07:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    5,388
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Do your responses change based on the sex/gender of the poster?

    Nope a Liberal is Liberal.

Page 13 of 13 FirstFirst ... 3111213

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •