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remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:In conversation with some HoP members, they've told me that, before I mentioned something in conversation with them which made it obvious I was female, they thought I was male.

Having been a member on HoP for 2 years, this has been said far more than I originally expected it to, even from people who have been here around the same length of time as me. I uploaded a photograph which actually shows my face close up into my gallery for the first time yesterday (a bit late I know redface ) and more people have now admitted that they previously thought I was male.

And I don't mind at all. On the contrary - I find it funny biggrin - I'm just curious about how people have come to that conclusion.

Without a photograph or many references to one's gender, I think we do tend to have a vague picture of what someone looks like from how they write online. But what is it about that which makes us think of that person as one gender, when there should be just as much chance of them being the other? Do you tend to think of someone as your own gender, or the opoosite, without these clues?

Has it happened to you? Are you also a female who has been mistaken for a male? I think I've only ever heard of those instances, but there must be some males who have been mistaken for females online.


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.



shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:i thought you were a girl, munky. hug

those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.


Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:I used to get mistaken as being male alot on here.

People also look at me very strangely in real life too, when I tell them what my name is (its Flynt), and that always makes them curious, sometimes aggressively so...

I really do think its odd. Why does gender mean so much anywyas? Not trying to get into the whole deep discussion part of it, but I guess it doesnt bother me all that much.

always been a tomboy anyways wink

Currently on the right side up of the world.


enthusiast, but not enthusiastic
Location: Los Angeles, California
Member Since: 21st Jan 2005
Total posts: 367
Posted:Written by: shen shui

i thought you were a girl, munky. hug

thanks! hug You were one I was unsure of. I thought you were a guy, and then the whole acupuncture thing threw me. Bad gender assumptions about a healer. redface

You can't fall off the floor, but sometimes you need a chair to reach the cookie jar.


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:theres not really much confusion with me..


Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:People think I'm a guy. Then they see my pic gallery. I'm clearly not.

But it is kinda funny biggrin

~ Bobo

wie weit, wie weit noch?
fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
du fehlst hier

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:I've been considered to be a bit of a git on occasion, but a bloke, never to my knowledge.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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