Originally Posted by Kindred
When not stating my gender explicitly online, people tend to assume I'm either male or female. I can't say much for women, but men talk to women much differently than they do to other men. It's hard to generalize, but men speak in ways that connect more with women, whereas when talking to other men they are more critical and closed-off.
I've definitely experienced this. I also find I'm more likely to not be taken as seriously in arguments when people know I'm female, but I'm more likely to be personally attacked when people think I'm male.
I don't tend to identify with the gender binary either. It honestly depends on my mood