Originally Posted by Susan0514
The other day on Bet online 5 talky, bratty and foul-mouthed players decided to verbally gang up on me and were so obscene, insulting and demeaning I felt like I'd been gang raped. While that was an unusually awful experience, I have found that players do treat you differently if they know you are a woman.
I play under a couple of names, one is obviously a woman and the other is more generic. Same bet, same situation, they call my raise more often with the women's name.
What's your experience ladies?
Think comparing verbal attacks to being gang raped is a little bit much.
Its insulting to those that have actually gone through such a traumatic event,sure you did not mean to write it that way.
The females dynamic only comes into play if you allow it to,meaning no one knows you are female unless you give them a hint. Poker online give you the chance to be anonymous as you want to be and you can choose if you want to imply sex in your screen name.
The issue of men being dogs is nothing new online,take a look at video gamers as another example. Some seem to think it is perfectly alright as long as it is tilting or getting the person to act in a set way. Most sites should ban players that choose to take this line and we would have a far cleaner atmosphere at the table.
The dynamic I notice the most is the location of players that tend to want to seduce or act off base due to the perception of ones sexual identity and its a real sad state for some Countries.
Have always felt that poker is limited due to the treatment of women,new players and the male percentage at the table. You can see how unnerving it is for people sitting down at a table for the first time and this is why poker will never go back to the old days (2005-2006) where there was lots of money being thrown around.
Its not a comfortable place for a lot of people and the idiots that attack people are
unable to see what they are creating optically.
Ignore the chat or close it if you are not into verbal sparring with morons.
Lets face it there are a lot of guys that do not know how to treat/talk to women and they are socially inept.