After reading through threads on the subject of how many women here at LPSG are really men (and vice versa), many comments from others pertaining to the listing of one's gender (as well as sexual orientation) in their profile and experiencing the phenomenon we all know and love as Spladle, I find it interesting how important the subject of gender is to all of us in varying degrees. I can understand wanting to know if we're posting to a man or woman but it begs the question: Why is this so important to us? What would happen if we were not given the option of listing our gender in our profiles? While it might be a little frustrating for those who like to immediately categorize others, it's interesting (to me) to think about how our interaction with each other online would change (or not) if we did not list our gender in our profile. Aside from telling others outright, would our individual feminine and masculine qualities eventually surface through our posts? Is it a matter of defining "masculine" and "feminine" qualities or the distribution of percentages, or both? Questions, comments, protests? Note: Mods feel free to move this wherever you see fit.