I found this article about one girl’s experience playing games online pretty depressing. From the look of it, it’s best not to admit that you’re a girl in a game environment, and if you do you’d better expect to have a photo handy to prove it. Sad.
“I’ve been watching and observing the internet for quite some time now. It’s like a science project with the usual control and variables. The control is: I am a girl. The variables are the medium through which this fact is expressed. The results all point to the same paradoxical conclusion: I am a girl, but girls do not exist on the internet.”