>Understanding women is more complex than quantum physics.
1) "Understanding people is more complex than quantum physics." Fix'd. Women xor men are not a homogeneous group, they're not special like that and the sentence is more true using "people" than either gender, as if that would be some exclusive trait. A guy'll have a lot easier relating to their female classmate than some guy halfway across the globe who's deeply immersed in completely different customs and way of looking at life. People read themselves into blank/similar canvases because that's how we learn to guess how the world works and functions around us - by comparing it to ourselves and our experiences.
2) People far too often assume that someone who looks like them will think like them. "Oh hey that's Bob, Bob's like me! That there woman has boobs, and is the object of my desires! I like the things I associate with my stereotype of women. I like the differences between her and me! I like to think of them a lot! Mmm... Soft. Bob must be a lot more like me in mind than that significantly different lovely creature." (you can easily just reverse the genders etc in the sentence, that sentence is too often too true) People often focus too much on the differences when they're easily seen. Would you be surprised if you discovered a (random same gender as you) goth was very much like you, except for being fond of dressing that way? If someone who looked and acted a lot like you have very little in common with you apart from that? The problem isn't as much doing this, as doing this without realizing that one does it.
People are too horribly ignorant about themselves most of the time, which smudges off on everyone else.
Also, "O HAI GUYS, LOOK AT MY TITS! AM I PRETTY? <3" posts quickly would die out, if it weren't for the idiots who give these attention vampires their supply of attention, seeing how both negative and positive attention feeds them. If someone goes "O HAI I'M SPESHUL GIVE ME ATTENTION", the correct response to these (intentional/unintentional) trolls is to promptly ignore the attentionwhoring. If they have a legit problem they need help with, but just keep going on about how they're a guy or a female too, answer the legit question and pay zero attention to anything else. If they keep going on about their gender or ability or whatever, point out how this doesn't matter for you. If they just keep on being annoying, inform them of their mistake and give them a warning and chance to behave like civilized people, but otherwise don't feed their behavior and carry on like usual. If they haven't learned, ban them from posting for a time period. Give them some time to reflect on their actions. People who feed the troll are as bad as the troll and should be given the same treatment: information, warning, tempban. That's what happens in real life.
Playing the pronoun game isn't not drawing attention to ones gender, blatantly shouting at someone else for using a less "common" pronoun is.
Compare, had it been an IRL scenario:
Woman walks into a library, people look at her and assume she's a female based on her looks. Suddenly some of the people in the room go "WHAT?! A GIRL! NO WAY YOU'VE GOTTA BE A GUY! SHOW US YOUR TITS! WHAT WE THINK IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT YOU ARE AND WE TRY TO DENY YOU THE RIGHT OF BEING YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO VALIDATE YOUR EXISTENCE TO US AND WE WILL PESTER YOU UNTIL YOU EITHER COMPLY OR GO AWAY!" - Who's the loser, the woman who was foolish enough to not do male drag, or the few asshats that think the validation of their world view is more important than the rest of the world(, or the people who idly and quietly sit by and let people act this stupid)?
hm.. Sorry about the rant. This comic just hit a sore spot. I have a hate for these idiots, who not at all are exclusively male. There are girls who keep shouting at guys to post nudes. Bah. (in some dark corners of the intarwebs where the females outnumber the men, this does indeed happen way too often, do not for a second think that either gender is better than the other, for the gender itself isn't.) This might be a bit too incoherent. I probably need coffee. Or sleep. Or both. Sorry.