Originally Posted by figgy
What's it take?! Someone just posted an answer to a thread I put up who assumed I was a guy. I'd thought I was obvious. My CO2 generator is a "CO2 Thingey", I insist on pale maple trim for my tank, I have five tiny doggies, my name is FIGGY, and get that avatar....
LOL! I don't know as I'd necessarily assume anything based on an avatar - a girl in a mostly fish forum had someone assume she was a he because she had an avatar of some guy. I guess he's a member of a band she likes.
My co2 generator gets referred to as a bottle - as in, "that ?$#!@ bottle is losing co2 around the tubing again!"
I'm inclined to think the reason has more to do with the constant media bombardment of the idea that a woman must be *perfect*. Perfect flowerbeds, perfect house, perfect kids, perfect job, perfect meals, perfect err person... The aquarium seems to be one of the few things a woman can maintain that most of the masses, being so unexposed to it, that just having a 120 with 3 large orandas and a bubbling castle is impressive (especially if the water's clean
I may be wrong, but that's my take on why women seem well represented on fish boards but seem to hide on plant boards. Fer sure, the standards of perfection I've seen expected here and another plant board make me feel inadequate. At the same time, knowing how much of a maintenance headache a hi-tech tank is (had a reef once. once.), I refuse to go that route just because everyone says so. Then again, that might be the rebel in me.