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On the local CBS news radio station this morning was a discussion on the habits of Internet forum and chat room participants. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Washington, 40% of the posters lied about their gender. The report went on to explore some other habits but I found this item on gender lying to be most interesting.
I have never taken too seriously the input from folks on the Internet for this very reason. You have no means of confirming the posters identity or real position on various issues and subjects.
If we apply the 40% factor to this forum then who are the gender flippers? After viewing the photographs from last years Flying Piggy Awards section at the GNIABFI site, I am convinced that Steve Heller is actually a confused transvestite in search of his/her identity. Mr.& Mrs. Heller are in fact ONE person and thus have never been seen together in public.
In addition I have long suspected that we have a few posters here that participate as both a man and a woman under different handles. The possibilities are endless so guess away. Save your breath, I am not Aunt Bee.
-- Ra (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 24, 2000
Regarding Steve Heller, here's what one noteable poster had to say on the Lady Logic thread: Link
She changed her handle to Steve Heller.
-- lunatic watcher (email@example.com), June 24, 2000.
-- Lurker2 (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 24, 2000.