Growing up, my best/closest friends were usually females. So for me, I’ve never really understood the shunning of them in the “boys’” culture. Then again, I also never had the awkwardness of engaging in conversations with them either. DATING+
In fact, it’s actually a lot easier for me to talk to women than it is with men… in general. With guys, if you cannot find a point of commonality, or controversy (we are guys after all), the conversation can become very stagnant very quickly. But with women, if there’s absolutely nothing to talk about you can always gossip about other people. It’s true. And it is also something that I am guilty of enjoying just a little too much.
But back to the subject at hand, my guess is a lot of male gamers, who are not comfortably in engaging in normal conversations with female gamers, are perceiving their “foreign” presence as taboo. And as such, some instinctually retaliate with aggression while others with lustful desires. Not saying either is right, just saying it’s my theory.