Girls That Play Games: Redux

Browsing the Warcraft forums this afternoon, I ran across a post advertising a WoW Gurls, a new forum for female Warcraft players.  The response it's getting ("a/s/l plz" and "300 cooking is a prerequisite") does not surprise me, considering the venue, but it's still sort of disappointing.  Another poster pointed out a more established forum, Women of Warcraft.  While these forums theoretically provide a safe haven for female gamers to come together and talk shop, it sometimes seems that the establishment of a site for women merely attracts and encourages all of the typical forum trolls.  Is this behavior simply to be expected when you mention women to Warcraft's target demographic?

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.