Being referred to as a "little yappy dog" when you manage to systematically deconstruct a man's very emotional reaction to something into a clear display of the multiple logistical issues it actually contains is always pleasant. A woman proves to be coolly rational and competently intelligent enough to articulate her point? Refer to her as an annoying animal and dismiss the entire conversation, without even bothering to try to articulate an argument in response.
Do you know what's actually a lot of fun? Participating in internet conversations under two separate personas -- one female, and one gender unidentified. Say the same things -- even take the "woman's side" on issues under the gender neutral account, while allowing people to presume you are male because of the way you participate in the conversation, and then see which opinion gets answered with respectful retraction of obvious logistical fallacies, and which opinion gets immediately dismissed as whining or nagging. It will teach you a lot about your place in this world, be you male or female.
Although I'm glad I did eventually start to speak clearly from the female point of view in this blog and in other spaces on the internet, sometimes I think back fondly to the days when everyone assumed I was a man. It was a lot easier to participate in conversations without automatically being chucked out on account of being noisy and hysterical. In fact, no one ever referred to me as anything of the kind, when everyone thought I was male. I was spoken to with respect, and even the oldest and most experienced male expats in Korea would take what I had to say into account. Even though I was actually completely new at the time.
If you encounter another internet persona out there who sounds suspiciously like me roaming around presenting as male, well... just know that sometimes I miss that. Being taken seriously for what I have to say, rather than constantly razzed out of the conversation with shouts of, "NEEEEER! WOMAN!!!!"
Internet. I do not like you tonight.