Getting back to the original topic,
My belief has always been that discrimination implies a conscious decision to exclude someone, not a lack of effort to go out of your way to invite specific groups of people and make specific groups of people comfortable. My opinion is that if a group welcomes everyone in general, if someone feels uncomfortable for being different from the rest of the crowd, it is their place to put themselves forward, start conversations and make themselves comfortable.
I use boards that are balanced by sex and I use one that is dominated by women ( theppk.com, vegan recipe site ).
Based on those experiences I don't think there is a "culture of the sexes", just people being who they are.
As far as the reason, I think TMigiver probably is right, birds of a feather flock together. It is human nature. People feel comfortable talking around people who are similar to them.
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on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.